Day: March 14, 2020

UK employees see Coronavirus shutdown as a “free holiday”

The threat of a total UK shutdown due to the Coronavirus outbreak is being welcomed by some employees seeing it as a “free holiday”.

The UK may well get a complete shutdown within the next two weeks according to some sources. If the Government decides to go ahead with a closure of workplaces, schools and public serviced then life as we know it will be very different for a few weeks. But some of our workforce is viewing this as an opportunity to have “2 weeks off work”

“I spoke to some of our younger members of staff, and I was surprised that rather than be a scary thought, they actively encouraged a shutdown”, explains Managing Director of National office provider Offices.co.uk.

Ratcliffe adds, “The member of staff who will remain nameless just said “Get in, 2 weeks paid leave” – I thought it was quite funny at the

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Warrington Challenger Bank supports ‘Northern Powerhouse’ with £63m lending

Redwood Bank Warrington has provided vital support to the town and North West by lending £63m to the region.

The money was lent over the last two and a half years to businesses, or to businesses with properties, based in the North West and represents more than 30 per cent of the Bank’s total lending. In Warrington itself this amounted to over £12m.

Business therefore continues to boom for the Redwood Bank Warrington office, which has more than doubled the size of its premises in recent months, as well as making two high-profile staff appointments.

Gary Wilkinson, CEO and Co-Founder of Redwood Bank, said: “Our staff are passionate about supporting Warrington and other North-West based businesses, helping them navigate the ever-changing financial and business landscape by offering secured, individually assessed loans and simple, rewarding savings accounts.

“Warrington continues to be one of the UK’s most successful economic performers and has

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AFL, NBL games to have no spectators

Fans will be unable to attend the NBL grand final series, including tonight’s match between the Perth Wildcats and Sydney Kings, or AFL games after both sporting codes responded to Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement that mass gatherings of 500 plus people should not proceed.… Read More

Bloomberg Opinion hires Kim as tech columnist

Tae Kim

Tae Kim has been hired by Bloomberg Kim as a technology columnist.

Kim is currently a technology reporter at Barron’s.

Prior to this role, he covered equities and markets as an investing journalist for CNBC Digital. Before that he was an online editor at Yahoo Finance. He also previously worked as an investment analyst at a multi-billion dollar technology hedge fund, a fund of funds and began his career as a management consultant.

Kim is an avid early adopter of technology gadgets, enjoys playing video games and rooting for the Yankees. He graduated from Brown University with a degree in history.

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