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Employees demand AI worker robots pay TAX…

“The poll of 1,000 people also showed 57% of workers think these robots should be taxed in some form” writes Rachel O’donoghue for dailystar.co.uk. A recent survey reveals a third of all workers believe automatons will be doing their job within the next 15 years.Ed Molyneux, the CEO of cloud accounting firm FreeAgent, which carried out the survey, said the research shows the majority of people think the future of the workplace involves robots.He explained: “There is also a clear desire among British workers to ensure that things are fair,…

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The Latest: EU president says toughest Brexit talks to come

“Late on Wednesday, lawmakers won a House of Commons vote giving Parliament the final say on any deal with the EU” reports foxbusiness.com. Brexit Secretary David Davis told lawmakers on Thursday that a “no-deal” Brexit was now extremely unlikely, although “we continue to prepare for all outcomes.”.  Source: foxbusiness.com Share This:

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Fifth of older UK workers saving nothing for retirement

“Strained by the rising cost of living, almost a fifth of UK workers in their fifties and sixties are unable to save anything for retirement, new research has revealed” writes Josie Cox for independent.co.uk. Millions of older workers are simply not aware of how much they will need to save for their retirement.Two-thirds – or 64 per cent – of workers in their fifties admitted that they are yet to ramp up their saving habits in the run-up to retirement.Aviva calculated that around 42 per cent of older workers had…

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British pound slips as U.K. parliament votes to change Brexit plan

“The British pound fell off session highs on Wednesday following news that British lawmakers voted in favor of changing Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan” writes Anneken Tappe for marketwatch.com. The British pound GBPUSD, +0.4355% remained in positive territory, propped up by a sliding U.S. dollar, which fell after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates but failed to update its forward guidance for the future interest rate hikes and inflation, according to market participants. One pound last bought $1.3369, up 0.4%, while the euro EURGBP, -0.0680% gained 0.1% against sterling…

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European Parliament to warn that British payments to Brussels must continue after Brexit

“Such an agreement would mean Britain paying Brussels for the foreseeable future but the payments would help secure” writes Laura Sandys for telegraph.co.uk. The draft text, prepared by five pro-EU political groups, insists that MEPs will only accept the association agreement, if it strictly adhered to conditions including “commensurate financial contributions” by Britain.MEPs are likely to back a resolution, obtained by The Telegraph, that says Britain and the EU should sign an association agreement, which would be coupled with a free trade deal.The EU has many such association agreements with other countries. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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British insurer Direct Line offers Tesla Autopilot discount

“Tesla then provides information on the features and capabilities of its vehicles to help Direct Line set insurance prices” reports autoblog.com. Britain’s largest motor insurer Direct Line is offering Tesla Inc drivers in Britain a 5-percent discount for switching on the car’s Autopilot system, seeking to encourage use of a system it hopes will cut down on accidents.Direct Line sells insurance policies to customers introduced to it by Tesla. Source: autoblog.com Share This:

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Rebel architecture: In praise of Britain’s postmodern oddities

“Perhaps postmodern left a permissive space in British architecture.”” reports cnn.com. “The sudden eclipse of postmodernism in the 1990s left unanswered questions about its lasting contribution to British architecture,” says Franklin and Harwood.”But the postmodern movement’s guiding principles and strategies — chief among them pluralism, context, narrative and subversion — have never been more relevant to contemporary architecture.”.  Source: cnn.com Share This:

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As Britain’s birdlife takes flight, skies of my youth are changing for ever

“As it turned out, that little egret was a trailblazer for a host of other herons to cross the Channel and establish themselves as British breeding birds” writes Stephen Moss for theguardian.com. One of the biggest issues facing both migrants and breeding birds is what scientists call “asynchronous response”.Numbers of several species clinging on as British breeding birds are falling rapidly. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Key Brexit advocate says voters can change UK deal with EU

“A key British government advocate of Brexit says that voters will be able to change the future relationship with the European Union if they wish” reports foxbusiness.com. Environment Secretary Michael Gove’s comments came after Prime Minister Theresa May hammered out a deal with the EU on Friday.Negotiators reached a broad agreement on divorce terms, which the EU had required before it would allow the talks to move on to the weighty questions of future relations.Writing in the Daily Telegraph on Saturday, Gove says that “if the British people dislike the…

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