People are being scammed by crooks because they are being deceived by cloned investment sites, advertised mostly on Google, but to a lesser degree on Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin. They think they are accessing a legitimate investment company. Sadly for many they are not 2/
Google could fix this problem literally tomorrow:
they simply need to verify the advertiser before taking their money. It would cost. But then again in 2019 the parent company allegedly made $89 Billion profit 3/ searchscene.medium.com/how-much-money…
Teddy came and went from this world quickly and quietly. He passed peacefully. Our younger twin, Rafe, was not born until Tuesday 23, but died later that day in NeoNatal ICU.
Baby loss, and coping with grief, is very hard 1/
Nothing we could do. Just a horrible tragedy. We emerged from hospital a week ago shell shocked. We have taken some time out to recover. I am back at work part time, but bear with me. We will come through this, but will always miss our boys. Cards are fine, but pls no flowers 2/
The loss of our younger twin Rafe was particularly acute. He lived and died within a long day. But we treasure our time with him in Neonatal ICU. We were able to tell him of all our hopes and dreams for him, and our family; but he could not make it and died in Flora’s arms 3/
From Wednesday, you can now:
🧔↔️👩 Meet one other person from a different household outdoors - staying 2m apart.
🏃♀️ Exercise outdoors as often as you wish.
🎾 Use outdoor sports facilities with members of your household or one other person.
🌱 Go to a garden centre 3/
Thread on the massive help @DWP@10DowningStreet + @hmtreasury + others are giving to:
- help firms with pension contributions to pay
- safeguard your pension
- help our vulnerable pensioners
- ensure pension scams are avoided 1/
V serious #coronavirus approach from #PM:
“These are the only reasons you should leave your home”. 1. Shopping (as infrequently as is poss for essentials) 2. One form of exercise a day 3. Medical need 4. Travelling to/ from work
Police will have they power to enforce these 🚨1/
- close all shops selling non-essential goods, libraries, playgrounds, outdoor gyms, places of worship
- Stop gatherings in public of more than two
- Stop all social events including weddings, baptisms but not funerals 2/
“To put it simply, if too many people become seriously unwell at one time, the NHS will be unable to handle it - meaning more people are likely to die, not just from Coronavirus but from other illnesses as well. So it’s vital to slow the spread of the disease.”3/
The Chancellor @RishiSunak delivers a massive economic support package to #business big + small:
- £25,000 cash grants for businesses
- Business rates scrapped for affected industries
- 3 month mortgage break for those affected by #coronavirus
- And more to come 1/
My website is now fully updated for #COVIDー19#coronavirus assistance to constituents. Please go to the following link for medical advice, business, employer, benefit, + SSP support plus ideas for viral kindness: stay safe team + we will get through this: guyopperman.co.uk/coronavirus
We have also added in Foreign Office travel advice, a guide to how you look after your neighbours, and supermarket advice from them on why you don’t need to stockpile.
Any additions I will add as we go along 2/
Want to help?
⚙ Are you a manufacturer able to help make #ventilators?
👉 Introduce Pensions Dashboard so you can see all pension pots in one place
👉 Require schemes to take account of climate risks + disclose investment chain
👉 Establish #CDC's
👉 Give the Regulator enhanced powers 2/
At the same time we continue to
-support the savings revolution that is #AutomaticEnrolment
-There are now over 10.5 million people in the UK saving 8% a year, with thanks to the over 1.5 million employers big and small who support their staff with #AE contributions 3/
This amendment imposes requirements on trustees + managers of certain occupational pension schemes as regards taking into account the effects of climate change / publishing information relating to those effects - takes #TCFD to next level 2/
In October 2019 the #ESG = Environment,Social, and Governance regs, which passed through @HouseofCommons on a x party basis a year earlier, became law: put simply they require investment to take due account of climate risk. More explanation here ⬇️ 2/ gov.uk/government/spe…
29th January ...
Thread for yr commute to work ⏩ thanks to our #armedforces keeping us safe.
On this day 29/1/1856 Queen Victoria instituted Britain’s highest military decoration, the #VictoriaCross#VC.
Awarded for outstanding bravery ‘on the field of battle’. #NeverForget 1/
The metal from which the medals are struck is either from Russian cannon captured at the Siege of Sevastopol or other cannons.
Only 1355 #VCs have been awarded since 1856.
11 were awarded for the defence of #RorkesDrift in the Zulu wars on 23/1/1879 - 141 yrs ago this week 2/
Bravery comes in many forms. Locally in #Northumberland I commemorate Private Fred Dobson of #Ovingham.
A 27-year-old private, with the #ColdstreamGuards he twice volunteered to go out under heavy fire to bring in two wounded men at Chavonne in France on 28 September 1914. 3/
Agree with #MarkCarney that #PensionFunds must change invest strategy to combat #climatechange⏩#netzero...but UK is +can
-change investment practices
-drive diff behaviour by companies
- finance a green industrial revolution
-continue to sustain DB /DC pensions
Thread on how:1/
Firstly, there are law changes and disclosure practices to drive behavioural change to climate friendly investment.This is already happening:
- With UK Govt 1/10/19 #Environmental Regs (#ESG Regs)
- plus action in parliament: ftadviser.com/pensions/2019/… 2/
The Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (#TCFD) needs to do more:
- we need fuller #disclosure of #climaterisk/management of climate risk policies worldwide + in UK: this is a work in progress, but a lot has been done:see June 19 report 3/: fsb.org/2019/06/tcfd-r…
Very few #MPs could, would, or should do 49 yrs in @HouseofCommons unless you are the legend that is #KenClarke; he has been a delight to listen to + chat with these last 9 years ... although former miner #DennisSkinner is standing again #GE2019 for Bolsover aged 87! 3/
That we need a #GeneralElection is not, in reality, disputed by any MP. But decision is not in the #PMs power. If #Parliament does not agree an election under Fixed Term Parliament Act (needs 2/3 of all MPs actually to vote for this) then no election possible 2/
Hence why #Labour votes decide if a general election happens. The PM proposal is that if the offered 3 days of Brexit debate is not enough (rejected by oppo this week) then @HouseofCommons would have all available days until November 6 (including weekends /late sittings etc) 3/
Surgery + chat with Kate from #Bellingham@PostOffice who (along with local community) will be seriously affected by proposed @Barclays decision. Signed her petition + meeting #Barclays on Tuesday in @HouseofCommons to protest proposal, which affects rural communities v badly 2/
Honoured to chat to Graham Batey, who is a #veteran, a #Bellingham legend, 90 years young + telling me stories of his RAF service in 1949 in Hong Kong / China #proud
Without any doubt children’s #education + #school outcomes are better with an #independent regulator. As a Blairite teacher put it to me:
“No one likes the referee in football but we need them”
Children’s education will be affected adversely if this plan goes ahead 2/
Then #Labour votes to abolish #privateschools + “redistribute” all building/assets = steal!
- obvs Corbyn, McDonnell, Milne, Lansman all ➡️ private schools (Watson did not .. but he’s a Tory now!)
- real Q= how do they integrate 600,000 extra #pupils (+ pay for this)? 3/ #Lab19