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Amazon optimistic over Brexit amid UK expansion

Amazon is doubling the number of research and development (R&D) specialists it is looking to recruit in London, saying it is “very optimistic” Brexit will not hamper access to talent. The company said it was now aiming to hire 900 R&D workers for its UK headquarters in Shoreditch, including …

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Acacia Mining rejects $190bn Tanzanian tax bill

Gold miner Acacia has been hit with a demand for $190bn in unpaid taxes to Tanzanian authorities in a row it has called “inaccurate and unexplainable”.The demand follows a finding by government-appointed committees that the firm was operating illegally and had understated its gold exports.Acacia’s website says that it …

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Plans to ban leaseholds on new-build houses in England

“Unfair charges” levied on buyers of new-build houses could be banned in England under a proposed crackdown.Leaseholds on new-build houses would be outlawed, while ground rents could be dramatically reduced, under government plans subject to public consultation.Ground rents can double every decade, crippling home owners and in some cases …

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Crossrail 2: Support by government 'outrageous' after northern snub

Government support for a new London rail line after scrapping projects in Wales and the north of England has been described as “frankly outrageous”. Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham said there would be “widespread anger” at the decision to back the railway line, which will run through London. Liverpool …

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Rise in personal loans dangerous, Bank of England official says

A sharp rise in personal loans could pose a danger to the UK economy, a Bank of England official has warned. Outstanding car loans, credit card balance transfers and personal loans have increased by 10% over the past year, the Bank’s financial stability director Alex Brazier said.In contrast household …

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Trade deals 'may lower animal welfare standards'

The row over chlorinated chicken is set to intensify with a warning that cheap imported food could threaten farm animal welfare standards after Brexit. The claim, from a powerful House of Lords committee, follows criticism of Liam Fox’s controversial plans to allow chlorine-washed chicken from the US into the …

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