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first_img Image source: Getty Images 3 UK shares with falling prices I would buy and hold for a long time In the last year, two key trends have defined the stock markets. One, the stock market crash that happened in March. As Covid-19 spooked investors, some UK shares quickly became no-gos. Think of hospitality, retail, and travel stocks. At the same time, safer stocks like healthcare and utilities became more attractive.The next key trend came around seven months later in early November when the stock market rally started on vaccine discoveries. The trend flipped as the bulls returned and the bears retreated. Suddenly, the Covid-19-hit UK shares were once again coveted. Their prices rose fast even though their performance is yet to return. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…On the other hand, high performing defensive stocks have seen muted activity. I think this is partly because investors probably wanted to cash in on already elevated share prices and partly because they saw better potential returns among the beleaguered stocks.I think now is a good opportunity to buy these high-quality stocks for those of us who missed buying these UK shares at their highs. Here are three of them. #1. Sage Group: UK share in a strong placeThe FTSE 100 business software and solutions provider has seen a 20% drop in share price from its highs in September last year to now. It is true that it saw a small fall in revenues for its financial year ending 30 September 2020. But, at the same time, its net income increased.It is also in the process of streamlining geographically, with the sale of businesses in Asia, Australia, and most recently in Poland. It also pays a dividend and has a yield of almost 4% now. The UK share does have a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of around 20 times which is not exactly cheap, but is not the most expensive around either. #2. Rentokil Initial: Covid-19 demand to slowThe FTSE 100 hygiene and pest control services provider, Rentokil Initial, is also 17% down from its highs. This is despite a 6% increase in revenues for 2020, and an increase in operating profit too. It does expect some come off in revenue growth in the next year, but it is still expecting growth to continue.Further, it also restarted dividends.The downside here is that the UK share has a high P/E of almost 50 times. But going by both its performance and outlook, I am not sure if the slide will continue for long. I think it is a share I would like to buy. #3. Bunzl: robust resultsThe FTSE 100 distribution services providers reported robust full-year 2020 results recently. But its share price is down more than 16% from the pre-stock market rally highs. Its P/E is not terribly high either at 17 times, and it has a 2.5% dividend yield. The only catch to Bunzl is that it just completed three acquisitions, which has a tendency to put-off investors, at least in the short term. The takeaway for these UK sharesGoing by these shares’ credentials I reckon these UK shares prices will start rising once the stock markets have adjusted enough to the rush towards truly cheap shares.  Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Manika Premsingh | Monday, 8th March, 2021 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Manika Premsingh owns shares of Rentokil Initial. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Sage Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Manika Premsinghlast_img read more

first_img Guide to determining financial eligibility for certificated work LAA civil legal aid eligibility keycard Updated guidance is now available following the introduction of the 2018 civil contracts covering both face-to-face and telephone gateway services.Delivery of services began on 1 September 2018 and amendments to the Lord Chancellor’s guidance are designed to reflect the new contracts.The changes cover both ‘licensed’ (or ‘certificated’) work and ‘controlled’ work.The updated ‘licensed’ work guidance contains a new appendix setting out the financial eligibility rules for immigration and asylum Upper Tribunal cases funded under a certificate.Further informationCivil legal aid means testing – to download the following: Guide to determining financial eligibility for controlled work and family mediation Means assessment guidancelast_img read more

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Bell & Evans, a poultry processing and wholesale company, will expand its presence in Bethel Township, Lebanon County, creating more than 1,000 new jobs.“This expansion by one of our long-standing Pennsylvania businesses, Bell & Evans, is a truly transformational project,” Governor Wolf said. “Not only will it provide more than 1,000 new, full-time jobs, but it will also support operations of more than 300 Pennsylvania farms, bringing a significant boost to our agriculture sector. I applaud Bell & Evans for choosing to continue their growth right here in Pennsylvania for years to come.”Bell & Evans will commence expansion on 90 acres of owned land in Bethel Township by building a new 560,000-square-foot poultry harvesting facility to house four processing lines, each with a capacity of 600,000 birds a week. The new capacity is needed to meet increased demand for their whole and value-added chicken products, which will be processed at their nearby plant also located in Bethel Township. The company plans to invest more than $260 million into the project, which is expected to create 1,069 new, full-time jobs over the next three years and retain a further 1,650 jobs.“We’re excited about our growth and its positive impact for the local communities,” said Bell & Evans owner Scott Sechler. “This expansion is supporting local farmers in fifteen surrounding counties by expanding our grow out and breeder operations. Additionally, coupled with our 100% conversion to a higher-welfare chicken breed, this expansion ensures Bell & Evans will maintain our position as industry leader and producer of the highest quality chicken in the U.S.  The Governor’s Action Team is a key partner in supporting these initiatives, as well as overall agriculture in Central Pennsylvania.”Bell & Evans received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a $2 million Pennsylvania First grant, $2,138,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs, and $421,650 in funding for job training through the WEDnet PA program. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.For this new processing facility, Bell & Evans intends to source chickens from within a one-hour radius of the facility, and all additional production will come from Pennsylvania farms, representing a significant boost to the region’s agriculture industry.“We appreciate the investments Bell & Evans is making in Pennsylvania, as well as Governor Wolf’s commitment to growing our agriculture industry,” said Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. “Bell & Evans has established themselves as a leader in the poultry industry, and we’re fortunate to have them right here in our backyard. The company’s expansion here means more opportunities for our producers – both those who are already raising chickens and those who are looking for ways to diversify their operations to take advantage of growing markets.”In January, the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority also approved Bell & Evans for an $11 million loan through PENNVEST to assist with the costs of a waste water treatment facility necessary for the completion of this expansion project.Bell & Evans is a fifth-generation family owned and operated company located in Fredericksburg, PA. Founded in 1894, it is the oldest branded chicken company in America, and is an industry pioneer in humane animal welfare standards.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov, and be sure to stay up-to-date with all of our agency news on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Governor Wolf Announces Creation of More than 1,000 Jobs Through Expansion of Bell & Evanscenter_img April 13, 2018last_img read more

first_imgCOLUMBUS, Ohio — Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan did something very uncharacteristic of his coaching style in Sunday’s 49-48 loss to Ohio State, and it may have backfired on him.In an attempt to match up with the Buckeyes’ line-up, Ryan started forward Joe Krabbenhoft in place of big man Brian Butch. With the perimeter-based starting line-up Ohio State has, Ryan felt Krabbenhoft was the better choice instead of leaving Butch to chase Ivan Harris on the wing as Jason Chappell had the assignment of guarding Buckeyes’ center Greg Oden.”It was just to guard the 3-point shooters. [Ohio State’s] perimeter players are a little more athletic, a little more quick,” said Ryan of his change in the starting lineup.Krabbenhoft chipped in with six rebounds but struggled with his shot as he finished the game with just two points on 1-of-5 shooting.Butch, on the other hand, entered the game and made an immediate impact. He came in, knocked down a jump shot and grabbed three rebounds in just three minutes, but quickly left the game. With 9:57 remaining in the first half, Butch hit the floor hard after colliding with teammate Greg Stiemsma and Buckeyes’ guard Jamar Butler as Stiemsma fouled Butler. Butch lay on the floor grasping his right elbow before heading to the bench.”I thought it was a pretty good strategy until [Butch] got hurt,” Ryan joked. “That’s a little tongue in check … just because [Butch] doesn’t start doesn’t make him a bad player.”Butch did not return, and his absence hurt the Badgers’ rotation of post players to combat the Buckeyes’ presence down low of Oden. “It was tough losing Brian,” Tucker said. “He brought a lot of energy.”After the game, the junior forward was in a sling, but further details of his right elbow injury were not disclosed.Another court stormingAlthough it may not be the statistic coach Ryan wants to see, the Badgers are now a perfect 3-for-3 in having all of their road losses resulting in fans storming the court.It all started when Indiana upset the Badgers back on Jan. 31, and Hoosier fans rushed the Assembly Hall floor. Last Tuesday, Michigan State fans paraded the Breslin Center after defeating Wisconsin — the first time the Spartans ever beat a No. 1 team at home. And finally, those in attendance at Value City Arena Sunday stormed the court after the Buckeyes edged the Badgers.Even though Wisconsin and Ohio State were ranked as the country’s top two teams in both the AP and ESPN/USA Today polls, the Buckeyes locked up the Big Ten title. As a result, having fans rushing the court was understandable, and it’s nothing new to Badger players.”It’s nothing that bothers me,” Tucker said. “They’re excited. They won a Big Ten championship. They sealed the deal so that’s only right for them to celebrate.”Look at FloridaWhile the past week has been difficult for the Badgers, losing back-to-back games after receiving their first-ever No. 1 ranking, they know the season’s not over.”This week has been tough for us,” Tucker said. “[But] we can’t hang our heads and say the season’s over with. We didn’t accomplish our first goal — we didn’t win a Big Ten championship — but we still have the tournament left. “It’s not over.”For encouragement, Tucker is pointing to what Florida did a year ago. Before winning the national championship, the Gators struggled through a three-game losing skid in the middle of February before winning their last two games and making a run in both the SEC and NCAA tournament. Furthermore, the No. 3 Gators have currently lost two of their last three games.”I was talking to the guys and I said, ‘Florida, I believe, lost three of their last five games last year and won it all,'” Tucker said. “And that’s what’s pretty much in our heads.”last_img read more