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Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) 2001 Annual Report

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first_imgPromotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2001 annual report.For more information about Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu)  2001 annual report.Company ProfilePromotion and Development Limited is a company based in Mauritius which deals in the shares investment, property development, and supply and provision of services associated with such activities in Mauritius. The company has property, shares, and security segments that it operates through. Promotion and Development Limited also rents properties and provides security and property protection services, as well as sells equipment. Promotion and Development Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Radio host gunned down in northeast, drug trafficker suspected

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first_imgNews BrazilAmericas News April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News Organisation RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Follow the news on Brazil Help by sharing this information center_img May 13, 2021 Find out more February 26, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio host gunned down in northeast, drug trafficker suspected Reporters Without Borders hopes the police will quickly solve the murder of Mafaldo Bezerra Goes, a local radio host who was gunned down in Jaguaribe, a town in the northeastern state of Ceará, on 22 February. Aged 61, he often covered crime and had been threatened. Goes was the second journalist to be killed this year in Brazil, following Renato Machado, a radio journalist who was shot in Rio de Janeiro state on 8 January. Last year, there were five murders of journalists in Brazil that were demonstrably or clearly linked to the victims’ work. “The police investigating the Goes murder are assuming it was linked to his work because of the often sensitive information he reported on the air”, Reporters Without Borders said. “In the absence of quick results, the federal authorities should take over the investigation under a mechanism envisaged after last year’s particularly deadly toll on Brazilian media personnel.”Goes was on his way to the radio station where he worked, FM Rio Jaguaribe, when he was gunned down in cold blood by two men on a motorcycle with a false licence plate that was found shortly afterwards.Police chief Vera Lúcia Granja immediately said he thought the murder was linked to the victim’s work. Goes often reported crimes on the air, and did not hesitate to name suspects. The Iguatu Notícias website quoted a police source as saying he may have been killed on the orders of local drug trafficker currently in prison. In a survey earlier this month of the high price paid by radio journalists, Reporters Without Borders reported that a total of 18 had been killed worldwide since the start of 2012. Reports to go further Receive email alerts Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil BrazilAmericas April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste

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first_imgAdvertisement IRISH people are in danger of underestimating their own ability to speak their native language, according to research carried about by a Mary Immaculate College (MIC) researcher. Previous articleMunster’s Gavin Coombes Called Into Ireland CampNext articleCall for innovative ideas to make Limerick city ‘energy positive’ Meghann Scully TAGSGaeilgeIrishKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostMary Immaculate College Indeed, the same study suggests that lack of confidence in the cúpla focal could be linked to an absence of quality feedback in school.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Shane Barry, an Applied Linguistics doctoral student at MIC has drawn the conclusion based on his interviews with current civil servants who were asked to rate their own Irish language proficiency.In his study, he asked participants to evaluate their own ability to speak Irish in a current conversational setting. The research found that 60% of respondents would generally downplay their own abilities but would answer more favourably to specific questions, such as their ability to order a cup of coffee in a Gaeltacht area.Barry suggests that those who claim to have low Irish self-efficacy have generally experienced a ‘lethal combination’ of experiencing poor performances and a lack of feedback during school.Barry explains that the Official Languages Act of 2003, which requires public bodies within the Irish state to provide services through both Irish and English, served as the inspiration behind the study.“A recent official report where sixteen Government departments were surveyed, of which there are over 21,000 employees, revealed that only 2.62% of staff are recognised as having a competence in the Irish language – or in other words, capable of interacting with the public through Irish when required.“The most important implication emerging from my research is that these misaligned self-efficacy beliefs are a more accurate predictor of performance than actual ability when it comes to the Irish language.“There appears to be a much larger number of civil servants, and generally the wider population, that are completely misrepresenting their Irish knowledge by declaring themselves as non-speakers of Irish. This results in a general withdrawal from using the language with a belief that the Irish language is ‘gone forever’ or ‘forgotten’.“This research is unique in that it is the first study to investigate Irish language self-efficacy beliefs, or perceptions, in current civil servants. What is striking is how those that have studied Irish in school, even to a high standard, are so quick to declare themselves as non-speakers, despite contrary evidence.“The findings in this research suggest that the Irish population possesses a knowledge of Irish language that is often unacknowledged or dismissed due to negative experiences from our school days.“What may be needed, not just for the population in general, but for the civil service in performing its obligations under the Official Languages Act, is a form of refresher training to unlock this knowledge and build people’s self-efficacy beliefs in their Irish language abilities.“By doing this, we may finally change our emotive relationship with the Irish language to a more positive one, where hearing our native language on the street or in shops could become less of a surprise to us.”Shane Barry is a departmental assistant and current PhD student in Applied Linguistics in the Department of English Language and Literature at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. The full paper, ‘Irish language self-efficacy beliefs and the Official Languages Act 2003’, appears in the 2020 edition of Teanga, and is free to access at https://journal.iraal.ie/index.php/teanga/article/view/213 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Emailcenter_img Linkedin LimerickNewsIs fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla clisteBy Meghann Scully – February 3, 2021 451 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

Over 12 million collected in Donegal from NPPR charge since 2009

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first_img By News Highland – July 3, 2012 Pinterest Newsx Adverts Twitter Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Over 12 million collected in Donegal from NPPR charge since 2009 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Facebook The second home tax has raised nearly 2 million euro more this year than in 2011.Saturday marked this year’s deadline for payment of the 200 euro non-principal private residence charge, and almost 50 million euro had been paid by then nationally.Since the NPPR charge was introduced in 2009, Donegal has seen the fourth highest total of any local authority in the state, and the highest amount collected outside Dublin and Cork.Now, the government is using data from the NPPR in its quest to collect outstanding Household Chargearrears.The database for the charge has been used along with the register of private rented accommodation for identifying homeowners who hadn’t paid the new household charge. To date, just over 12 million euro has been collected in Donegal since the charge was introduced.According to the Irish Times, it’s thought the introduction of the 100 euro charge this year may have prompted some people to pay their second home tax for the first time too.The report does however contrast this with the Donegal situation, which has one of the highest levels of NPPR payment, and one of the lowest Household Charge compliance rates.It suggests while second homes in the cities are mainly investment properties, the majority in Donegal are holiday homes owned by people from outside the county.center_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleCant Pay Wont Pay group urge Donegal householders to ignore letters from authoritiesNext articleDerry man bailed on August riot charged News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Delhi High Court Issues Notice On Prashant Bhushan’s Plea For Quashing Of Defamation Case By Director, Indiabulls Venture Capital

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first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi High Court Issues Notice On Prashant Bhushan’s Plea For Quashing Of Defamation Case By Director, Indiabulls Venture Capital Shreya Agarwal1 Feb 2021 10:28 PMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court has issued notice on a quashing petition by Sr. Adv. Prashant Bhushan against a defamation case filed against him by the Director of Indiabulls Venture Capital Management Pvt Ltd.Bhushan has also sought quashing of the summons issued to him in the criminal case which alleges that “he has made defamatory statements regarding the functioning of Indiabulls group, its…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court has issued notice on a quashing petition by Sr. Adv. Prashant Bhushan against a defamation case filed against him by the Director of Indiabulls Venture Capital Management Pvt Ltd.Bhushan has also sought quashing of the summons issued to him in the criminal case which alleges that “he has made defamatory statements regarding the functioning of Indiabulls group, its promoters, officials and directors, etc vide social media sites namely, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.”Indiabulls Venture Capital is a part of the Indiabulls Group of companies, a subsidiary of Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd (IBHFL) and its director has alleged in his case against Bhushan that his “defamatory statements” on various social media platforms have caused substantial damage to the goodwill and reputation of Indiabulls group as well of its promoters, directors and officials.Arguing against the maintainability of the defamation case, Bhushan has submitted that the Director, who is merely an “employee” of IBHFL does not qualify as an aggrieved person under S.199 CrPC, and that no assertion has been made by the Director that he was personally defamed, and therefore has no locus to file the case.The criminal case was lodged against Bhushan on a Tweet dated 14.09.2019, wherein Bhushan stated: “Strange that Red Notices are issued against scamsters after they flee country. Mallya’s notice was downgraded to allow him to flee. None of them have been brought back. Similar story likely to unfold with promoters of lndiabulls who siphoned off 1000s Crs.”In his quashing plea, he has submitted that the tweet was infact “made in public interest in order to alert the authorities into the irregularities and illegalities being committed by promoters of IBHFL. The purpose of the said tweet was to alert the authorities against a possible loss to the exchequer of thousands of crores of Rupees that IBHFL/ its promoters have borrowed from public banks and institutions.” The same being an exception to the offence of defamation under Section 499, Bhushan has claimed he must be protected.Next Storylast_img read more

Doherty seeking support for bill to curtail vulture funds

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first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Harps come back to win in Waterford Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Doherty seeking support for bill to curtail vulture funds News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Pinterest Previous articlePublic meeting to discuss future of InishtrahullNext articleTanaiste claims Good Friday Agreement ‘shaken’ by Johnson News Highland By News Highland – September 13, 2019 Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+center_img WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp The Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson is urging people to put pressure on Fianna Fail and Fine Gael to support his No Consent, No Sale Bill, which would curtail the rights of banks sell homes to vulture funds.Deputy Pearse Doherty says Permanent TSB’s planned sale of nearly €300 million worth of loans is unacceptable, particularly as the Government is a majority shareholder.The Donegal TD was speaking after it emerged that 11 home repossession orders were granted in Donegal between January and June this year, nine of them relating to family homes.He says the Dail has the means to take action…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/pearsvulture.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter Twitter Google+last_img read more

Keeping bad luck away on New Year’s

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first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Keeping bad luck away on New Year’s Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Aunt Eleanor, Uncle Willie and Mugi came every New Year’s Day so we could celebrate the coming of the New Year together. Daddy said they just came to eat. He always brought up the New Year’s superstition that, if you took something out of the house, you had to bring something back in or you would have awful bad luck.When our “company” left late in the afternoon, Daddy would look after them and say “There they go with a truckload of bad luck” because they didn’t bring anything in the door but took a week’s worth of groceries out the door.Mama would point out that Daddy was still enjoying the Lane cake Mugi brought at Christmas. Daddy said Mugi’s Lane cake was so full of homemade wine that it was strong enough to walk off the table. And, with Daddy right in behind it, Mama would add.On New Year’s Day we couldn’t wash clothes or hang them out or there would be death in the family. We had to do some kind of work so we would be able to work all year long. My New Year’s work was to dust and that’s one superstition that holds true because I’m still dusting to this day. One superstition that I liked was the one about not sweeping on New Year’s Day because then Aunt Eleanor had to help with the dishes. Usually, she would get the broom and stand around holding it, like she was doing something while we did the dishes.But, on New Year’s Day, Mama would say, “Eleanor, leave the broom in the closet. One lick with the broom and you’ll sweep in a year’s worth of bad luck.”On New Year’s Day, we had a feast, if you could call black-eyed peas and hog jowl a feast.Mama said that I had to eat black-eyed peas, if it was just one spoonful, so I would have something to eat all year long. I said if it was those ol’ dry peas, I’d just as soon starve to death.On the dinner table, Mama had black-eyed peas so we would have pocket money all year long, turnip greens so we would have green folding money and a platter of pork so we would “root” forward throughout the year just like ol’ hogs.We always had sweet potato pie on New Year’s but I’d better not say why Daddy said we had that.But, what I will say what Daddy said on New Year’s when our company drove out of the yard, “Good riddance!”And, I echoed his sentiments as the day of dread came to a close. Then I gave thanks that we had made it through without bringing a bushel of bad luck to our house and, perhaps, eaten enough black-eyed peas to sustain us through the next 364 days. You Might Like Standing tall and holding fast “In essence, if you are Catholic in this country you no longer can own a company,” Frank O’Brien explains. O’Brien,… read more Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen If I had my way, New Year’s traditions would be thrown out the back door with the dishwater.As a child, New Year’s Day was a time of dread for, if you did “this” or didn’t do “that,” the New Year would bring bad tidings or, even worse, death to your doorsteps.Our New Year’s Day always had an ominous beginning because it was always my grandmother, Mugi, who came through our door first. According to superstition, if a tall, dark, handsome man was the first person to come through your door on New Year’s Day, he would bring good luck to the household. But, if a woman, pretty or pretty ugly, came through the door, she brought with her a bushel basket of bad luck.Daddy said, that Mugi coming through the door was bad luck. It didn’t matter whether it was New Year’s Day or the Fourth of July.Mama was not superstitious; she just didn’t take chances on things. If she could head Mugi off, she would “hurry” Uncle Willie through the door first. Uncle Willie looked like Groucho Marx and Daddy said he couldn’t pass for a handsome man even if the sun went out and cast us into total darkness. Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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Chancellor confirms immediate stamp duty holiday – raising threshold to £500,000

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first_imgChancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed the much-rumoured stamp duty holiday, raising the threshold from £125,000 to £500,000 until 31 March next year.Unveiling today’s mini-Budget, he said the changes would take effect immediately, cutting the average stamp duty bill by £4,500, with 9 out of 10 house buyers paying no stamp duty at all.“If you stand by your workers we will stand by you,” Mr Sunak told the Commons. Rightmove reported that within first half-hour of the announcement, traffic to its website jumped by 22%.Help for landlordsThe Treasury has confirmed that landlords will also benefit from the temporary stamp duty reforms, From today the 3 per cent stamp duty levy on the purchase of additional dwellings by landlords in England and Northern Ireland will change from covering the first £125,000 of a property to the first £500,000. Thereafter the rates will be 8 per cent on the next £425,000, 13 per cent on the next £575,000 and 15 per cent on the remainder. The measures will be in place until 31 March 2021.Ben Beadle of the NRLA welcomed the change to the stamp duty rates for the purchase of rental homes, but said the Chancellor should go further. “The additional rates should be scrapped in cases where landlords invest in properties adding to the overall supply of housing,” he said. “This includes investing in new build and bringing empty homes back into use.”There was also a boost in the Budget for agents, many of whom have been furloughed. Mr Sunak announced that though the furlough scheme would end in October, employers will be given a £1,000 bonus per person to take furloughed staff back on, providing they were employed through to January.Industry welcomes moveThe news has received a warm welcome from a property industry still recovering from a near total shutdown of the market during lockdown.Tim Hyatt, head of residential at Knight Frank, said: “Moving house has a clear multiplier effect for the wider economy, different sized businesses in all areas feel the knock-on benefit.“Today’s announcement to temporarily cut stamp duty will act as a shot in the arm for UK housing and further bolster a market which has come out of a state of suspension.“However, in order for a fully functioning market to return, the availability of higher loan-to-value mortgages must also be improved to support first time buyers across the country.”Patrick Littlemore, CEO at London estate agency, Marsh & Parsons, commented:“We welcome the Chancellor’s temporary stamp duty holiday on properties under £500,000 until the end of March next year. This is a chance for buyers to secure a home at a discount and for sellers to take advantage of this injection into the property market.“We advise potential buyers and sellers that the selling and buying process can be lengthy so quick action is necessary. We are still seeing high levels of interest for London properties, be it first time buyers, people looking for a pied a terre or a home closer to outdoor space post lockdown. We experienced our busiest June we’ve had in eight years for new sales being agreed and expect transaction levels to significantly rise thanks to the Chancellor’s incentive.Mark Hayward, chief executive of NAEA Propertymark, said: “We welcome the Chancellor’s announcement this afternoon that he will be raising the threshold at which buyers will pay stamp duty to £500,000. This a is a welcome commitment by the government and we are glad that they have listened to our calls to help sustain the property market following lockdown.“These measures will enable people looking to buy a home to have the confidence and stability to be able to move forward with their purchase, which in turn will have a knock on effect on the wider economy as people buy white goods and furniture.”Richard Donnell, research and insight director at Zoopla, said: “The immediate increase in the Stamp Duty threshold will help sustain the rebound in housing market activity across England. The benefits will be immediate; nine of ten transactions in England will no longer be subject to the tax and in London and the South East, home to more expensive properties, homebuyers can save up to £14,999 overnigh“The government will expect the change to stimulate more housing sales over the second half of the year and that savings made by buyers will be reinvested in home improvements, white goods and furniture, rather than bidding up the cost of housing.”Isobel Thomson, chief executive of safeagent, commented: “Today’s package of measures announced by the Chancellor demonstrate that we are all in this together. Schemes to create youth employment, the furlough employers incentive and boosts to tourism and hospitality are all very welcome. We know that for the private rented sector, these measures have an important knock-on effect in helping to support many tenants’ finances and their ability to pay their rent.“Including landlords in the Green Homes grant is a positive incentive to improving energy efficiency in the PRS and ultimately keeping energy costs down for tenants.“Despite these positive plans, some renters will continue to face financial difficulties. Here, the role of agents is key in maintaining equilibrium in the rental sector, supporting them through managing their arrears and ensuring lines of communication are kept open between tenant and landlord. Helping tenants maintain their tenancy wherever possible is the best outcome for everyone.”Kevin Shaw, managing director of residential sales at LRG, said: “We welcome the immediate implementation of Sunak’s stamp duty holiday. The post-lockdown property market is looking stronger than initial forecasts suggested, and this initiative will continue to drive its recovery and boost the upward curve that the market now finds itself on. It will also help to alleviate any lingering fears over how the market may fare this year due to the pandemic.“This ‘holiday’ should also go some way to help stimulate the market for younger people, which should be a real priority for the Government – it should be doing all it can to help younger generations get onto the property ladder. Not having to pay stamp duty may encourage more first-time buyers to purchase homes, especially in regions where the threshold is relatively low to the cost of housing.”Nick Leeming, chairman of Jackson-Stops, welcomed the move but called for a wider review of stamp duty thresholds. “I am pleased to hear that the property industry’s calls for a stamp duty reform have finally been heard,” he said.“Sunak’s stamp duty reform has come at the right time and will have an immediate impact on the volume of sales agreed in the coming weeks. With nearly one fifth of UK adults considering a home move in the next 12 months, this stamp duty holiday unlocks great potential for the market.“There is no denying that stamp duty has previously put buyers off entering the market; 41% of our clients believe there should be a wholesale reduction in stamp duty across all price brackets. Meanwhile, over a quarter wanted the government to abolish stamp duty on all homes under £500,000.“There should be a flurry of fresh buyers entering the market imminently, with the hope of completing their transactions before the tax break comes to an end. We hope the government considers a wider reduction across all price brackets in the near future.”Glynis Frew, chief executive of Hunters Property, commented: “This is excellent news during a challenging time for the market and if implemented immediately as promised, should help to kick-start activity. Without doubt it will help first time buyers and we must look after them, they are vital to the market.”Anthony Codling of property portal twindig was more cautious, however. “It will be interesting to see if the stamp duty cut leads to a thriving UK Housing market and provides the confidence in buying selling moving that we need,” he said. “I hope I am wrong, but history suggests otherwise.”Referring to the Chancellor’s boost to the hospitality sector, he added: “We may be being encouraged to eat out to help out. but we are certainly not being encouraged to move out.”Buy-to-let concernsHowever, there was concern the buy-to-let market did not appear to be included in the stamp duty holiday.“The government’s stamp duty holiday is welcome news for the housing market overall, but there needs to be more clarity on what this will mean for buy-to-let landlords,” said Franz Doerr, CEO of flatfair.“Thousands of landlords have already left the sector in recent years, and support to help increase the number of homes available for rent will be sorely needed with the numbers of renters expected to increase as incomes plummet and mortgages become harder to get thanks to the economic impact of Covid-19.“The government needs to realise that homeownership at all costs is no longer sustainable, and should have announced more to support both renters and landlords.”Jamie Cooke, managing director of iamsold, the UK’s largest property auctioneer, added: “This is massively positive for the property sector. The market return since the easing of lockdown has been strong, and this is a good move from the Government to help to sustain the positive sentiment.“As for auction, this could see a strong return of buy-to-let investors who are perhaps sitting on cash reserves, although we assume the three per cent investor surcharge will remain.”Boost for London and South-EastThe stamp duty changes will help buyers in London and the South-East the most, with four out of five (79%) first-time buyers in London paying no stamp duty on their purchase, compared with just one quarter (25%) under the previous £300,000 threshold for first-time buyers.The Chancellor’s move to raise stamp duty threshold means the capital’s first-time buyers will save an average of £5,845, which could help them meet new, higher deposits imposed by lenders.In the South-East, the proportion of first-time buyers paying no stamp duty at all on their purchase will increase from 65.2% to 96.6%. Existing homeowners will also benefit substantially, with 86.4% of purchases across England becoming stamp duty free and just over half (55.3%) of all onward purchases in London incurring zero tax.Rob Houghton, CEO of home-move portal reallymoving said: “This tax giveaway could have a significant impact on the market, particularly in more expensive locations such as London, where the majority of first-time buyers have still been liable to pay stamp duty, and the South-East.“First-time buyers fortunate enough to have secure jobs and large deposits stand to benefit the most, however, and many still face considerable challenges including an insecure jobs market and the withdrawal of higher loan-to-value mortgages.”  No stamp duty for most Londoners Chancellor cuts stamp duty Stamp duty cut first-time buyers July 8, 2020Richard ReedWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » COVID-19 news » Chancellor confirms immediate stamp duty holiday – raising threshold to £500,000 previous nextRegulation & LawChancellor confirms immediate stamp duty holiday – raising threshold to £500,000Budget announcement by Rishi Sunak means no stamp duty will be liable on first £500,000 of any purchase until 31 March 2021Richard Reed8th July 202008,616 Viewslast_img read more

Briefs

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first_imgn The HGCA has collaborated with the Flour Advisory Bureau to produce a new multimedia educational resource called The Grain Chain (www.grainchain.com). This offers children aged five to 16 a fun way to learn about the ’field to fork’ cycle of how wheat is grown and used to produce breads and cereals, plus advice on eating for health and vitality.n Sweet bakery and ingredients specialist Dawn Foods recently celebrated 15 years at its Evesham site with loyalty awards to nine members of staff who have been with the company since its start-up in the town.n The annual Scotch Pie Championship was taking place as British Baker went to press with a record number of entries. A total of 68 bakers and butchers competed in the annual competition. Entries included Graeme Trotter’s Zurek pie in honour of his 30 Polish staff, filled with Polish smoked sausage, boiled potatoes and eggs.n Defra minister Lord Rooker was alerted to impending supply shortages for key raw materials by the Biscuit Cake Chocolate and Confectionery Association last week. Lord Rooker said he knew that prices were continuing to rise, but the BCCCA was the first trade association to have alerted him to the uneasy balance between supply and demand for many products, with stock levels now low.n Wholesaler Bako’s Northern and Scotland divisions are putting their quarterly price list and Today’s Bako monthly magazine online in an effort to reduce paper. Bako estimates the two publications have consumed nearly half a ton of paper since their launch in January 2005.last_img read more

News story: Update: AAIB investigation into the loss of aircraft N264DB

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first_imgAAIB Special Bulletin S1/2019 published: 25 February 2019The AAIB has published a Special Bulletin on the loss of Piper Malibu aircraft N264DB. The Special Bulletin includes validated factual information gathered in the early stages of our investigation. It also explains the aircraft permissions and pilot licencing requirements relevant to a US-registered aircraft carrying out a cross-border flight within Europe with a passenger on board.We have gathered evidence from radar, weather reports, video of the aircraft on the seabed and interviews with witnesses. Some operational aspects are yet to be determined, such as the validity of the pilot’s licence and ratings.Our priority now is to go through the evidence, much of which is extensive and complex, so we can piece together what happened between the aircraft being lost from radar and it coming to rest on the sea bed. This will help us understand the potential causes of the accident.We continue to speak to the families of the pilot and passenger to keep them updated on the progress of our investigation. If any urgent safety issues arise during our investigation, we will issue a further Special Bulletin. When our investigation has concluded, we will publish a final report.The AAIB has published a Special Bulletin on the loss of Piper Malibu aircraft N264DB.Update 4: 7 February 2019Following extensive visual examination of the accident site using the remotely operated vehicle (ROV), it was decided to attempt recovery operations.In challenging conditions, the AAIB and its specialist contractors successfully recovered the body previously seen amidst the wreckage. The operation was carried out in as dignified a way as possible and the families were kept informed of progress.Unfortunately, attempts to recover the aircraft wreckage were unsuccessful before poor weather conditions forced us to return the ROV to the ship. The weather forecast is poor for the foreseeable future and so the difficult decision was taken to bring the overall operation to a close. The body is currently being taken to Portland to be passed into the care of the Dorset Coroner.Although it was not possible to recover the aircraft, the extensive video record captured by the ROV is expected to provide valuable evidence for our safety investigation.We expect our next update to be an interim report, which we intend to publish within one month of the accident occurring.Update 3: 4 February 2019Having identified a priority search area last week, the AAIB agreed a search strategy with Blue Water Recoveries Ltd to maximise the chance of locating the aircraft wreckage.The AAIB commissioned specialist vessel Geo Ocean III and Blue Water Recoveries Ltd commissioned FPV Morven and the search area was divided between the vessels. Both vessels began their search on the morning of Sunday 3 February.Early in the search, the Morven identified an object of interest on the seabed using its side-scan sonar equipment. It cleared the immediate area for the Geo Ocean III to use its underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to survey the area of the seabed in which the object was located. Based on analysis of ROV video footage, the AAIB investigators on board the vessel concluded that the object is wreckage from the missing Piper Malibu aircraft, registration N264DB.The ROV carried out a further search of the area overnight, but did not identify any additional pieces of wreckage.Tragically, in video footage from the ROV, one occupant is visible amidst the wreckage. The AAIB is now considering the next steps, in consultation with the families of the pilot and passenger, and the police.The image shows the rear left side of the fuselage including part of the aircraft registration.We intend to publish an interim report within one month of the accident occurring.Update 2: Wednesday 30 January 2019Since we opened our safety investigation on Tuesday 23 January, we have been gathering evidence such as flight, aircraft and personnel records, and have been analysing radar data and air traffic tapes. We have been working closely with other international authorities and have kept the families of those involved updated on our progress.On the morning of Monday 28 January, we were advised by the Bureau d’Enquêtes & d’Analyses (BEA), the French safety investigation authority, that part of a seat cushion had been found on a beach near Surtainville on the Cotentin Peninsula. A second cushion was found in the same area later that day. From a preliminary examination we have concluded that it is likely that the cushions are from the missing aircraft.From the moment we were notified of the missing aircraft, we have been looking at the feasibility of conducting an underwater seabed search for aircraft wreckage. Based on a detailed assessment of the flight path and last known radar position, we have now identified a priority search area of approximately four square nautical miles. Through the Ministry of Defence’s Salvage and Marine Operations (SALMO) Project Team, we have commissioned a specialist survey vessel to carry out an underwater survey of the seabed to try to locate and identify possible aircraft wreckage.Due to the weather and sea conditions, we currently expect our underwater seabed search to start at the end of this weekend and to take up to three days. Side-scan sonar equipment will be used to try to locate the wreckage on the seabed. If the wreckage is found, a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) will be used to visually examine the wreckage.We are aware that a privately operated search is also being conducted in the area, and we are liaising closely with those involved to maximise the chance of locating any wreckage and ensure a safe search operation.Our remit is to undertake safety investigations to establish the cause of accidents. We do not apportion blame or liability.Update 1: Wednesday 23 January 2019On Monday night, a US-registered Piper PA-46-310P Malibu aircraft (registration N264DB) was lost from radar north of Guernsey. The aircraft was en route from Nantes, France to Cardiff, United Kingdom, with one pilot and one passenger on board.In accordance with international protocols, the AAIB is investigating the loss of the aircraft. Since Tuesday morning, we have been working closely with international authorities including the US National Transportation Safety Board, the Bureau d’Enquêtes & d’Analyses (BEA) in France and the Junta de Investigación de Accidentes de Aviación Civil (JIACC) in Argentina.We will be gathering all the available evidence to conduct a thorough investigation. However, if the aircraft is not found it is likely to limit the scope of the investigation. AAIB Special Bulletin S2/2019 published: 14 August 2019The AAIB has published a second Special Bulletin on the loss of Piper Malibu aircraft N264DB. This Special Bulletin highlights the danger of exposure to carbon monoxide in both piston and turbine engine aircraft.Toxicology tests found that the passenger had a high saturation level of COHb (the combination product of carbon monoxide and haemoglobin). It is considered likely that the pilot would also have been exposed to carbon monoxide.When our investigation has concluded, we will publish a final report.last_img read more