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  • 15th July 2008

    Insurance website claims gay men die younger than straights 1

    insure.com is a price comparison site

    2:17 PM — A leading insurance comparison website has caused a storm of debate by claiming gay men have a life expectancy 20 years shorter than heterosexual men.

  • 11th July 2008

    New guidelines on HIV and life insurance published

    More than 95% of the insurance industry abide by the ABI code

    4:16 PM — The Association of British Insurers has updated its consumer guide for gay men covering HIV and life insurance.

  • 10th July 2008

    INTERVIEW: Why supporting gay staff is good business

    Gay-friendly policies make good business sense

    5:53 PM — Barclays was an early supporter of Stonewall's efforts to promote equality in the workplace as a member of the Diversity Champions programme. In fact they were the first bank to sign up.

  • 4th July 2008

    Business Secretary calls on employers to support gay staff

    John Hutton is The Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

    6:01 PM — The Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform has endorsed a new report into gay, lesbian and bisexual experiences at work.

  • 3rd July 2008

    Stonewall research highlights business case for supporting LGB staff 2

    Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme promotes good practice around sexual orientation

    12:00 PM — The Secretary of State for Business John Hutton is to launch pioneering Stonewall research today examining the advantages of being out at work.

  • 30th June 2008

    Barclays to sponsor gay and lesbian networking event 1

    The Village Drinks third annual summer party will be held on 29th July

    11:16 AM — A major financial institution will sponsor the main summer event by professional gay networking group Village Drinks.

  • 20th June 2008

    Business advice offered to LGBT entrepreneurs

    The Gay Business Association is hosting an Ask The Experts event

    1:25 PM — The Gay Business Association is hosting an Ask The Experts event as part of the Pride London festival, open to all LGBT professionals from charities, businesses and other organisations.

  • 9th June 2008

    Gay marriage worth millions to California economy 1

    51,320 of California's same-sex couples want to marry

    5:12 PM — Same-sex marriage could potentially boost California's deflating economy by $683.6 million (£345m) over the next three years, an analysis by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law has claimed.

  • 5th June 2008

    Unions and business join forces to push diversity in the workplace

    Businesses have diversified their workforce

    12:15 PM — The Confederation of British Industry and the Trades Union Congress have launched a joint report promoting diversity in the workplace.

  • 27th May 2008

    COMMENT: Gay students abandoned by parents enter ‘postcode lottery’ 1

    Financial support a young undergraduate student receives requires an assessment of parental income

    3:42 PM — Two years ago at the age of 19, James left home after his stepfather repeatedly beat him because he was gay. As a result, he ended up spending a year living on the streets.

  • 26th May 2008

    Biggest Pride in the world draws in millions

    Sao Paulo pride (taken 2004)

    8:59 PM — The world's largest gay pride parade took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil yesterday with millions of people peacefully gathering to celebrate gay rights. But the event also creates thousands of jobs.

  • 15th May 2008

    Former aide warned Gordon Brown not to abolish 10p tax band

    Spencer Livermore was until recently the head of political strategy at 10 Downing St

    12:20 PM — One of the Prime Minister’s closest aides advised him not to raise taxes for the lowest-paid workers in the country, more than a year before the decision became a political crisis.

  • 13th May 2008

    Spinster sisters assured there will be no evictions 6

    Lord Davies was asked if the government's attitude was "extremely mean-spirited"

    7:12 PM — A government minister has told the House of Lords that two elderly British sisters who lost their case in the European Court of Human Rights over inheritance tax will not be evicted when one of them dies.

  • 29th April 2008

    Euro court: sisters can not have the same tax benefits as civil partners 6

    The European Court of Human Rights has rejected their case

    11:18 PM — Two elderly British sitters have lost their case in the European Court of Human Rights to allow them to avoid inheritance tax when one of them dies. They argued that British law treats them less favourably than a lesbian couple in a civil partnership.

  • 11th April 2008

    80% of insurance companies failing gay men

    80% of frontline customer service staff of insurance companies gave incorrect information around gay men and insurance.

    4:15 PM — New research has found that many leading insurance providers in the UK are still sending gay men for unnecessary HIV tests.In a survey insurance company staff were all asked to provide their company's limit at which an applicant would be sent for an HIV test.Two companies, Royal Liver and Bright Grey, were praised for their industry-beating limit of £1,000,000 of cover without HIV testing for gay men within a civil partnership.

  • 10th April 2008

    Mortgage rates to drop by 0.25%

    Mortgage rates should drop following the decision

    12:20 PM — The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee today cuts rates by a quarter of one per cent to 5 per cent, a further attempt to reduce the impact of the global credit crisis hitting Britain.It's the third cut since December, earlier this week it was shown that house prices had fallen by 2.5% in a month, the worse drop since 1992.A mortgage of £100,000 will fall by £17 a month if lenders pass on the cuts in full.

  • 27th March 2008

    Tax company under fire for gay discrimination

    H  R Block claim to have more than 22 million customers worldwide and had a $4bn (£2bn) turnover in 2007.

    5:50 PM — H R Block, America's leading tax preparation company, has said it is "evaluating alternatives" after it emerged that their online services refuse to accept legal civil unions.Connecticut gay couple Jason Smith and Settimo Piscu were attempting to use their "Tax Cut" service but a message told them: "We don't support Connecticut civil union returns."Through its website, the company said the couple would have to work with one of their professionals, by phone or at one of their office locations, which would be more time consuming and cost an additional $150 (£75).

  • 7th February 2008

    Interest rate fall good news for homeowners 1

    An average £100,000 mortgage will only reduce by £16 and not all mortgage holders will see a reduction.

    1:45 PM — LGBT homeowners will benefit from another reduction in interest rates by the Bank of England, the second in three months.The Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted to reduce rates by a quarter of one percent to 5.25 per cent.An average £100,000 mortgage will only reduce by £16 and not all mortgage holders will see a reduction.The US Federal reserve last month slashed rates by a total of 1.25 per cent.

  • 16th January 2008

    Gay.com parent company up for sale

    PlanetOut floated in October 2004 at a share price of $9 (£4.48), it quickly rose to $14.26 (£7.10) in November that year.

    12:40 PM — Shares in one of the largest gay media companies in the world, PlanetOut, fell 23.4% yesterday to $4.75 (£2.42).A spokesman for the NASDAQ-listed company confirmed they are looking for potential buyers. It has been a rocky year for the company. It is now trading at 13% of its value in January 2007.In May high operating costs and declining sales resulted in a considerable first-quarter loss and a resulting slide in share price.

  • 21st October 2007

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    10:16 PM — Over the past two years, PinkNews.co.uk has been providing award winning news for the LGBT community. News not covered by the main stream or indeed the rest of the gay press.We publish more LGBT content than any other website in Europe and the cost of commissioning and editing this high quality content is considerable.We're asking our regular readers if they would consider donating just £12 per year towards our running costs. That's equivalent to less than 3.5p per day.

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