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Strikes cause train and Tube chaos

Posted by Warren Fyfe on July 9, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Police marshalled crowds of people queuing for buses at Stratford station Tube and train strikes are causing travel misery, with the entire London Underground network shut down and many rail services cancelled. Tube services were halted on Wednesday night after a walkout by Underground staff over pay and conditions. They will not resume until Friday [...]

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Deadline day for Greek debt plans

Posted by Warren Fyfe on July 9, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Greece has until the end of Thursday to present new proposals to secure a third bailout from creditors and prevent a possible exit from the eurozone. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says the “next hours will be crucial”. The new proposals will be studied by eurozone finance ministers on Saturday and a full EU summit on [...]

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Benefit changes ‘to hit 13m families’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on July 9, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Thirteen million UK families will lose an average of £260 a year due to Budget changes to working-age benefits, says the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). Tax credit changes could hit three million families, which are likely to lose an average of £1,000, it said. Even taking into account higher wages, people receiving tax credits [...]

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