Ministers are to kick off a search for the first chair of a powerful new statutory audit regulator amid a wide-ranging shake-up of the industry. Sky News has learnt that the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will advertise in the coming weeks for a new chairman of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), the existing watchdog. Sources said that the appointee would automatically go on to chair the new Audit, Reporting and Governance Authority (ARGA) when it is established in about 2023. Keith Skeoch, the FRC's interim chair, has had his contract extended in recent weeks to run until October, according to insiders. Ironically, the extension of his tenure takes Mr Skeoch well beyond the nine-year stint on the FRC board that the regulator regards as a ceiling on the independence of directors on corporate boards. Advertisement The search for a long-term successor to Mr Skeoch will come as the audit sector awaits the conclusion of … [Read more...] about Ministers to kick off search for new audit watchdog chair amid industry shake-up
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Safety fears are the most common reason for people not getting a coronavirus vaccine, official figures have shown. The speed at which the jab has been developed and potential long-term side effects were also among concerns, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Another major reason is many think catching COVID-19 does not pose a significant risk to their health - particularly young people and those who believe their immune systems are strong enough to fight the virus without the jab. Ethnically diverse communities are less likely to have had a first dose of the vaccine compared to white people in Britain, according to ONS figures from December to April. The Black Caribbean community in the UK has the lowest take up rate - with just 66.8% of over 50s booking a jab. Advertisement Meanwhile 93.7% of white people over 50 have been vaccinated and almost 91% of older Indian people in Britain have received their first dose. … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Safety fears and potential side effects putting people off vaccine, official figures show
EASTENDERS' Denise, Sheree and Rainie realise actions speak louder than words and rally against Apostolos to help Karen get her job back. The trio tell a few white lies in the process to help the Taylor family in their time of need. Visit our EastEnders page for the latest gossip Find all EastEnders spoilers here Karen Taylor’s neighbours want to help her get a job and finally resolve her money woes on tonight's EastEnders . Following Karen’s very public outcry in the Square last night, her neighbours in Albert Square have decided to take action. She previously said: “Give me a job in your salon – a few shifts sweeping the floor. You knew I was out of work, that money was tight. I want to earn, I don’t want to ponce.” She was arrested in last night’s episode for smashing up her previous workplace, the launderette, with a sledgehammer. She shouted: "That's it, lock me up, shut me up, pretend I don't exist. "I just want my little girl back. I just … [Read more...] about EastEnders spoilers: Denise, Sheree and Rainie defend Karen Taylor as she struggles with Bailey’s disappearance
ROYAL Blood have been enjoying a good year, after releasing their second album. We take a look at the lives of the two-piece, what songs they have released and what they're nominated for in the BRIT Awards 2018 ... Who are Royal Blood? Who are Ben Thatcher and Mike Kerr? Royal Blood are an English rock duo formed in Brighton in 2013. They are made up of lead vocalist and bass guitarist Mike Kerr, 28, who was born on June 19, 1989, and drummer Ben Thatcher, 29, born on February 12, 1988. The pair are from West Sussex and met back in 2005, when they were teenagers. Before they hit the big time they were part of four-piece band called Flavour Country. What are Royal Blood's songs? Out of the Black Little Monster Come On Over Figure It Out Ten Tonne Skeleton Lights Out Hook, Line & Sinker I Only Lie When I Love You More TV and showbiz TOMMY TEASER Meet London-born Tommy Mallet, Towie star and boyfriend of Georgia … [Read more...] about Who are Royal Blood’s Ben Thatcher and Mike Kerr and what is the band nominated for at the BRIT Awards 2018?
RESIDENT Evil Village is the tenth video game in the Resident Evil series. It has now been released on PlayStation, Xbox and Microsoft Windows (May 7, 2021) and fans will get to use Ethan in the game, who was introduced to the franchise in 2017's Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Who is Ethan Winters in Resident Evil Village? Ethan Winters is a fictional character in the Resident Evil survival horror video game series, searching for his missing wife within a run down estate in Louisiana, United States. Ethan is set to be a pivotal character in Evil Village, which is set a few years after the previous game Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. He is stranded in a mysterious village after his wife Mia Winters is shot dead in front of him by Chris Redfield, for reasons we do not know. Ethan sets out to rescue his daughter from Chris, and while he searches the village for her, he struggles to discern what's real and what's not. What does Ethan Winters look like? In Resident Evil 7 … [Read more...] about Who is Ethan Winters in Resident Evil Village?