first_img Topics: Finance Regions: UK & Ireland 15th November 2019 | By contenteditor Finance Halifax has become the latest UK banking group to introduce new measures to help its customers manage their money and gamble responsibly. Halifax has become the latest UK banking group to introduce new measures to help its customers manage their money and gamble responsibly.Customers can now activate a ‘gambling card freeze’ on the Halifax mobile app, which blocks any gambling-related transactions on debit or credit card. Should customers want to reverse this decision, they would need to wait for at least 48 hours in order to ‘defrost’ their card.Halifax said that it is the first UK bank to enable customers to apply the gambling freeze. The bank also said the ‘defrost’ period will give people thinking time to ensure their decision is not made in haste or under duress.The gambling card freeze forms part of a wider effort at Halifax, with the bank also providing additional training to customer-facing colleagues in its branches, as well as sharing further support information for customers online.In addition, Halifax is working with Warwick University to review and analyse the impact of gambling-related harm. The bank will share its findings with the Gambling Commission and various other external organisations.“We know that people who gamble a higher proportion of their income are more likely to face financial pressure – so we’ve introduced the freeze tool to help them manage that,” Halifax managing director for consumer finance, Elyn Corfield, said.“Importantly, by also introducing a defrost period we’re helping to protect those who might otherwise make an impulsive return to gambling.”Halifax joins Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland and MBNA, all of which are part of the Lloyds Banking Group, in offering gambling control features to customers.Earlier this week, HSBC UK also launched a new self-restriction tool to enable its customers to block gambling transactions on their accounts. HSBC developed the new feature in partnership with industry charities GamCare and GambleAware.NatWest, another banking group, also recently announced a new initiative to tackle problem gambling, linking up with GamCare to support to its UK customers in-branch.Image: Money Bright Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gambling Halifax rolls out advanced gambling control features AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

first_imgBAE Systems shares: why I’d buy today Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: BAE Systems Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Thursday, 19th November, 2020 | More on: BA See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAcenter_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address Edward Sheldon owns shares in BAE Systems. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. BAE Systems (LSE: BA) shares have had a good run recently. Since 5 November, when I wrote that the FTSE 100 stock looked very cheap, its share price has surged about 18%.Looking at the investment case, I think the shares have the potential to keep rising. Here, I’ll explain why I think BAE Systems is a good stock to buy today. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…UK defence spending boomAccording to a report from the BBC this morning, the UK government is primed to announce it will spend an extra £4bn per year over the next four years on defence. This would be its largest military investment in 30 years and represent a 10% increase on the existing annual budget of around £40bn. The extra money will be used to modernise the armed forces, with more spent on robots, autonomous systems, and meeting new threats in the domains of space and cyber, according to experts.I see this development as a real positive for BAE Systems. BAE is a major contractor to the UK Ministry of Defence. Last year, 19% of total sales came from the UK. Given that BAE has been boosting its cybersecurity capabilities in recent years, I think it looks very well-placed to benefit from this extra defence spending.Joe Biden’s defence planIt’s worth noting that the UK isn’t the only country looking to modernise its armed forces today. In the US, military modernisation is also a key theme.Indeed, earlier this year, Joe Biden made it clear that if he is elected as President, he’ll push for continued military modernisation. His goal is to shift investments from “legacy systems that won’t be relevant” to “smart investments in technologies and innovations — including in cyber, space, unmanned systems and artificial intelligence.“We have to focus more on unmanned capacity, cyber and IT, in a very modern world that is changing rapidly,” Biden said in September.Again, this should benefit BAE Systems. Last year, 43% of group sales came from the US.I’m bullish on BAE Systems sharesI’ll point out that future government defence spending isn’t the only reason I’m bullish on BAE Systems shares right now. Recently, there have been a few developments that have been very encouraging.One was BAE’s trading statement on 11 November. Here, the group said demand for its capabilities remains high. It also upgraded its earnings forecast for the year.Another was a recent research note from JP Morgan, which currently has an ‘overweight’ rating on the FTSE 100 stock. In the note, its analysts wrote that BAE Systems shares are “significantly undervalued.”A third was a large purchase of stock from BAE’s chairman back in late July (40,546 shares at 493p per share). This suggests the insider – who’s likely to have an information advantage over the rest of us – is confident about the future and expects the stock to rise. Today, the share price is only 3% higher than the price he bought at.BAE Systems: low valuation and attractive yieldAnalysts expect BAE to generate earnings per share of 48.9p next year. That puts the stock on a forward-looking P/E ratio of 10.4. I think that’s a steal. A prospective dividend yield of about 5% adds weight to the investment case.All things considered, I think BAE Systems is a good stock to buy today. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

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See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 2 top renewable energy stocks to buycenter_img I firmly believe green energy is the future, and investment in this sector is only just getting started. As such, I’m on the lookout for renewable energy stocks to buy for my portfolio. Two companies really stand out to me right now as a great way to play the green revolution. The best renewable energy stocks In my opinion, there are two different types of green energy stocks available to investors today. There are those companies that already have an established businesses model, and firms that are more speculative. The latter could produce large returns for shareholders, but they could also lead to large losses. Many of these early-stage technologies are unproven, and investing in them is akin to gambling. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Still, I’m comfortable with that level of risk. That’s why I’d buy Ceres Power Holdings (LSE: CWR). The company is a world-leading developer of next-generation solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) and electrochemical technology.These fuel cells are relatively unique because they can use various fuels, including natural gas, hydrogen, and biofuel. I think this diversification reduces the risk of investing as it increases Ceres’ potential market size, although it does mean the business is not as green as some other renewable energy stocks. The company also licences out its technology. While this model isn’t without its risks (customers could steal the group’s technology, for example), it may allow the business to grow faster by leveraging partners’ marketing experience and financial clout. It already has an impressive roster of clients. Bosch, US engine maker Cummins and Japanese carmakers Nissan and Honda are already working with the organisation. That said, investing in small energy businesses is highly risky. There’s no guarantee the firm’s SOFCs will ever become mass-market products. If they fail to take off, the firm may be left nursing huge losses, placing significant stress on its balance sheet and potentially jeopardising its future. So, there is a chance the business may wipe out investors. Nevertheless, I’m at ease with the level of risk involved here, which is why I’d add the business to my portfolio of renewable energy stocks. Income from wind Ceres is an early-stage business. One company with a more developed presence is Greencoat Wind (LSE: UKW). Greencoat is one of the most established renewable energy stocks on the London market. Over the past few years, the company has acquired a portfolio of wind farms around the UK with the goal of generating a steady stream of income for investors. So far, it has achieved this aim. The stock currently offers a dividend yield of 5% and has increased the payout gradually every year since 2014. I think this trend will continue. Greencoat earns a profit by selling wind energy to utility providers. These sales are usually based on contracts, which can last for decades, giving the group some degree of visibility over its long-term cash flows.Unfortunately, the income is not guaranteed. Any number of factors could hit profits from wind farms, including periods of low wind, higher costs, and removal of government subsidies. As more companies enter the market, the cost of wind energy may also fall further, reducing Greencoat’s profit margins. Despite these risks, I’m optimistic about the group’s future. That’s why I would buy the shares for my portfolio of renewable energy stocks.  Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Greencoat UK Wind. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. 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first_imgYesenia “Jesi” BaronBaron: “I can guide our city to a future filled with prosperity, great lifestyles, and community spirit while keeping small-town charm and character.”“As a resident of Apopka for eight years, being intricately woven into the community through volunteer work, owning a small business, and an ambassador to the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce, I bring a fresh perspective to our city. I have the same vision and hope that our residents have been vocalizing. As commissioner, I want to focus on keeping our hard-working income here locally. It’s important for the future of our city. We can leverage the amenities we have left to create my message of a Live here, Work here, and Play here environment. The future of Apopka is too important. I can help guide our city to a wonderful future filled with prosperity, great lifestyles, and community spirit while keeping our small-town charm and character. Our community is comprised of enriched history, beautiful cultures, and amazing people. As commissioner, I want to continue showcasing what makes Apopka great, our community working together for a great tomorrow. Let’s Be Committed to the Future of Apopka, Together!”Nick NestaNesta: “We cannot exclusively lean on what we’ve done in the past, but must look towards new and unique ways to progress our city”“I am for Apopka. I have lived here since 1994. I went to elementary, middle, and high school in Apopka as well as UCF for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. I started my business here in 2013, the same year I met my wife. I hope to raise my future children here. I need this city to succeed for every part of this community. This will only work through open communication, community partnerships, fiscally responsible spending, sustainable growth, and a pandemic contingency plan. My wife is a teacher for over a decade, and I uniquely understand what educators and students are experiencing throughout this pandemic. I understand how to help educators as they navigate these times. We must be innovative as we move this city forward. We cannot exclusively lean on what we’ve done in the past but must look towards new and unique ways to progress our city. I humbly ask for your vote on November 3rd.” Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here From staff reportsFour days and counting.The Apopka City Commission Seat #2 election is less than a week away, and while a record number of voters have already cast ballots, many are still researching the candidates or undecided.On Friday, October 16th, The Apopka Voice sent eight questions to all four candidates, inviting them to respond within a week if they wanted to participate. Three candidates (Yesenia Baron, Nick Nesta, and Diane Velazquez) returned our survey, while one (Gene Knight) did not. The questions included topics such as priorities, challenges, and hopes for Apopka, economic development, and the potential annexation of South Apopka.In this series, we are publishing the responses to those eight questions by featuring two per day. In part four, we asked the candidates about economic development and competing with nearby cities, and gave them an opportunity to make their closing argument. Here is the conclusion of the four part series:Economic DevelopmentHow much of the budget would you be willing to invest in developing the City of Apopka (businesses, infrastructure, amenities, environment, etc) in order to compete with other nearby, fast-growing municipalities? Yesenia “Jesi” BaronYesenia Baron: “Pay for current infrastructure projects while saving for amenities and future issues”“Fiscal Responsibility. We must pay for current infrastructure projects first while saving for amenities and future issues. As a City, we should not feel the need to compete with neighboring municipalities. Apopka has its own charm and character. What is needed is to decide what is best for Apopka, correct its issues, and develop our economic partnership. Plan for the future of Apopka, now. As a resident and former business owner in the City of Apopka, one of the vital public policy issues that the City is facing is the sustainability of locally owned and operated businesses. Although the City of Apopka is the second largest city in Orange County, most of the residents commute out of the city for employment, leaving local businesses with limited patronage during the day. Upon a resident’s commute home in the evening, families are left with a decision of a “quick and easy” meal option because of busy schedules or extracurricular activities, leaving again, local businesses competing with fast food locations for their patronage. A focal consideration to developing or modifying current policy regarding entrepreneurship within the City needs to be addressed by providing a healthy and friendly atmosphere that will develop sustainability and assurance to the residents. As this environment is developed, the opportunity to attract large corporations seeking to branch out to the City would increase, leading sustained workforce to the City, resulting in my message of Work here, Live here and Play here environment for our current and future residents. We deserve to keep our hard-working money within our City, and by being strategic with our plans to keep our charm and character, the City of Apopka will become even more significant in our own right.”Nick NestaNick Nesta: “Continue to market our eco-tourism and tournament industry to help our local small businesses”“I feel the current budget covers many of these items. I also feel that we are a unique city with unique qualities, and we should be taking advantage of the resources available to us. Other local municipalities do not have the eco-tourism and option to host massive tournaments that we uniquely have. We must not compare ourselves to other cities as we are different, and for good reason. We must continue to market our eco-tourism and tournament industry to help our local small businesses. When our small businesses excel, we will see an increase in employment, an increase in housing, and, ultimately, increase our tax revenue. Once we truly promote what assets we already have available to us, we will have the income to invest in businesses, infrastructure, and additional amenities.”Diane VelazquezDiane Velazquez: “Invest in a full-time Economic Development Director whose sole responsibility is to recruit additional businesses to Apopka”“To compete with neighboring fast-growing municipalities, Apopka must recognize the need to invest in a full-time Economic Development Director whose sole responsibility is to recruit additional businesses to Apopka. At the Budget process, a discussion to consider the benefits of hiring an Economic Development Director would be appropriate.”In closingWhat would you like to say to voters who have not voted, or are undecided as to who they will vote for in the Apopka City Commission Seat #2 election? Diane VelazquezVelazquez: “Experience as a former Apopka City Commissioner will give me a better understanding when making decisions for Apopka”“I respectfully ask for your Vote for Seat 2 on the Apopka City Council because I think that my experience as a former Apopka City Commissioner and as an appointed commissioner on the Planning & Zoning Board will give me a better understanding of the policies and procedures that take place when making decisions that affect all that live, work and visit Apopka. I am a dedicated person who will handle the commissioner’s responsibility in an honorable, fair, and transparent way.” The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSCandidatesChallengesCity Commission Seat #2City of ApopkaDiane VelazquezGene KnightNick NestaPart 4PrioritiesQuestionsResponsesYesenia Baron Previous articleWhy sleep experts say it’s time to ditch daylight saving timeNext articleWhen Life Seems Unfair Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

first_imgTuesday Jan 18, 2011 Toulon send Munster packing after big performance at home It was a historic day at the Stade Felix Mayol on Sunday as Toulon beat Munster 32-16, reaching the knock out stages in their first competition, while Munster failed to qualify for the European Cup quarter finals for the first time in 13 years.The highly anticipated clash lived up to expectations as the home side, backed by their typically pumped up fans, managed to outplay Munster with a brand of rugby that blew away the visitors, not allowing them to ever really get in the game.Christian Loamanu and Paul Sackey both scored good tries in the first half, while Jonny Wilkinson scored 22 points with some excellent goal kicking, punishing Munster for their indiscretions.At 29-9 up at half time, there seemed to be no way back for Munster, despite scoring a consolation try through David Wallace late in the game. Yellow cards for Donnacha OCallaghan and Ronan OGara, both for indiscipline, didnt help their cause.“We have been round the block but Toulon were far superior, packed with great players and full of leaders. They did the simple things well and you can’t keep on giving penalties away when Jonny is around,” said Paul OConnell.After years of building things now seem to be coming together for Toulon as this mix and match side, led impeccably by captain Joe Van Niekerk, are now reaching the kind of heights that were all part of the master plan. Stars have come and gone, but right now theyre capable of playing the kind of rugby that on any given day can upset the best on offer.Wilkinsons form has naturally brought up the usual questions regarding England selection and World Cup prospects, but for now hes totally focused on Toulon.“Rugby is lived here, it becomes a very special part of you, almost as if it’s part of your family. You might have thought that would be the way at every club. But it’s not. And that’s given me real fulfilment and pleasure. It’s made my life quite exceptional,” said Wilkinson.“Of course I’ll always give what I can to the England cause. But my place there needs to be merited. And for that to be the case then I have to be doing what I’m doing here because it makes me the person and the player I am. If England fits, it will be,” he added.Fellow Englishman Paul Sackey has also stated that he’s happy at Toulon, and plans to play out the next few years there, probably never returning to club rugby in England. Read more about what he said in a recent interview. The following highlights are in French, as the game was hosted there and in general, it seems as though some of you enjoy it just as much as English commentary. Please also note that we’ve still got tickets to give away for games next weekend. Find out more and enter here . Time: 05:46ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe 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. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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first_imgThe Alzheimer’s Society has been granted a licence to use the cult 70’s TV characters “The Clangers” for two years and Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin, the makers of the series are supporting the fundraising campaign. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Clangers pin badge from the Alzheimer’s Society AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Trading Howard Lake | 8 July 2004 | News Alzheimer’s Society launches Clanger pin badges  70 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Alzheimer’s Society has launched a range of four pin badges of characters from the children’s TV series “The Clangers” as part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Week (4-10 July).The range of four pin badges will be on sale at all branches of Halifax and Bank of Scotland throughout July 2004. The charity is hoping that other retailers will come on board to stock the badges and support the Alzheimer’s Society.The charity aims to raise £55,000 from badge sales. Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img  158 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 “People with real life experience of issues are well placed to know how best overcome the challenges, so it’s great that through this project entrepreneurs with lived experience will get support to put their ideas into action. We’re pleased that National Lottery funding can help to give these social entrepreneurs the time and space to see the bigger picture and bring them together with organisations that share a similar vision and values, to achieve their goals.”  157 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Big Lottery Fund social enterprise AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Melanie May | 12 September 2018 | Newscenter_img Social business Catch22 has been awarded £448,000 of National Lottery funding to help 10 start-up social enterprises develop their ideas for reforming public services.The grant, awarded by the Big Lottery Fund, will give individuals and their teams the chance to work across Catch22’s London and Liverpool offices over the next two years.So far, Catch22 is incubating five organisations with ideas for making public services more effective. These are: Lighthouse, London Village Network, OWLS, The Difference, and Unlocked Graduates.Catch22 expect the organisations to be with them for approximately 24 months but is providing each venture with the flexibility to grow in the way and at the rate that suits them and the market they are operating within.Entrepreneurs coming onto the programme will have access to stipend and cost reimbursement funding during their initial 12 months early stage incubation. In the second 12 months – growth stage acceleration – Catch22 will expect the ventures to have found additional supporters while continuing to access the organisation’s expertise, back-office, and desk space. At the end of this time it is hoped that the ventures will have achieved sustained funding, or come to a longer-term agreement with Catch22.The programme will also work with national funders, including Big Lottery Fund, to try and break down the funding barriers faced by these ventures.Chris Wright, Chief Executive of Catch22 said:“As a large charity, Catch22 has a responsibility to be at the forefront of transforming services and enabling change. It’s not just about money and contracts, to achieve a strong society we must also collaborate, be creative and use assets, networks and expertise for the greater good. Start-up social enterprises should not be left to ‘sink or swim’. Sometimes they just need a leg up, and it’s on us as sector leaders to give them that.”Gemma Bull, Director at the Big Lottery Fund said: Advertisement Catch22 to support 10 start-up social enterprises with National Lottery funding help About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Melanie May | 8 July 2019 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. OTS report recommends keeping legacy tax breaks Tagged with: legacies legacy pledges tax  256 total views,  2 views today The Office of Tax Simplification has recommended retaining the current tax breaks for legacy giving in a new report.Currently charitable gifts in Wills are exempt from Inheritance Tax, which is charged at 40%, with those donating over 10% of their estate to charity also receiving a discounted rate of 36% across the remaining value of their estate. The OTS review had questioned whether this incentive to give over 10% should be continued, and it has now found in favour of keeping it.Tax relief on charitable estates increased by 79% to £840 million in the five years since the 10% IHT incentive was first introduced.In a joint submission to the OTS, Remember A Charity, the Institute of Fundraising and the NVCO had highlighted the importance of the tax breaks in inspiring legacy giving, and Remember A Charity has welcomed news of OTS’s recommendation.Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, commented:“People leave a legacy because they care about the cause and want to leave the world a better place. But tax relief is critical. It can be a powerful incentive for supporters and, most importantly, gives solicitors a reason to open up conversations about legacies, massively increasing the chances of a charitable donation being made.“Although gifting 10% or more of the value of an estate to charity is something that applies to a minority of Wills, the fact is that those estates yield the highest proportion of legacy income. If current giving levels continue, over the next five years over 10,000 estates will likely benefit from this reduced rate of tax, generating millions in legacy income.”“We are delighted that the OTS has recognised the importance of this tax break in reaching wealthier donors, but particularly pleased that they have recognised its role in creating conversation about legacy giving between advisers and clients.”  257 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgPeople’s Power defeats Border Patrol searches on Greyhound busesStatement from FIRE (Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere)FIRE (Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere) is a multinational, multigenerational and multigender organization borne from one of the most pressing political challenges of our time: the war against migrants. Based in the United States, this group seeks to bring together all sectors of society to concentrate our energies on abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, immediately putting an end to all deportations and closing all migrant detention centers.Protesters march through Port Authority (10/25/19) [WW photo: Brenda Sandburg]Friday evening, Feb. 21, Greyhound Lines announced it would no longer allow Border Patrol agents to carry out warrantless searches on its buses. Border Patrol routinely searches intercity buses, demanding to see ID and seeking to detain and deport undocumented migrants. Previously, Greyhound had stood by, allowing this campaign of racist terror and falsely claiming it had no right to refuse Border Patrol access to its buses. In fact, Border Patrol agents have no right to conduct a warrantless search of a bus without permission from Greyhound.Greyhound’s reversal, which comes one week after a leaked Border Patrol memo admitted the searches require Greyhound’s approval, is a significant victory for the migrant rights movement. Buses are often the only means of intercity transit available to undocumented migrants, due to the greater costs and more stringent ID requirements of train and airplane travel. But we cannot become complacent: It remains to be seen if Greyhound will in fact carry out this new policy, and we can expect ICE/Border Patrol to attempt to continue the searches over Greyhound’s objection.Without ongoing public scrutiny, Greyhound may allow the searches to continue while publicly claiming to oppose them. For this reason a demonstration against the searches scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Port Authority Bus Station in New York City proceeded as planned, even after Greyhound had announced it would no longer allow the searches.How was this victory achieved? Mainstream media accounts highlight pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union, a lawsuit filed in California and potential legal action by the Washington State General Attorney. While important, these forces are only part of the story. Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1700, which represents Greyhound drivers, mechanics and other workers came out against Border Patrol searches in 2018.Mass demonstrations at bus stations around the country, organized by FIRE and many other organizations, have educated passengers on their rights and showed that migrants and their supporters have the strength to shut down Greyhound if they choose. And finally, passengers across the country have fought back against the searches, successfully demanding Border Patrol get off the bus. They have informed their fellow passengers that they are not required to show ID to Border Patrol, which has no right to be there. Viral videos of these encounters have raised public consciousness, educating working and oppressed people about their power to fight back against racist terror.Demonstrators demand ICE off buses (8/23/19) [WW photo: Nate Chase]This is a crucial lesson to draw from the campaign: Working and oppressed people have the power to win their demands through mass struggle and people’s power. When we organize, educate and mobilize we are not struggling in vain — we can win.So let’s not stop with Greyhound, but push forward. The war against migrants continues to intensify. We must organize for May Day 2020 and beyond to close the detention (concentration) camps, stop all deportations, abolish ICE and reunite all children who have been stolen from their families.We must organize to open the border, win permanent residency for all migrants and refugees, and defeat the violent policies of U.S. imperialism that cause migration crises around the world. The campaign against Border Patrol searches on Greyhound buses is a small step in a much larger struggle, but it shows that victory is possible, if we are willing to organize and fight for it.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more