Tag : regulation

Diesel Bans as Air Quality Standards Get Harder To Meet

6 months ago / 0 comments

Climate change is not going away. Pollution is not abating. Harmful gas emissions are not decreasing. Within the European Union, road transport is responsible for about 20% of all CO2 emissions. That’s enough for us to be asking the question: what is being done about the gas emissions from road … Read More

Mergers and Acquisitions – A Fine Line Between Success and Failure

7 months ago / 0 comments

One of the main motivations for merging companies is synergy, which is the idea that by combining business activities, performance will increase and costs will decrease. Budgets for certain departments can be cut and the new, larger company benefits from greater purchasing power, meaning that the costs of any raw materials … Read More

Crypto Credit Crunch: Virgin Money Bans Credit Card Customers Buying Cryptocurrencies

7 months ago / 0 comments

Virgin Money said “Following a review of our policies, I can confirm customers will no longer be able to use their Virgin Money credit card to purchase crypto-currencies.” This follows a similar move by Lloyds Banking Group earlier in the month citing concerns that customers are at risk of racking … Read More

Facebook: an Addiction to be Regulated?

8 months ago / 0 comments

The average UK smoker spends 25 minutes smoking cigarettes a day, and depends on cigarettes to occupy their mind or lift their mood. More worryingly, most UK smokers smoke their first cigarette just 30 minutes after waking up. We are hounded to avoid cigarettes and frequently bombarded with graphic cancerous … Read More

Leeds Capital of Culture Bid Under Threat

10 months ago / 0 comments

Leeds’ bid to be European Capital of Culture looks to be in tatters after the European Commission told the UK government that a British city will not be allowed to host, following the Brexit vote. Cities across the UK, including Leeds, Belfast, Dundee, Milton Keynes and Nottingham, submitted their bids … Read More

Council Calls For Uber-Strict Regulation

12 months ago / 0 comments

Leeds City Council has called for stricter regulations around taxi licensing, after Uber was refused a new license in the capital, by Transport for London. The taxi company, used by over 3.5 million people and 40,000 drivers in London, was described as “not fit and proper” to operate, with London … Read More

Debate | Taking Liberties – Should the Press be Regulated?

5 years ago / 0 comments

Historically, journalism has been cited as a force for good. It is often suggested that the watchful eye of the press force our politicians, public figures and other organisations to behave in a conduct that is ethically acceptable and morally right. However, in recent years, journalistic practice itself has been … Read More