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Breast cancer helpline founder paid herself £31k

Breast cancer helpline founder paid herself £31k

Health
A national breast cancer charity is being investigated after its founder paid herself £31,000, in breach of charity law.Wendy Watson, who launched the National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline in 1996, has resigned as a trustee. Financial irregularities were uncovered by the Charity Commission, which has issued an official warning for "significant breaches of trust".Lawyers for Mrs Watson and the charity described the payments as "an error".Mrs Watson, of Derbyshire, founded the charity four years after she became the first woman in the UK to have a pre-emptive mastectomy. Five years ago she was appointed MBE for services to people with breast cancer.The pre-emptive mastectomy procedure was made famous in 2013 when American actress Angelina Jolie had the surgery.The charity was set up to
Americans paid $15 billion in overdraft fees last year, CFPB says

Americans paid $15 billion in overdraft fees last year, CFPB says

Finance
What is the CFPB?Americans have racked up billions -- yes, billions -- of dollars worth of overdraft charges. In 2016, U.S. consumers paid a total of $ 15 billion in fees for bouncing checks or overdrafting--which is when a customer tries to make a purchase without enough money in their account to cover the transaction-- according to new data released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. All banks with assets over $ 1 billion must report how much money it brought in via bounced check and overdraft fees, according to CFPB. And this year the industry rang up at $ 11.41 billion. That's up 2.2% from 2015, which was the first year banks began reporting total overdraft and bounced check fees to the CFPB. Adding in it's best guess for what smaller banks and credit unions charged, and CF...
Paid parental leave may be one of the few ideas that transcends politics

Paid parental leave may be one of the few ideas that transcends politics

Finance
YouTube CEO: Longer maternity leave keeps women at workTameka Henry takes care of her disabled husband, her 87-year-old grandfather and her four children, ages 10 to 16. Two of her kids have asthma. Her husband has a chronic intestinal condition, diabetes and congestive heart failure. He's unemployed. Henry, who makes around $ 30,000 a year as a case administrator for a behavioral health care provider, saves up sick days and vacation time to use when someone in the family is sick or needs help. Her husband, she said, often needs hours of daily care. "I haven't had a vacation in over 10 years," said Henry, who lives in Las Vegas. "But I know I'm lucky because my employer understands my situation and does give me some time off." The problem is that she can't afford to take much time off wi...
Philip Hammond: Public servants are paid 'premium'

Philip Hammond: Public servants are paid 'premium'

Business
Philip Hammond said public sector workers receive a 10% "premium" over the private sector, as he defended the government's pay policy.The chancellor told Andrew Marr, the figure was a "simple fact" once pension entitlement is taken into account.He would not comment on reports that he said public servants were "overpaid", adding that ministers should not be discussing private cabinet meetings.John McDonnell said Labour would end the 1% cap on pubic sector pay rises.The shadow chancellor said his party had set aside £4bn on an annual basis, to bring pay in line with inflation.Reality Check: Is public sector pay higher?Pay rises for most public sector workers are set by independent pay review bodies, but have effectively been capped at 1% each year since 2013.Before that, there was a two-year
Leyton Orient winding-up petition dismissed at High Court after creditors paid in full

Leyton Orient winding-up petition dismissed at High Court after creditors paid in full

Sports
Leyton Orient's Matchroom StadiumMonday, June 12, 2017A winding-up petition against Leyton Orient has been dismissed at a High Court hearing.Controversial owner Francesco Becchetti was given until Monday to pay off debts or sell the club following a previous hearing in March.A lawyer representing Orient told Registrar Sally Barber that all debts had been paid at a Bankruptcy & Companies Court hearing in London and she dismissed all bids to have the club wound up.Another judge had examined the case in March.Registrar Nicholas Briggs had adjourned applications.Bosses at an events management firm had told Registrar Briggs they were owed about £18,000.He had said he would adjourn Central Circle Event Management's application after hearing of plans to inject £1million into the O's.The judge