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....In 2016, UK firms spent roughly £24bn trying to plug their deficits, it said. Among the companies ploughing millions of pounds into their pension schemes were BT, Shell, Tesco, Unilever and Royal Bank of Scotland. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... I am approaching my 64th birthday and live alone, and hope to release some of the equity in my home. Can you please point me in the right direction? BT. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....By paying the full cost up front, you can enjoy your holiday without worrying about how much money you are spending while away. One in four holidaymakers now chooses this option, rising to more than one in three young families, the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) says. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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Workers 'suffer £200 pay cut' to fund pension deficits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 07:16:46 AM
....In 2016, UK firms spent roughly £24bn trying to plug their deficits, it said. Among the companies ploughing millions of pounds into their pension schemes were BT, Shell, Tesco, Unilever and Royal Bank of Scotland. ...
Save money this summer and opt for an all-inclusive holiday package image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 01:06:00 PM
....By paying the full cost up front, you can enjoy your holiday without worrying about how much money you are spending while away. One in four holidaymakers now chooses this option, rising to more than one in three young families, the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) says. ...
Save money this summer and opt for an all-inclusive holiday package image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 01:06:00 PM
....By paying the full cost up front, you can enjoy your holiday without worrying about how much money you are spending while away. One in four holidaymakers now chooses this option, rising to more than one in three young families, the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) says. ...
What's the best way to release equity for home improvements? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 06:00:18 AM
.... I am approaching my 64th birthday and live alone, and hope to release some of the equity in my home. Can you please point me in the right direction? BT. ...
Ofcom opens investigation into the cost of 118 calls image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 11:44:13 AM
....Meanwhile Ofcom said it was aware of one consumer who called directory enquiries in 2009, and ended up with a bill for £350. When directory enquiries was deregulated in 2003, calls to BT's 192 service cost just 40p. ...
BT deserves credit – clawing back boss's bonus is common sense | Nils Pratley image
....Credit where it’s due. After the accounting catastrophe in Italy and a big fine from Ofcom for overcharging for broadband access on the home front, BT’s remuneration committee has done the decent thing. ...
Sterling falls after Bank report image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 07:59:40 AM
....The bank's analysts pointed to concerns around the impact of regulation given millions of British Gas customers are on standard variable tariffs, and the potential threat of a price war. BT fell 4. ...
BT chief's pay package slashed by £4m over Italian accounting scandal image
. Telecoms group BT has slashed its chief executive’s pay package by £4m as a result of an accounting scandal and revealed it is to axe 4,000 jobs worldwide. ...
BT to shed 4,000 jobs in new overhaul image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 06:30:14 AM
. BT is to shed 4,000 jobs worldwide over the next two years and is stripping the chief executive of his annual bonus. ...
Ofcom to probe high cost of directory enquiry calls image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 11:53:44 AM
....50 a minute for the service. When directory enquiries was deregulated in 2003, calls to BT's 192 service cost just 40p. ...
Lewis Hamilton takes pole position in Sunday Times sport rich list image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 05:01:54 AM
....Rory McIlroy and Andy Murray also made the top 10 along with two football managers: Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho and Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola. Mourinho’s wealth, boosted by sponsorships and commercial deals with brands including Heineken, Hublot watches, Jaguar, BT Sport and Adidas, is reckoned to be £61m. ...
Dumped by a stranger image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 09:03:51 PM
....Online errand-running business TaskRabbit says people who will queue up for others - whether in person or online - are in popular demand on its platform. "We see hundreds of requests for London Taskers to wait online for the latest restaurant and theatre tickets, or wait for a BT or Sky technician to arrive, or even queue for five hours for the latest Yeezy shoe [Kanye West trainers]," says Ian Arthurs, TaskRabbit's chief operating officer. ...
Santander faces challenge over fraud losses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 10:08:30 AM
.... . "I had a call from someone I thought was BT," she told the BBC. ...
TV's got talent: top jobs in UK broadcasting up for grabs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 06:29:22 AM
.... Potential external candidates include Simon Fox, chief executive of Daily Mirror publisher Trinity Mirror, who was linked to the ITV job before Crozier was appointed; and Erik Huggers, the former Microsoft, Intel and BBC digital executive now running music video service Vevo. Dame Carolyn McCall, the former Guardian Media Group chief executive now running EasyJet, and Nationwide Building Society boss Joe Garner, a former BT executive, could also enter the fray. ...
MPs' report on FOBTs found to breach parliamentary standards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 05:51:21 PM
....An MPs’ report calling for a crackdown on fixed-odds betting terminals, published in the midst of a government review into the controversial machines, has been found to breach parliamentary standards. A cross-party group of politicians, backed by casinos, amusement arcades and pubs, was deemed to have broken the rules four times in a report calling for the maximum stake on FOBTs to be reduced from £100 to £2. ...
Switching our phone and broadband provider turned into a nightmare image
. After reading an article in Money we decided to switch our phone and broadband service from BT to SSE, and it has turned into a nightmare. ...
No 'peace' for internet users accusing BT of empty promises over broadband speeds image
....For sale: “Real peace of mind”. That’s what you get, according to BT – for those who can afford up to £50. ...
What does the business world make of Trump 100 days in? The jury is still out image
....Thanks to the supreme court, corporations are people too and as the fight for equal bathroom rights for transgender people in North Carolina has shown, corporations are increasingly more liberal in their views than the Trump administration. On issues such as the environment, women’s rights, immigration and the treatment of the LGBTQ community, it’s not hard to see companies increasingly siding with consumers and activists against the Trump administration (especially if the president’s poll numbers keep falling). ...
Which? survey reveals best and worst UK broadband providers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 06:00:11 AM
. The biggest broadband providers are failing on basic customer service, speed and reliability – with TalkTalk and BT named as the worst suppliers – according to a survey by consumer group Which?. ...
Premier League revenues soar but clubs still make a loss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 11:05:23 PM
....He said an example of these one-off items was Chelsea making a big financial provision against the early cancellation of their kit supply deal with Adidas. Overall league revenues are set to be even higher in this season, thanks to the effects of the new television deal with Sky and BT, which kicked off last August and is worth a record £5. ...
TalkTalk and BT rated worst for broadband in Which? survey image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 11:02:09 PM
. TalkTalk and BT have received the worst customer satisfaction scores in a survey of 12 broadband providers. ...
The Crusader: It PAYS to do your homework with customer service and helpline numbers image
....Edith Wallace, 75, wondered what she had called when she saw an extra £11. 29 on her BT phone bill. ...
El Paso: the border city grappling with the ramifications of Trump's proposals image
.... The one good thing I would say is that we are more proud of who we are,” he says. And in this topsy turvy political climate, when a Republican president rails against free trade, the climate change-accepting, LGBT-friendly, free trade-loving O’Rourke is having a moment. ...
Firms dispute Jeremy Corbyn's claim they pay bills late image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 12:11:53 PM
....And, like all big companies, it would be publishing performance data on payment to suppliers from next year, it added. Other firms named by the Labour leader, including BT, Vodafone, E. ...
Meet the millennials making big money riding China's bitcoin wave image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 06:00:21 AM
....Brendan Gibson, 32, is a United States national who has been in China for six years, trading bitcoin for three. We’ve barely sat down to talk when Gibson takes my phone and downloads the BTC Wallet app onto it, before transferring me the seeds of my cryptocurrency fortune: 0. ...
Broadband prices penalise loyal customers - Citizens Advice image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:07:59 PM
....In March, an Ofcom report revealed that elderly people with a landline and no broadband at home had been hit the hardest by rising line rental charges. BT announced price rises in January for many of its services, including regular and super-fast broadband. ...
Uncharted 4 wins best game at Bafta awards image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 06:22:52 PM
....Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch won best multiplayer. The team-based first-person shooter was designed for e-sports and is notable for featuring LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) characters. ...
From Coke’s flower power to Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi ad – how ads co-opt protest image
.... This is largely why we have seen so many companies adopting a caring and sharing identity over the past two decades. Hitching its wagon to the environment, or LGBT rights, or feminism, for example, is a way for a brand to look good, which increases consumer loyalty, which makes the brand more money. ...
Five-minute guide to 'National Price Hike Day' image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 12:01:00 AM
....The price hikes do not end there, with mobile phone and broadband companies also dialling up new charges. BT roll out planned price hikes today, with its basic broadband package rising by £2. ...
Ofcom moves to cut superfast broadband prices image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 08:22:02 AM
....Households could see the price of superfast broadband fall under plans by the UK telecoms regulator. Ofcom is proposing to cut the price that BT's infrastructure arm, Openreach, can charge operators for its popular superfast broadband service. ...
Broadband users could see bills slashed as BT is forced to cut charges image
. Millions of broadband customers could see their bills slashed under proposals from Ofcom that would force BT to cut almost £100m in charges to rivals to provide services to their customers on its network. ...
HSBC adds new transgender titles including M and Misc image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 05:28:12 PM
....HSBC decided to extend the number of gender-neutral prefixes available to customers after feedback from employees, Mr Barette added. A spokesperson for LGBT lobby group Stonewall said: "It's great to see an increasing number of organisations prioritise issues affecting trans people. ...
HSBC offers choice of transgender titles for bank's customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 04:03:20 PM
....The announcement, which coincides with International Transgender Day of Visibility, on 31 March, is the latest initiative aimed at a community that has struggled for recognition from a variety of organisations and corporations. Heather Williams, assistant director of insight at Manchester’s LGBT Foundation, said: “We welcome today’s announcement by one of high-street banking’s biggest players. ...
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. ...

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