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Wood burners and open fires face restrictions in new clean air plan

Wood burners and open fires face restrictions in new clean air plan

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device Wood burning stoves, open fires and farms all face new restrictions as the government sets out what it calls a "world leading" plan to tackle air pollution. In their Clean Air Strategy, published today, the government promises to set a "bold new goal" to reduce particulates across much of the country by 2030.But green groups say the scheme is vague and severely lacking in detail.They believe the plan proposes nothing new to tackle roadside dirty air.The new strategy, which is focussed on tackling air pollution in England, has been launched just days after the family of a nine-year-old girl who died from asthma were given permission to apply for a fresh inquest into her death.The government's chief l...
NHS long-term plan: Focus on prevention 'could save 500,000 lives'

NHS long-term plan: Focus on prevention 'could save 500,000 lives'

Health
NHS bosses in England say a new 10-year plan could save up to 500,000 lives by focusing on prevention.GPs, mental health and community care will get the biggest funding increases.The aim is to curb the reliance on hospitals, which will get a smaller cut of the budget - leading some doctors to warn they were facing a "near-on impossible task."The plans also include DNA testing for children with cancer, and other young people with a rare genetic disorder.Society of Acute Medicine president Dr Nick Scriven said he was "staggered" by the plans given the problems facing hospitals.Many trusts are missing all three key waiting time targets for A&E, cancer care and routine operations, and are struggling to balance the books. If you can't see the NHS Trac...
Despite volatility, wealthy investors plan no money moves: CNBC survey

Despite volatility, wealthy investors plan no money moves: CNBC survey

Finance
It's hard to avoid the allure of panicky headlines when the Dow is below 23,000 and the Nasdaq has entered a bear market, but for every "record" stampede of investors into bonds and sudden flood of money into cash tracked by a Wall Street firm, there's a wealthy American making a money move that might seem even more shocking: not doing anything. The latest CNBC Millionaire Survey shows that even as volatility spiked in the period since September, wealthy Americans are not making major changes to asset-allocation models. Investors with at least $ 1 million in investable assets surveyed by CNBC in mid-November — when volatility was already high — said th...
Here's what to do with your 529 savings plan in a bear market

Here's what to do with your 529 savings plan in a bear market

Finance
With stock returns in the red this year, people are generally advised to leave their investments alone until they recover. That can be hard with a 529 college savings plan if you expected to tap the account for a tuition bill due in a few months or weeks. The state-sponsored investment plans encourage parents to save for college and they can withdraw money from the accounts tax-free, so long as the funds are used for qualifying education expenses. Many of the accounts are likely to have taken a hit as of late. The S&P 500 entered Wednesday down more than 20 percent from an intraday high set in September, meaning the major...
It's great to be auto enrolled in your company's retirement plan, but it can backfire

It's great to be auto enrolled in your company's retirement plan, but it can backfire

Finance
We all know what inertia means. That's when an object at rest tends to stay at rest. If that object is you, it means you keep doing what you're doing, whether it's watching TV or leaving your retirement plan untouched. After all, why bother? They know all about inertia in the retirement plan industry. Only they try to use it to help you. Their thinking goes like this: People who use the company savings plan don't want to be bothered and they don't want to make too many decisions. So they make the choice for you. A lot of companies...