The government is finally turning its attention to the housing crisis, but what’s missing? There’s no question that the housing market is in need of drastic reform.So it was welcome news last week when the chancellor announced that the government was turning its attention to reforming the supply side of the market through a £500m Housing Infrastructure Fund and British Business Bank guarantees for SME house builders. Financial services is also in need of reform if we are to encourage more young people to save to buy their own homes, and the government should start by simplifying Isa rules.Under the current system, individuals have to choose one provider for their annual stocks and shares Isa, which hugely favours incumbent players and puts little downward competitive pressure on their fees, which remain too high.Given the proliferation of new platforms looking to bring new options for investment to the masses, it’s now time to make it easier for normal people to spread their Isa investments across platforms.It’s simply a question of HMRC’s reporting systems: self-invested personal pension investors have long been able to have multiple, concurrent wrappers in their names.Rather than introducing new, increasingly complex types of Isa, it’s time for the government to improve what they already have. City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. whatsapp Thursday 8 November 2018 3:20 pm Opinion However, there was some good news for tenants that was not mentioned in the Budget. The government has since announced that private landlords will not be able to put properties onto the market with the two lowest Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ratings.The changes are expected to save renters living in 290,000 properties (around six per cent of the market) an average of £180 a year. This is very big news for tenants living in cold, damp, expensive to heat homes.On the fiscal side it’s a shame that stamp duty remains largely unreformed, despite the announcement of its abolition for first-time buyers of shared ownership homes.Regardless of your age, stamp duty is a tax that prevents housing mobility, and is particularly penalising towards growing families and those wanting to downsize. It’s also a tax on social mobility, discouraging relocation in pursuit of better paid jobs.Political posturing on foreign property owners is not a substitute for action here, particularly in the South East and London where even small properties attract large tax bills. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastJohn Wick Stuntman Reveals The Truth About Keanu ReevesTotal PastZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comNoteableyFaith Hill’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman In The WorldNoteableymoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comInteresticleMan Finds Wierd Cave In Scottsdale, Enters And Drops To His KneesInteresticle In broader terms, there seems to be an increased focus on making it easier for diverse groups to gain approval for finance, as well as building new housing. But these were far from root and branch reforms and, as is always the case with supply-side measures, we will have to wait longer than desirable to assess their impact.We were surprised that the government didn’t move on guaranteeing three-year tenancies, not just because of the growing number of renters, but because of the housing minister’s announcement in July of plans along these lines.The idea that the government should intervene in the private rental market is controversial, but there’s no doubt that lease reform could provide tenants with increased security of tenure and protection from arbitrary midterm rent increases.We continue to see evidence ourselves that more stable tenancies are actually better for landlords – reducing voids, and wear and tear.The trajectory towards greater security for tenants and more overheads for landlords is clear, and this certainly looks like a strong Conservative policy candidate, should they have the political will to proceed. whatsapp Share Simon Heawood More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com Tags: Social mobility Tax
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By Gavin van Marle 10/01/2017 Last month’s decision by the US Federal Maritime Commission to authorise two terminal operators in the port of Miami to create a “conference agreement”, allowing them common pricing and operational practices, paves the way for others to form alliances that mirror their shipping line customers.The FMC commissioners agreed not to prevent the Miami Marine Terminal Conference Agreement taking effect on 31 December/It allows two of the port’s three container terminals – Port of Miami Terminal Operating Company (Pomtoc) and South Florida Container Terminal (SFCT) – to seek “cooperation and commonality in both business and operating matters”.An FMC statement added: “…the companies may establish a variety of common rates, rules, and practices as well as to meet to discuss these matters.”During a speech to the North Atlantic Ports Association in Virginia at the beginning of December, FMC commissioner William Doyle suggested the Miami operators’ filing could form a template for terminal alliances to construct framework service agreements with liner alliances.And FMC chairman Mario Cordero argued that allowing terminal operators to cooperate ought to be to the benefit of shippers.“These two facilities are located in very close proximity to one another and allowing the entities that operate them the ability to communicate on a number of topics creates an opportunity to achieve efficiencies that potentially can benefit both the port of Miami and the shipping public more broadly,” he said.While discussion agreements among ocean carriers are commonly filed at the FMC, agreements between terminal operating companies have been less common to date, the organisation said.“We are always interested in receiving well-crafted proposals that seek discussion agreement authority that is narrowly tailored to achieve efficiencies,” Mr Cordero added.However, Neil Davidson, director of ports at Drewry Maritime Advisors, told The Loadstar that the agreement was also a response to the growing consolidation among shipping lines, and the FMC’s green light of the could pave the way for it to take place in other jurisdictions.“I think this is a really significant trend,” he said.“As to whether it could happen elsewhere in the world, I suppose each case would need to be considered by the relevant competition authorities. But you’d have to say that if the FMC is comfortable with the concept, then other regulators may well be too.”Mr Davidson also agreed that container terminal alliances were likely to work best for adjacent facilities. The Pomtoc terminal is owned by the port authority, while SFCT is managed by APM Terminals.He said: “As to whether it could work across ports, I think the value of such alliances diminishes with distance. Terminals will find it progressively harder, the further apart they are geographically I think.“Having said this, if they are in the same market and are substitutes for each other as far as shipping lines are concerned, then alliances still make sense,” Mr Davidson added.The more diverse the terminal ownership within a port, the greater benefits that terminal alliances could bring. The stand-out example is the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex, which has 13 different terminals.Mr Davidson said there were other contenders.“I’ve done some research into which ports are most fragmented and besides LA-LB, good examples are Buenos Aires, Kobe, Osaka, Tokyo, Laem Chabang, Kaohsiung, Xiamen, Tianjin, Busan and Ningbo.“Note though, that it’s not always the case that every terminal in each port has a different operator.”
U.S. securities regulators Thursday charged two executives of a Chinese company that was listed in the U.S. with fraud and insider trading. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says it has charged the former CEO of ChinaCast Education Corp., an education services provider based in China, with diverting millions of dollars from the firm following a U.S. public offering; and, it charged another executive with illegally dumping his stock in the company. According to the SEC’s complaint, which was filed in federal court in Manhattan, ChinaCast entered the U.S. capital markets through a reverse takeover in December 2006, and conducted multiple stock offerings in the U.S. The SEC alleges that the company’s former CEO and chairman, Chan Tze Ngon, illicitly transferred US$41 million out of US$43.8 million raised from investors to a purported subsidiary in which he secretly held a controlling stake. From there, it says he transferred the funds to another entity outside ChinaCast’s control. Additionally, the commission says that Chan secretly pledged US$30.4 million of ChinaCast’s cash to secure the debts of entities unrelated to the company. None of these transactions were disclosed in financial reports signed by Chan and filed with the SEC, it says. The regulator also charges that ChinaCast’s former president for operations in China, Jiang Xiangyuan, avoided more than US$200,000 in losses by illegally selling approximately 50,000 ChinaCast shares after participating in the process of selling one of the company’s revenue-generating colleges before it was publicly disclosed by a new management team. The allegations have not been proven. The SEC seeks disgorgement of ill-gotten gains plus prejudgment interest, financial penalties, permanent injunctions, and officer-and-director bars. “The massive fraud perpetrated by Chan destroyed hundreds of millions of dollars in market value, and Jiang’s brazen insider trading allowed him to profit by dumping his own shares on the market before the fraud was exposed,” said Andrew Calamari, director of the SEC’s New York regional office. James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Imposters among us, CSA warns Keywords FraudCompanies Securities and Exchange Commission Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Retail trading surge on regulators’ radar, Vingoe says DoJ launches task force to tackle Covid-19 fraud Related news
UK to send millions of pounds recovered from corrupt officials back to Nigeria The UK and Nigerian governments have signed an agreement today (Tuesday 9 March) to send £4.2 million (2.2 billion Naira) of stolen funds recovered by UK agencies back to Nigeria, where it will be spent on key infrastructure and building works for the Nigerian people.This is the first time that money recovered from criminals will be returned to Nigeria since an agreement was signed in 2016 to recover and return the proceeds of bribery or corruption in a responsible and transparent way.The money – stolen by the former Governor of Nigeria’s Delta State, James Ibori, and his associates – was retrieved through operations led by UK law enforcement agencies, who worked to identify assets bought in the UK with illicit funds and recover them. In February 2012, Mr Ibori pleaded guilty in a UK court to money laundering, conspiracy to defraud, and forgery, and was sentenced to a total of 13 years in prison.UK Minister for Africa, James Duddridge said:When money is stolen from public funds it hits the poorest communities the hardest and means money can’t be spent where it’s most needed.The UK’s work on this case to recover millions of pounds will support vital infrastructure and building works. The UK and Nigeria will continue to work together to tackle crime and corruption across our nations.The Nigerian government has pledged to use the returned funds for projects that will benefit and improve the country. This includes boosting support to substantial building work for the Lagos to Ibadan Expressway, the Abuja to Kano road and the second Niger Bridge.Home Office Minister, Baroness Williams said:This is a significant moment in our fight against illicit finance wherever it is found.Recovering the proceeds of crime is a critical part of our fight against serious crime and this sends a clear message to criminals that we will relentlessly pursue them, their assets and their money.Under the agreement, worked up with UK officials, a detailed budget plan, including a work and expenditure schedule has been made for each project and agreed by representatives from the Government of Nigeria. They have committed to using the funds with the utmost transparency, and information about its management will be made available to the Nigerian public, as well as accountability reports which will be published annually.The UK continues to be a driving force in bringing countries together to tackle serious and organised crime. Between 2019/2020 the UK recovered just under £208m from the proceeds of crime, an increase of almost 10% compared with 2014/15. Of this, £139m was collected through confiscation orders.Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS Proceeds of Crime, Adrian Foster said:Corruption anywhere is corrosive and has a drastic impact on the lives of the people where money is embezzled from. Where there is international corruption carried out from England and Wales, we will robustly prosecute and deprive individuals of their ill-gotten gains.Thanks to diligent and complex work of our prosecutors, £4.2 million is being returned to the people of Nigeria and will go towards projects which will massively benefit the country.This forms part of the CPS’s ongoing asset recovery work.Notes:The money was retrieved through operations led by the Metropolitan Police Service, National Crime Agency (NCA), Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), and supported by the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and Home Office.The agreement to return the recovered funds will be signed in Nigeria by the British High Commissioner, Catriona Laing and Nigerian Minister for Justice Mr. Abubakar Malami.The projects on which the funds will be spent will be administered by the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority and independently audited. The Federal Republic of Nigeria has established a Monitoring Team to oversee the implementation of the projects and to report regularly on progress.The Nigerian government has also engaged The Cleen Foundation, which has expertise in substantial infrastructure projects, civil engineering, anti-corruption compliance, anti-human trafficking compliance, and procurement to provide additional monitoring and oversight.Today’s agreement also builds on a 2016 UK-Nigeria Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), that reinforces the two countries’ commitments to return the seized proceeds of bribery or corruption in a responsible and transparent way. This is the first time that money has been returned to Nigeria from the UK under this MoU.The MoU signed between the UK and Nigerian governments provides the framework for returning stolen assets to Nigeria. It also makes provision for transparency and monitoring in the return of any assets to Nigeria. More details on the MoU here. /Public Release. 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FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedHIC Assists Athletes Partnerships Needed To Develop Sports – Minister Neita-Headley SportMay 5, 2014Written by: Andrea Braham Minister with Responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, has cited the need for public/private partnerships to further the development of sports.Mrs. Neita Headley, who was addressing the Ministerial Forum at the Business of Sport International Conference 2014, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston on Friday, May 1, said Government cannot do everything and must prioritise.She said that it is only through public private partnerships that true inroads can be made in meeting the sports infrastructural needs.“Such partnerships will be ‘win-win’ as the private sector concerns will have the chance to associate with the athletic stars, while making their brands more attractive to the public at large,” Mrs. Neita-Headley observed.The Minister pointed out that the demand for facilities is growing and management teams are eager to have their athletes make use of the new facilities. Therefore she said, this type of investment is a secure and safe option.She noted that the big earner for the future of the sector, and one of the fastest growing sectors, especially in the Caribbean, is sports tourism.“To compete in these markets we do not need just gyms, sports facilities, trainers, physiotherapists and other professionals, we also need housing and medical facilities of the highest standards. The athletes who will want to come here and train, especially in the winter months expect first class facilities. Most are high net worth individuals who are accustomed to certain levels of service. Dormitory accommodation will just not do,” the Minister said.She also cited the need to create hubs for top class facilities at the community, parish, national, and regional levels.“Initially these hubs may be in schools or at private clubs, but eventually they should be at public facilities available for use by anyone in need,” she added.Also addressing the forum was Professor Emeritus at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, Dr. Colin Higgs, who stated that sports is one of the best areas in which Governments can invest.He pointed out that there are great benefits at the individual, community, and government level.“If you put an investment in sport, you can save money on physical health, mental health, on personal growth, community economic development, community regeneration, community safety, environmental improvement and on those intangibles like social inclusion,” Dr. Higgs said.He noted that for every dollar that is spent on sports there will be savings of C$1.75 to almost C$4 on health care cost.“If you invest a dollar in sports programmes there is good evidence that you can save up to $41 in incarceration cost because keeping people in jail is very expensive,” Dr. Higgs added.Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Cayman Islands, Hon. Bernie Bush, who was also panelist, noted that to get to the place where sports is a business is a very long journey.Mr. Bush also noted the importance of coaches in the Caribbean having scientific background to support their certification.The Business of Sport International Conference, which runs from May 1 to 2 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, is an international forum for leaders in business and commerce in the sports industry. It provides an opportunity to exchange ideas on the business of sports. Advertisements RelatedStunning CARIFTA Games Performance, Says Neita Headley RelatedPennsylvania University Exploring Scholarship Opportunities for Local High School Students Story HighlightsMinister with Responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, has cited the need for public/private partnerships to further the development of sports.Mrs. Neita Headley said Government cannot do everything and must prioritise.The Minister pointed out that the demand for facilities is growing and management teams are eager to have their athletes make use of the new facilities.
RelatedFinance Minister Hints at Lower Interest Rates RelatedMore Revenue Administrators to Assist Tax Payers Photo: Mark BellManaging Director of the Development Bank of Jamaica, (DBJ), Milverton Reynolds (third right), presents Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Environmental Health Foundation (EHF), Novlet Deans (third left), with a signed copy of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the provision of grant funding to the EHF, to carry out a development project in Parade Gardens, South Central Kingston. Others (from left) are: Board Director, EHF, Edward Bailey; Vice President, Parade Gardens Community Centre, Shaka Payne; Technical Specialist with the Community Renewal Programme, Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Charmaine Brimm; and General Manager, Strategic Services Division, DBJ, Claudine Tracey. The MoU was signed today (June 4), during a press briefing held at the DBJ’s offices on Oxford Road, Kingston. DBJ Provides $6.9 Million For Development Project In Parade Gardens Finance & Public ServiceJune 5, 2015Written by: Latonya Linton Advertisements DBJ Provides $6.9 Million For Development Project In Parade GardensJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Story HighlightsThe Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) has provided a $6.9 million grant to the Environment Health Foundation (EHF) for the implementation of a social development project in the community of Parade Gardens in South Central Kingston.The parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish their partnership, during a press briefing held on June 4, at the DBJ’s offices on Oxford Road, Kingston.Under the one-year project, the EHF will provide entrepreneurial, career development and skills training for the residents, as well as coaching in personal development and behavioural change. The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) has provided a $6.9 million grant to the Environment Health Foundation (EHF) for the implementation of a social development project in the community of Parade Gardens in South Central Kingston.The parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish their partnership, during a press briefing held on June 4, at the DBJ’s offices on Oxford Road, Kingston.Under the one-year project, the EHF will provide entrepreneurial, career development and skills training for the residents, as well as coaching in personal development and behavioural change.It also involves outfitting the newly constructed Parade Gardens Community Centre with renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies; installing energy-efficient bulbs in households; and increasing awareness of the residents about the benefits of energy conservation.Managing Director of the DBJ, Milverton Reynolds, said the aim is to empower the residents to improve their circumstances and contribute to the country’s development.“We believe there is bound to be a positive developmental impact from this intervention. At the end of this one-year programme, the young people will have skills, which will be certified by HEART Trust/NTA,” he said.He noted that with the new skills and certification, residents of the community “will become socially responsible citizens, participating fully in the life of the country and contributing their fair share of the taxes that help to improve the roads, education and health care.”Director and Chief Executive Officer of the EHF, Novlet Deans, informed that the total cost of the project is in excess of $21.5 million.She noted that some 90 residents of Parade Gardens are being targeted to benefit from the training and development initiatives.“This project will result in employment opportunities and that will certainly aid in the development of Jamaica’s social infrastructure,” Mrs. Deans said.Vice President, Parade Gardens Community Centre, Shaka Payne, also welcomed the intervention which, he said, will provide the residents with skills to enhance their employability.He said equipping the community centre with energy-efficient technologies will lower the energy bill by at least 70 per cent.“This will also aid in keeping us off an overwhelming statistics of community centres across Jamaica that have closed down because of inability to pay utilities and maintenance,” he said.Other participating stakeholders include the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), the Social Development Commission (SDC), HEART Trust/NTA and the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI). FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedFinance Minister Commends Credit Union Movement
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