Economic conditions hit adviser turnover

It found a third of advisers foresaw lower turnover for 2022 compared to 7% which expected a drop in 2021 and 42% in 2020. However, it added that financial advice proved its resilience with 42% of advice firms predicting turnover would increase and 27% forecasting a level turnover for 2022.  Client retention, however, was high. It … Read more

Ola, Uber & 3 other digital platforms score nil in rating of fair work conditions for gig workers: Report

Five digital platforms — cab aggregators Ola and Uber, grocery delivery app Dunzo, pharmacy platform PharmEasy and Amazon Flex — have the lowest scores in a rating of digital platforms on the basis of providing fair working conditions for gig workers. The rating of 12 digital platforms was done by a Fairwork India team … Read more

Freezing conditions bring ‘essential only’ travel warning to region

Police in one English region are advising people to only travel if “absolutely essential” after freezing weather conditions resulted in dozens of road accidents. Avon and Somerset Police said early on Tuesday morning that they are advising the public to only travel if essential after the force received more than 100 reports of road-related incidents … Read more

Fresh conditions on Gloucester Park land sale as vote row goes to court

The execution of Gloucester Park’s long-mooted land sale to developer Hesperia has become a public process at the hands of a “disgruntled” former board member. The Supreme Court has told the WA Trotting Association it must give racing identity and former board member Duro Margaretic at least seven days’ notice before inking any legally binding … Read more

The jig is up: Gig platforms score low on conditions for workers amid safety concerns, poor wages.

Protest by Ola and Uber drivers in New Delhi on December 19, 2022; image credit: Indian Federation Of App Based Transport Workers (IFAT) Synopsis Ola, Uber, Dunzo, Amazon Flex, and Pharmeasy got a score of zero in Fairwork India Ratings 2022 which studied 12 gig platforms on basic work principles. Are the work conditions for … Read more

Bolton ambulance workers strike for better pay and conditions

They manned a picket line outside Royal Bolton Hospital as part of a national walkout. Motorists and passers-by showed their support by sounding their horns. Paramedics, call handlers, drivers and technicians from the Unison and GMB unions are taking part. Workers with  North West Ambulance Service held signs demanding better pay and conditions for workers and … Read more

What to Know About Safe Driving to Tahoe in Winter — from Chain Control and Snow Forecasts to Road Conditions

Snow blanked road with a Hazardous Conditions Ahead sign.

A note: if you’re reading this during the current series of atmospheric rivers hitting Northern California, remember that all non-essential travel during these storms is strongly discouraged, and could be life-threatening. Always wait until it’s safe to travel, and remember that just because a storm has passed doesn’t mean that travel will have returned to … Read more

Companies rush to tap US bond market as credit conditions ease

Companies have rushed to borrow money in the US corporate bond market in the first week of the year, taking advantage of easier financial conditions as investors scale back their expectations for the path of future interest rates. In the first seven days of 2023, companies from Credit Suisse to Ford issued $63.7bn worth of … Read more