first_imgEterna Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Eterna Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Eterna Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Eterna Plc (  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileEterna Plc manufactures and sells a range of lubricants and petroleum products aswell as supplies imported fuels for the retail, industrial, agricultural, automotive, marine and energy sectors in Nigeria. The Trading division bulk imports and sells premium motor fuels and automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene, base oils, bitumen. low pour fuel oil and crude oil. The company has a technical trading relationship with Castrol BP, leaders in global lubricant technology and specialty chemicals. Through a distributorship agreement, Eterna Plc has exclusive rights to import and market Castrol products in Nigeria and the ECOWAS sub-region. The company has a lubes blending plant with a state-of-the-art laboratory that produces Castrol products as well as a coastal tank farm in Lagos with a capacity of 34 million litres; an aviation depot at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja; a coastal storage facility in Ikot Abasi and Akwa Ibon state and filling stations located in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. The business was established in 1991 as Eterna Oil & Gas Limited and re-registered as a public limited company in 1997. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Eterna Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgNOT FOR FEATURED Face lift: Tatafu Polota-Nau is all smiles during a meet-and-greet with Australia supportersThe Waratahs and Wallaby hooker reveals his wacky sideRUGBY WORLD: Do you have any phobias?TATAFU POLOTA-NAU: I used to be scared of swimming. When I was a kid I was a voluptuous person; I thought I’d float but I was a sinker. I swim now – the technique’s not there but the effort is.RW: What are your bugbears?TPN: I don’t like is dishonesty, particularly when it’s not said in front of your face. I’ve no time for that.RW: Do you have any superstitions?TPN: I wake up to RESPECT by Aretha Franklin and do a little shuffle. When I was growing up it was one of my favourite songs and I get inspiration from it. I only eat two meals before a game and I sleep for as long as I can. I only think about the game when I get up.RW: Do you have any nicknames?TPN: I’d love to say Taf, but for some reason Adam Freier (the former Wallaby hooker) thought I looked like Divine Brown, the prostitute Hugh Grant was caught with, so he gave me the nickname Divine. From there that’s evolved to Tranny. Before that I got called Shrek (left) or T Dog.RW: Who’d you like to be stuck in a lift with?TPN: So many people to choose from. It’s a dead heat between Diane Lane and Ashley Judd. I’m a bit of a movie buff and as a kid I loved them. If they were in the lift I’d be in there in a jiffy.RW: If you could have one superpower what would it be?TPN: To intercept people’s thoughts. That would be a bit of fun – messing with their brains. I’d be able to do stuff before they did because I’d know what they were thinking; I could steal their ideas.If I went to Microsoft’s head office and Bill Gates was in a meeting, thinking 1,000 clicks a second, I could intercept one of his thoughts and then make my fortune.RW: What’s the best joke you’ve played? TPN: I once bought a player a bunch of apples because he kept turning the ball over in a game – apple turnover! Subtle ones always give the best rewards. It’s a relief when they get it.Kiss me Kate! Beckinsale is a crushRW: Who would be your three dream dinner party guests?TPN: I’d have a comedian, Jimmy Carr – he’s in ahead of Ricky Gervais. I’d also have Kate Beckinsale and I’d get Eric Clapton, from when he was in his prime. He’ll be the entertainment while I serenade Kate, and we’ll all have a laugh with Jimmy.RW: Do you have any hidden talents?TPN: I like to play a bit of base guitar every now and then.RW: What are your guilty pleasures?TPN: Food is one and drinks are another. I like a really good vintage red wine.RW: Who’d play you in a film of your life?TPN:, just because he’s got quite quirky fashion sense. In fact, he’s just generally really quirky.RW: How’d you like to be remembered?TPN: I’m not too sure if I want to be remembered at all really. If I were to be remembered, I’d want it to be because I died trying to do something that killed me.RW: What would you like to achieve outside of rugby? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TPN: Being a base jumper would be really cool, although I’m not sure my aerodynamics would help. I’d sign up with an insurance company before I did that!This was published in the December 2013 edition of Rugby World. Click here to see what’s in the current issue.last_img read more

first_img The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSapopkaICYMIIn Case You Missed ItnewsTop StoriesWeek in Review Previous articleOC Clerk of Courts host virtual Operation Green Light to help residents save and get back on the roadNext articleGetting More People To Come To Your Local Church Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 5 stories that shaped Apopka’s news week:Breaking News Overnight: Pedestrian struck and killed on SR-436 in ApopkaCity of Apopka, CareerSource and the Chamber partner together for local students career trainingOrange Co. reveals 111,000+ vaccinated, shares CDC online travel planner with 15% searches for FLArrowsmith, Becker named to LANGD boardTrading Places: City and AdventHealth swapping Harmon Road propertiescenter_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here The temporary Station 6, opened in 2017, is a facility on the campus of AdventHealth Apopka. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

first_imgRussell Benson – Rising Star at Fundraising Convention 2016  105 total views,  1 views today Advertisement  106 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Howard Lake | 24 July 2016 | News Tagged with: Individual giving National Fundraising Convention storytelling One of the outstanding sessions at this year’s Fundraising Convention from the Institute of Fundraising was the Rising Stars session. New to Convention, this session featured nine fundraisers from across the sector speaking at the event for the very first time. Those selected from a range of applicants for the session were all supported before the event in presenting and speaking in public by some experienced fundraisers.In the opening slot, Russell Benson, Community & Events Manager at MS Society, spoke about the importance of individual storytelling.The Rising Stars session took place in the Barbican Concert Hall in London, a daunting venue for these fundraisers’ first experience of a conference presentation.We’ll present each of the Rising Stars sessions over the next week or so, to demonstrate that the fundraising sector has some very thoughtful, able and driven future leaders. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

first_imgReport submitted for the Donbass International Solidarity Forum titled “Anti-fascism, Internationalism, Solidarity,” held on May 8, 2015, in the Lugansk People’s Republic.Some of the participants of the Donbass International Solidarity Forum.Photo: Donbass International Solidarity ForumOn behalf of the International Action Center in the United States, I want to congratulate the organizers and participants of the International Solidarity Forum on this historic event. We are proud to be part of this urgently needed step toward building a united international movement to fight against fascism, imperialism and war.Just two decades after the terrible setback of the Soviet Union’s destruction, the heroic mass uprising of workers in Lugansk, Donetsk and southeastern Ukraine put the struggle for socialism back on the agenda. It has revived the anti-fascist and internationalist spirit of Soviet patriotism throughout the former republics of the USSR.The armed resistance of the Donbass militias points the way forward toward a revolutionary movement of resistance to austerity, fascism and NATO expansion in Europe and worldwide.In the U.S., we have faced an uphill battle to mobilize anti-war and progressive forces against U.S. intervention in Ukraine. Much of this is due to the overwhelming drumbeat of pro-Kiev, anti-Russia propaganda by the U.S. government and the capitalist media.But it is also due to the long history of anti-communist, anti-Soviet and anti-Russian hysteria that has infected the U.S. workers’ and progressive movements since the Cold War witch hunt of the 1950s. It is a situation that requires us to develop creative ways to break down these prejudices and show how the growing fightback by workers and nationally oppressed communities in the U.S. is connected to the resistance of people in Donbass and throughout Ukraine.Fortunately, in our country there is a large population of immigrant workers, especially from Latin America, but also from the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific, who play an increasingly important role in the labor and anti-war movements, and who grasp the true role of U.S. imperialism on the global stage.We have been able to bring the struggle of Donbass and the Ukrainian anti-fascists to a larger audience by uniting in joint actions with forces calling for solidarity with Venezuela, Syria, Palestine and other countries under attack by Washington and its allies, demanding full rights and legalization for all immigrant workers, and organizing for a $15 per hour minimum wage for the lowest-paid workers.But the most important development in the U.S. in recent months is the upsurge of protest led by the African-American community and other nationally oppressed people against the epidemic of racist police murders. A recent study by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement concluded that a Black person is killed in the U.S. every 28 hours by police, security guards or vigilantes.The uprising began last summer in the small city of Ferguson, Missouri, after police killed teenager Michael Brown. It spread across the country, including to New York City, where I live, and where police terror against Black people is rampant.Most recently, the city of Baltimore rose up after the police murder of Freddie Carlos Grey, whose spine was snapped and who was left to die in a police van. Hundreds of youth were arrested for protesting and the city has been placed under military occupation.Our most important challenge in the coming weeks and months will be to find ways to create a bridge between this new, militant movement of the most oppressed against U.S. state-sponsored terror, with the resistance movements fighting fascism and imperialism abroad, including in Donbass and Ukraine.It may seem that Lugansk and Baltimore are worlds apart. But they face a common enemy. The Pentagon sends military vehicles and advanced weaponry to police departments across the U.S. to use against oppressed communities and protesters, just as it deploys this hardware to Ukraine for the criminal war against Lugansk and Donetsk.Billions of dollars in bailout money sent to prop up the Kiev junta is stolen from social programs to feed hungry families in the U.S., while the blockade forces Donbass families and pensioners to go hungry.Children in Donbass are forced to hide in basements to escape shelling, while children in the U.S. are at risk of murder by the police in their own neighborhoods and even in their homes.We are excited at the prospect of building an international solidarity movement that can undertake joint initiatives and actions. To the people of Donbass and Ukraine, we pledge our determination to fight against the imperialist monster that has brought so much pain and hardship to your land. And we have much to learn from your heroic example.U.S.-NATO out of Ukraine! Hands off the Donbass republics!Donbass and Ukraine will be free and socialist!¡No pasarán!Greg Butterfield is an activist with the International Action Center in New York City. He is a contributing editor of Workers World newspaper and thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img Reporters Without Borders calls on US President Barack Obama to put 10 questions about freedom of expression to his counterpart, Hu Jintao, during his visit to China. “If President Obama asks these questions and gets answers and undertakings from the Chinese leader, the cause of free expression and press freedom will have progressed,” the organisation said.Why are the websites of the US companies Twitter and Facebook blocked by the Chinese authorities?Why do the Chinese authorities jam the programmes that are broadcast in Mandarin, Tibetan and Uyghur by the US-funded stations Radio Free Asia and Voice of America?Is he going to pardon the hundreds of imprisoned journalists, intellectuals and bloggers, including Liu Xiaobo, Hu Jia, Shi Tao and Qi Chonghuai, who did nothing but express their opinions peacefully?Why are foreign journalists, including American journalists, unable to visit Tibet without a permit?Why is the Tibetan filmmaker Dhondhup Wangchen being tried on a charge of subversion when all he did was film interviews with Tibetans?Why are international news agencies, including US news agencies, unable to sell their services directly to Chinese news media?Why does the Propaganda Department routinely censor international news reports, including some aspects of the growing dispute with Iran over its nuclear programme?Why do the Chinese security forces prevent journalists from freely doing investigative reporting in the area along the border with North Korea?Why have the communication services (including Internet and telephone services) of the inhabitants of Xinjiang been blocked or kept under close surveillance for nearly four months?Why are investigative journalists, especially those trying to cover business and corruption cases, still being harassed by the police and Propaganda department, a problem that led to the recent joint resignation of many of the editors and reporters employed by the leading magazine Caijing?More information about press freedom in China November 12, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ten questions for Barack Obama to put to Hu Jintao ChinaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on China to go further Organisation Receive email alerts News April 27, 2021 Find out more News Newscenter_img RSF_en Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes ChinaAsia – Pacific China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img Previous article30 day limit for election postersNext articleLimerick teenagers voice concern over social issues Staff Reporter Twitter Email NewsA wooly call for rescue servicesBy Staff Reporter – March 27, 2014 669 Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img by Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick’s fire and rescue service was scrambled to what turned out to be a “wooly call” on the River Shannon last Friday when a dark object was seen floating in the water near Steamboat Quay.When the unit’s swift water swimmers were deployed the object turned out to be a black rubbish sack with a dead sheep floating alongside it.The alarm was raised shortly before 11am when Gardaí and three tenders from the Fire and Rescue service were deployed to the Steamboat Quay/Docks area of the city  .The bag of rubbish had drifted downriver and eventually washed up near Barrington’s Pier adjacent to the Condell Road while the dead sheep floated along nearby.There have been a number of emergency calls made to the fire and rescue service in recent times with members of the public reporting objects floating in the water and reports of people being seen entering the river.However, the emergency services are anxious that a number of false alarms should not deter people from reporting suspected sightings.Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan said that the public have been extremely helpful in giving prompt information regarding emergencies and their involvement can be vital in certain circumstances.“Take the vigilance of University of Limerick student James Ryan who found a toddler taking a late night stroll last week. Without his quick action in alerting Gardaí, there might have been a very different outcome. The public play a key role in things like this no matter how insignificant they think something is, it is always better to contact us as it might just be difference” he said.As for the sheep, it continued its journey down river while the rubbish was removed from the river and disposed of. Advertisement Linkedin Printlast_img read more

first_imgMike Broad, Mike Johnson and Helen Rowe report on what’s happening in HRaround the worldSurvey asks is CSR here to stayA new report shows that although corporate social responsibility is risingin importance, it still has a long way to go to become part of everyday corporatelife. Giving Back 2, by UK-based Echo Research, quizzed senior executives andanalysed media comment in China, France, Germany, South Africa, the UK and theUS. The result? “CSR is rising in prominence in terms of the number ofworld events with CSR implications, the attention paid to it by the media andthe importance being shown in it by globally operating companies.” “There is no doubt,” said Echo director Nigel Middlemiss,”that major corporations who have seen the angry, often violent protestsof the anti-globalisation movement, know that it isn’t enough to be good, youhave to tell the story of how good you are.” Findings from the report include: – Key benefits of CSR are building corporate image and reputation and therecruitment, retention and motivation of employees – There is an increasing view among corporations that CSR must be aligned tobusiness strategy and must be justified in terms of business benefits – Inclusion in ethical investment funds will be a strong benefit to CSR in thefuture – The post-11 September business world is split on CSR. Some see it asspurring corporations into action to be seen as more caring, others cite budgetcuts from self-imposed ‘recession’ as leading to a drop in CSR activity And HR-related issues were seen as major beneficiaries of CSR programmes.Leading perceived benefits were : – PR/Brand 32% – HR 24% – Community 18% – Impact on society 13% – Meeting specific needs 13% As to who should take responsibility for CSR issues, no-one suggested HR.Most popular was the CEO’s office or a dedicated CSR function. Even publicaffairs, communications or PR were hardly mentioned as the function to take onthe role. But there are major barriers inside businesses to implementing CSR andgetting budgets for it. The report cited eight key reasons for CSR’s strugglefor recognition even in good conditions: – Line managers caught up in day-to-day work – Middle managers under pressure to achieve budgets – Top management if not persuaded and educated – Financial teams, accountants and lawyers – Marketing people who say it detracts from ‘spend on the brand’ – ‘Old guard’ who remember the pre-CSR days – “we never needed itthen” – Employee representatives who don’t understand the world has changed – New business development managers who have ‘financial stars in their eyes’www.echoresearch.comEC threatens UK with working time legal actionThe European Commission has startedlegal proceedings against the UK over its failure to fully implement theWorking Time Directive.Amicus, the UK’s biggest manufacturing union, complained to theEC that the directive, which limits the working week to 48 hours, had been”unlawfully and inadequately” implemented. Brussels has subsequentlyapproached the UK government over employer enforcement of staff rights tobreaks and holidays, measurement of time worked voluntarily above normalworking time and the exclusion of night-shift overtime hours from countingtowards ‘normal’ hours. Roger Lyons, general secretary of Amicus, said: “Britonswork the longest hours in Europe. This decision will cut excessive working timeconsiderably, slash stress and bring us closer to the level of working hoursenjoyed throughout the rest of Europe.”The Confederation of British Industry claimed the governmenthad struck a good balance between allowing businesses to be flexible andprotecting staff. If the EC is persuaded by a submission by the UK governmentthat it had brought domestic law into line with the directive, the case will bedropped.But if Brussels remains unhappy, the UK government will beissued with a final warning and runs the risk of being taken to the EuropeanCourt of Justice.Child exploitation still highNearly 250 million children are being exploited as labourworldwide, claims a report by the International Labour Organisation. While the study shows child labour was cut by a fifth between1995 and 2000, the ILO claims that at these levels there is no room forcorporate complacency. There are 352 million children between the ages of fiveand 17 years engaged in economic activity globally, with 246 million  working in roles the ILO defines as childlabour and wants abolished. As many as 6 million children are estimated tosuffer from forced or bonded labour, in which they are trafficked, soldoutright or forced to work off debts incurred in impoverished families.Furthermore, the report, A Future without Child Labour, claims that 1.2 millionchildren are trafficked each year for work in plantations, sweatshops anddomestic service. www.ilo.orgSexual harassment goes unreported in IndiaSexual harassment in the Indianworkplace is being significantly under-reported, according to a study thatfound only one in three female employees would complain if they were victimisedby a male colleague.The survey, by market research agency TN Sofres Mode, foundsocial embarrassment is the main reason women are unwilling to report misconductby fellow employees (41 per cent), followed by fear they may be blamed (36 percent), and concern about losing their job (28 per cent).Researchers questioned 381 women in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangaloreand Chennai. In Mumbai, 40 per cent said a fear of being blamed is the mainreason they would not complain. In the capital Delhi, 37 per cent said mensexually harassed women in their office, but 63 per cent said were sure theywould not complain if it happened to them.The study also found only 21 per cent of workplaces had a clearpolicy to handle cases of sexual harassment. This is despite a landmark ruling in 1997 by the Indian SupremeCourt requiring all employers to take preventative measures to protect femalestaff. The ruling, which also requires employers to instigate disciplinaryprocedures following a complaint, has been widely ignored.The survey’s findings illustrate just how far India trailsbehind in addressing sexual harassment in the workplace. Indian HRprofessionals say they expect the attitudes of employers and employees toevolve – but they predict the pace of change will be slow.The Supreme Court ruling, however, is not expected to be acatalyst for change. Court proceedings are generally expensive and plagued bydelays. Awards in the handful of cases brought tend to be low. One woman whosemanager was found to have sexually harassed her was awarded just $847 (40,000rupees). Such sums, say analysts, are unlikely to put pressure on companies totake the issue seriously.They predict change is more likely to come from the influenceof the many multi-national corporations which have moved into India over thepast decade. Multi-nationals have brought with them the workplace culture andvalues of North America and Europe and are highly intolerant of sexualharassment. Although these corporations employ a tiny percentage of the Indianworkforce, their policies – as well as those of progressive, premier leagueIndian companies – are watched closely and copied by other large employerswanting to emulate their success.”What we are seeing is a gradual but continuous process ofbest practice filtering down,” says Debasis Bhattacharya, of theConfederation of Indian Industry. “New value systems in which sexualharassment is simply not acceptable are starting to take hold. Within 10 yearsI expect there to have been a complete change due to a new generation with afar broader perspective.”In the meantime, however, the situation continues to discouragewomen from coming forward. The judge who passed the 1997 Supreme Court rulinghas blamed “social apathy” for the failure of Indian employers toimplement the ruling’s legally binding requirements. Former chief justice J SVarma’s comments followed the case of two teachers and a receptionist at aprestigious Delhi school who went public with their complaints. The womenaccused the school’s principal of forcing them to resign after they resistedhis advances and lodged formal complaints. Lawyers say the fact the schoolfailed to initiate a disciplinary hearing after the complaints were lodgedillustrates the failure of the majority of employers across India to complywith the ruling.The main obstacle faced by companies in India is that howeverprogressive their policies, wider social attitudes are slow to change andcontinue to be reflected in the workplace. The survey’s findings support muchanecdotal evidence that men feel they can harass women with impunity, knowingthey are more likely to resign than risk being ostracised and blamed forbringing on the harassment by making a complaint.Purva Misra, of HR consultancy Hewitt Associates, sayscompanies need to be more proactive in tackling sexual harassment. According toMisra, the vast majority of leading private sector employers have complied withthe Supreme Court ruling in theory. But, she says, companies need to do morethan merely state that sexual harassment will not be tolerated.”Rather than just writing their policy into their code ofconduct, companies need to fully explain their policy to employees so staffknow what their options are.Misra adds that attention should be particularly focused onblue-collar employees. “Companies really need to concentrate on educatingworkers to give them an awareness of what constitutes sexual harassment. Lowerdown the company hierarchy many female employees may not actually know whatthey can complain about and male employees may not be fully aware that whatthey are doing is unacceptable.”Investment banks to cut workforceto drive up earningsInvestment banks are set to cutthousands of jobs this summer as global finance houses struggle to drive upearnings.Analysts claim some of the biggest investment banks will cut upto 10 per cent of their workforce. Stagnation in M&A activity and a declinein fees for helping companies to sell bonds are being blamed for low earnings.Wall Street has lost 43,000 jobs over the past year and fresh cutbacks areexpected in investment banking and information technology. Retrenchment by USbanks will prompt job losses in Europe, claim experts.Mark Woodhouse, head of banking at headhunters Whitehead Mann,said: “The medium-term prospects are poor. The investment banks arebeginning to understand that the downturn is structural rather than cyclical.”For staffing, that means cuts won’t just come from backoffice. It meanscutting into the bone.” Global newsroundOn 1 Jul 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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first_imgAs leaked government documents show the roll out of Universal Credit is to be delayed again, Liverpool MP Louise Ellman yesterday told the House of Commons during a key debate on the welfare reform that landlords in her constituency are increasingly reluctant to rent their homes to those claiming it “because they are concerned about mounting arrears and failure to pay”.Also, Labour MP Stephen Timms asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Esther McVey whether she would address the problems highlighted by recent research from the Residential Landlords Association revealing that a majority of its members are now not willing to let accommodation to Universal Credit payments.“As the right hon. Gentleman will know, we have made various changes to make sure that we can pay direct to the landlords—that we can give alternative payments. It is only right that we do that,” she said.Universal Credit rolloutLouise Ellman, who is MP for Liverpool Riverside, said her constituency is one of the areas where the government is rolling out Universal Credit and that 2,000 people had been transferred to it locally so far, with another 13,300 to go. Her constituency has an electorate of 73,406.Commenting on Universal Credit, Ellman said: “The Government must stop pretending that all is well. They must halt this roll-out. There must be full disclosure of what is really happening.”The Government must act now, Ellman said.During the Commons debate Labour MP Jim Cunningham said Universal Credit had caused an increase in rent arrears created largely by the five-week gap between claim and payment.Those who fall into rent arrears while they wait for their first Universal Credit payment are paid advances, said Labour MP and shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Margaret Greenwood, but explained how they must be paid back and are treated as ‘loans’.“The maximum percentage that can be taken out of universal credit for repayments is 40%,” she said. “How is someone already trying to manage on such low income supposed to cope when such a large slice of their support is taken away at the source?”.Louise Ellman Universal Credit Stephen Timms Esther McVey October 19, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Landlords increasingly avoiding renters claiming Universal Credit, says MP previous nextLandlords increasingly avoiding renters claiming Universal Credit, says MPAs the government once again delays the roll-out of its flagship welfare reform, worrying signs of problems within the rental market are emerging.Nigel Lewis19th October 201802,316 Viewslast_img read more