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UK finance minister cuts short IMF trip as pressure builds for U-turn

UK finance minister cuts short IMF trip as pressure builds for U-turn

Finance
Truss is under immense pressure to rethink her economic policies as opinion polls show support for her government has collapsed. Jacob King | Pa Images | Getty Images LONDON — UK bond yields fell on Friday after it was announced Prime Minister Liz Truss will hold a news conference later in the day. It comes amid mounting speculations that Truss is considering a U-turn on parts of her government’s market-rocking tax cuts. UK government bonds — known as gilts — rallied sharply, hitting a session high on reports Truss will hold a press conference at 2 pm London time. The…
To a Mouse – RoSPA Workplace Safety Blog

To a Mouse – RoSPA Workplace Safety Blog

Finance
This year the birth of Robert Burns and the Lunar New Year fell on the same date, 25th January. A time for Scots and Asian heritage to be celebrated, a time for reflection and forward planning. My favorite Robert Burns poem is ‘To a Mouse’, written in 1785 it tells the story of Burns disturbing a mouse nest whilst ploughing a field, a panic stricken mouse, its ruined nest and with winter just around the corner, its world in disarray . There is a line in the poem, ‘The best laid plans o’mice an’ men gang aft agley’ that resonates…
Wills Bros Civil Engineering Ltd.  – RoSPA Workplace Safety Blog

Wills Bros Civil Engineering Ltd. – RoSPA Workplace Safety Blog

Finance
2019 was a spectacular year for Wills Bros Civil Engineering Ltd. at the RoSPA Health & Safety Awards. As well as being Highly Commended in the Health & Safety Team of the Year, they also achieved a RoSPA Gold Achievement Award. Wills Bros Civil Engineering Ltd. first entered the RoSPA Awards back in 2017, winning a Silver RoSPA Award. Since then, they’ve continued to enter, pushing themselves to win a Gold Award in 2018 and then again in 2019. We spoke to Kieran Doona, Health and Safety Manager at Wills Bros Civil Engineering Ltd. to find out more about their…
Wall Street Banks Win Key Net-Zero Concession a Month Before COP

Wall Street Banks Win Key Net-Zero Concession a Month Before COP

Finance
(Bloomberg) — The world’s biggest climate-finance alliance has rejected reports that a number of Wall Street banks are threatening to leave, as it races to bring its house in order in the run-up to next month’s COP27 climate summit. Most Read from Bloomberg In a statement to Bloomberg News on Saturday, a spokesperson for the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero said the group has “received no indication from any of our members that they intend to leave.” GFANZ, which brings together over 500 finance firms managing more than $135 trillion of assets, had faced possible defections from firms including…
Dyer & Butler Ltd – RoSPA Workplace Safety Blog

Dyer & Butler Ltd – RoSPA Workplace Safety Blog

Finance
From their Safety, Sustainability and Training Director, Steven Broom, being awarded Health and Safety Influencer of the Year 2019, to winning a number of President and Gold Medal Awards across a variety of divisions, Dyer & Butler Ltd enjoyed an outstanding 2019. As one of the first winners of the Influencer of the Year Award, we recently caught up with Steven to find out Dyer & Butler Ltd’s impressive awards history, and how winning a RoSPA Award has benefited both himself and his organization… What benefits does winning a RoSPA Award have for your organisation? RoSPA is a well-respected brand…
Here to help!  – RoSPA Workplace Safety Blog

Here to help! – RoSPA Workplace Safety Blog

Finance
Following on from our previous blog, We’re with you every step of the way!, the appetite to help and engage with RoSPA Awards Entrants extends to the whole RoSPA Health & Safety Awards team. We caught up with two more members of the RoSPA team, Julia Small and Letty Hill, to find out how they are ready and willing to lend a helping hand… Julia SmallExecutive Head of Qualifications, Awards and Events For over 15 years, Julia has had oversight of RoSPA’s robust awards procedures, including the secure online entry system used by nearly 2,000 entrants, judging and verification processes…
Beyond inflation and high rates: Three financial threats facing young adults, homeowners and retirees

Beyond inflation and high rates: Three financial threats facing young adults, homeowners and retirees

Finance
The No. 1 risk in personal finance for the next year is that high inflation and rising interest rates give way to a recession. Things really get interesting after that. The accelerated pace of change lately suggests we will not have a period of financial calm where there is an opportunity to reflect and regroup. Other threats to your financial well-being are out there and likely to become more concerning. Let’s look at three of them: The health care system Our health care system too often cannot provide timely care. We will not get this fixed without it costing us…
What the inverted yield curve means for your portfolio

What the inverted yield curve means for your portfolio

Finance
Morsa Images | E+ | Getty Images As investors digest another 0.75 percentage point interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve, government bonds may be signaling distress in the markets. Ahead of news from the Fed, the policy-sensitive 2-year Treasury yield climbed to 4.006% on Wednesday, the highest level since October 2007, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury reached 3.561% after hitting an 11-year high this week. When shorter-term government bonds have higher yields than long-term bonds, which is known as yield curve inversions, it’s viewed as a warning sign for a future recession. And the closely-watched spread between the 2-year…