How MPs’ second jobs fail to gain them experience of the UK economy

How MPs’ second jobs fail to gain them experience of the UK economy

Almost three times more British MPs declared earnings from financial services companies than from manufacturing, FT analysis has revealed — one of many imbalances that may complicate Tory efforts to defend legislators’ right to pursue part-time careers. MPs’ right to hold second jobs, which spurred a political row this month, has been defended by Jacob … Read more

Amazon sees scattered Black Friday protests

Amazon sees scattered Black Friday protests

For many, Black Friday marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Getty Images Amazon endured some disruptions at scattered facilities on Black Friday amid the year’s busiest shopping period. Activists were calling for better pay and workplace improvements, and for the company to be more proactive on issues such as the climate crisis. On Friday, the … Read more

‘We’ve run out of alternatives’: Vets carrying out pig abortions as labour shortage crisis continues | UK News

'We've run out of alternatives': Vets carrying out pig abortions as labour shortage crisis continues | UK News

Vets and farmers have made the “soul-destroying” move of carrying out abortion procedures on pigs because they have “run out of alternatives”. It comes as many can no longer cope with the backlog of animals on farms. A shortage of butchers means that meat processors have been taking around 25% fewer animals than contracted, leaving … Read more

WTO calls off meeting after travel ban thwarts delegates

WTO calls off meeting after travel ban thwarts delegates

The World Trade Organization has postponed its biennial ministerial meeting after Switzerland tightened travel restrictions to control the new Omicron variant of coronavirus. The decision was made at an emergency meeting of ambassadors in Geneva on Friday, diplomats told the Financial Times. The meeting was due to begin on Monday but Switzerland banned travel from … Read more

Natural Gas Weekly Price Forecast

Natural Gas Weekly Price Forecast

Natural gas markets have initially fallen during the trading week but has turned around to show signs of life again. It now looks as if the $4.75 region is significant support, as it looks like we are continuing to see a lot of volatility and buying pressure in that area. It makes sense, this is … Read more