Skip Header
Important information: The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invest. Investors should note that the views expressed may no longer be current and may have already been acted upon. This is a third-party news feed and may not reflect Fidelity’s views.

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Twitter, carbon tax, SFO

(Sharecast News) - Pressure on the government to help those hardest hit by Britain's cost of living crisis has intensified after the head of one of the country's leading employers' groups said immediate support was a "moral imperative". Tony Danker, the director-general of the CBI, said Rishi Sunak should step in to provide assistance to households skipping meals as a result of rising food and fuel bills. - Guardian Elon Musk has suggested that he could seek to pay a lower price for Twitter, as the social media company's would-be owner expressed further concerns about the presence of fake accounts on the platform. The Tesla CEO said reducing his agreed $54.20 per share offer wouldn't be "out of the question", days after putting the $44bn ($36bn) deal "on hold" after he queried the number of spam accounts on Twitter. - Guardian

The Treasury is plotting a new tax on imports from countries with high carbon emissions as part of a scramble to protect British industry from efforts to go green. Ministers are considering bringing in carbon border taxes to make sure UK businesses who face high domestic carbon costs are not undercut by cheap imports. - Telegraph

Senior officials at the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) were in "serious breach" of their duties during an investigation into a Kazakh mining company, according to a High Court ruling that piles fresh pressure on the embattled agency. Judge David Waksman found that Neil Gerrard, a former partner at City law firm Dechert, leaked material about his then-client ENRC to the SFO in breach of his own duty of care. - Telegraph

Tom Cruise isn't the only one making a comeback: the release this month of Top Gun: Maverick more than 35 years after the original Top Gun comes as the big cinema chains kick-start investment in new theatres. A year after Britain's cinemas were allowed to reopen, Odeon has announced plans to open its latest upmarket Odeon Luxe venue this summer in Acton, west London. The opening, its first this year, will have nine screens with reclining seats that have three times the standard legroom. Films will be shown on cutting-edge technology, while the food and drink offering has been upgraded. - The Times

Share this article

Related Sharecast Articles

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
Tuesday newspaper round-up: Pharma companies, Puig, Thames Water
(Sharecast News) - Rachel Reeves has said an incoming Labour government would launch a £5bn crackdown on tax avoiders to close a gap in its spending plans exposed by Jeremy Hunt scrapping the non-dom regime to finance tax cuts. Warning households and businesses that Labour was prepared to adopt tough measures to tackle tax fraud and non-compliance, Reeves said the funding would be used to pay for free school breakfast clubs and additional NHS appointments. - Guardian
Monday newspaper round-up: Boeing, rent rises, e-scooters, Santander UK
(Sharecast News) - US airline regulators have launched an investigation after an engine cowling on a Boeing plane fell off during takeoff and struck the wing flap. The Southwest Airlines flight 3695 rose to about 10,300ft (3,140 metres) before returning safely 25 minutes after takeoff to Denver international airport at about 8.15am local time on Sunday. It was towed to the gate after landing. The Boeing aircraft with 135 passengers and six crew members aboard had been headed to Houston. No one was injured. - Guardian

Important information: This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to one of Fidelity’s advisers or an authorised financial adviser of your choice. When you are thinking about investing in shares, it’s generally a good idea to consider holding them alongside other investments in a diversified portfolio of assets. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future returns.

Award-winning online share dealing

Search, compare and select from thousands of shares.

Expert insights into investing your money

Our team of experts explore the world of share dealing.