The EAC report entitled "Fixing fashion: clothing consumption and sustainability" advocates taxing fashion companies one penny per item of clothing produced, in addition to rewarding brands for offering clothing repairs to reduce the environmental footprint of their products. The report slams Britain's 'fast fashion' practices, where businesses accelerate fashion collections each year and demand quick turnovers for lower prices. The business model began in the 1980s and requires companies to react quickly to "offer new products to meet consumer demands", the report said. CC BY 3.0 / WiNG / Dolce & Gabbana ChinaFashion Victims: Dolce & Gabbana Ridiculed For Chinese New Year T-Shirts"Fashion shouldn't cost the earth," Environmental Audit Committee Chair Mary Creagh MP said. "In the UK we buy more clothes per person than any other country in Europe. 'Fast fashion' means we overconsume and … [Read more...] about MPs Urge UK Gov’t to Tax Clothing to Reduce Waste, Promote Sustainable Fashion
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No matter how sophisticated the world of investing becomes, it is hard to beat the allure of stock picking.The idea of testing your mettle against the market is deeply ingrained in the popular consciousness of investment, as any Financial Times journalist who has ever introduced themselves to someone new at a party can attest. Upon learning your profession, the question almost invariably follows: “What stocks should I invest in?” I find it hard not to share the sense of disappointment after I explain that I mainly write about something called the corporate bond market.But to capture some of this thrill in a safe setting, and hopefully make us all better conversationalists at parties, the FT team has for the past few years held a charity stock picking contest. Excitingly, for the first time this year, readers can join in.The rules are simple. Contestants have to choose five stocks listed anywhere in the world that they think will achieve the highest percentage return that … [Read more...] about Can you pick five stocks that will beat the market in 2019?
Everyone in the markets is feeling a little bruised after last year’s rout. UK investors are on average 12% poorer, US stocks suffered their worst year since the crash. No one escaped punishment, except for one rather special group of investors. Anyone owning a hoard of EUAs — that’s EU Allowances, for the uninitiated — is sitting on quite a windfall. These esoteric instruments — tradable permits to emit carbon dioxide — have soared by 200% in a year, a gain that is causing hand-wringing, nail-biting and even panic in businesses that consume a lot of energy. It’s ringing alarm bells in governments from London to Warsaw and it will cause a huge political row in Westminster, if and when Britain leaves the the EU. The EUAs are traded on the ETS, Europe’s cap-and-trade carbon Emissions Trading System, created in 2005 as part of the EU’s effort to encourage businesses to reduce their CO2 emissions. Businesses purchase a set number of … [Read more...] about Carl Mortished: Do we really want to be free of EU carbon trading?
Business By Lucy Hooker Business reporter, BBC News 28 December 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46386557 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The rise of online has helped revive the second-hand book market, but what impact has it had … [Read more...] about The booming trade in second-hand books
The festive season is just around the corner and there are lots of Christmas Markets in the UK that are well worth a visit to. They offer a whole raft of Christmas goods including beautifully crafted gifts, food, homeware, clothing and jewellery from boutique retailers. At another, there will be funfair rides for children to enjoy as well as musical entertainment by local buskers. Some have carol services and all of them promise a great atmosphere and plenty of Christmas cheer. Here they are, in order of their distance from Liverpool. Chester How far from Liverpool: 27 miles What it has to offer: There will be more than 70 traditional wooden chalets in Chester all wrapped around a sparkling Christmas tree, and an abundance of festive treats. There will be an abundance of festive treats and gifts on offer, including quality local and regional products, crafts, clothing, accessories, jewellery, unique gifts and stocking fillers. Cosy up with a festive tipple or two in the Real Ale Bar at … [Read more...] about Christmas Markets in the UK worth the journey from Liverpool