What The Sunday Papers Said
Monday 26 May 2014
Independent on Sunday: Workers for UK firm beaten by Dubai police
Human Rights Watch has accused managers at a construction business co-owned by Balfour Beatty of handing striking workers over to Dubai police, who beat, imprisoned and deported them. Balfour Beatty denied the claims, saying it acted in accordance with local law.
Sunday Times: Luxembourg tax loophole exploited by Amazon
Amazon has routed £11m worth of sales through Luxembourg, taking advantage of a legal tax strategy which means it was recently able to report £4.3bn sales in the UK, but only pay £4.2m in tax. It books UK sales via Luxembourg, which pays the UK a delivery fee.
Sunday Telegraph: Banks urged to compete more in lending to SMEs
The Treasury is expected to call on banks to increase competition in lending to small and medium-sized businesses later this week as it publishes a survey of SMEs by British Chambers of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses.
Mail on Sunday: Lenders to crack down further on mortgages
More banks are expected to bring in restrictions on mortgage lending ahead of possible moves by regulators to cool house prices. Last week Lloyds said buyers would be able to borrow only four times their salaries for loans above £500,000.
- 1 BBC told new political editor must be 'impartial' with Nick Robinson reportedly stepping down
- 2 Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
- 3 Humans of New York image of crying gay teen receives best response yet from Ellen DeGeneres
- 4 The map showing the most dangerous tourist destinations in Europe, according to the Foreign Office
- 5 Swedish minister gives strongest case yet on why EU should stop turning away asylum seekers
BBC told new political editor must be 'impartial' with Nick Robinson reportedly stepping down
Isis propaganda video shows 25 Syrian soldiers executed by teenage militants in Palmyra
Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
Humans of New York image of crying gay teen receives best response yet from Ellen DeGeneres
The map showing the most dangerous tourist destinations in Europe, according to the Foreign Office
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
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