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Holland & Barrett has been acquired for £1.8bn by a retail investment fund controlled by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman.L1 Retail, a division of the tycoon’s LetterOne holding company, purchased the retailer from its parent firm, Nature’s Bounty, which is owned by the private equity firm Carlyle.The ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Asda has been named as the worst of the UK’s major supermarkets in its treatment of suppliers. It dropped below Morrisons, which was bottom of the list last year, as the Bradford-based chain took action to improve its performance according to a survey of more than ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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The UK’s ambitious target of slashing carbon emissions by more than half within 13 years is at risk because of government dithering on energy policy, industry professionals have warned.A survey by the Energy Institute, the professional body for the energy sector, has found that four fifths ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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It was on a budget flight that Sarah Giblin had the idea for what is now her business, Riut. Despite having no background or training in design or manufacturing, the former professional classical singer decided to revolutionise the humble backpack.On the packed flight she watched as ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 26th of June 2017 06:00:02 AM
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There is a rather large piece of unexploded ordnance in the middle of the Brexit talks, which kicked off last week. It lay buried through most of the referendum campaign – but if not skilfully defused, it could go off with devastating consequences for our food ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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My husband and I and our young daughter went on holiday to Turkey with Thomas Cook in September. We were very clear when booking the trip that one of the criteria was a kids’ club. Our daughter is an only child and misses the company of ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Energy suppliers face rising costs for putting smart meters in millions of homes, adding pressure on firms to raise household bills further next year.Fitting the meters, which automate readings and must be installed in every home and small business by the end of 2020, costs suppliers ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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A hard Brexit would be a “calamity” that would spell the end for the Heathrow expansion, according to the chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission.While the airport has argued that Brexit makes its third runway ever more important, Andrew Adonis said private investment in infrastructure would ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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The European Union authorities seem to be making up the rules on banking bailouts as they go along. The latest Italian example – the winding-up of Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza – drives a coach and horses through the idea that taxpayers must be ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Consumer confidence slumped in the 12 days after the general election to its lowest level since the aftermath of last year’s Brexit vote, as households were unnerved by the impact of a hung parliament.A poll by YouGov found that consumers feared the unstable political situation would ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Five months after a high court judge handed out lengthy jail terms to a group of financiers who left business owners “cheated, defeated and penniless”, only one of the victims of the HBOS fraud has received compensation.Lloyds Banking Group – which rescued HBOS in 2008 after ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturday’s paper.This week’s question:Any answers? My husband and I have two children, aged seven and ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Twice a week we publish problems that will feature in a forthcoming Dear Jeremy advice column in the Saturday Guardian so that readers can offer their own advice and suggestions. We then print the best of your comments alongside Jeremy’s own insights.I’ve just turned 30, and ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Several potential jurors at the federal securities fraud trial of Martin “Pharma Bro” Shkreli were excused on Monday after telling the judge they couldn’t be impartial toward the flamboyant former pharmaceutical CEO because of his notoriety for raising the cost of a life-saving drug 5,000%.At jury ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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One third of non-British workers are considering leaving the UK, with highly skilled workers from the EU most likely to go, according to new research into the impact of Brexit on the jobs market.The consultancy firm Deloitte found 47% of highly skilled workers from the EU ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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The Co-operative Bank has abandoned talks over a sale after edging closer to clinching a deal with hedge funds to stump up millions of pounds to bolster its financial position.The extra financing from hedge funds comes four months after the bank had put itself up for ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Consumer confidence collapsed after general election, YouGov finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 11:05:13 PM
Consumer confidence slumped in the 12 days after the general election to its lowest level since the aftermath of last year’s Brexit vote, as households were unnerved by the impact of a hung parliament.A poll by YouGov found that consumers feared the unstable political situation would ...
Almost half of highly skilled EU workers 'could leave UK within five years' image
One third of non-British workers are considering leaving the UK, with highly skilled workers from the EU most likely to go, according to new research into the impact of Brexit on the jobs market.The consultancy firm Deloitte found 47% of highly skilled workers from the EU ...
Potential Martin Shkreli jurors: we can't be impartial over 'most hated man' in US image
Several potential jurors at the federal securities fraud trial of Martin “Pharma Bro” Shkreli were excused on Monday after telling the judge they couldn’t be impartial toward the flamboyant former pharmaceutical CEO because of his notoriety for raising the cost of a life-saving drug 5,000%.At jury ...
Asda is named worst supermarket in treatment of suppliers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 05:49:44 PM
Asda has been named as the worst of the UK’s major supermarkets in its treatment of suppliers. It dropped below Morrisons, which was bottom of the list last year, as the Bradford-based chain took action to improve its performance according to a survey of more than ...
Co-op Bank abandons sale talks as it edges towards rescue deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 05:25:23 PM
The Co-operative Bank has abandoned talks over a sale after edging closer to clinching a deal with hedge funds to stump up millions of pounds to bolster its financial position.The extra financing from hedge funds comes four months after the bank had put itself up for ...
HBOS fraud victims go unpaid as Lloyds battles Noel Edmonds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 05:07:52 PM
Five months after a high court judge handed out lengthy jail terms to a group of financiers who left business owners “cheated, defeated and penniless”, only one of the victims of the HBOS fraud has received compensation.Lloyds Banking Group – which rescued HBOS in 2008 after ...
Italy's €17bn bank job: self-preservation at a long-term EU price? | Nils Pratley image
The European Union authorities seem to be making up the rules on banking bailouts as they go along. The latest Italian example – the winding-up of Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza – drives a coach and horses through the idea that taxpayers must be ...
Tenant fees ARE a rip-off, says letting agent that welcomes ban  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 02:47:00 PM
Hefty charges on renters will soon be banned in a bid to relieve the pressure on people who don't own their home, it was confirmed in the Queen's Speech. Many agents currently charge hundreds of pounds for referencing services, which tenants are obliged to pay for. ...
Smart meter rollout could force household bills to rise, says supplier image
Energy suppliers face rising costs for putting smart meters in millions of homes, adding pressure on firms to raise household bills further next year.Fitting the meters, which automate readings and must be installed in every home and small business by the end of 2020, costs suppliers ...
Hard Brexit could halt Heathrow expansion plans, says Lord Adonis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 12:32:00 PM
A hard Brexit would be a “calamity” that would spell the end for the Heathrow expansion, according to the chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission.While the airport has argued that Brexit makes its third runway ever more important, Andrew Adonis said private investment in infrastructure would ...
DUP Deal: Pension Triple lock and Winter Fuel Allowance SAVED image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 12:23:00 PM
The Conservatives have agreed to break some of its key manifesto pledges in return for support from the Northern Ireland party. Under the deal, plans to remove the state pension triple lock and means-test the Winter Fuel Allowance have been axed. It means the retirement income from the ...
What's the best way to look after our kids over the summer holiday? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 08:31:18 AM
Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturday’s paper.This week’s question:Any answers? My husband and I have two children, aged seven and ...
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Holland & Barrett sold to Russian billionaire for £1.8bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 07:53:35 AM
Holland & Barrett has been acquired for £1.8bn by a retail investment fund controlled by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman.L1 Retail, a division of the tycoon’s LetterOne holding company, purchased the retailer from its parent firm, Nature’s Bounty, which is owned by the private equity firm Carlyle.The ...
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Brexit could destroy the UK's food and farming industry – or be the making of it | Felicity Lawrence image
There is a rather large piece of unexploded ordnance in the middle of the Brexit talks, which kicked off last week. It lay buried through most of the referendum campaign – but if not skilfully defused, it could go off with devastating consequences for our food ...
Let down by Thomas Cook when kids’ club failed to operate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 06:00:02 AM
My husband and I and our young daughter went on holiday to Turkey with Thomas Cook in September. We were very clear when booking the trip that one of the criteria was a kids’ club. Our daughter is an only child and misses the company of ...
I'm a successful web developer but it's the wrong career for me image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 06:00:02 AM
Twice a week we publish problems that will feature in a forthcoming Dear Jeremy advice column in the Saturday Guardian so that readers can offer their own advice and suggestions. We then print the best of your comments alongside Jeremy’s own insights.I’ve just turned 30, and ...
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'Why should we leave innovation to the biggest companies in the world?' image
It was on a budget flight that Sarah Giblin had the idea for what is now her business, Riut. Despite having no background or training in design or manufacturing, the former professional classical singer decided to revolutionise the humble backpack.On the packed flight she watched as ...
UK on track to miss carbon emissions target due to stalled energy policy image
The UK’s ambitious target of slashing carbon emissions by more than half within 13 years is at risk because of government dithering on energy policy, industry professionals have warned.A survey by the Energy Institute, the professional body for the energy sector, has found that four fifths ...
Skilled labour shortage fuelled by uncertainty for EU workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 11:01:43 PM
British businesses face their biggest challenge in recruiting skilled labour in a decade, as high employment combines with a fall in the value of the pound and uncertainty about the future for EU nationals in the UK.A net balance of 52% of 1,500 UK companies questioned ...
Italy to wind up two failing banks at potential cost of €17bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 05:14:25 PM
The Italian government is stepping in to wind up two failing lenders and prevent a bank run, at a total cost of up to €17bn (£15bn).After an emergency cabinet meeting on Sunday, ministers agreed to a decree splitting Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza into ...
UK energy industry cyber-attack fears are 'off the scale' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 04:20:06 PM
Concern over the threat posed by cyber-attacks on power stations and electricity grids is “off the scale” in the UK energy sector, according to a leading industry figure.No other country in the world has an energy industry as worried about the risk from cyber threats, such ...
RBS to cut hundreds of UK jobs in move to India image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 03:48:43 PM
Royal Bank of Scotland is to cut 443 jobs in Britain as the bank moves its team that arranges loans for small businesses to India.The taxpayer-controlled bank said that the roles would transfer to Mumbai, to be included in the group’s growing team there, as part ...
Murdoch's Sky takeover bid: culture secretary's verdict due this week image
Rupert Murdoch is about to learn whether the government has cleared his latest bid to buy Sky or whether concerns about competition could yet derail the deal.The culture secretary, Karen Bradley, will this week deliver her verdict on whether to greenlight 21st Century Fox’s proposed £11.7bn ...
Online shopping: How to tackle parcel delivery problems image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 01:54:00 PM
Two out of three people who have shopped online over the last year suffered from lost or damaged parcels and late deliveries, according to new research by Citizens Advice. All too often those who paid extra for guaranteed next day or named-day delivery were let down on ...
Bond Street: status of UK's most exclusive shopping street under threat image
The status of Bond Street as the UK’s most exclusive shopping destination is under threat, as one in four retailers on the famous street consider shutting up shop and moving out as a result of high rents and business rates.About 25 of the 100 top fashion ...
Car finance: Is it time to go down the PCP and HP road? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 01:27:00 PM
If you wondered why your neighbour can afford to upgrade their car every three years, the answer is they are probably buying with something called a personal contract purchase (PCP) plan.PCP is now a hugely popular way of buying new and, increasingly, used cars, but some ...
With politics turned on its head, Labour sticks to Brexit ambiguity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 01:05:57 PM
Few predicted it at the time, but the real effect of the EU referendum a year ago has been political rather than economic. One prime minister has resigned and another has been so badly mauled that she may not survive much longer. Britain is closer to ...
Trump could use alternate routes to roll back bank reforms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 11:00:28 AM
On the campaign trail and in office, Donald Trump has promised to replace the Dodd-Frank Wall Street regulations, triggering fears that he could unleash a new wave of reckless bankers armed with dangerous and loosely regulated financial practices.The Dodd-Frank Act was signed into law by Barack ...
Central banks raise alarm over new crash after steep rise in lending image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 10:30:27 AM
World leaders have been warned to guard against another financial crash after a steep rise in risky bank lending over the past year that could threaten the stability of the global financial system.The international body that represents central banks said a recovery in global trade this ...
Maxed-out consumers of concern to Bank of England image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 06:00:22 AM
We have heard plenty from the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee of late, with its members divided over how to set interest rates in a post-referendum Britain. The debate centres on when to raise borrowing costs from their record low and whether the economy – ...
Uber and the ‘brogrammers’ feel the consequences of changing the world image
So Travis Kalanick finally took a one-way cab. The ejection of the founder of Uber as its chief executive last week was that rarest of Silicon Valley events: shareholders taking action to repair a tech company’s culture by removing an executive.The shareholders were venture capitalists who ...
Europe is the shared story our papers tell. It’s what made me who I am image
We know it’s the most visceral issue in contemporary British politics. We know it turns redtops into attack dogs and Tory backbenchers puce with rage. The ides of May. So we ought to know that it’s personal. Individual and personal. Europe isn’t just one more tick ...
BA debacle sees couple spend wedding night on an airport bench image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 05:59:21 AM
Appropriately it was on April Fools’ Day that Matthew and Natalie Hogg boarded their Iberia flight to Cuba via Madrid for their honeymoon. What should’ve been a 15-hour journey ended up taking the newlyweds more than two days, their wedding night spent on an airport bench ...
I sent money to a friend using Barclays’ Pingit app, but it never arrived image
I made an international transfer of £792 in euros to a friend using the Barclays Pingit mobile payment service on 18 May. My friend has still not received the money, though it has left my account and on the Pingit app it shows as having been ...
The Observer view on the housing crisis | Observer editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 11:05:13 PM
As we report today, research by Shelter shows that by 2020 more than a million households are likely to find that their housing benefit doesn’t cover the rent they pay to private landlords. The consequence will be hardship, eviction and, for many, homelessness. They will be ...
Cambodian female workers in Nike, Asics and Puma factories suffer mass faintings image
Women working in Cambodian factories supplying some of the world’s best-known sportswear brands are suffering from repeated mass faintings linked to conditions.Over the past year more than 500 workers in four factories supplying to Nike, Puma, Asics and VF Corporation were hospitalised. The most serious episode, ...
Move by UK supermarkets threatens to bring Fairtrade crashing down image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 11:02:13 PM
When four Sainsbury’s executives met farmers from some of Africa’s biggest tea-growing co-operatives in a hotel in Nairobi last month it should have been a mutual celebration of Fairtrade, the gold standard of ethical trading and the world’s most trusted and best-known food certification scheme.But instead ...
Exporters are wise to start preparing for a hard Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 04:05:04 PM
The investment plans of Jaguar Land Rover are unlikely to be an isolated reaction to Brexit. Last week the carmaker revealed amid a fanfare of publicity that it would be hiring 5,000 extra engineers and, with less fanfare, that it would begin work on its next-generation ...
Frances O’Grady on insecure work: ‘the heartbreaking bit is  they think it’s normal’ image
A decade ago, Frances O’Grady thought she had seen just about the worst conditions possible for workers in 21st-century Britain. As part of a team investigating vulnerable employment, the trades union leader held clandestine meetings in churches with intimidated workers that exposed life at the sharp ...
BRITAIN'S SHAME: Ex-soldiers facing 'dangerous' levels of debt, warn experts  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 10:33:00 AM
Members of the armed forces are at risk of financial problems when they the leave, in part because they struggle to find new employment, according to advice provider PayPlan. The average debt held by former military personal entering an Individual Voluntary Arrangement stands at £51,435, internal ...
Life swap … landlords are being given the chance to live like their tenants image
Linda is 66, lives alone and sets her alarm for 4.30am to start work as a carer for children with special needs. She has taken on three jobs a week, despite being close to pensionable age, to earn enough to pay the £950 rent on her ...
Is your smart meter spying on you? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 06:00:00 AM
They are the mini-computers being installed in 30m UK homes and businesses in an £11bn programme that will allow the energy companies to remotely monitor our gas and electricity usage. But could smart meters also become the new spies in our homes, raising fresh fears about ...
BA ruined our break – but it still won’t pay out! image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 06:00:00 AM
A family of six who lost their holiday to Portugal after the British Airways meltdown are still out of pocket, because neither the airline nor their travel insurer will pay out for the villa they were forced to abandon.The family’s fight for compensation is an early ...
Frustrated homebuyers in a fight to the finish with Bovis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 06:00:00 AM
At the Bovis annual meeting in May the chairman, Ian Tyler, apologised to homebuyers for “letting them down” and admitted the company had been cutting corners to reach ambitious targets. Quality and customer service had suffered in the past two years, he said. Tyler indicated that ...
Holiday car hire: how to avoid the add-ons that can double your bill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 05:59:00 AM
Greece and Portugal are the priciest places to hire a car this summer, while Florida is the cheapest, according to a survey of holiday hotspots. Research also revealed just how much the various add-ons – from child seats and satnavs to the rental firm’s own excess ...
‘Think about becoming a personal trainer’ – our work expert responds image
My partner began a degree in PE and education but never completed it, partly because the course wasn’t right for him. After travelling abroad and doing a series of seemingly random jobs, he is back in the UK and working in an engineering job, which pays ...
Handbags at dawn with Farfetch, the latest thing in upmarket online fashion image
First it lured Natalie Massenet, the queen of online luxury, then it teamed up with fashion bible Vogue, and now it has won a multi-million pound investment from China’s biggest retailer: London-based fashion website Farfetch has rapidly gone from edgy outsider to hot ticket.Farfetch is the ...
Homes in converted mansions – in pictures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of June 2017 10:45:43 PM
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Jailing Barclays bankers won’t save us from another financial crash | Joris Luyendijk image
If you had told people in the City at the height of the financial crash in 2008 that it would take almost nine years for the first top bankers to face prosecution, few would have believed you. If you had then said that this first prosecution ...
Nisa members air discontent at prospect of Sainsbury's takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of June 2017 06:07:36 PM
Independent shopkeepers in the Nisa convenience chain are mobilising in an attempt to block a potential £130m takeover by Sainsbury’s. Britain’s second largest supermarket group has started due diligence on member-owned Nisa, which sources groceries for 2,500 small shops, all owned by families and entrepreneurs.But many ...
Tattooing avocados helps keep up supply of smash hit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of June 2017 05:09:16 PM
We’ve smashed them, scooped them, sliced them and blended them. Now we have started tattooing avocados as retailers battle to feed the UK’s growing obsession with the creamy green fruit.Fruit supplier Mack, based in Kent, handles 1.3m avocados a week for a number of British retailers, ...
‘CANCER care has let us down’ Family's battle with NHS treatment funding  image
The couple cite a mix of budget and regional restrictions, inconsistent processing and assessments together with scant information.  This has driven them to seek donations to pay privately for the treatment in a bid to prolong Anca’s life now the cancer has spread.“But it should not ...
London could lose out as ECB seeks control of euro clearing after Brexit image
London is facing renewed pressure over its dominance of the €1tn (£880bn)-a-day euro clearing market after the European Central Bank set out proposals aimed at giving it more oversight of the lucrative business.The move by the Frankfurt-based ECB – the central bank for the 19 countries ...
Let’s move to Cambridge: ‘Ancient university and biotech boom town’ image
What’s going for it? Success doesn’t always come in the form you might wish. Unlike the more entitled, worldly Oxford, Cambridge has long had the air of an ordinary market town that hit the jackpot and couldn’t believe its luck. It has had the last laugh, ...
Risk of air accidents up after CAA cost-cutting, leaked report warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of June 2017 02:40:28 PM
Cost-cutting and an overstretched workforce at the Civil Aviation Authority have increased the risk of air accidents in Britain, according to a leaked internal report drafted by the air safety regulator but never released.Inspectors at the CAA, which oversees flight safety, warned bosses that they did ...
Soft Brexit, hard Brexit – What is the difference for expats? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 23rd of June 2017 02:24:00 PM
But what does that actually mean for those UK nationals living abroad?Residency rights for UK expatsThe Prime Minister promised that EU citizens currently living in the UK would have their rights protected as long as the EU pledged to do the same for the 1.2 million ...
Queen's speech doesn't help British businesses frozen out of EU space contracts image
Plans for commercial spaceports outlined in the Queen’s speech this week will not cancel out the economic threat of Brexit, industry leaders have warned.The space industry bill would enable rocket launches from British soil and ease regulations to make it possible for startups to send constellations ...
Hotpoint tells customers to check fridge-freezers after Grenfell Tower fire image
Hotpoint has urged owners of its fridge-freezers to check their model numbers for safety reasons after one was identified as the initial cause of the Grenfell Tower fire.A spokesman said Hotpoint was working with the authorities after its FF175BP model was found to have started the ...
Latest diesel car models remain highly polluting, tests show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of June 2017 10:33:14 AM
The latest diesel car models are failing to meet pollution limits when on the road, just three months ahead of stricter new tests, independent tests have found. Results show that none of six new 2017 diesel cars met the EU standard for toxic nitrogen oxides (NOx) ...
Hinkley Point is a terrible deal. May must show courage and cancel it | Simon Jenkins image
They haven’t gone away. The great spending dinosaurs of the political dark ages, back before June 2017, are still roaming the jungle. Theresa May’s first decision as prime minister, to approve the £18bn Hinkley Point nuclear power station, is still crashing about Whitehall. Now the national ...
Online gambling firms face clampdown after watchdog's probe image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of June 2017 07:46:11 AM
The online gambling industry is facing a clampdown after the UK competition watchdog accused companies of unfairly treating customers and potentially breaking consumer law.The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said people were not getting the deal they expected from sign-up promotions and operators were unfairly holding ...
Markets drop despite French GDP upgrade and strong Eurozone data -- as it happened image
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Virgin Media tells 800,000 users to change passwords over hub hacking risk image
Virgin Media is advising more than 800,000 customers with a specific router to change their password immediately after an investigation found hackers could gain access to it.Virgin Media said the risk to customers with a Super Hub 2 router was small, but advised them to change ...
Should I tell prospective employers that I want to change career? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of June 2017 06:00:17 AM
Twice a week we publish problems that will feature in a forthcoming Dear Jeremy advice column in the Saturday Guardian so that readers can offer their own advice and suggestions. We then print the best of your comments alongside Jeremy’s own insights.After being made redundant some ...
A former Wesleyan chapel in Harrogate – in pictures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of June 2017 06:00:16 AM
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One year on from Brexit vote: business's winners and losers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:01:08 PM
Britain’s consumers and UK-focused firms are among the biggest losers one year on from the shock Brexit vote that drove the value of the pound to its lowest level in more than 30 years.On the first anniversary of the EU referendum, financial services company Hargreaves Lansdown ...
Hinkley Point C: watchdog confirms fears of political vanity project | Nils Pratley image
The National Audit Office does not use excitable phrases like “utter shambles.” But the spending watchdog’s verdict on Hinkley Point C, the nuclear power plant in Somerset that is supposedly inevitable, amounts to the same thing. The government “has locked consumers into a risky and expensive ...
Spending watchdog condemns 'risky and expensive' Hinkley Point image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:01:08 PM
Generations of British consumers have been locked into a “risky and expensive” project by the UK’s subsidy deal for a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset, according to a damning report by the spending watchdog.The National Audit Office said the contract sealed by ...
Athens: thousands of public-sector workers march against austerity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 06:41:34 PM
Greece has been hit by fresh strike action as thousands of public sector workers marched through Athens in protest against the debt-ridden country’s austerity programme.Authorities said that about 5,000 people took part in the demonstration on Thursday, in the latest in a series of protests that ...
Triple lock on pensions will go eventually, says pensions secretary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 06:15:54 PM
The new welfare and pensions secretary believes the government will have to reform the triple lock on pensions within his lifetime, despite concerns that it could lose votes for the Conservatives.David Gauke said the mechanism, under which recipients receive an annual increase of whichever is the ...
Inflation needs to be checked with rate increase, says MPC member image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 06:01:21 PM
A Bank of England policymaker has heaped further pressure on Mark Carney, the governor, with a warning that the central bank’s policymakers have failed to spot an inflationary spiral that needs to be choked off with an immediate increase in interest rates.In the same week that ...
Buy-to-let UK property sales fall by almost 50% in a year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 05:45:48 PM
The number of properties bought by landlords has almost halved in a year after a tax and regulatory clampdown, prompting a leading banking body to downgrade its forecasts for buy-to-let lending in 2017 and 2018.The Council of Mortgage Lenders said buy to let had had a ...
House Democrats challenge Deutsche Bank over review of Trump's accounts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 05:38:41 PM
Deutsche Bank is at the centre of an escalating row on Capitol Hill after the German bank refused to respond to a congressional request for information about the bank’s examination of Donald Trump’s bank account and whether he had financial ties to Russia.Maxine Waters, a top ...
M&S fashion chief will leave behind £1.7m as she departs Halfords image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 05:24:01 PM
Jill McDonald, the boss of Halfords, is missing out on £1.7m of bonuses from the bikes and car parts retailer as she jumps ship to Marks & Spencer.However, the executive, who will have spent only two and a half years at Halfords, is unlikely to feel ...
Make your property dream come true, plus fraud hotspots revealed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 02:00:21 PM
Hello and welcome to this week’s Money Talks – a roundup of the week’s biggest stories and some things you may have missed.Debt bubble returns millions to days of 2008 crashHouse sales have fallen by nearly a third in some parts of UK, says LloydsEnergy price ...
Big Mac, smaller effort: Uber to run McDonald's deliveries in UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 01:13:34 PM
Fancy a Big Mac but just can’t be bothered to get up off the sofa? McDonald’s has finally answered your prayers– if you live in parts of London, Nottingham and Leeds at least.The fast food giant has launched its long-awaited “McDelivery” trial in the UK after ...
UK manufacturing soars thanks to weak pound and global recovery image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:55:53 AM
Britain’s manufacturers are enjoying the strongest demand for their products in almost 30 years as a recovering global economy and a weaker pound boost order books.The monthly snapshot from the CBI found that export and total order books were both at their highest for decades – ...
Brexit economy: UK faces slowdown amid living standards squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:01:36 AM
Britain’s vote to leave the EU has squeezed living standards, hit consumer spending and dampened the country’s growth prospects, a Guardian analysis of economic news over the year since the referendum shows.One year since voters narrowly opted for Brexit, the Guardian’s monthly tracker of economic news ...
Is it safer to use an app or a browser for banking? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 09:55:03 AM
Why should I use a banking app instead of logging into my bank accounts with the relevant passwords via Windows 10 and Edge? Which one would be more secure? IreneOver the past five years or so, I feel the consensus has changed to using apps. However, ...

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