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. BT has been hit with a £42m fine from telecoms regulator Ofcom and will also pay £300m to corporate customers for delays in installing high-speed lines. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... It will then publish its decision "around the end of the year". In response to the plan, BT, Sky and Virgin Media have issued their own draft proposal for automatic compensation through a voluntary code of practice. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. BT has been fined £42m, the largest penalty imposed by regulator Ofcom, and will have to pay an estimated £300m in compensation to rival telecoms companies over delays installing high-speed internet connections. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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...."A triple whammy of strength in the pound and falling bank and mining stocks sent the FTSE 100 to its lowest in a month," Mr Lawler said. Among individual shares, BT Group initially fell 1. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....”. BT, Sky and Virgin Media have jointly put forward a draft proposal to introduce automatic compensation through a voluntary industry code of practice, but Ofcom said “at this stage, we do not consider that this proposal sufficiently meets our concerns when quality of service falls short”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Apparently, it was only a home defeat for Newcastle United to Sheffield Wednesday on Boxing Day that saved the bookies from a “black swan” event on accumulators and multiple bets. But Mullen could equally have been referring to the government’s review of fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs), announced at the end of October. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Expedia may say ‘no’ when it really means ‘yes’. BT Infinity broadband claims about speed are on the line. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... And also to Ofcom, the telecoms regulator. The fine it has just imposed on BT is by far the largest in its history. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....“On one occasion she was left holding the line for 18 minutes, racking up £154 of charges, and on another attempt she was connected to Severn not Southern Water,” Wagstaff says. Added to the rapacious cost is an access fee levied by the caller’s own network operator, which in this case was BT, which charges 11p a minute to connect to a 118 number. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Your next steps depend on what kind of holiday you booked. The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) is reassuring consumers with holidays booked through the company (an estimated 16,000) that Arena Travel, which has 40 years’ experience of arranging holidays across the world, has bought the assets of the company and will offer the holiday you booked, on the same date at the same price, using the same accommodation. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Tesco has settled with the SFO – but it faces more headaches ahead | Nils Pratley image
.... Apparently, it was only a home defeat for Newcastle United to Sheffield Wednesday on Boxing Day that saved the bookies from a “black swan” event on accumulators and multiple bets. But Mullen could equally have been referring to the government’s review of fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs), announced at the end of October. ...
Suddenly our Diamond holiday has lost its sparkle image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 07:00:22 AM
....Your next steps depend on what kind of holiday you booked. The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) is reassuring consumers with holidays booked through the company (an estimated 16,000) that Arena Travel, which has 40 years’ experience of arranging holidays across the world, has bought the assets of the company and will offer the holiday you booked, on the same date at the same price, using the same accommodation. ...
FTSE 100 falls as pound jumps against dollar image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 08:11:23 AM
...."A triple whammy of strength in the pound and falling bank and mining stocks sent the FTSE 100 to its lowest in a month," Mr Lawler said. Among individual shares, BT Group initially fell 1. ...
BT fined £42m over delays to high-speed cable installation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 03:54:47 AM
. BT has been fined £42m, the largest penalty imposed by regulator Ofcom, and will have to pay an estimated £300m in compensation to rival telecoms companies over delays installing high-speed internet connections. ...
BT fined record £42m for late installations image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 12:47:14 AM
. BT has been hit with a £42m fine from telecoms regulator Ofcom and will also pay £300m to corporate customers for delays in installing high-speed lines. ...
118 directory enquiry numbers now cost more than a premium rate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 07:59:25 AM
....“On one occasion she was left holding the line for 18 minutes, racking up £154 of charges, and on another attempt she was connected to Severn not Southern Water,” Wagstaff says. Added to the rapacious cost is an access fee levied by the caller’s own network operator, which in this case was BT, which charges 11p a minute to connect to a 118 number. ...
Broadband users in line for millions in Ofcom compensation plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 09:31:46 AM
....”. BT, Sky and Virgin Media have jointly put forward a draft proposal to introduce automatic compensation through a voluntary industry code of practice, but Ofcom said “at this stage, we do not consider that this proposal sufficiently meets our concerns when quality of service falls short”. ...
Ofcom plans instant payback for broadband woes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 07:38:46 AM
.... It will then publish its decision "around the end of the year". In response to the plan, BT, Sky and Virgin Media have issued their own draft proposal for automatic compensation through a voluntary code of practice. ...
London now 'cheaper to live than New York and Tokyo', plus Viagogo snubs MPs image
....Expedia may say ‘no’ when it really means ‘yes’. BT Infinity broadband claims about speed are on the line. ...
Plusnet fined £880,000 for charging more than 1,000 ex-customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 02:35:18 PM
. Plusnet, the BT-owned broadband and landline company, has been fined almost £900,000 by Ofcom for continuing to charge more than 1,000 customers even though they had cancelled their accounts. ...
Plusnet fined £880,000 for billing former customers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 11:35:44 AM
. Plusnet, an internet service provider owned by BT, has been fined £880,000 for wrongly billing more than 1,000 former customers. ...
Head of Google Europe apologises over ads on extremist content image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:23:08 PM
.... McDonald’s, the BBC, L’Oréal, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds, the Guardian, Audi and Channel 4 are among the firms to suspend advertising. BT and Sky said they were reviewing their relationship with Google. ...
Google braces for questions as more big-name firms pull adverts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 03:24:45 PM
.... Government spending has also been suspended while Tesco is understood to have “paused” spending on YouTube. BT said: “We take our responsibilities as an advertiser seriously and have a robust set of safeguards in place to make sure our adverts don’t appear on websites or content which may be dedicated to offensive themes”. ...
Any old Joe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 10:00:40 PM
....". Joe went on to work for BT, on its fast-track programme, where he visited call centres in India no fewer than 22 times. ...
If big business is to thrive, it needs a strong welfare state | Phil McDuff image
.... Taking NICs out of the equation would give firms the financial room to raise wages, and enforcing minimum income standards would give them the incentive to pass the tax break back on to workers, rather than simply banking it offshore. If all our late capitalist system has to offer is a race to the bottom on wages and the privatisation of state services, isn’t it time to ask what the point of it is? Why are we cutting living standards to the bone and putting LGBT kids on the street to preserve a system that delivers payday loans instead of pay rises? If the wealthy want us to believe that their desired flexible market economies deliver growth for all, they need to start delivering. ...
BT Infinity broadband claims about speed are on the line image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 07:00:03 AM
. In April 2015 I moved home and ordered BT’s Infinity Broadband. ...
Abta website: Holidaymakers hit by cyber attack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:39:43 AM
....Mr Tanzer said the organisation was not aware of any of the information being shared beyond the infiltrator. ABTA is the UK's largest travel association, representing travel agents and tour operators who sell £32bn of holidays and other travel arrangements each year, according to its website. ...
Elderly 'hit by line rental charges' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:00:38 AM
....And of the people with standalone landlines in their homes, 71% were aged 65 or over. Ofcom recently revealed plans to make BT - with nearly 80% of the UK market - cut line rental costs by £5. ...
TV company behind Question Time could sell for up to £300m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 03:54:39 PM
. Tinopolis, the company behind TV shows including Question Time and Crufts and producer of BT’s Premier League and Champion’s League coverage, is up for sale with a price tag of up to £300m. ...
US charges Russian spies over Yahoo breach image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 02:54:02 PM
....Last year, users were advised to change their passwords. Around eight million UK accounts were believed to have been affected - including some users of BT and Sky email services. ...
Gamblers 'lost more than £10,000' on fixed-odds betting terminals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:49:55 PM
. Seven gamblers lost more than £10,000 in a day while using controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) during a 10-month period, it has emerged. ...
The Guardian view on the Ofcom deal: too little, too slowly | Editorial image
....If it were, we would ask what kind of ownership structure and which incentives could best deliver the widest, fastest coverage at the lowest price. And no one who asks that question is likely to leap, dripping, from their bath and crying “BT!” There is a case to be made for a nationalised monopoly supplying something so important; there is even a case for a co-operative owned more directly by its users than a nationalised monopoly could. ...
Does BT's Openreach deal mean faster broadband or higher prices? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 01:21:25 PM
. BT has reached a deal with the industry regulator to separate its broadband network, Openreach, from the rest of the company. ...
BT boss: Openreach deal better 'long-term' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 08:43:37 AM
. BT has bowed to demands by the telecoms regulator Ofcom to legally separate Openreach, which runs the UK's broadband infrastructure. ...
BT Openreach deal could pave way for cheaper, faster broadband image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 07:32:13 AM
. Consumers could look forward to cheaper broadband and better service after BT finally agreed a deal to legally separate Openreach, which controls the UK’s broadband network. ...
BT Openreach deal aims to shakeup UK broadband image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 07:18:06 AM
. BT has bowed to demands by the telecoms regulator Ofcom to legally separate Openreach, which runs the UK's broadband infrastructure. ...
Premier League gets Kodi piracy court order image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:51:30 PM
...."For the first time this will enable the Premier League to disrupt and prevent the illegal streaming of our matches via IPTV, so-called Kodi, boxes," he added. Football fans are urged instead to get a Sky Sports or BT Sport subscription, or watch games at a venue that pays for access. ...
BT denies squeezing customers after paying £1.2bn for Champions League image
. BT has denied customers are being forced to foot the bill for its £1. ...
Champions League: BT extends TV rights until 2021 in deal worth £1.2bn image
. BT Sport has extended its TV rights for the Champions League and Europa League until 2021 in a deal worth £1. ...
BT chief attacks rampant price rises for TV sports rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 02:48:02 PM
. The chief executive of BT has said that rampant inflation in the prices paid for TV sports rights must come to an end, as the telecoms giant takes on rival Sky in the £1bn-plus battle for Champions League football. ...
Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to formally notify EU of Sky bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 03:50:03 PM
....In October, he had to rely on the support of Fox, Sky’s largest shareholder, to win approval for his return after more than 50% of independent shareholders voted against his reappointment. Rupert Murdoch’s last bid brought together an unlikely alliance of media groups to oppose the deal including BT, the BBC, Channel 4 and the publishers of the Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph and Guardian. ...
US tourism experiences a 'Trump slump' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 01:09:45 PM
.... It found prices in Las Vegas are down by 39% and New York City by 32%. It is the latest in a string of reports from the travel industry that suggests a “Trump slump”, with the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) estimating that since being elected President Trump has cost the US travel industry $185m in lost revenue. ...
Landline charges for 2m customers to be cut as telecoms watchdog steps in image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 09:12:38 AM
. Ofcom has slammed telecom providers for offering landline-only customers poor value for money, as it unveiled plans to force BT, the dominant provider, to cut bills by at least £5 a month, benefiting about 2. ...
Is your landline bill about to go down? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:55:52 AM
. More than two million people who buy only a landline telephone service from BT could see their monthly bills cut by at least £5 a month, under plans announced by Ofcom today. ...
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BT landline-only customers set to get £5 off monthly bills image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:28:21 AM
. Customers who only buy landline services from BT are set to get at least £5 a month taken off their bills under plans set out by the telecoms regulator, Ofcom. ...
Theresa May must block London Stock Exchange bids until after Brexit | Nils Pratley image
....PriceWaterhouseCoopers was the auditor on the job at Tesco when the supermarket chain confessed to a £263m overstatement of profits. The firm also conducted the “full-scope audit work” at BT’s Italian operations that failed to spot the alleged fraud that ripped a £530m hole in its last set of numbers. ...
CPI was never meant to be real measure of inflation | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 07:07:14 PM
....Your article (Pension changes could cost 11m Britons thousands of pounds, 21 February) says 75% of pension schemes use the retail price index (RPI). But all the public-sector schemes, which must be more than 25%, as well as many in the private sector – eg BT, BA – have used the consumer price index (CPI) for years. ...
A London penthouse for £60,000 per week, plus the Isa offering 12% returns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 03:20:00 PM
....I’m losing my unused Vodafone pay-as-you-go credit after switching. BT’s crossed wires over line rental refund. ...
Comparethemarket ads lead way as online firms become top TV spenders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 07:01:00 AM
....Spending on advertising cosmetics and personal care dropped 3% to £439m, while entertainment and leisure was flat at £419m. The companies whose ads were most viewed were Procter & Gamble, Sky, Reckitt Benckiser, BT and Unilever. ...
Doing the legwork image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 12:55:41 AM
....Mr Keraudran was speaking at a windswept beachfront bar in Barcelona, where more than 100 runners from across Europe were chatting over plates of steaming seafood paella the night before the city's recent 17,000-participant half marathon. The dinner was organised by members of Bridge The Gap (BTG), an informal global movement that brings together urban running groups from around the world through parties and Instagram hashtags. ...
BT’s crossed wires over line rental refund image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 07:00:27 AM
. In light of its price increases, I contacted BT to cancel my service, as per the rules you recently reported. ...
Betting turf war is torpedoing efforts to help problem gamblers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 07:00:02 AM
....Problem gambling experts have criticised rival factions of the betting industry for waging a “selfish” war of words to protect their own interests amid the threat of tighter regulation. The UK’s leading gambling charity also warned that a “narrow” focus on controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), potentially ignoring online betting and fruit machines in pubs, amusement arcades and casinos, risks undermining efforts to help addicts. ...
World’s first transgender doll to be unveiled at New York toy fair image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 06:50:08 PM
. The world’s first transgender doll is being unveiled at the New York toy fair this weekend, modelled on the US teenager and LGBTQ campaigner Jazz Jennings. ...
Automated holidays: how AI is affecting the travel industry image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 06:00:02 AM
....But not everyone is predicting the demise of travel agents. A spokesperson for ABTA, which represents UK travel agents and tour operators, says almost a fifth of Brits still booked a holiday in a travel store last year and that although artificial intelligence can help with targeted marketing, “it can be hard to beat the human touch”. ...
Giggs and Neville skyscrapers 'threaten Manchester's heritage' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 09:00:37 AM
....Paul Scholes: Scholes retired at the end of the 2012-13 season after an illustrious 19 year career at Manchester United. Now more likely to be found on BT Sport, which signed him as a pundit in 2014. ...
The baby boomers have enjoyed the good times – now a tax hike is due | Phillip Inman image
....2% fall. It means retired BT engineers, school headteachers and middle managers across a wide range of businesses from BP to Unilever, and not Britain’s 31 million workers, are the ones pushing up average income figures. ...
The Crusader: A breakdown in communications with True Telecom image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 12:03:00 PM
....“Then I got this call. As I understood it from the caller he was part of Openreach, which is well known so I thought was trustworthy and what he was offering would be much cheaper than BT. ...
Game over! How to beat the 10% rise in the cost of your TV, phone and broadband image
.... So what can you do about it?. Both Sky and BT have announced they will be putting up prices in March and April respectively. ...
Beware the call connection services that charge £3.60 a minute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 06:59:22 AM
....But Amazon is just the tip of a huge consumer iceberg. A quick trawl of other “connection services” suggests there are many out there offering to put people through to a vast range of household names, including Marks & Spencer, Tesco, John Lewis, npower, O2, BT, Sky, Argos, Asda, BA, Royal Mail, HMRC, the DVLA, TV Licensing and even the Dartford Crossing. ...
TalkTalk hoping for rapid results as Dunstone gets his hands dirty image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 07:29:32 PM
....The question for other investors is whether the return of a hands-on Dunstone heralds a rapid revival. TalkTalk occupies a tricky position, selling a cheap and cheerful “value” telecoms offer in an attempt to duck and weave between big beasts such as BT, Vodafone and Sky. ...
TalkTalk chief executive Dido Harding to step down image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 07:40:12 AM
....”. He will remain as a senior adviser to Dixons Carphone, which has appointed Lord Livingston, a former chief executive of BT, as its new chairman. ...
BT fires opening shot at Sky in new Champions League rights battle image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 05:43:28 PM
. BT has fired the first shot in the battle for Champions League football, saying it is determined to keep a grip on the TV rights to European football’s blue-riband club competition and accusing arch-rival Sky of having too much dominance over pay-TV sports. ...
Booker Tesco deal has hedge funds in a funk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 07:00:17 AM
....He was the senior independent director at Rolls-Royce in 2010 – and he was on the board from 2005 to 2014 – which suddenly looks awkward following Lord Justice Leveson’s judgment this month that the company was aware in 2010 of corruption allegations within the company, but decided not to notify the Serious Fraud Office. Then there is Conn’s directorship at BT Group, where last week an accounting scandal in the telco’s Italian arm blew up, prompting the shares to be written down by 20%. ...
Want to know how society's doing? Forget GDP – try these alternatives | Mark Rice-Oxley image
....Not just in the UK, where it’s risen for six years in a row, but in California, Paris, Moscow. Surely, one of the first questions a newly arrived alien might ask upon landing in Britain would be “why do so many of you earthlings live outside?”, and not “how are my BT shares doing?”. ...
BT insists Italian scandal is under control as profits plunge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 09:54:01 AM
. BT’s chief executive has sought to reassure investors that an accounting scandal in Italy which wiped £8bn off the company’s market value is under control, but refused to discuss whether he should pay back some of the bonuses he received during the period of mismanagement. ...
US growth slows more than expected - business live image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 08:38:57 AM
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Sky to offer full TV service without a dish for the first time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 08:31:45 AM
. Sky is to make its full TV service of hundreds of channels available without the need for a satellite dish for the first time, as it looks to stem customer defections to rivals such as BT. ...
Toy makers warn of price rises as pound's Brexit plunge hits costs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 05:11:39 PM
....Lego and the producer of Peppa Pig merchandise are among the companies to have announced price rises recently. Natasha Crookes, spokeswoman for the British Toy and Hobby Association (BTHA), said most UK toy makers, who typically design products in Britain but have them manufactured and imported from east Asia, had managed to contain price rises until now. ...
BT loses almost £8bn in value as Italy accounting scandal deepens image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 11:20:33 AM
. Almost £8bn or more than a fifth was wiped off the stock market value of BT after the telecoms group revealed that an accounting scandal at its Italian business was much worse than originally thought. ...
BT shares plunge 20% as Italian accounting scandal deepens – as it happened image
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Theresa May's post-Brexit industrial strategy ducks tough decisions | Nils Pratley image
....Or look at digital infrastructure, where the UK is ahead of major competitors on fast broadband but woefully behind the likes of Spain, South Korea and even Turkey on ultrafast capacity, the digital-to-the-premises (DTTP) variety. Does Clark agree with Vodafone that BT’s performance in delivering DTTP is “a national embarrassment”? Or does he think regulator Ofcom’s attempt to stir investment by opening up access to BT’s ducts and poles will suffice?. ...
Direct Line turns its back on homeowners trying to help refugees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of January 2017 07:00:28 AM
....“We plan to buy a few more homes in the area. Brighton is a very accepting community, it’s quite multicultural and has a large LGBT community. ...
What did Rolls-Royce directors know about bribery scandal? 'No comment' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 07:00:30 AM
....Dame Helen Alexander. Former president of the CBI, the biggest business trade body in Britain, and a former director at some of the country’s most high-profile companies, including BT and Centrica. ...
Stonewall names Lloyds the UK's most inclusive employer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 12:01:22 AM
....Law firm Pinsent Masons came second, followed by US banker JP Morgan, while intelligence agency MI5, which was top last year, was joint-fifth with the Welsh Assembly. Stonewall, the leading LGBT rights charity, said its workplace equality index attracted a record 439 submissions, with 92,000 people taking part in a survey about workplace culture. ...
EE fined £2.7m for overcharging customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 07:45:08 AM
....7m by Ofcom for overcharging tens of thousands of customers. EE is owned by telecoms giant BT, which acquired the mobile operator last year in a £12. ...
New BT service could end nuisance phone calls image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 09:41:56 AM
. Nuisance calls could largely be eradicated under a new BT service that allows phone users to block firms making the calls, which other telecom firms are expected to follow. ...
Bookmakers face losing their licence and huge fines over problem gambling image
.... Clearly if there are failures that continue or are not addressed then it is right to take action,” said the ABB. Labour MP Carolyn Harris, who chairs a cross-party group of MPs looking into the impact of fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) applauded the tighter regime, but said the regulator should throw its weight behind curbs on the controversial machines, which allow gamblers to stake up to £100 every 20 seconds. ...
William Hill tells staff to shine torches through rival bookies' windows image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 06:12:54 PM
....”. Harris leads a cross-party parliamentary group advocating a reduction in the maximum stake from £100 to £2 on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) – sometimes referred to as the “crack cocaine” of gambling due to their addictive nature. ...
Sir David Clementi: City grandee ready to do the business at the BBC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 04:40:51 PM
....Clementi, whose appointment will be officially made by Theresa May, has very little if any experience in the media business but his talents have been called on by several prime ministers. He advised Margaret Thatcher on the multibillion-pound privatisation of BT in 1984, and was seen to have done such a good job of it that his bank, Kleinwort, had a near-monopoly on running the sell-off of state assets including British Gas and the electricity industry. ...
Rail fares cost commuters up to 14% of their income, says study image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 12:01:38 AM
....”. A separate study by the Campaign for Better Transport (CBT) found that season ticket holders travelling from Stevenage to London face the steepest fares at 27p a minute, with Bath Spa to Bristol tickets costing 25p a minute. ...
House prices 2017 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 2nd of January 2017 11:30:29 PM
....The surcharge led to a burst of activity in March followed by a steep drop in transactions in April - a "hangover" that still persists, according to Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics). In Scotland, the equivalent tax - the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) - was also up-rated. ...
Gambling firms charmed MPs ahead of betting review in 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 05:37:37 PM
....The industry has come under the spotlight amid concern about its commitment to curbing problem gambling and fears about the influence that daytime TV adverts have on children. The increased scrutiny culminated in a government review of betting firms’ social responsibility, including controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), often dubbed the “crack cocaine” of gambling for their addictive nature. ...
Five-minute guide to booking your summer holiday image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 12:55:00 PM
....TAKE PROTECTION . When booking your holiday, make sure you buy through an ABTA or ATOL registered company, which gives you protection if something goes wrong. ...
Lloyd's of London's Inga Beale made a dame in New Year honours list image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of December 2016 10:30:11 PM
....She became chief executive of the insurance market in 2014, becoming the first woman to hold the position in Lloyd’s 328-year history. In 2015, Beale became the first woman and bisexual person to top the annual power list of the world’s leading 100 LGBT executives. ...

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