The number of people who do not own property has also risen over the past 12 years, according to the Resolution Foundation. The proportion of adults owning multiple properties has jumped by 30% since 2000, according to the thinktank. “The fact there are increasing numbers of people are buying second homes just adds up to even greater inequality in wealth. Changes were also made in Scotland, where stamp duty has been abolished, to mirror the rest of the UK. The government collected almost £2bn from stamp duty in the first three months of 2017, provisional figures released by HMRC in April show.
August 19, 2017 15:45 UTC
I’m the guy pushing a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. In June his so-called “infrastructure week” at the White House was overshadowed by bombshell testimony from former FBI director James Comey on Capitol Hill. Earlier this year he took part in a session at the White House with Chao and others to discuss infrastructure development. What’s needed is the White House to exercise leadership by making proposals. Hudak added: “The size of the infrastructure plan is going to become more of a political talking point.
August 19, 2017 15:45 UTC
There are seven main ways in which the cost of rail travel could be reduced. Make Network Rail more efficientWith billions of overspending on one project alone, electrification of the Great Western mainline, financial issues at rail’s infrastructure manager have become painfully public. “That’s at the core of what keeps pushing fares up – Network Rail gobbles up all the money,” says rail historian Christian Wolmar. “There is no doubt that Network Rail has no incentive to reduce costs and has not driven down costs. The Rail Delivery Group, which represents train operators and Network Rail, insists profits are slim, with margins of around 3%.
August 19, 2017 15:00 UTC
But this isn’t a private encounter between one woman and technology. Some of the technology that is changing the audience experience has been around for years. For Stand By, written by former police officer Adam McNamara, the audience wears single-earpiece headphones just as real officers do. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Murder investigation via VR … Frogman. It understands the value of using technology as a safe space so that those watching difficult material can respond immediately, anonymously and safely.
August 19, 2017 14:03 UTC
Swansea City v Manchester United: Premier League – live! Read moreIt was Bailly who set United on the way to victory here, scoring just before half-time against a Swansea side that capitulated in the final 10 minutes. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Eric Bailly opens the scoring for Manchester United just before half-time. This time it was Daley Blind’s corner that exposed some poor marking in the Swansea defence, leaving Pogba with a free header. Martial, set up by the rampaging Pogba, calmly slotted in the fourth and United were rampant.
August 19, 2017 13:36 UTC
Steve Bannon returns to Breitbart: 'I've got my hands back on my weapons' Read more“I want to thank Steve Bannon for his service,” Trump tweeted. Thanks.”Bannon was removed from his post on Friday in what the White House press office said was a move “mutually agreed” with chief of staff John Kelly, who has been trying to restore discipline to the chaotic White House. You know, it just adds another level of legitimacy to hip-hop culture.”The Kennedy Center Honors have been given annually since 1977 for lifetime contributions to the performing arts. The Kennedy Center confirmed that this year’s White House reception would now not take place, although the awards themselves would still happen. The statement by the White House press secretary announcing the Trumps would not take part did not mention Charlottesville.
August 19, 2017 13:21 UTC
El País reported on Saturday that Julian had been located in hospital. Theresa May, the prime minister, spoke about the case after Julian’s grandfather Tony Cadman, a British man living in Australia, appealed for information . May said on Friday that British authorities were urgently looking into reports of a child believed missing, who is a British dual-national, but did not name him. It has been reported that the boy and his mother previously lived in Kent. Cadman posted a picture of Julian wearing a uniform from a British nursery school.
August 19, 2017 12:59 UTC
The All Blacks led 40-6 at half-time, setting a record for the most number of points they have scored against the Wallabies in a first-half. Foley edged the Wallabies closer, 7-6, with another penalty goal in the 16th minute after the All Blacks collapsed a scrum. Ioane scored his first try in the 17th minute in the left hand corner after getting around Wallabies fullback Israel Folau. He was over again three minutes later, scoring a classic All Blacks try off turnover ball. That first 50 minutes was pretty special.”The Wallabies now travel to Dunedin where they will try to level the series on Saturday night.
August 19, 2017 12:10 UTC
Health secretary reacts to physicist’s claim that the Conservatives are trying to implement US-style health insurance systemJeremy Hunt has accused Stephen Hawking of a “pernicious” lie after the physicist said it seemed the Tories were steering the UK towards a US-style health insurance system. In the speech, Hawking will accuse the health secretary of “cherrypicking” favourable evidence while suppressing contradictory research to suit his argument. Responding to the criticism, Hunt tweeted:Jeremy Hunt (@Jeremy_Hunt) Most pernicious falsehood from Stephen Hawking is idea govt wants US-style insurance system.Is it 2 much to ask him to look at evidence? Facebook Twitter Pinterest Stephen Hawking will say that cherrypicking evidence for political ends ‘debases scientific culture’. I wonder if Jeremy Hunt might take up my offer,” she said.
August 19, 2017 11:51 UTC
Younes Abouyaaqoub, a 22-year-old Moroccan national, is at the centre of the investigation, with police also looking for a white Renault KangooA 22-year-old Moroccan national is at the centre of the Spanish police’s search for the driver of the van used in the Barcelona attack. Four men, aged 21, 27, 28 and 34, who were arrested in connection with the attack, remain in custody. Relatives of a seven-year-old who became separated from his mother during the Barcelona attack are continuing to appeal for information. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Police believe that an explosion at this house in Alcanar on Wednesday night is linked to the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils. The attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils took place around eight hours apart on Thursday afternoon and in the early hours of Friday.
August 19, 2017 10:01 UTC