Madeleine Mccann Case: Two Callers Name Man In New Uk Police Sketches
The increases will see gas rise 8.4% and electricity 10.4% and add 123 (145) to the average annual household bill. It then published a tweet, which read: Were here with customer services director, Bert Pijls, who will be answering your questions. Tweet your questions using #AskBG. But the move backfired when Twitter users took the opportunity to tell the firm what they thought of the price increases. Did British Gas feel the heat with #askbg social media chat? http://t.co/FExu5BVJII via thedrum
— Scott Caldwell (supercaldy) October 17, 2013 #AskBG what advice do you have for the vulnerable people who can’t afford to heat their homes this winter due to your price increase? . britishgas is it true your top shareholders heat their homes by burning loads of 100 notes they have from excessive profits? #AskBG
— Fearnan Booieb (TiernanDouieb) October 17, 2013 The increases have also fuelled a political row. Labour leader Ed Milliband says if his party, currently the opposition in the UK, win the next election they would cap energy price rises for nearly two years. He claimed bills had risen by 300 (353) since 2010. But Prime Minister David Cameron who, according to Milliband backs energy firms not consumers has hit back. He suggested Miliband wanted to live in a Marxist universe where the state could control market prices.
UK retail sales rise more than expected in September
Credit: Reuters/Toby Melville LONDON | Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:37pm BST LONDON (Reuters) – British retail sales rose faster than expected in September, supporting hopes that the economy recorded strong third-quarter growth. Retail sales volumes rose 0.6 percent on the month to show growth of 2.2 percent compared with a year earlier, the Office for National Statistics said on Thursday. Economists had expected a rise of 0.4 percent on the month and 2.1 percent on the year. Furniture sales provided the biggest boost for the increase in sales in September from August, likely linked to a recovery in the housing market. Rising house prices, record low mortgage rates and hopes of economic recovery have given consumer spending a boost and a hot summer helped prompt heavy spending in July before shoppers tightened their purse-strings in August. Food sales, which surged during July’s heatwave, fell for a second month in September. With inflation continuing to outstrip wage growth, economists have questioned whether the trend of rising consumption will be sustainable. Store price inflation eased to an annual 0.9 percent in September, the slowest pace since April and down from 1.6 percent in August. Retailers are generally still wary about the outlook for their businesses. In recent weeks store groups, including Tesco and Sainsbury’s, have highlighted how consumers’ disposable income is still falling. Data released on Wednesday showed average weekly earnings growth including bonuses slowed to 0.7 percent in the three months to August compared with a year earlier. Inflation in Britain in September stood at 2.7 percent. A survey from the British Retail Consortium showed retail sales recorded their second-weakest performance in September this year.
Police hope for new leads in McCann case New evidence in McCann case The man is described as white, between 20 and 40 years old, with short brown hair and a medium build. He was seen carrying a blond child, who might have been in pajamas and who was estimated to be 3 to 4 years old, around the time Madeleine disappeared, police had said. The sketches are based on descriptions from separate witnesses, investigators said. Since the program aired, British police said they have received more than 300 phoned tips and 170 e-mailed ones. “We will now take the time to follow up these lines of enquiry,” Redwood said. Police target 38 ‘people of interest’ in Madeleine McCann’s ’07 disappearance The latest revelation is critical in reconstructing what exactly happened more than six years ago on the night of May 3, 2007,when McCann disappeared from her family’s villa while her parents dined at a nearby restaurant. The girl was just days shy of her fourth birthday. Computer-generated sketch Computer-generated sketch Computer-generated sketch Neither her parents nor the detectives investigating her case have given up on one day finding the little girl from Leicestershire, England. “There may be an entirely innocent explanation of this man, but we need to establish who he is to assist with our inquiries,” Redwood said earlier. Additionally, investigators believe they have a better understanding of when Madeleine may have been abducted, Redwood added. “The timeline we have now established has given new significance to sightings and movements of people in and around Praia da Luz at the time of Madeleine’s disappearance.” John Walsh: Madeleine McCann could be alive Police announced in July that they have identified 38 “people of interest” in connection with the case. Twelve of them are UK nationals who police say they think were in Portugal at the time the girl went missing.
IRIS Acquires KashFlow to Extend its Position as the UK’s Premier Cloud and Desktop Software Provider for Accountants and SMEs
The combination of IRIS and KashFlow is compelling, with a uniquely integrated offering: KashFlow will provide IRIS with significantly enhanced domain knowledge in the fast-growing cloud-based bookkeeping sector, whilst KashFlow will receive the benefit of IRIS’s powerful nationwide sales, marketing and support teams. This will enable it to bring its products to a far wider audience, including 30,000 SMEs that already use IRIS payroll solutions, and half of all UK accountancy practices that rely on IRIS every day to run their businesses. Phill Robinson, Chief Executive Officer of IRIS Software Group, said: “I am thrilled to announce that the KashFlow team will become part of the wider IRIS Software Group, since there is so much we can achieve together for the millions of SMEs who wrestle every day with their payroll, bookkeeping and accountancy needs. KashFlow’s superb cloud services are the perfect fit with our existing suite of products and I am confident that this will enable IRIS to strengthen its leading position in cloud software for UK SMEs and accountancy firms.” Duane Jackson, Founder and CEO of KashFlow added: “IRIS clearly understand the importance of the cloud and the benefits it can bring to small business owners. Being part of the wider IRIS Software Group not only gives us direct access to a significant section of the UK accountancy and SME sector but it also makes us part of a wider suite of cloud offerings. This will help us deliver on our vision of further automating and simplifying the process of running a small business, enabling entrepreneurs to cut through the red tape and get on with doing what they do best: winning clients and growing their businesses. Around half of all UK accountancy firms already use IRIS to run their business, now they will be able to collaborate with their clients through tight integration with the KashFlow cloud bookkeeping system.” Lord Young of Graffham, KashFlow’s Chairman and a founder investor in the business, added: “I am really pleased for Duane and his team. When I backed the business seven years ago I could see they were offering something truly revolutionary to small businesses. By combining with IRIS they can now take their products to the wider world, with all the marketing and technical support the larger business can bring.” IRIS will continue to provide its current IRIS OpenBooks product, which is supplied through a partnership with FreeAgent, to its existing customers but expects to provide even deeper levels of functionality for accountants and SMEs in the future through the close tie-in between the IRIS Accountancy Suite and KashFlow bookkeeping in the cloud. For more details visit http://www.iris.co.uk/kashflow Notes to Editors: About IRIS Software Group With 30 years’ experience, the IRIS Software Group provides business critical software and services to the UK accountancy and SME sectors. More than 15,000 UK accountants and 30,000 small and medium sized companies rely on IRIS every day to run their business. IRIS offers customers the greatest choice of specialist accountancy software and services managed under three leading brands – IRIS, PTP and Drummohr.