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.... . "It could be a discount offer for use in the shop the person is visiting, or a piece of content such as a movie trailer," says Mr Geddes. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....One is timesaving. Studies suggest that googling is about three times as quick as finding information in a library, even discounting the time spent getting there. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....A nicer gesture @BrewDogJames might be reimbursing @TheWolfBham any money they might've already spent on rebranding?. BrewDog has raised money through an “Equity for Punks” scheme that allows drinkers to invest in return for shares and benefits such as discounts in its bars. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The girls were "United pass travellers", which are tickets for company employees or eligible dependents, it explained in a Twitter exchange on the issue. "United pass travellers" are eligible for free or heavily discounted air travel. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Shirley Eckhardt, 71, lives in one of the new council homes in Cutler’s View, not far from the now-demolished council home where she lived for 19 years with her late husband. She pays a discounted rent of £46. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....But he welcomed government recognition of the problem. Under the Starter Homes programme, buyers aged between 23 and 40 will be able to buy homes at a 20% discount to the market value. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Not independent 'punk' movement. BrewDog has raised money through an “Equity for Punks” scheme that allows drinkers to invest in return for shares and benefits such as discounts in its bars. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The first shop opened in Kettering, Northamptonshire, in July 2015 and the chain opened its first 50 stores in less than two months. It now has nearly 60 standalone stores and nearly 30 outlets in Poundland as well as six in GHM! outlets, a discount chain also launched by Bond that is now being folded into Poundland. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....". The most notable finding was that, while a charge on disposable cups increased the use of reusable coffee cups, a discount on reusable coffee cups had no impact on their usage. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....5bn throwaway coffee cups are used in the UK every year by consumers buying coffee from chains and cafes, creating approximately 25,000 tonnes of waste. Significantly, the research found that while a 25p charge on disposable cups increased the use of reusable coffee cups, a discount on reusable coffee cups had no impact at all on their usage. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... L&G’s UK 100 index fund is 0. 1%, but that’s discounted to 0. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . Increasing your voluntary excess, building a no-claims discount, and avoiding add-ons can also cut premiums. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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.... John Lewis had, by this stage, assigned me a customer care manager to resolve my case. He said John Lewis would not offer a like-for-like replacement due to the discounted price. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... When I examined the paperwork I found the suit ordered was bright blue and shirts that I had not requested had been added. I called in and was told the faded blue suit was not available for hire, that the groomsmen’s measurements had been lost and that the promised large-order discount had only been applied to one of the eight suits. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The Champagne Bureau, which promotes the drink in the UK, blamed the poor performance on sterling. It also singled out a drop in sales of heavily discounted own-label champagne in supermarkets as a reason for the slump in UK sales last year. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Champagne producers try to regain fizz as weak pound dents UK sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 09:22:51 AM
....The Champagne Bureau, which promotes the drink in the UK, blamed the poor performance on sterling. It also singled out a drop in sales of heavily discounted own-label champagne in supermarkets as a reason for the slump in UK sales last year. ...
Coffee cup fee could cut use by 300 million, study suggests image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 08:31:37 AM
....". The most notable finding was that, while a charge on disposable cups increased the use of reusable coffee cups, a discount on reusable coffee cups had no impact on their usage. ...
Reusable incentives could slash disposable coffee cup waste image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 06:39:20 AM
....5bn throwaway coffee cups are used in the UK every year by consumers buying coffee from chains and cafes, creating approximately 25,000 tonnes of waste. Significantly, the research found that while a 25p charge on disposable cups increased the use of reusable coffee cups, a discount on reusable coffee cups had no impact at all on their usage. ...
Poundland takes on Asda with low-cost clothing range image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 05:34:00 PM
.... The first shop opened in Kettering, Northamptonshire, in July 2015 and the chain opened its first 50 stores in less than two months. It now has nearly 60 standalone stores and nearly 30 outlets in Poundland as well as six in GHM! outlets, a discount chain also launched by Bond that is now being folded into Poundland. ...
Moss Bros could jilt me at the altar over my groomsmen's get-up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 08:42:10 AM
.... When I examined the paperwork I found the suit ordered was bright blue and shirts that I had not requested had been added. I called in and was told the faded blue suit was not available for hire, that the groomsmen’s measurements had been lost and that the promised large-order discount had only been applied to one of the eight suits. ...
BrewDog backs down over Lone Wolf pub trademark dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 12:04:26 PM
....A nicer gesture @BrewDogJames might be reimbursing @TheWolfBham any money they might've already spent on rebranding?. BrewDog has raised money through an “Equity for Punks” scheme that allows drinkers to invest in return for shares and benefits such as discounts in its bars. ...
Just Google it image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:09:18 PM
....One is timesaving. Studies suggest that googling is about three times as quick as finding information in a library, even discounting the time spent getting there. ...
Record numbers rely on parental cash to buy a property image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:08:30 PM
....But he welcomed government recognition of the problem. Under the Starter Homes programme, buyers aged between 23 and 40 will be able to buy homes at a 20% discount to the market value. ...
United Airlines caught up in leggings row image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 07:32:11 PM
....The girls were "United pass travellers", which are tickets for company employees or eligible dependents, it explained in a Twitter exchange on the issue. "United pass travellers" are eligible for free or heavily discounted air travel. ...
BrewDog accused of hypocrisy after forcing pub to change name image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 04:42:58 PM
.... Not independent 'punk' movement. BrewDog has raised money through an “Equity for Punks” scheme that allows drinkers to invest in return for shares and benefits such as discounts in its bars. ...
It feels as if I’ve been hung out to dry by John Lewis over discounted machine image
.... John Lewis had, by this stage, assigned me a customer care manager to resolve my case. He said John Lewis would not offer a like-for-like replacement due to the discounted price. ...
Taking the easy option with car insurance renewal can be costly image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
How one council is beating Britain's housing crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:02 AM
....Shirley Eckhardt, 71, lives in one of the new council homes in Cutler’s View, not far from the now-demolished council home where she lived for 19 years with her late husband. She pays a discounted rent of £46. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:13:43 AM
.... . "It could be a discount offer for use in the shop the person is visiting, or a piece of content such as a movie trailer," says Mr Geddes. ...
Do not let Brexit ruin car industry, urges chair of London Taxi Company image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 07:51:15 AM
....The Department for Transport aims to encourage taxi drivers to buy new electric vehicles with £64m in incentives. The money will be used to offer taxi drivers a £7,500 discount on the cost of an electric vehicle and pay for more charging points across the UK. ...
Oil theft 'provides billions for terrorists and drug cartels' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 06:12:54 PM
....“In some cases you have a Robin Hood dynamic. You have drug cartels stealing oil from a state-owned oil company and selling it at a discount to the poor. ...
Waitrose axes free coffee for shoppers – unless they buy something first image
.... The group, which includes the John Lewis departments store chain, said the bonus had been cut to strengthen its balance sheet amid structural changes in the retail sector and rising costs linked to the devaluation of sterling since the Brexit vote. Waitrose faces tough competition in the UK as discount rivals Lidl and Aldi expand and market leader Tesco fights harder on price. ...
NHS trust triples injury payout to £9.3m under controversial new rules image
....Her solicitor, Leonie Millard of Forbes Solicitors in Accrington, said: “The benefit for the claimant from the new -0. 75% discount rate, is immense. ...
Save London's high streets from business rate hike, says mayor image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 04:43:52 PM
....8bn the tax is expected to bring in for the Treasury this year. Hammond will hand £300m to local authorities over the next four years to offer discretionary discounts on business rates, but just £72. ...
Car insurance prices set to jump by up to £1,000 from TODAY image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 03:02:00 PM
....The change could also mean an additional £1billon in compensation costs landed on the NHS, said the ABI. Following anger over the change to the so-called discount rate, Chancellor Philip Hammond met with insurers and promised a review of the system. ...
Paperback fighter: sales of physical books now outperform digital titles image
....”. “Traditional publishers are setting the prices, which limits our ability as a retailer to discount or run price promotions,” he said. ...
Theresa May echoes Ed Miliband with promise to reform energy market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 04:53:15 PM
....She said the prepayment meter price cap should cut bills for millions when it comes into force in April. “Extending the cap to standard variable tariff customers eligible for the warm homes discount would be an important first step to protecting many more of those who pay over the odds for their gas and electricity. ...
Sainsbury's takes inflation hit on the chin as Aldi and Lidl loom | Nils Pratley image
....As Coupe said: “The market remains very competitive and the impact of cost price pressures remains uncertain. ” Put another way, discounters Aldi and Lidl – who weren’t forces in the land during previous sterling devaluations – lie in wait for any supermarket that thinks it can help itself to a currency-inspired price rise. ...
Jones Bootmaker is on the brink – but it's not all gloom on the high street image
.... The 160-year-old shoe retailer may yet be rescued, but about 1,000 workers are unsure about their future employment. Profits for bricks-and-mortar shops are being squeezed by the rise of online shopping, an increase in staff costs brought on by the introduction of the national living wage, and fierce discounting of the price of their products, which is designed to attract shoppers but hurts profit margins. ...
Discounters 'exploit' lorry drivers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:01:50 AM
.... . But the discounters said drivers are trained and insured and some like to get back on the road quickly. ...
Budget help for pubs only a 'stay of execution', says MP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 06:34:39 PM
. The government’s pledge to protect England’s pubs by giving them a £1,000 business rates discount has been described as a “stay of execution” rather than long-term support by a Labour MP, as new industry estimates suggested thousands of businesses would get no help at all. ...
Revision App customers complain of unexpected payments image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 01:19:29 PM
Glad to be sacked image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:12:20 AM
....UK wine journalists have mixed opinions. The Daily Mail's Olly Smith says Mr Gormley is "something of a visionary and powerhouse in connecting wine directly with consumers", but Jamie Goode from the Wine Anorak blog complains that the pre-discount prices at Naked are too high. ...
Trump is set to win the battle on interest rates, but US economy will pay the price image
.... But poor corporate behaviour can only encourage the seeking of alternatives. Sports Direct is now suffering financially, partly because major brands don’t want to be tarnished by its tacky discount-focused stores or links with “Victorian workhouse” conditions. ...
How free market helped big six energy firms to rack up huge profits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 12:05:09 AM
....“The government is right to say it will take action to fix markets that aren’t working for consumers. Extending the price cap on pre-payment meters to standard variable tariff customers who are eligible for the warm homes discount would be the first step to help some of those who can least afford rising bills. ...
Why are Britain’s new homes built so badly? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 07:00:27 AM
....5m last year, compared with £90m paid for homeowner claims. Similar to a no-claims discount, the premium refund scheme recognises builders with a long-term good claims history. ...
Wetherspoons boss condemns Hammond's 'budget for dinner parties' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 10:08:26 AM
....Martin totted up a business rates bill of £7m, a £2m apprenticeship levy and a £4m hit from the sugar tax that will contribute to £29m in extra charges the group will face over the next few years. He also poured scorn on a £1,000 business rates discount for pubs with a rateable value of less than £100,000, saying “that sum is dwarfed by tax and regulatory increases” and that Wetherspoon is not eligible for it in any case. ...
Philip Hammond criticised for exaggerating pub relief scheme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 07:03:46 PM
. The government has come under fire for claiming that 90% of pubs in England could benefit from a £1,000 business rates discount, with critics claiming that far fewer will actually receive the relief. ...
Budget tax rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 01:40:23 PM
....As the self-employed do not have access to some benefits they pay less in National Insurance. This discount also reflects the greater risks the self-employed take. ...
Whirlpool left my elderly in-laws afraid to use their dryer for 14 months image
....”. It declines to answer why they were kept waiting so long or why the discount was withdrawn. ...
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Government finances face near-£6bn hit over changes to personal injury payouts image
....The government’s finances will take a near-£6bn hit as a result of the increased bill faced by the NHS and other parts of the public sector as a result of changes made to the way compensation awards for botched operations and other errors are calculated. The lord chancellor, Liz Truss, announced a cut to the so-called Ogden discount rate last month which is pushing up the payouts to claimants but increasing the cost to organisations such as the NHS. ...
Hammond seems to be expecting business rates storm to just blow over image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:42:51 PM
.... The figure is the extra relief the chancellor has provided to remove the sharpest edges from a property tax that should have been declared outdated and artless at least a decade ago. Pubs with a rateable value of less than £100,000 will get a £1,000 discount on their bills. ...
Budget: More help for pubs in rates change image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 01:28:46 PM
....Pubs and small businesses will receive extra help with their business rates bill, the chancellor has announced. The new measures mean that 90% of pubs in England will receive a discount while small firms set to lose their rate relief will see increases capped at £50 a month, the chancellor said. ...
Key points of the budget 2017 – at a glance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:41:30 PM
....RM: Hammond says this is a sign he is listening to the voice of business, unlike Labour, and shoehorns in a joke about the ‘last Labour government’ of Blair and Brown being called that for a reason. Three measures for England: a cap so rates rise by no more than £50 a month for small businesses losing their rate relief, pubs to get a £1,000 discount on business rates of less than £100,000 rateable value (90% of pubs) and a £300m fund for discretionary relief for local authorities. ...
Budget 2017: What it means for YOU? Self-employed, savers, pensioners, and motorists image
.... He also announced any business coming out of small business rate relief with have rate increases capped at a maximum of more than £50 a month. Pubs have also been given £1,000 discount and local authorities have been given £300million fund to cushion the blow of rate rises on a case by case basis. ...
John Lewis broke advertising rules by pulling Apple Watch deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:01:00 AM
....The company said it had boosted the Apple Watch back to full price the next day because the competitor had stopped running its promotion, and listed it as out of stock online until after the separate four-day Black Friday sale ended. John Lewis admitted that it might have stopped selling the discounted Apple Watch online sooner than it could have done. ...
Direct Line says insurance payout change has cost it £217m image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 08:13:16 AM
....When the change to the payout formula was announced, a number of insurance companies said their profits would be hit. The Ministry of Justice said it was reducing what is known as the discount rate from 2. ...
Young drivers to bear the brunt as car insurance costs continue to rise image
....Last week, the government announced changes to the way that compensation payments to people who suffer life-changing injuries in car accidents are calculated. When victims get money, the amount received is reduced according to the interest they can earn by investing it, called the discount rate. ...
GM set to announce Opel and Vauxhall sale on Monday image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 12:03:33 PM
....Opel has failed to emulate Ford or PSA in reducing overcapacity at its factories, despite closing a plant in the western German city of Bochum with the loss of 3,000 jobs in 2014. Stefan Bratzel, of Germany's Center of Automotive Management, said: "Opel suffers more from overcapacity than other European carmakers, meaning it has to offer big discounts to keep up a certain level of production and that hits its profitability. ...
Subscription traps may have to give notice of charges in crackdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
....Gillian Guy, the chief executive of Citizens Advice, welcomed the plan on subscription traps. “From beauty treatments to gym contracts, consumers are signing up to free trials or one-off discounts only to find that money is then taken from their account each month,” she said. ...
Creative retirement image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 09:24:42 PM
....One bidder at Sotheby's, who would not give his name, noted that the piece he had bid for was an artist's early work which was less valuable. "I would have taken it if I could have gotten it at a discount," he said. ...
Sainsbury's to cut 400 jobs in shakeup of operations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 06:56:36 PM
....Britain’s biggest four food retailers – Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons – are overhauling their business models in response to dramatic changes in how Britain buys its food. Supermarkets are losing market share to convenience stores, discounters and online shopping. ...
Asda imposes harsher terms on suppliers after pound's Brexit slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 10:25:36 AM
....”. Asda has been under intense pressure to reverse its fortunes after food shoppers flocked to discounters Aldi and Lidl and customers looking for cheap clothes migrated to Primark. ...
Business group calls for change to schemes giving tax breaks to 'select few' image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . The organisation says the schemes allow executives to buy heavily discounted shares without having to pay income tax or national insurance. ...
AMC, APR, ERC explained: The ridiculous financial acronyms that serve to confuse image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 09:01:00 AM
....ERC . If you take out a mortgage with a special introductory offer, such as a two-year discount or five-year fixed rate, watch out for the Early Repayment Charge. ...
How to simple trick could save you 20 per cent on YOUR car insurance premium image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:32:00 AM
.... . Richard Browning, director of dash cam manufacturer Nextbase, said some insurers are offering discounts of up to 20 per cent: “We have seen sales increase significantly recently as more people protect themselves. ...
Sainsbury's named world's best sustainable seafood supermarket image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:01:42 AM
....The league shows a significant improvement in all of the top five supermarkets. Second-place Waitrose has a long-standing commitment to sustainable sourcing and is joined by discounters Lidl and Aldi in a group who now have two-thirds of their ranges MSC-labelled. ...
Car insurance: Chancellor moves to ease insurers' fears image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 09:11:23 PM
....So to be fair to insurance companies, the payout is reduced accordingly. For the past 16 years the discount rate, as it is called, has been set at a typical rate of 2. ...
Coca-Cola U-turn could help UK catch up on can and bottle recycling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 06:00:20 AM
....”. Estonian shops sell colas, beers and water for a product price plus deposit, which can be retrieved when the empty bottles or cans are returned in the form of a discount on the next purchase. ...
Theresa May must block London Stock Exchange bids until after Brexit | Nils Pratley image
.... That’s unfair. Liz Truss has merely followed the law in adjusting discount rates – used in calculating losses in personal injury cases – to reflect the plunge in gilt yields since 2001. ...
The 'crazy' new car insurance rules set to cost YOU £1,000 in changes  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 02:08:00 PM
....The ABI claimed it could also mean a £1billon bill for compensation costs landed on the NHS. In her role as the Lord Chancellor, Ms Truss lowered the so-called discount rate from 2. ...
Primark still in fashion for UK shoppers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:53:09 PM
....The owner of Primark expects profits to keep rising as it continues to open more stores. Associated British Foods said it opened 16 new outlets for the discount fashion chain in the UK, Europe and the US last year. ...
Insurers shocked by reform to compensation payouts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:39:36 PM
.... . The discount rate that underpins it - the assumed rate of return on investing the lump sums - has not been reviewed since 2001. ...
NHS faces £1bn annual bill after 'reckless' change to injury payouts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 10:45:09 AM
....A “reckless” government-ordered change to the way awards are calculated for car crash injuries or botched medical operations will add up to £75 car insurance premiums, and land the NHS with an additional annual £1bn bill, the insurance industry has warned. The lord chancellor, Liz Truss, has announced a change to the Ogden discount rate, which is used to calculate compensation awards for serious personal injuries, to ensure inflation does not erode the future value of a payout. ...
Insurance premiums 'set to soar' after compensation changes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 09:21:10 AM
....So to be fair to insurance companies, the payout is reduced accordingly. For the past 16 years the discount rate, as it is called, has been set at a typical rate of 2. ...
Energy bills: are UK customers finally starting to switch supplier? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:01:44 AM
....”. Guy said an easy way to cut bills for some of the poorest households would be to extend the prepayment cap to those eligible for the warm homes discount. ...
Will business rates hike be final chapter for high street bookshops? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 07:00:05 AM
....In a letter to David Gauke, chief secretary to the Treasury, the Booksellers Association said many bookshops will be crippled by rate increases and described the tax as “archaic”. It also criticises the lack of tax paid by multinational online retailers such as Amazon and called on the Treasury to give bookshops the special status of “community asset value” – reflecting the benefits they bring to the local area – which would allow them to qualify for a 20% discount on their business rates. ...
Drive off with a secondhand car for less image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 06:59:05 AM
....”. Generally, the cheapest way to pay for a car in the long run is to pay cash and haggle hard for a good discount. ...
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
....Domestic & General caught me in a spin cycle over warranty. Get a 10% discount on Guardian travel insurance, provided by Voyager, until 28 February. ...
Supermarket sourcing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:18:01 AM
.... . While the rising costs of imports are expected to push the cost of our supermarket shop higher, Mr Hyman thinks the intensity of competition from discounters Lidl and Adli, and the ever-present threat of Amazon, means supermarkets will be willing to absorb much of these to protect their market share. ...
Move over granny: the ‘graddy annexe’ is on the rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 03:18:11 PM
.... Before April 2014, homeowners had to pay full council tax on annexes attached to a main household if they had fitted kitchens or bathrooms. But now there is a 50% discount on council tax bills if the occupier is a family member. ...
Organic food sales soar as shoppers put quality before price image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 07:00:02 AM
....“There is a clear opportunity for supermarkets to stock more organic, as our research showed people are having to shop around to find what they want,” said Clare McDermott, business development director at Soil Association Certification. “The discounters are upping their game and increasing their organic offer, as are other outlets such as Amazon Fresh. ...
Small shops recoil in the face of business rates that will more than double image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 04:00:05 PM
....The FSB is pushing for the threshold that businesses pay rates to be increased and for more helpful transitional measures to be introduced to stop the so-called cliff-edge that many firms are facing. At present, buildings with a rateable value of £15,000 or less enjoy a discount on business rates or pay nothing at all. ...
Argos to pay £2.4m to 37,000 workers paid less than minimum wage image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 03:26:07 PM
....The catalogue and online retailer, which was bought by Sainsbury’s last year, wrote to staff on Thursday after it was found to have been paying less than the legal minimum wage to workers, because it was asking them to attend staff briefings and carry out security checks outside the working hours for which they were paid. However, Argos will only pay the tax authority £800,000 because it has been awarded a discount on the fine for agreeing to pay up within 14 days. ...
Why 30-somethings are fleeing London, plus the growth of rabbit-hutch Britain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 02:17:55 PM
....My refund was a no-show after The Lowry charged my card twice. Our 10% discount on Guardian travel insurance, provided by Voyager, has been extended until 28 February. ...
Waitrose voted UK's best supermarket image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 12:01:26 AM
....Ocado, the internet-only grocery delivery company, took second spot ahead of other online competitors including Morrisons, Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose. German discounters Aldi and Lidl (in store only) shared third place and are the only two supermarkets in the survey to be awarded top marks for value for money. ...
Government urged to stop property tax hikes for 1,249 NHS hospitals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 06:37:31 PM
....Changes to the business rates system mean that the 1,249 NHS hospitals liable for the property tax will see their bills increasing by £322m, or 21%, over the next five years from April. However, a growing number of politicians are calling for the government to reconsider the tax hike for hospitals, including making them eligible for the same 80% discount that charities enjoy. ...
Wine lovers face triple whammy Brexit price rise, says UK trade body image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 07:01:36 AM
....In 2016 Brits bought more than 131m bottles of fizz from UK shops and supermarkets – up 13% on the previous year. Some of the country’s biggest supermarkets, including Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose and Morrisons, triggered a price war by applying deep discounts. ...

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