Sunak tells shoppers: “Don’t panic about presents”

Rishi Sunak has said that presents will be available to buy at Christmas despite the supply chain crisis but appeared to rule out helping businesses with rising fuel costs.

The chancellor blamed the delays on global factors and said that “it’s not the government’s job” to intervene by managing the price of individual products. He said he was confident that shelves would be stocked during the festive period.

Speaking after a G7 meeting in Washington, where finance ministers agreed to work together to resolve the crisis, Sunak said that the government was doing everything possible to shorten the delays. Asked if he would accept some companies going out of business, Sunak said he believed in a market economy and admitted that the government “couldn’t fix every problem”.

His comments came after Felixstowe, Britain’s largest commercial port, said yesterday that the supply chain crisis had caused heavy congestion. A typical shipping … Read more

Wives do not earn as much as their husbands, says new global study

According to a new global study of the difference in earnings between couples, the findings show the majority of the wives earn less than their husband.

The study examined publicly available data from 45 countries across a four-decade period – from 1973 to 2016 – for the first global survey of intra-household gender inequality in wages.

The researchers, Professor Hema Swaminathan and Professor Deepak Malghan, of the Centre for Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, used data from 2.85 million households made up of heterosexual couples between the ages of 18 and 65 years. The data was collated by a non-profit, the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS).

“Conventional poverty estimates look at the household as a unit,” Prof Swaminathan says.

“The general assumption is that within a household, incomes are pooled and equally distributed. But the household is often a place of great inequality, and we wanted to unpack … Read more

6 Free Cannabis Delivery Services in North Vancouver

Your favourite weed is running out, and maybe you lack time to visit the dispensary yourself; with a busy day of work, it’s often hard to find the time. But relax, there’s a solution with just a phone call or a click of a button that won’t upset your comfort. Well, maybe just to answer the door.

If you are a North Vancouver resident, you are probably already aware of many cannabis delivery services in the city since the legalization of weed in 2018. You can use the online weed shop of your choice to get a flower, CBD oil, edibles, and other cannabis products.

Cannabis use has been a strong culture in Vancouver. Even so, cannabis enthusiasts have begun to prefer local brands like Weed Delivery Vancouver to deliver weed products to their home addresses. They offer high-quality products at competitive prices in the market.

Here are the six … Read more

UK government will only support firms on brink of closure

Heavy industry struggling with surging energy costs will only get support if they can prove they have been pushed to the brink of closure, Whitehall sources have said, as industry leaders warned that the package sounded like no more than “flimsy sticking plaster”.

A senior government source said on Tuesday that any scheme for companies would be means-tested, time-limited and repayable to make sure it only dealt with the most severe cases of those about to stop production or go under entirely.

It could run into hundreds of millions of pounds but would be designed as loans, rather than grants, with the aim of taxpayer cash being recovered.

But industry leaders expressed scepticism that this would be enough, highlighting issues such as UK energy costs for the steel sector being up to 80% more than that paid in the rest of Europe.

The proposal to prop up struggling factories has … Read more

The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Buying Hemp Flower

The hemp plant is a brand of cultivated cannabis. Cannabis grown as industrial hemp is sometimes grown specifically for fiber and oilseed consumption, as opposed to marijuana grown for drug use, which should not be confused with industrial hemp.

What is Hemp Flower?

Hemp flower looks similar to powdery cannabis buds and is generally consumed as a fresh juice. It’s also likely that you’ll see the use of raw flowers in smoothies, salads, and other recipes because hemp seed oil gives them a wonderful nutty flavor. But it all comes down to what kind of weight loss benefits do you want: reducing inflammation? Improving heart health? Or controlling blood glucose levels?

Benefits of Using Hemp Extracts

In the last decade, hemp has been making quite a comeback. It’s becoming increasingly popular among health-conscious Americans for its potential to help improve hunting timing, repair joints and build muscles. Hemp seeds are … Read more