Mnuchin has been Trump’s loyal lieutenant through all these battles. The former Goldman Sachs partner and Yale University graduate knows the art of the deal, probably better than his boss. It was Mnuchin who travelled to Beijing in 2017 with trade negotiator Robert Lighthizer to kick off the battle with China’s president, Xi Jinping, starting with a 30% tariff on Chinese solar panels imported into the US. … [Read more...] about Britain’s tax on tech titans may be the key to cutting them down to size
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As with most things today, the internet is largely to blame. Initially, I started exploring online forums, seeking others with my own niche interests. Much of the stuff was pretty hardcore. Some swore that regular doses of beetroot juice could boost my performance. Others suggested forgoing meat. Perhaps experimenting at altitude might help. … [Read more...] about Vaporfly shoes will help me reach my marathon dream. Should I use them?
Words such as “representation” and “diversity” make the whole matter seem so worthy. I prefer to put it this way: there are stories out there we aren’t hearing, stories that could better help us understand the complexity of this nation in which we’re living, stories that could make the worlds of strangers feel intimate. Surely that’s a loss? There’s no point falling for the divide-and-rule tactic that sets writers up against readers (I’m looking at you, Marlon James, for arguing that publishers too often seek fiction that “panders to that archetype of the older white woman”). People who love fiction are those prepared to make imaginative leaps into worlds not their own – some more than others, it is true, given all the studies and anecdotal evidence that tell us that women read more widely than men. It is not readers who need to be reconditioned, but the machinery that gets books on people’s radars and into … [Read more...] about How do we stop UK publishing being so posh and white?
Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, editor and co-founder of Indigo Press People in publishing at the moment are a sweet and thoughtful bunch but they are not asking the right questions. I have published across the range and will continue to do so but always at the forefront of my mind is: “What don’t I know and how might I find out?” These are the questions publishers should ask themselves. So a white, female commissioning editor could ask herself: “What do I not know about aspects of my society that could improve my world?” Another question to ask: who is not in the sales department? … [Read more...] about Breaking down the barriers – a new chapter in publishing
Lifetime Isa - This is another Government scheme that gives anyone aged 18 to 39 the chance to save tax-free and get a bonus of up to £32,000 towards their first home. You can save up to £4,000 a year and the Government will add 25 per cent on top. … [Read more...] about Single mum worked two jobs to buy £210k three-bed house after just five months saving for a deposit