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General election 2019: Tory pledge to boost GP numbers

General election 2019: Tory pledge to boost GP numbers

Health
The Conservatives say they will fund the training of 500 more GPs in England every year to increase appointments for patients, if they win the election.They claim the plan would mean up to 3,000 more newly-qualified GPs, or doctors doing their GP training, in surgeries by 2024-25.However, a previous Tory pledge to recruit an extra 5,000 GPs by 2020 is not close to being met.Labour said it planned to invest in family doctor services and more GPs.The party added it had become "harder and harder to get a GP appointment under the Tories".The Conservatives say their plan would see the current tally of 3,538 GPs in training every year rise to around 4,000 from 2021-22.Recruiting more GPs from overseas while improving efforts to retain current staff will lead to...
JP Morgan hires bankers to boost corporate client services

JP Morgan hires bankers to boost corporate client services

Finance
MUMBAI: JP Morgan has hired bankers from Citibank and DBS to boost its corporate client services as it revs up presence in the mid-corporate segment which has been growing substantially. It hired Pranav Chawda, as head of Client Banking and Specialized Industries from DBS Bank and he had worked for Citibank prior to that. Dhaval Shah, who was the Director at Citibank most recently, would head the Western Region. Srinivasan Kannan, who has been with the bank for a while, would lead the business in Southern India. “India is an important market and we’ve taken a long-term approach to building lasting relationships,” said Kalpana Morparia, chairman, South and South East Asia, J.P. Morgan. “We have deep local knowledge, global insights…,which uniquely position us to serve diverse companies in
Bigger and taller masts lined up to boost rural mobile coverage

Bigger and taller masts lined up to boost rural mobile coverage

Technology
Bigger and taller phone masts could be built across the British countryside in a government bid to widen mobile data coverage and increase speeds.Current planning restrictions dictate that structures exceeding 25 metres in height cannot be built on public land, but Digital Secretary Nicky Morgan is keen for firms investing in 5G to be able bypass such restrictions. An estimated 400,000 super masts may spring up in rural areas as part of the plans, which Ms Morgan said could add between £6bn and £13bn to the UK economy. Image: Digital Secretary Nicky Morgan wants to improve mobile network coverage in the countryside Ms Morgan told Sky News: "This is really important for people running businesses, for tourism, for agriculture."But it is
Trump considers new tax cut to boost US economy

Trump considers new tax cut to boost US economy

Business
President Donald Trump has confirmed he is considering a new, temporary payroll tax cut to help boost the US economy.White House officials had earlier dismissed reports that the administration was discussing the move.But speaking to reporters, the president said a "payroll tax is something that we think about, and a lot of people would like to see that".US workers pay payroll taxes on their earnings to finance health insurance, social security, and pensions.Mr Trump has been talking up the US economy in recent days amid growing unease about a potential recession. "We're very far from a recession," he told the reporters.A strong economy is seen as key to his re-election prospects in 2020, but continuing trade tensions with China have sparked concerns about...