October brought highest growth in consumer spending since 2011, says Barclaycard

first_imgConsumer spending rose 5.5% year-on-year in October, the highest growth since Barclaycard began publishing data on consumer finances in 2011.Entertainment was a strong driver, up 12.7%, with cinema spending at record high of 20.9% and pubs and restaurants posting double-digit growth.Not all rises were due to consumers splashing out though, with the weakening pound helping push petrol to a 26-month high of 6.6% and hotels up 11.2%Consumer sentiment suffered a marked drop, with only a third of people feeling confident in the UK economy (compared with nearly half in September), and 81% expecting prices to rise.“The backdrop of ‘hard Brexit’ headlines, the weakening pound and high-profile issues such as ‘Marmite-gate’ mean consumers are starting to worry about the impact of inflation on their everyday lives,”said Barclaycard managing director Paul Lockstone.”As we approach Christmas, an expensive time in many households, many consumers are telling us they plan to rein in their spending to ensure they are able to make ends meet.”Barclaycard said its data is based on processing nearly half of all the nation’s credit and debit card transactions.last_img read more

IBM employees donate more than four tons of food to local food shelves

first_imgSource: IBM GlobalFoundries,Employees of IBM in Vermont collected more than four tons of food ‘ 8,110 pounds ‘ for food shelves in Vermont and New York.  The food drive was part of IBM’s annual Employee Charitable Contribution Campaign, an employee-run fundraising event that offers employees the opportunity to contribute to non-profit charities.  This year, IBM employees pledged $971,000 to support Vermont United Ways and other charitable organizations. The food drive was one of several campaign activities that extended the employees’ contributions.  To promote the program, employees held a ‘food sculpture’ contest, in which employee teams built displays out of the donated boxes and cans of food.  Subjects included a full-size park bench, model rockets, a giant-size soup bowl and the SpongeBob SquarePants cartoon character. Food donations were distributed to the following organizations: ‘ Addison County Community Action, Middlebury, VT ‘ 540 pounds of food ‘ Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, Burlington, VT ‘ 3,580 pounds of food ‘ Central Vermont Community Action, Barre, VT ‘ 540 pounds of food ‘ Duxbury Elf Food Shelf, Duxbury, VT ‘ 750 pounds of food ‘ Franklin & Grand Isle Community Action, St. Albans, VT ‘ 540 pounds of food ‘ Lamoille County Food Share, Morrisville, VT ‘ 540 pounds of food ‘ Milton Family Community Center, Milton, VT ‘ 540 pounds of food ‘ Waterbury Area Food Shelf, Waterbury, VT ‘ 540 pounds of food ‘  Joint Council of Economic Opportunity of Clinton and Franklin Counties Food Pantry, Plattsburgh, NY ‘ 540 pounds of food In addition to the cash pledges and food donations, IBM employees donated 37 bicycles and helmets from a bicycle build competition to the Marine’s Toys for Kids of Vermont program and the Franklin/Grand Isle United Way, collected hats, mittens and scarves for distribution in Chittenden County, and contributed the equivalent of more than 40 eight-hour days of volunteer time to 30 projects for 19 area agencies. last_img read more

eConsulting: The amount of the annual flat tax is reduced by 50%

first_imgAs given that the business activity of these entities has decreased due to the coronavirus epidemic, it is proposed to take into account this situation by reducing the obligation to pay membership fees in 2020 for this category of taxpayers by 50%, the explanation says. eConsulting: RULEBOOK ON AMENDMENTS TO THE RULEBOOK ON ANNUAL Lump sum AMOUNT OF MEMBERSHIP FEE FOR PERSONS PROVIDING CATERING SERVICES IN THE HOUSEHOLD AND ON THE FAMILY AGRICULTURAL HOUSEHOLDER “As tourism has been severely affected by the unavoidable circumstances and it is still uncertain what the outcome of this season will be, please consider once again the possibility of charging private renters tourist dues for 2020 on the basis of the old Ordinance, ie on based on the realized turnover as the fairest way of collecting the tourist membership fee.”Is one of the comments and suggestions from the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Rakovica. The Ministry of Tourism, through the eSavjetovanje portal, published amendments to the Ordinance amending the Ordinance on the annual lump sum membership fee for persons providing catering services in households and family farms and on the Tourist Board forms for paying membership fees to the tourist board. Get involved in the public debate. last_img read more

The day Ronaldo ‘ridiculed’ Taribo West at Inter Milan

first_imgRonaldo Nazário was nicknamed ‘The Phenomenon’ as a result of he was able to doing issues unattainable for the remaining. The present president and most shareholder of the Actual Valladolid He left a number of unmatched moments and quite a few anecdotes in all his groups: Cruzeiro, PSV, Barcelona, ​​Inter Milan, Actual Madrid, Milan and Corinthians.One among them occurred within the 1997-1998 season, when he dazzled all the Serie A enjoying with Inter. She has now been unveiled by her teammate and compatriot Zé Elias on ESPN Brazil. The story is the next: Ronaldo so ridiculed Taribo West that he compelled him to droop coaching. As it’s. And it’s that Ronaldo when he placed on the ‘work swimsuit’ was unstoppable. “Throughout coaching, Ronaldo dribbled two after one to Taribo West. It was loopy! Our coach, ‘Gigi’ Simoni, needed to cease coaching instantly, “stated Zé Elias.Zé Elias and Ronaldo nearly have their birthday on the identical day. The former Brazilian soccer participant feared that Ronaldo’s actions in direction of Taribo West would finish within the worst method. “At the moment I feared that Taribo, who was very sturdy, would get indignant and take her with Ronaldo, who was our star. However fortunately Taribo was a really calm man and he took it straightforward and simply had fun. “Zé Elias, who shared costumes with Ronaldo for 2 years at Inter and concentrations at canarinhaHe defined why the double Ballon d’Or winner (1997 and 2002) was the very best participant he has ever seen. “His approach was second to none. Will probably be tough to see one other participant like that. He had power, velocity, explosiveness, and ability. Was full“He explains. And added two tales with him to bolster his thought:” He had a velocity of reasoning and execution that was unbelievable. In coaching, many occasions the defenders once we considered going for the ball, had already ended. As soon as, in a two-touch train on a small area, he scored from a nook. He made me a hat and, earlier than the ball fell, he kicked it with a purpose. That was his large distinction“stated the previous worldwide with Brazil.last_img read more