The UK’s construction sector just had its best month since March

The UK’s construction sector just had its best month since March Today’s figure follows an expectation-beating rise in November. The figure was boosted by the fastest rise in new order volumes since last January, Markit said, while stronger demand led to sustained job creation and a broad-based upturn in business activity.The report added that anecdotal evidence had suggested improving order books and a general rebound in business conditions had also pushed the figure higher. That is at odds with reports from Bovis Homes, whose shares dragged the rest of the UK’s housebuilders lower during the Christmas trading period after it admitted its delivery volumes were lower than expected at the end of last year.Tim Moore, senior economist at IHS Markit, warned undercurrents may hamper growth in the sector.”All three main areas of construction activity have started to recover from last summer’s soft patch, but in each case growth remains much weaker than the cyclical peaks seen in 2014,” he said.“Housebuilding remains a key engine of growth for the construction sector, with the latest upturn the fastest for almost one year. Meanwhile, commercial activity was the weakest performing category in December, reflecting an ongoing drag from subdued investment spending and heightened economic uncertainty.” Output in the UK’s construction sector showed a surprise jump in December – causing the industry to enjoy its best month since March.Markit’s purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for the sector rose to 54.2 in December, up from 52.8 in the previous month – despite economists expecting the figure to be flat. Any number above 50 denotes growth in the sector. Wednesday 4 January 2017 9:47 am Residential building activity continued to be the best performing sub-category, with the expansion of housing activity being the fastest since last January. whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical Mattersmoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comGive It LoveThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayGive It LoveHouse CoastPregnant Beggar Was Asking for Help, But Then One Woman Followed HerHouse Coast Share whatsapp Emma Haslett read more

Alaska delegation introduces bills to curb states’ bans on walrus ivory

first_imgAlaska Native Arts & Culture | Federal Government | Politics | Subsistence | WildlifeAlaska delegation introduces bills to curb states’ bans on walrus ivoryMarch 28, 2019 by Davis Hovey, KNOM-Nome Share:An ivory walrus on display at Maruskiya’s of Nome. (Photo by Emily Russell/KNOM)Alaska’s congressional delegation introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to pre-empt states from banning walrus ivory, whale bone and other marine mammal products. Through these new bills, the delegation has proposed amending the Marine Mammal Protection Act.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2019/03/ann-20190326-6.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Vera Metcalf, the director of the Eskimo Walrus Commission, said the proposed legislation is a step in the right direction.“For us, there’s really no way to address the consequences of the ivory ban at the state level, and I’m glad they (the delegation) are moving forward with introducing this legislation that might get us moving and working more to educate the general public about what walrus ivory is to our communities, and why it is important to not include it in the ivory ban,” she said.The need for this legislation came about when almost 10 states — Illinois being a recent example  — passed state bans on some or all types of ivory, which included the resource Alaska Native carvers use for their livelihood. The U.S. implemented a near-total ban on commercial trade of elephant ivory in 2016.In an announcement from Alaska’s Congress members earlier this month, Sen. Dan Sullivan said these craftsmen have been attacked by “numerous states banning the sale of sustainable arts made of walrus and mammoth ivory and other marine mammal products legally allowed under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, unnecessarily coupling them with the illicit sale of poached elephant ivory.”During a recent visit to St. Lawrence Island, local carvers told Metcalf that the inconsistency among state’s ivory bans has been negatively affecting their sales.“I’ve heard people say, ‘Well it’s getting harder for me to sell ivory because of this fear (in) people that buy walrus ivory arts and crafts.’ I think there is fear of potential prosecution, because I think each state has different information,” she said.The Alaska delegation says its legislation aims to end the confusion created by other states’ laws and protect Native artisans who work with ivory. Metcalf agrees more needs to be done to protect Alaska Native ivory carvers.While these two new bills go through Congress, Metcalf said she and her working group will continue to spread the message that the walrus population is healthy and does not warrant listing under the Endangered Species Act.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made that determination in October 2017, so now the species will continue to be protected under the MMPA for Alaska Natives to harvest sustainably.“I mean, we certainly promote non-wasteful takes, and we have been sending this message. But also, using all of what is given to us, including the ivory, is very much a part of our communities using the resource for food and ivory for making beautiful handicrafts and art,” Metcalf said.Under current law, the secretary of the Interior is authorized to restrict the take of marine mammals if the population is dwindling, but the secretary must also have evidence to demonstrate that.Share this story:last_img read more

A battle over verifying online Canadian pharmacies goes to court

first_img [email protected] Pharmalot Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. A battle over verifying online Canadian pharmacies goes to court About the Author Reprints Ed Silverman STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Log In | Learn More center_img By Ed Silverman Aug. 14, 2019 Reprints What is it? As more Americans look to Canada for cheaper medicines, a company whose website is devoted to verifying prescription drugs sold by online pharmacies is suing five organizations, including two with ties to the pharmaceutical industry, for allegedly running a campaign to manipulate and suppress information available to consumers.In its lawsuit, PharmacyChecker.com claims the groups, including the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, have essentially created a type of shadow regulation through private agreements with “key internet gatekeepers,” such as Google, to “choke off” information about importing medicines from online pharmacies in Canada and other countries. GET STARTED Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED @Pharmalot Tags drug pricinglegalpharmaceuticalsSTAT+ What’s included?last_img read more

Planning permission sought for development for grain facility in Athy

first_img Community Planning permission sought for development for grain facility in Athy By David Power – 15th May 2018 Pinterest TAGSAthyBoortmaltKildare County Council Facebook Boortmalt is planning a significant delopment at the Maltings in Athy, following a planning permission application to be decided upon by Kildare County Council.Minch Malt Ltd trading as Boortmalt, published a planning notice outlining its intention to apply for a 10 year planning permission for development at the Maltings, Athy, Co Kildare.Included in the plans is the demolition of a portion of an existing barley intake building and storage building. Facebook This will make way for the construction of a new malting plant comprising – an energies building (400.5 sq meters and 16.6 metres high); a kiln vessel (594 sq metre, and 10.8 metres high); a steeps building (496.6 sq m and 20.4 m high).Also included in the plans are 2 germination vessels (830 sq metres and 10.2 metres high); a 300 cu metre process water tank (5.7 metres high) and ancillary overhead conveyors at 11.5 metres above ground level.The planned development will also include the construction of 3 combined heat and power units (228 sq m. and 7.4m high); the construction of a barley intake building (145.7 sq metre and 18 metres high); a heat recovery unit for for the boby kiln to be located on top of the existing boby tower (162 sq metre).Also included in the planning application is the renovation of Plewman’s House and the construction of a 76 sq metre boardroom extension and a 310 sq metre administration building extension.It is also planned to construct 29 new car park spaces with disabled and electric charging spaces adjacent to Plewman’s House.AccessThe planned works include the construction of an access road, footpath and vehicle entrance from the Woodstock Industrial Estate road.Other site development works will include the provision of ancillary access roads, hardstands, conveyors and underground services required to facilitate the development.SEE ALSO – New gardai appointed to patrol Laois roads Home News Business Planning permission sought for development for grain facility in Athy NewsBusiness Community Twittercenter_img Pinterest Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Previous articleWATCH: Elegant in style, traditional in service – Killeshin Hotel hosting wedding event this weekendNext articleMassive new development planned for Laois town David PowerA journalist for over 20 years, David has worked for a number of regional titles both as journalist and editor. From Tullamore he also works as a content editor for Independent.ie. His heroes include Shane Lowry, Seamus Darby and Johnny Flaherty WhatsApp WhatsApp Rugby Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’last_img read more

CSA plans online investment fraud awareness campaign

Imposters among us, CSA warns Don’t believe the hype: BCSC proposes new rules for stock promoters Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news IE Staff Keywords Fraud,  Investor protection,  Investment scamsCompanies Canadian Securities Administrators Share this article and your comments with peers on social media To cap off Investor Education Month, Canadian securities regulators Monday announced the launch of a new online fraud awareness campaign to start in November. The online campaign is designed to target those Canadians who are enticed by slick online fraudulent investment opportunities. “Our enforcement teams across the country have firsthand knowledge of how unscrupulous promoters are turning to the internet to market their fraudulent investment opportunities and the threat these online investment scams pose to Canadian investors,” says Bill Rice, chair of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) and chair and CEO of the Alberta Securities Commission. “Canadian securities regulators felt it was important to tackle these tactics head on and educate potential investors in the same spaces where fraudsters solicit their victims.” The online public education initiative will include online advertisements and social media promotions that point to a video and website of a fictitious company, BlueHedge Investments, to illustrate how scam artists use these tools to lure unsuspecting investors in cyberspace. Soon after people land on the fictitious company’s website, they are redirected to an educational website to help them recognize, avoid and report investment scams they might find online or via social media. “The red flags we highlight in the campaign are based on techniques that we have observed tech-savvy fraudsters commonly use when soliciting victims online,” says Rice. “Our objective is to reach these potential investors and arm them with information to avoid investment fraud so they don’t become a victim of these cyber scams.” CSA members involved in the initiative include the Alberta Securities Commission, the Autorité des marchés financiers of Québec, the British Columbia Securities Commission, the Financial Services Regulation Division of Newfoundland and Labrador, the New Brunswick Securities Commission, the Northwest Territories Securities Office, the Nova Scotia Securities Commission, the Nunavut Securities Office, the Prince Edward Island Securities Office, the Saskatchewan Financial Services Commission, and the Yukon Securities Registry. The campaign will run mid-November 2011 to mid-February 2012. OSC finalizes DSC ban read more

U.S. inflation slowed in December

first_img Another jump in prices tightens the squeeze on U.S. consumers Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Associated Press Keywords Inflation,  United States Stagflation is U.S. economists’ biggest fear, SIFMA sayscenter_img U.S. economy is warming up, but unlikely to overheat: Moody’s Over the past 12 months, overall inflation is up 2.1% while core inflation, which excludes volatile food and energy costs, rose 1.8%. The overall 2.1% price increase was identical to the inflation gain in 2016 with both years up from tiny increases of 0.8% in 2014 and 0.7% in 2015. Low inflation has made the U.S. Federal Reserve cautious about raising interest rates too quickly. After maintaining a benchmark policy rate at a record low near zero for seven years, the Fed started gradually raising rates in December 2015 with one quarter-point hike, and another in 2016. The Fed last year accelerated that pace, raising rates three times and signalling at its meeting last month that it expected to raise rates at the same clip this year. However, economists believe the central bank may be forced to accelerate that pace if there are hints that inflation is beginning to rise more rapidly, given that unemployment continues to hover at 17-year lows. Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics, said that the December report, with a 0.3% rise in core prices, the largest in 11 months, bolstered his view that the Fed will accelerate rate increases this year. He said he expected the next rate hike to occur in March with a total of four hikes this year. He said this forecast was based on a view that inflation will begin to show bigger gains in coming months. “Once spring comes around … the big declines in components like wireless telephone services will drop out of the annual calculation and the core inflation rate will rebound well above 2%,” Ashworth said. For December, energy prices fell 1.2% after surging 3.9% in November. The December decline was led by a 2.7% drop in the price of gasoline, which had jumped 7.3% in November. Currently, the nationwide average for gas is $2.52, up from $2.35 a year ago, according to AAA. The government figures show that gas prices are up 6.9% from December 2016. Food costs edged up 0.2% in December and are up a modest 1.6% over the past year. Core inflation rose 0.3% in December with core prices up 1.8% over the past 12 months. Clothing costs are one key sector bucking the trend of higher prices. Clothing costs have fallen the past four months are down 1.6% over the past year. Consumer inflation in the United States slowed in December to a tiny 0.1% gain as energy costs retreated from a big jump in November. The December increase in American consumer prices followed a sharper 0.4% increase in November, the U.S. Labor Department reported Friday. The December gain was the smallest advance since October. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

CRA audit incentives lead to poor taxpayer outcomes, study suggests

first_imghand grabbing money bag samuaritop/123RF Rudy Mezzetta Increasing pressure on the Canada Revenue Agency to raise tax revenue, as well as the structure of the CRA’s internal performance targets, may be contributing to poorer quality tax audits, according to a study published by the C.D. Howe Institute on Thursday. The study explored CRA audit incentives, such as its “fiscal impact” metric, which includes tax assessed, tax refunds reduced, interest and penalties, but doesn’t include the impact of appeals, reversals and uncollected amounts. The structure of the fiscal impact metric could create an incentive for the CRA to increase assessed amounts because reversals are not reported, the study suggested. Keywords Tax auditsCompanies Canada Revenue Agency O’Toole calls for pause on CRA audits for businesses struggling due to Covid-19 Crypto firm strikes client disclosure deal with CRA The study’s authors recommended:  that reversals of assessments be included in the definition of “fiscal impact”; that the CRA put a greater focus on its “validated risk” metric to determine “overall compliance and confidence that taxes will voluntarily be paid,” and less focus on fiscal impact;that linking the CRA’s fiscal impact and the estimated tax gap be avoided.  The authors of the study also recommended that governments “resist the urge to pay for Covid-19 measures and the loss of tax revenues” by putting even greater pressure on the CRA to raise revenue via aggressive audits.   “The CRA is already under pressures that are creating poor outcomes for taxpayers,” the authors wrote. “We fear that further strengthening of CRA’s incentives to collect taxes will adversely affect the CRA’s ability to work with taxpayers to create a tax system that will flourish as the economy recovers.” The study’s authors said that nearly $1 billion in increased funding the CRA received in the 2016 and 2017 federal budgets came with explicit expectations from the government that the CRA raise $5 of tax revenue for every $1 of expense. This represented a significant increase from the CRA’s historical rate of tax revenue “return” relative to expense, and potentially amplified the effect of incentives created by the CRA’s performance metrics, the study suggested.  In addition, the government’s recent focus on calculating and reporting Canada’s tax gap —  the theoretical gap between tax that might be collected if all taxpayers were compliant and actual tax revenue collected — has in turn put “further pressure on the [CRA] audit division to assess more corporate income tax” to shrink the gap. Drawing on previous academic research from Kenneth Klassen, who co-authored the study, C.D. Howe suggested that “some auditors may, perhaps unconsciously, be auditing in ways that satisfy the evaluation system used by CRA rather than with a view to the fairest amount of tax due.”As evidence, the study’s authors cite 2016 and 2018 reports from the Auditor General of Canada that “raise questions about the quality of CRA audits and the audit process.” In particular, the study noted that “data provided by the auditor general show a trend for CRA to close files and assess additional taxes toward year-end. Based on the monthly average of reassessments issued in the five-year period ended March 31, 2018, the auditor general reports that almost 40 percent of audit files were closed in February and March,” just before the CRA’s deadline to meet its annual targets by its fiscal year end. The auditor general report also showed that the CRA could not accurately report the result of its compliance activity, and that the revenue results were significantly less than what the government had estimated. “Overstating the results of its compliance activities is consistent with the types of behaviour that is driven by the incentives CRA faces,” the authors of the C.D. Howe study wrote.  Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media CRA, RQ should be held liable for auditor mistakes, CFIB says Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Boeing Marks 35 Years of Field Reps with U.S. Army Apaches, Looks Forward to Another Five

first_imgBoeing Marks 35 Years of Field Reps with U.S. Army Apaches, Looks Forward to Another Five Boeing’s [NYSE: BA] latest contract from the U.S. Army continues to build on a legacy of customer field support for the Army’s AH-64 Apache. Under the projected five-year, $83.3 million max indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity agreement, 15 Boeing field service representatives will be dedicated to the U.S. Army’s Apache fleet.Boeing has provided field service representatives (FSR) for the U.S. Apache since 1985. Working side by side with Apache operators and maintainers, FSRs are located across the U.S. and deployed with Army units at international locations. The contract includes a base award and four option years.“Our field reps continue to be the direct, on-site technical expertise for Apache operators,” said John Chicoli, director of U.S. Army, Special Operations and Vertical Lift Services for Boeing. “Side by side with the customer, they bring access to the entire Boeing network for troubleshooting, complex maintenance support and training the warfighter.”Boeing’s Apache FSR team includes 100% veterans of the U.S. military, with 90% having supported Apaches during their military career. FSRs are a direct link to the latest Boeing proprietary technical documents and have instant access to Boeing engineering to supplement technical and maintenance manuals. Boeing FSRs provide critical technical support, innovation, training and cost savings as they work shoulder to shoulder with their United States government counterparts.Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading provider of commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems, and global services. As a top U.S. exporter, the company supports commercial and government customers in more than 150 countries, leveraging the talents of a global supplier base. Building on a legacy of aerospace leadership, Boeing continues to lead in technology and innovation, deliver for its customers and invest in its people and future growth. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Aerospace, agreement, Award, Boeing, building, career, Engineering, future, Government, innovation, military, security, space, technology, United States, worldlast_img read more

Mid-tier businesses confident, KPMG Enterprise pre-Budget survey finds

first_imgMid-tier businesses confident, KPMG Enterprise pre-Budget survey finds KPMGAustralia’s mid-market businesses are upbeat, and markedly less worried about the ending of the JobKeeper program than they were six months ago, KPMG Enterprise’s annual pre-Budget survey finds.The survey of 100 mid-tier business leaders and directors found two-thirds (68 percent) had either used government support mechanisms through COVID and were ’emerging with confidence’, or said that new opportunities had emerged as a direct result of the past year’s experience. Less than half said that COVID or other factors had negatively impacted the business.Only one-third expected the recent ending of the JobKeeper scheme to lead to a significant decline in economic activity and higher unemployment. This compared to two-thirds in the equivalent KPMG Enterprise survey just ahead of the October Budget last year. Almost one-half had used JobKeeper and one-third the instant asset write-off scheme.The biggest challenge seen by mid-market businesses was once again cost and margin pressures, followed by supply chain problems, then recruiting skilled staff. Reduced revenue and demand, and changes to consumer spending were also prominent issues.In terms of paying back Australia’s COVID-related debts, raising productivity resulting in revenue growth was strongly favoured over tax increases. Tax reform was considered key to this achieving this extra productivity. But if any single tax had to rise, then GST was the most nominated option.Clive Bird, KPMG Enterprise National Tax Leader said: “It is heartening to see Australia’s mid-tier sector, the backbone of the national economy, feeling upbeat and a lot less fearful about the ending of JobKeeper than they were six months ago. Many have accessed government support schemes over the past year and are now emerging with confidence.”“A significant number have taken advantage of the Instant Asset Write-off and plan to do so with the R&D Tax Incentive, both of which are encouraging signs for future growth and innovation. It was also positive to see strong support for innovation measures like the early stage investor incentive; innovation tax incentive; software-specific development and collaboration premiums.”He added: ‘While nobody wants tax rises, it is clear that if there has to be one, then GST was the option chosen by respondents. This is consistent with our last survey. This is difficult territory but there is a clear business view that tax reform is needed and we need to move away from Australia’s over-reliance on direct taxes.”The large debts and emergence from COVID mean that a ramp-up in ATO compliance activity has commenced and the survey found half of businesses concerned about this. ATO programs directed at the top 500 and ‘next 5000’ privately-owned groups, as part of the wider ‘Justified Trust’ tax assurance program aimed at Australian businesses and wealthy family groups, are in full swing.Clive Bird said: “It is concerning that nearly half of businesses believe they are well prepared for the additional compliance activity – yet nearly two-thirds say they do not currently have documented tax risk management frameworks. This is a key part of proper tax governance as the ATO sees it and I think there may be a degree of unfounded optimism about the readiness of many businesses and family groups.“I can understand reluctance to invest in documenting tax risk management procedures where taxpayers don’t see an immediate value add – but this is now a clear expectation from the ATO, and a key focus of each review program. Given the ATO focus on tax governance and justified trust, documentation is essential but relatively few taxpayer groups are prepared.”Other survey findings showed significant support for ownership succession to take place in family businesses without tax, and for the two-tiered company tax rate system to remain until finances allowed the higher rate for larger companies to come down.Clive Bird said: “It is curious that the Australian tax system effectively penalises organised succession planning in family companies while the owner is alive yet there is no tax impact on transfer when they die. KPMG research* has shown that Australia is an outlier in this respect, and we need to change our approach to give a boost to family-owned enterprises – which comprise around two-thirds of all businesses – as they emerge from COVID.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:ATO, audit, Australia, Australian, business, Clive, Government, GST, innovation, Investor, JobKeeper, KPMG, optimism, spending, supply chain, taxpayer, unemploymentlast_img read more

Clark County Auto License closed for in-person services

first_imgClark County Auto License closed for in-person servicesPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Wednesday, March 18, 2020in: Community Newsshare 0 The auditor will re-evaluate on April 13 to determine a date to re-open the officeVANCOUVER — Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey announced Wednesday that the Auto License office at 1408 Franklin St. will close for in-person services beginning at noon today, March 18.The closure is due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus. The auditor will re-evaluate on April 13 to determine a date to re-open the office.“The safety of our customers and staff is my utmost concern,” said Auditor Kimsey. “This closure will help us follow the social distancing guidelines that are so important in our community right now.”Auto License staff will continue to process mail-in and on-line renewals to be mailed to customers. On-line renewals can be processed through https://www.dol.wa.gov/vehicleregistration/renewyourtabs.html.All licensing subagents are continuing to be open for business and they can be found at www.clarkautolicense.org.If you have title work that has been submitted to our office, call (564) 397-2288.Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyCovid-19Vancouvershare 0 Previous : Camas Police officer involved in shooting identified Next : Superior Court updates modifications to operations in response to COVID-19 concernsAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more