One in six jobs will go at BBC as corporation plans to cut 450 staff from regional programmes

The BBC has announced a huge shake-up of regional TV news and local radio in England which will lead to 450 job cuts. Changes will see one instead of two presenters fronting 6.30pm regional TV news bulletins as the corporation looks to make £25million in savings. Inside Out, the regional current affairs magazine show made … Read more One in six jobs will go at BBC as corporation plans to cut 450 staff from regional programmes

Cut stamp duty for downsizers, property bosses urge

Top housing and pension bosses have written to the Chancellor calling for a new Help to Downsize scheme to boost a property market recovery and put pensioners in safer, more suitable homes.  In a letter addressed to Rishi Sunak, leaders from across the housing and retirement industries have pleaded for stamp duty to be waived … Read more Cut stamp duty for downsizers, property bosses urge

Los Angeles City Council approves $150million budget cut from the LAPD that would hit overtime pay

The Los Angeles City Council voted to cut the Los Angeles Police Department’s budget by $150million. The City Council approved the massive budget slash in a near landslide victory of 12-2 on Wednesday in the latest blow dealt to police forces. It will affect overtime pay and reduce the number of employees to the lowest … Read more Los Angeles City Council approves $150million budget cut from the LAPD that would hit overtime pay

Los Angeles City Council approves $150million budget cut from the LAPD that would hit overtime pay

The Los Angeles City Council voted to cut the Los Angeles Police Department’s budget by $150million. The City Council approved the massive budget slash in a near landslide victory of 12-2 on Wednesday in the latest blow dealt to police forces. It will affect overtime pay and reduce the number of employees to the lowest … Read more Los Angeles City Council approves $150million budget cut from the LAPD that would hit overtime pay

Footage of Vietnam wet market shows frogs cut up with scissors

Shocking footage of a wet market in Vietnam has revealed frogs having their legs cut off with scissors, turtles struggling to escape from cages, and fish being hit with knives as the coronavirus pandemic ravages the globe. Chickens and ducks were also seen sitting on top of each other in cramped cages that were placed … Read more Footage of Vietnam wet market shows frogs cut up with scissors

NYPD clash with protesters outside City Hall as NYC votes to cut $1Billion from NYPD budget

New York City has voted to slash $1billion from the NYPD budget, following weeks of protests and fraught negotiations with Mayor Bill de Blasio – as some lawmakers complain it falls short of what activists demanded.  The austere, coronavirus-era budget tightens spending across city agencies, including a cut of nearly $484million from the NYPD’s $6billion operating … Read more NYPD clash with protesters outside City Hall as NYC votes to cut $1Billion from NYPD budget

NYPD clash with protesters outside City Hall as NYC votes to cut $1Billion from NYPD budget

New York City has voted to slash $1billion from the NYPD budget, following weeks of protests and fraught negotiations with Mayor Bill de Blasio – as some lawmakers complain it falls short of what activists demanded.  The austere, coronavirus-era budget tightens spending across city agencies, including a cut of nearly $484million from the NYPD’s $6billion operating … Read more NYPD clash with protesters outside City Hall as NYC votes to cut $1Billion from NYPD budget

How not to get burned this summer: Travel industry tries to cut losses

After months of closures and cancellations, holidays abroad are within reach.  This week, holiday firms were bombarded with bookings from sunseeking Britons after the Government revealed it would open ‘air bridges’ to countries where the virus was contained. But those who go abroad this summer may find they cannot get travel insurance for cancellations linked … Read more How not to get burned this summer: Travel industry tries to cut losses

Washington Sq Park monument defaced as NYPD faces $1bn budget cut

New York City’s famous George Washington Monument was defaced with red paint on Monday as protesters gathered across town outside City Hall ahead of a controversial vote that slashes the city’s police budget by $1billion – 16 percent of its total – despite escalating crime and chaos.  In the latest symbol of police defiance and … Read more Washington Sq Park monument defaced as NYPD faces $1bn budget cut

A pay cut put me on basic rate income tax – how is my pension affected?

Senior staff at our firm were asked to take pay cuts of up to 20 per cent. Mine took me back into the basic rate income tax bracket.  What happens to my pension contributions on which I was benefiting from higher rate relief? Pension impact: I took a pay cut and I’m back to paying basic … Read more A pay cut put me on basic rate income tax – how is my pension affected?