UK banks agree to protocol to minimise the impact of branch closures

High street banks, consumer groups and the British government have signed up to an industry-wide agreement to minimise the impact of branch closures Newsroom24x7 Desk London: The major high street banks, consumer groups and the government today signed up to an industry-wide agreement to work with customers and communities to minimise the impact of branch closures… Read More UK banks agree to protocol to minimise the impact of branch closures

UK goes for largest real-terms increase in adult National Minimum Wage since 2008

Newsroom24x7 Desk London: British Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister have announced that the National Minimum Wage will increase by 3% to a new rate of £6.70 per hour, effective from October 2015. This is the largest real-terms increase in the National Minimum Wage since 2008, and over 1.4 million of Britain’s lowest-paid workers… Read More UK goes for largest real-terms increase in adult National Minimum Wage since 2008

Cyclone Pam: UK provides emergency assistance

Newsroom24x7 Desk London: The UK will provide up to £2 million to support international relief efforts following the widespread damage caused by Cyclone Pam, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced. Working closely alongside the Governments of Vanuatu, Australia and New Zealand, the Department for International Development will provide support to UN organisations and aid… Read More Cyclone Pam: UK provides emergency assistance