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Theresa May is to warn that the consequences of failing to get the right Brexit deal will be “dire” for ordinary working people. In a speech in Wales, the Prime Minister will seek to persuade voters that she should lead the negotiations with the European Union, rather than Jeremy Corbyn. According to an advance copy of her remarks, she will make clear how quickly the process will start to move after the election on 8 June.

Source: Theresa May to warn Brexit will have ‘dire consequences’ for ordinary people if UK doesn’t get right deal | The Independent


Of all the ways to measure Trump, judging him as a chief executive would seem to be fairest.

Source: Would You Let Trump Run Your Company? – Bloomberg


A French tax on dividends introduced by the Socialist government in 2012 was struck down by the European Court of Justice on Wednesday.

Companies such as AXA (AXAF.PA), Danone (DANO.PA) and Orange (ORAN.PA) had challenged the tax which was levied as an additional band of corporation tax calculated on dividends paid. The companies argued that it amounted to double taxation. The tax brought in 2 billion euros ($2.22 billion) a year to France’s state coffers.

The AJEF group of French blue-chip companies welcomed the court’s decision, saying in a statement it was a strong signal for France’s attractiveness in terms of the business environment.

Source: European court strikes down 2 billion euro French dividend tax | Reuters


It sounds like a ghost story: A huge cargo vessel sails up and down the Norwegian coast, silently going about its business, without a captain or crew in sight. But if all goes as planned, it’s actually the future of shipping.

Last week, Kongsberg Gruppen ASA, a Norwegian maritime-technology firm, and Yara ASA, a fertilizer manufacturer, announced a partnership to build the world’s first fully autonomous cargo containership. Manned voyages will start in 2018, and in 2020 the Yara Birkeland will set sail all on its own. It’s the beginning of a revolution that should transform one of the world’s oldest and most conservative industries — and make global shipping safer, faster and cleaner than it’s ever been.

The commercial rationale for autonomous ships has long been clear. The U.S. Coast Guard has estimated that human error accounts for up to 96 percent of all marine casualties.

Source: Autonomous Ships Will Be Great – Bloomberg


EternalBlue (the hacking tool) has now demonstrated the ROI (return on investment)

Source: Oddities in WannaCry ransomware puzzle cybersecurity researchers | Reuters


According to research from LaingBuisson published today Care of Older People report, the private-paid side of this market (177,000 residents in independent

Source: Care home market continues to grow as NHS Funded Nursing Care supports state-paid care homes | Care Industry News


Katie Mantell argues we need to do more to raise understanding of what social care is and how it’s provided and funded.

Source: Social care: what’s in a name? | The King’s Fund

Who provides social care?


impeachment certainly should be pursued, and certainly cannot wait.

Source: Impeach Trump for Right Reasons


Workers need to know their rights and yes the next Government should make this possible. Ideally zero hours contracts should be outlawed.

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 Citizens Advice has said hundreds of bosses are “deliberately flouting the law” by denying workers access to their rights.

Thousands of workers in Britain could be missing out on paid annual leave because they don’t think they’re entitled to it, new figures have revealed.

According to Citizens Advice, half of people on zero hours contracts, and two in five people on temporary contracts, wrongly believe they do not qualify for paid time off, meaning they could be missing out on hundreds of pounds a year.

The charity found that while some employers are misleading employees about holiday entitlement due to bosses’ ignorance, others are deliberately flouting the law and are exploiting workers’ confusion.

In the past year almost 185,000 people got help from Citizens Advice on employment issues – with 10,000 cases specifically about paid holiday.

Over the same period the Citizens Advice webpage on paid holiday had 260,000 visitors.

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Theresa May today promises the biggest shake-up of mental health provision for 30 years if re-elected to tackle the “burning injustice” of current treatment.

In a major policy announcement, the Conservative leader has pledged to scrap the “flawed” 1983 Mental Health Act after concluding it is “unfit for purpose”.

A string of policies designed to end discrimination in mental health treatment and make provision suitable for the 21st century will be implemented instead.

Theresa May has pledged to scrap the “flawed” 1983 Mental Health ActTen thousand more NHS staff will be assigned to mental health work in the next three years to boost treatment under the Tory plans.

A teacher in every primary and secondary school will be trained in mental health first aid to identify signs that children are developing anxiety or depression.

Discrimination laws will be toughened up to protect employees with mental health issues while Samaritans charity helpline will be Government funded until 2022.

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