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Dieselgate: UK motorists file class-action suit against VW

Greenpeace and Which? welcome move by 10,000 Volkswagen owners for £3,000 in compensation as carmaker faces bill as high as £3.6bn
Thousands of British motorists have launched a lawsuit against Volkswagen over the “dieselgate” emissions scandal, in a claim that could end up costing the carmaker billions of pounds.

The group of 10,000 VW owners has filed a class action […]

By |January 10th, 2017|Latest News, Uncategorized|

Volkswagen bosses ordered staff to carry on cheating, FBI alleges

Volkswagen’s top executives told staff to cover up emissions cheating in the weeks before the scandal was exposed, the Federal Bureau of Investigation claimed yesterday.

The executives ordered the “continued concealment” of the existence of a device that was built into diesel cars to cheat emissions tests, in the knowledge that US regulators were unaware of […]

By |January 10th, 2017|Latest News|

British Airways Flight crew ‘spaced out’ on fumes

British Airways flight attendants on board an Airbus A380 “superjumbo” vomited, became “spaced out” and had to use emergency oxygen after suspected “toxic fumes” were detected in the cabin during a long-haul flight, a leaked internal report reveals.

At least one crew member became so ill that he curled up on the floor and put a […]

By |January 3rd, 2017|Latest News|

Advisers who enable tax evasion to be named and shamed

Accountants, bankers, lawyers and other advisers who enable offshore tax evasion face tough new sanctions from 1 January 2017.

The new powers will see individuals or corporates who take deliberate action to help others evade paying tax face fines of up to 100 per cent of the tax they helped evade or £3,000, whichever is highest.

On […]

By |January 3rd, 2017|Latest News|

Crowdfunding -Time to let the crowds see where all their money went

Anyone who dares to say anything even remotely critical about the financial revolution of crowdfunding risks being labelled as an unpatriotic, cynical envoy of the big banks.

Celebrity investors from London’s Silicon Roundabout tech hub have been backed up by endless government ministers in asserting that “alternative finance” holds the key to the future of our economy.

Using these systems, ordinary […]

By |December 18th, 2016|Latest News|

BA attendant ‘poisoned’ by cabin fumes

A former British Airways flight attendant claims her health collapsed after she was “poisoned” by fumes while working on aircraft, as it emerged that four UK airlines are being sued by 74 cabin crew who say they were exposed to contaminated air.

Trudie Dadd, 56, says she suffered “unbelievable fatigue”, memory and stomach problems, confusion, and […]

By |December 6th, 2016|Latest News|

Warning from senior figure as advisers told to act early or risk disappointment when looking for EIS opportunities this year

A senior figure in the EIS community is warning advisers that they should start their EIS
‘season’ early, way before the traditional period of January to the end of the tax year.
CEO of Kuber Ventures Dermot Campbell says that advisers should start looking at their
client’s EIS needs next month if they want to avoid any problems […]

By |October 22nd, 2016|Latest News|

EIS Film Funding – Does it matter that only 7% of British films make a profit?

British Films like Skyfall, Slumdog Millionaire, The Woman In Black and The King’s Speech were international hits – putting them in the minority.
Just 7% of films made in the UK turn a profit, according to recent figures revealed by the BFI. The statistics relate to more than 600 British films released in cinemas between 2003-2010. They showed that […]

By |September 22nd, 2016|Latest News|

Woodford in Govt talks over £250m tech start-up fund

Neil Woodford is in talks with the government to allocate capital to a initiative to back early-stage tech ventures outside London.
By |September 8th, 2016|Latest News, Uncategorized|

Coutts sued over film partnerships advice

Coutts, the private banking and wealth management arm of Royal Bank of Scotland, could be on the hook for hundreds of thousands of pounds in redress following client claims they were given bad advice to invest in film schemes.
By |September 8th, 2016|Latest News|