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Tuesday newspaper round-up: Energy bills, ULEZ, Aveva

(Sharecast News) - Jeremy Hunt is facing calls for a "social energy tariff" providing cheaper gas and electricity for low income households to be introduced when government support ends next year. In an open letter to the chancellor, 95 charities and non-profit organisations have urged the government to move quickly to legislate for a change in energy bills for "those in greatest need to ensure they are able to live in their homes comfortably". - Guardian Britain risks losing vital investment if it keeps raising taxes and undermining its reputation as a stable place to do business, global bosses have warned. PwC's annual poll of more than 4,000 chief executives showed the UK climbed one place this year to become the third most important country globally for growth, alongside Germany. - Telegraph

Sadiq Khan has been accused of manipulating a public consultation on expanding London's Ultra-low emission zone (Ulez) after it emerged that more than 5,000 votes were excluded. Emails reveal the Mayor's officials removed thousands of votes submitted to a consultation on whether to expand Ulez across the whole of London. The crackdown on motorists is costing drivers in the capital an additional £385,000 a day in charges, according to RAC. - Telegraph

The boss of Aveva has reiterated that the FTSE 100 technology company will remain autonomous as its controversial £10 billion takeover by France's Schneider Electric was formally sealed. Peter Herweck, chief executive of Aveva, said that the company would continue to work with a variety of partners and control systems. "It is a clear agreement that we have done. We've been very, very clear about it. We will be agnostic," he said. - The Times

The global airline industry will be back at prepandemic levels by the middle of this year. That is the bullish assessment of Avolon, one of the world's largest aircraft leasing companies. The forecast is the most optimistic estimate yet for a recovery in the industry from the Covid-19 travel restrictions of 2020 to 2022. - The Times

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Sunday newspaper round-up: Middle East, Aston Martin, Defence
(Sharecast News) - Britons must accept that their country was now involved in the Middle East conflict, Tobias Ellwood said. The former defence minister warned that "nobody was in full control" of the growing conflict as more and more countries were sucked in. Ellwood also said that Tehran's strike had taken the conflict into a "new dangerous territory". - Sunday Telegraph
Friday newspaper round-up: Everton, AstraZeneca, Amazon
(Sharecast News) - Everton has paid about £30m in interest charges to an opaque lender associated with a tax exile, corporate records suggest. The charges appear to have reached about £438,000 a week, according to the troubled Premier League club's most recent set of accounts, a figure more than three times the reported wages of the Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. - Guardian
Thursday newspaper round-up: Border controls, McKinsey, KPMG
(Sharecast News) - New post-Brexit UK border controls coming into force later this month will cost British businesses £2bn and fuel higher inflation, according to a report warning that UK-EU trade will be damaged as a result. With less than a month before the introduction of new checks on animal and plant products from 30 April, the insurer Allianz Trade said the controls agreed under Boris Johnson's Brexit deal could add 10% to import costs over the first year. - Guardian
Wednesday newspaper round-up: Shoplifting, EnQuest, Klarna
(Sharecast News) - The government is investing more than £55m in expanding facial recognition systems - including vans that will scan crowded high streets - as part of a renewed crackdown on shoplifting. The scheme was announced alongside plans for tougher punishments for serial or abusive shoplifters in England and Wales, including being forced to wear a tag to ensure they do not revisit the scene of their crime, under a new standalone criminal offence of assaulting a retail worker. - Guardian

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