Monthly Archives March 2011

How’s the Economy Looking Today?

By looking at 3 aggregated news stories on Google from this day in history the picture appears to reveal a pretty bleak outlook for times ahead and not just for UK consumers but for industry too. Public sector job losses may not be offset by growth in the private sector as the Government is hoping and despite talk that investment in industry is the way to plough Britain out of the quagmire, industry will still struggle with rising costs in the same way as consumers. Story 1. Cash Strapped Companies Risk Insolvency ‘HM Revenues and Customs (HMRC) has revealed that growing
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More on the ECJ Insurance Ruling

Insurers have until December 21st 2012 to remove gender based pricing. Will this mean they have to ignore statistics just because they could be considered gender specific? ‘Statistically’ (based on factual evidence) women live longer and young men have more car accidents. Will these facts have to be ignored? If you’d like to pick the ruling to pieces and try to find out what the likely impact will be, you can find it here: http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/jcms/j_6/ Search for Case Ref: C-236/09 When it comes to the provision of healthcare section (12) states: ‘differences between men and women in the provision of
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