London City airport seeks end to Saturday flight ban

London City airport is seeking to overturn its Saturday flight ban and raise by 40% the limit on its passenger numbers. A local residents’ group has denounced the proposals to cut into the nearly 24-hour respite from aircraft noise from 1pm on Saturdays to 12.30pm on Sundays, granted when the airport was licensed. London […]

Post Office scandal victims get £19m interim payout but ‘still in dark over compensation deal’

Postmasters caught up in the Horizon IT scandal say that they are still being “left in the dark” about a compensation package after the government announced that they will receive interim payments. Paul Scully, the postal affairs minister, said payments totalling £19.5 million will be paid to eligible members of the 555-strong group within weeks […]

BT staff vote for first national strike in 35 years

BT staff have voted for their first national strike in 35 years, which is expected to affect customers across the country having broadband services installed or getting faults fixed. The strike by BT engineers and call centre staff represents the vast majority of its 58,000-strong frontline workforce, and the trade union organising the ballot has […]

Extra 2m workers pay higher-rate tax under Boris Johnson

More than two million people have become higher-rate taxpayers under Boris Johnson’s government, fuelling a backlash from Tory MPs. Figures released by HM Revenue & Customs yesterday showed that 6.1 million people — equivalent to one in six adults — now pay at the 40 per cent rate, up from 4.2 million in 2019. They […]

No 10 plans VAT cut to ease pain of rising prices

A cut in VAT has been proposed by No 10 to curb inflation and help households with the cost of living crisis. Steve Barclay, the prime minister’s chief of staff, suggested reducing the 20 per cent headline rate of the tax, proposing that a temporary cut would reduce the tax bill for millions and ease inflation, […]

How To Trademark Your Business Name

Trademarking your business name is one of the most important steps you can take as a business owner. It ensures your brand and logo are protected from competition and helps you avoid costly lawsuits in the future. Trademarking your name can also prevent others from stealing it, especially if you’re running an online store or […]