Turning off streetlights M4 lights out will catch some drivers unaware

Turning off streetlights
M4 lights out will catch some drivers unaware
Turning off streetlights between midnight and 5am along a section of the M4 approaching the Severn Bridge may initially catch some drivers by surprise, warns the AA.
From 25 March, although there are warning signs on the approaches to the Junction 21-22 stretch, the lights will go […]

Car scrappage scheme Government must act on introduction of a car scrappage scheme

Car scrappage scheme
Government must act on introduction of a car scrappage scheme
AA Personal Loans has today urged the Government to decide whether or not to introduce a car scrappage scheme, which will help Britain’s ailing car industry by boosting sales. It has also called on the Treasury and the Bank of England to ensure more […]

March fuel price update April fuel duty hike will add 2.12 pence to the price of a litre

March fuel price update
April fuel duty hike will add 2.12 pence to the price of a litre
April 1’s fuel duty rise will boost pump price rises this year by another 2.12 pence, the latest AA Fuel Price Report warns. Since the beginning of the year, the typical cost of a tank of petrol has […]

Sainsbury’s becomes largest employer to offer nationally recognised qualifications to entire workforce | www.jsainsburys.co.uk

Sainsbury’s becomes largest employer to offer nationally recognised qualifications to entire workforce
Sainsbury’s is to become the first retailer and largest employer to offer its entire workforce of 150,000 colleagues the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications, equivalent to GCSE standard*, which supports the Government’s strategy to boost skills amongst the UK’s workforce. The retailer has […]

Roger Davies to lead Team Standard Life in the “World’s Toughest Race” to the North Pole

Roger Davies to lead Team Standard Life in the “World’s Toughest Race” to the North Pole
On Sunday 29 March, 61 year old Roger Davies will set off from Cheam, Surrey, to lead Team Standard Life in the 2009 Polar Race, a 400 mile trek from Resolute Bay, Northern Canada to the North Pole.
Described as the […]

2008 Preliminary Results

2008 Preliminary Results
A solid performance in difficult market conditions
Operating profit resilient in difficult markets
* EEV operating profit before tax up 6% to £933m (2007: £881m), generating a return on embedded value of 10.9% (2007: 11.5%) after making provision for customer payments to the Pension Sterling Fund
Cash flow robust with strong coverage […]

Board change

Board change
The Board of Standard Life plc (’the Company’) announces the following Board change.
Jocelyn Proteau will retire from the Board of the Company and from the board of The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada (’SCDA’) at the conclusion of the Company’s 2009 Annual General Meeting (’AGM’) on 15 May. He has been a […]

Standard Life Wealth Scoops PAM Award

Standard Life Wealth Scoops PAM Award
Standard Life Wealth, the Discretionary Investment Management business of Standard Life plc launched in January 2008, have won the award for Investment Product or Service Innovation, at Thursday night’s Private Asset Managers (PAM) Awards.
The award recognises the innovative goal-based investment approach of Standard Life Wealth. This approach has proven […]

Investor press release - payments for benefit of Pension Sterling Fund customers

Investor press release - payments for benefit of Pension Sterling Fund customers
Standard Life announces payments for benefit of Pension Sterling Fund customers
Standard Life has announced that it will make immediate payments for the benefit of all customers who invested in the Pension Sterling Fund and have been affected by the 4.8% fall in unit price […]

Retirement is dead: long live retirement

Retirement is dead: long live retirement
Standard Life and Reform reveal seismic shift in attitudes to retirement amongst baby boomer generation
This morning at a Reform debate on ‘The Death of Retirement’, Standard Life published research demonstrating a transformation in attitudes to retirement amongst the baby boomer generation.
Discussed by a panel including Shadow Pensions Minster Nigel Waterson […]