Hubris of a high-flyer: how investors brought WeWork founder down to earth

Adam Neumann’s mission was to ‘elevate the world’s consciousness’. Now the office space provider he started must prove it has a futureAdam Neumann was poised to become one of the world’s richest people this year, crystallising a personal fortune of as …

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Leading investor group to highlight firms with lavish executive pensions

‘Red top’ warning will alert shareholders to businesses that fail to curb bosses’ benefits An influential investor group has told companies they must publish credible action plans that align executive pension pay with their workforce by 2022, or risk f…

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Hargreaves Lansdown boss attacks Neil Woodford over frozen fund

Peter Hargreaves says fund manager was not truthful about investment performance The billionaire founder of the UK’s largest retail share-dealing platform has attacked the beleaguered fund manager Neil Woodford for appearing not to be “truthful” about …

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UK economy has ‘too few robots’, warn MPs

Committee damns government for failing to encourage investment and boost productivityThe UK is lagging behind the world’s other advanced economies in the shift to robots and automation in the workplace – putting jobs, businesses and the prosperity of w…

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UK economy has ‘too few robots’, warn MPs

Committee damns government for failing to encourage investment and boost productivityThe UK is lagging behind the world’s other advanced economies in the shift to robots and automation in the workplace – putting jobs, businesses and the prosperity of w…

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Taxing wealth at lower rate than income is wrong, says thinktank

People who get income from assets or property pay less tax than those who rely on workThe government could gain £90bn in extra revenue over 10 years if it taxed income from wealth in the same way it taxes income from work, according to a leading thinkt…

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