"Borderline extortion" is how one accountant describes the demands some supermarkets make of suppliers.
Speaking to Radio 4's The Report about Tesco, its former suppliers explain how they were asked to pay upwards of £200,000 to keep doing business with the company.
In turn, The Report reveals how these supplier payments can help explain the black hole in Tesco's accounts – an issue which has triggered an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office.
Sorry, recent grads: It'll soon be time to pay up.
Obama and Rouhani Miss Each Other, Diplomatically, at U.N.
By MARK LANDLER
The near miss between President Obama and President Hassan Rouhani of Iran at the United Nations General Assembly illustrates the acute political sensitivities that will affect both leaders as they try to embark on a diplomatic path.
A tour of the former home of Peter B. Madoff, brother and co-conspirator of Ponzi perpetrator Bernard L. Madoff, which is being sold to repay victims.
The Bid to Stop Gun Trafficking
A national crackdown on the devastating flow of illegal guns is long overdue.
Powerful interests in both countries are blocking sorely needed efforts to rebalance their economies.
A piece of wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines plane bears shrapnel holes and blistered paint, suggesting that the destruction of the aircraft was caused by a missile.
Swedish furniture giant IKEA said Monday that it regretted removing images of women from catalogs distributed in Saudi Arabia, which is often criticized for failing to provide women with equal rights. The news sparked criticism from the Swedish government after appearing in a local newspaper. In the standard version of the new catalog, left, a photo features a woman wearing pajamas standing in a bathroom with a young boy. But in the Saudi version of the catalog, the woman and her image in the mirror have disappeared.
By Patti Davis
Republican candidates continue to invoke her father's legacy, but Reagan's daughter finds the comparisons sorely lacking
America, and the world, is sorely overdue for a breakthrough. As this columnist has argued here , here, and here, the era where it makes any kind of sense to look to Washington for solutions is gone, long gone.
1. (adverb) to pay (money) promptly, in full, or on demand
━━(自)悔いる, 後悔する；残念に思う.━━[名][U]((古))悲嘆；悔悟, 後悔；哀れみ.
He will be sorely missed
- Painfully; grievously.
- Extremely; greatly: Their skills were sorely needed.
- Being unpaid when due: an overdue bill.
- Coming or arriving after the scheduled or expected time: an overdue train.
- Expected or required but not yet having come about.
- Being something that should have occurred earlier. See synonyms at tardy.
The source said ministers have made it clear in Parliament that the HMRC has been told to treat cases of hardship sympathetically and give people more time to repay arrears - up to three years.
- arrears /əˈrɪəz/ /əˈrɪrz/ /ə'rɪrz/
- money that somebody owes that they have not paid at the right time 逾期欠款
- Idiom:be in arrears; get/fall into arrears
- to be late in paying money that you owe 到期未付；拖欠
- Idiom:in arrears
- if money or a person is paid in arrears for work, the money is paid after the work has been done 後付；拖欠；拖延
- Money that is owed and should have been paid earlier
- noun: arrearage
- 欠款arrears, 欠款. arrester bed, 沙池. artesian well, 科學井. artifact, 公共設施.www.landsd.gov.hk - 相關搜尋
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- 拖欠112, 110, arrears, 拖欠, Financial Regulation 5.4provides that Contributions andwww.unaudit.org.cn - 相關搜尋
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- the state of being behind in payments; "an account in arrears"
- an unpaid overdue debt
- Arrears (also sometimes known as rearage) is a legal term for that part of a debt which is overdue after missing one or more required payments. The amount of the arrears is the amount accrued from the date on which the first missed payment was due; the account is said to be "in arrears". ...
- sti • fle1
[動](他)4 〈火などを〉消す；〈騒音などを〉静める；〈うわさなどを〉もみ消す；〈大きな音が〉〈他の音を〉聞こえなくする.━━(自)（←(他)）窒息（死）する；息苦しくなる, 息が詰まるように感じる.［古ノルド語. ラテン語stīpāre（つめ込む）と同系. △STIFF, STEEVE1］-fler[名]
- stifled (過去形) • stifled (過去分詞) • stifling (現在分詞) • stifles (三人称単数現在)
- Definition of repay
verb (past and past participle repaid)[with object]
Origin:late Middle English: from Old French repaier