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....Intel, €1. 1bn (2009): The US chipmaker was ordered to pay a fine of more than €1bn for anticompetitive practices after being found to have given price discounts to computer manufacturers Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo and NEC if they bought its chips. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 27th of June 2017 09:32:10 AM
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.... They mostly hold their Spanish paper via nominee services. There is not enough time to go through those nominees and ask everybody if they wish to take up their entitlement to new shares at a discounted price. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... However, Tacon said the chain had made improvements on many fronts. She said she had not received any specific complaints about Iceland breaching the code, but suppliers felt “in a constant state of jeopardy” in their dealings with the discounter. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Waitrose have also closed stores in recent years while Asda has cut jobs as all the big grocers try to keep costs down. They are battling to fight back against the rise of the discounters Aldi and Lidl, who have forced price cuts across the grocery market. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 28th of June 2017 11:05:11 AM
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.... Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, called for a policy hitherto foreign to the World Economic Forum: “more redistribution”. After years of hedging or discounting the malign effects of free trade, it was time to face facts: globalisation caused job losses and depressed wages, and the usual Davos proposals – such as instructing affected populations to accept the new reality – weren’t going to work. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Well-insulated homes would eventually sell more quickly and command a modest price premium. The idea is the latest in a string of mooted incentives to encourage people to insulate their homes and nudge buyers towards greener properties, such as a discount on stamp duty for energy efficient homes. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 18th of July 2017 05:01:11 AM
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..... Parents who invested early and have ridden the currency's rise get something like a discount on the school's hefty $31,000 tuition. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 29th of June 2017 11:50:53 PM
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. Asda is considering a move for the discount chain B&M, in what would be the latest attempt by a major supermarket to diversify in the face of growing competition from cheaper rivals. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Poundland has been forced to delay the launch of a Toblerone copycat after getting stuck in a legal wrangle with the triangular chocolate bar’s owners. Last month, the budget chain announced plans to begin selling Twin Peaks, a bar with two humps rather than the distinctive single peak chunks of the Toblerone bar, which is one of the discounter’s biggest sellers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 16th of July 2017 02:09:27 PM
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.... The acquisition is being viewed as a signal of intent by Amazon to wade into the grocery business. Tesco, along with the other established players, has also been hammered by the emergence of the German discounters Aldi and Lidl, whose entrance onto the grocery scene has sparked a bitter price war that has eroded profit margins. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 24th of July 2017 03:24:21 PM
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....Paul Martin, UK head of retail at KPMG, said that while supermarkets had so far avoided fully passing on higher prices to customers, this would change if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. “The British consumer has become accustomed to seasonal produce all year round and has binged on a diet of discounts for some time. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 10th of July 2017 05:01:05 AM
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....”. He said that when spare cash is tight, people try to save on dull basics, going for budget shampoos, milk from a discount chain or holding on to an ageing bed or washing machine, in order to afford feel-good treats where they believe they get more value for money. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 15th of July 2017 08:00:01 AM
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....Councils are swimming against a tide of right to buy sales that means they are losing much more of their stock than they are replacing. It emerged last year that 54,581 units of social housing have been sold since David Cameron’s government boosted the discounts in 2012, but work has begun on only 12,472 replacements. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 3rd of July 2017 05:01:03 AM
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. The German discount supermarkets Lidl and Aldi have started a school uniform price war, with each chain offering an entire outfit for £3. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 12th of July 2017 11:00:37 PM
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....He said farmers had “hit the brakes” in 2016 after a drop in milk prices, with production down by 5% to 10%. Many farmers quit the dairy industry after prices slumped in the wake of a Russian ban on EU imports and heavy price competition among supermarkets trying to fight off the rise of discounters Aldi and Lidl. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 7th of July 2017 11:28:15 AM
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....6%. As households feel the squeeze, shoppers are seekingbetter value for money by heading to discount chains and buying budget basics. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 20th of July 2017 08:29:00 AM
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.... BNP Paribas stated in the appraisal that the development should be able to provide as much as 50% of affordable housing if planning guidelines had been applied. While celebrities including Sting and Bear Grylls are among those who have already bought luxury units in the development, the application from the developers to slash the affordable housing came as a shock to nearby residents, first-time buyers, renters and local people promised a 40% discount on the average market rent. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 8th of July 2017 11:03:08 PM
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....30am), and shave a third off ticket prices. For example, Southern, which serves Gatwick airport, offers a 34% discount for between three and nine people travelling together, with kids just £2 and under 5s free. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 22nd of July 2017 06:00:31 AM
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....In response, Ofgem said on Monday that it would hold a summit in July to consider what form of “safeguard tariff” would be best, with one option being to extend an existing cap for the 4m households on prepayment meters to a further 2. 6m vulnerable households who receive the warm home discount. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 3rd of July 2017 09:59:32 AM
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.... Property is cheap as well, with rent costing 70 per cent less on average than in Britain. If you are retired, Mexico holds even more appeal, as all residents over the age of 60 get an INAPAM (Instituto Nacional para las Personas Adultas Mayores) senior discount card, giving you between 5 per cent and 50 per cent off everything from healthcare, transport, hotels and the cinema. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
Monday 17th of July 2017 04:00:00 PM
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.... They, too, are sick of being undercut by rivals who twist the definition of “self-employment” to make it mean something that was never intended. Here’s another grumble for Burberry’s revolting shareholders to air at next week’s annual meeting: how on Earth does the fashion house justify discounts of 80% for senior management when they buy the company’s fashions? A modest discount, say 20%, would be par for the course. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 6th of July 2017 09:00:07 PM
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....“Drivers using Uber made average fares of £15 per hour last year after our service fee and, even after costs, the average driver took home well over the National Living Wage. We know drivers want more security too which is why we’re already investing in discounted illness and injury cover, and will be introducing further improvements soon. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 11th of July 2017 11:50:19 AM
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....The reason the BBC was told to publish the list of top earners was to demonstrate whether it is delivering value for money - in other words, whether it pays in line with the market. Given that no other broadcaster publishes the pay of its stars this is difficult to prove, but Tony Hall, the director general, insists the BBC aims to pay people at a discount to the market while Gary Lineker, one of the top earners, insists he has been offered more lucrative deals to leave. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 20th of July 2017 10:49:08 AM
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.... It won’t be closed by a few steps. Ofgem’s proposed “safeguard tariff” is modest and targeted, probably at households that qualify for warm home discounts. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 3rd of July 2017 03:07:57 PM
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....Laith Khalaf, a senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said the bigger picture remained challenging for UK supermarkets: “Weaker sterling is pushing up food prices and putting a dent in consumers’ purses, while the trading environment remains as competitive as ever. “Indeed the turf war the big supermarkets have been fighting against the discounters may start to look like a schoolyard skirmish if Amazon decides it wants a piece of the UK grocery market. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 4th of July 2017 06:53:35 AM
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.... The tax, which is applied to 50m car, home and private medical insurance policies, has doubled since 2015. Another reason is the government’s decision to drastically cut the discount rate used to calculate compensation payouts when people suffer serious injuries as a result of a car crash or medical negligence, for example. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 17th of July 2017 11:01:03 PM
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.... Increasing it should reduce the premium. • Avoid small claims If you make a claim you will push up your insurance premium as you will lose some or all of your no claims discount. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 15th of July 2017 06:00:45 AM
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....It all adds up to the average British worker putting in a 40-hour week for a salary that will be worth – once prices are taken into account – less than it was the month before. No wonder discount supermarkets Aldi and Lidl are cleaning up. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 16th of July 2017 06:00:14 AM
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....As someone born in the US who has spent all his adult life in the UK, you might think I would be a natural advocate for a comprehensive US-UK free trade agreement. After all, more than 15% of all UK goods exports already go to the US – the biggest percentage for any single country, if the 47% of UK goods exports that go to the EU’s 27 countries are discounted. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 22nd of July 2017 11:03:00 PM
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....Have you shopped around to find the best plane, boat or rail ticket prices?. You could find that there are group discounts, advance booking discounts, special offers or incentives to travel during off-peak times. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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Tesco to extend same-day online delivery service across UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 03:24:21 PM
.... The acquisition is being viewed as a signal of intent by Amazon to wade into the grocery business. Tesco, along with the other established players, has also been hammered by the emergence of the German discounters Aldi and Lidl, whose entrance onto the grocery scene has sparked a bitter price war that has eroded profit margins. ...
Asda considers bid for B&M that would give it access to local stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of July 2017 04:11:01 PM
. Asda is considering a move for the discount chain B&M, in what would be the latest attempt by a major supermarket to diversify in the face of growing competition from cheaper rivals. ...
Rushing into a trade deal with the US would harm the UK | Adam Marshall image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of July 2017 11:03:00 PM
....As someone born in the US who has spent all his adult life in the UK, you might think I would be a natural advocate for a comprehensive US-UK free trade agreement. After all, more than 15% of all UK goods exports already go to the US – the biggest percentage for any single country, if the 47% of UK goods exports that go to the EU’s 27 countries are discounted. ...
Sun, sea, sand … and a last-minute money-saving holiday guide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of July 2017 06:00:31 AM
....30am), and shave a third off ticket prices. For example, Southern, which serves Gatwick airport, offers a 34% discount for between three and nine people travelling together, with kids just £2 and under 5s free. ...
It’s not just the BBC: pay disparity is a blight on the whole UK | Polly Toynbee image
....The reason the BBC was told to publish the list of top earners was to demonstrate whether it is delivering value for money - in other words, whether it pays in line with the market. Given that no other broadcaster publishes the pay of its stars this is difficult to prove, but Tony Hall, the director general, insists the BBC aims to pay people at a discount to the market while Gary Lineker, one of the top earners, insists he has been offered more lucrative deals to leave. ...
Mr Kipling maker hit by shoppers' switch to own-label products image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 08:29:00 AM
....6%. As households feel the squeeze, shoppers are seekingbetter value for money by heading to discount chains and buying budget basics. ...
Let buyers borrow more on greener homes, urges report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 05:01:11 AM
.... Well-insulated homes would eventually sell more quickly and command a modest price premium. The idea is the latest in a string of mooted incentives to encourage people to insulate their homes and nudge buyers towards greener properties, such as a discount on stamp duty for energy efficient homes. ...
Cost of UK car insurance leaps 11% to record high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 11:01:03 PM
.... The tax, which is applied to 50m car, home and private medical insurance policies, has doubled since 2015. Another reason is the government’s decision to drastically cut the discount rate used to calculate compensation payouts when people suffer serious injuries as a result of a car crash or medical negligence, for example. ...
Are these the cheapest countries for expat living? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 04:00:00 PM
.... Property is cheap as well, with rent costing 70 per cent less on average than in Britain. If you are retired, Mexico holds even more appeal, as all residents over the age of 60 get an INAPAM (Instituto Nacional para las Personas Adultas Mayores) senior discount card, giving you between 5 per cent and 50 per cent off everything from healthcare, transport, hotels and the cinema. ...
Poundland delays launch of Twin Peaks chocolate bar amid legal row image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 02:09:27 PM
....Poundland has been forced to delay the launch of a Toblerone copycat after getting stuck in a legal wrangle with the triangular chocolate bar’s owners. Last month, the budget chain announced plans to begin selling Twin Peaks, a bar with two humps rather than the distinctive single peak chunks of the Toblerone bar, which is one of the discounter’s biggest sellers. ...
'The lipstick effect': Britons treat themselves as budgets tighten image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 08:00:01 AM
....”. He said that when spare cash is tight, people try to save on dull basics, going for budget shampoos, milk from a discount chain or holding on to an ageing bed or washing machine, in order to afford feel-good treats where they believe they get more value for money. ...
As car insurance costs rise, the over-65s are urged to switch image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 06:00:45 AM
.... Increasing it should reduce the premium. • Avoid small claims If you make a claim you will push up your insurance premium as you will lose some or all of your no claims discount. ...
Globalisation: the rise and fall of an idea that swept the world image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of July 2017 04:28:14 AM
.... Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, called for a policy hitherto foreign to the World Economic Forum: “more redistribution”. After years of hedging or discounting the malign effects of free trade, it was time to face facts: globalisation caused job losses and depressed wages, and the usual Davos proposals – such as instructing affected populations to accept the new reality – weren’t going to work. ...
Lidl and Aldi go head-to-head offering cheap school uniforms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 11:00:37 PM
. The German discount supermarkets Lidl and Aldi have started a school uniform price war, with each chain offering an entire outfit for £3. ...
Tesco faces in-depth investigation into £3.7bn Booker takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 08:31:46 AM
....The deal was revealed in January and considered to be Tesco’s first major corporate move since it was led by Sir Terry Leahy, who quit in 2011. In recent years, the retailer has been hit by growing competitions from discount chains and an accounting scandal. ...
May says she will help gig economy workers but fails to pledge new laws image
....“Drivers using Uber made average fares of £15 per hour last year after our service fee and, even after costs, the average driver took home well over the National Living Wage. We know drivers want more security too which is why we’re already investing in discounted illness and injury cover, and will be introducing further improvements soon. ...
Carillion has paid a heavy price for too many risky contracts | Nils Pratley image
.... They mostly hold their Spanish paper via nominee services. There is not enough time to go through those nominees and ask everybody if they wish to take up their entitlement to new shares at a discounted price. ...
Brexit breaks breakfast? Hard Brexit could mean hard luck for fry-up fans image
....Paul Martin, UK head of retail at KPMG, said that while supermarkets had so far avoided fully passing on higher prices to customers, this would change if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. “The British consumer has become accustomed to seasonal produce all year round and has binged on a diet of discounts for some time. ...
London mayor blasts council over cut to affordable homes in Battersea revamp image
.... BNP Paribas stated in the appraisal that the development should be able to provide as much as 50% of affordable housing if planning guidelines had been applied. While celebrities including Sting and Bear Grylls are among those who have already bought luxury units in the development, the application from the developers to slash the affordable housing came as a shock to nearby residents, first-time buyers, renters and local people promised a 40% discount on the average market rent. ...
Beware ‘the devil’s debt’ – that tempting store card offered at the tills image
....The debt charity StepChange says store cards are a persistent issue, with around one in eight people who call it for help having problems, usually with debts of around £1,000. “Most consumers are not focusing on the APR, and I think the attraction of offers, of discounts, of being able to spread payments – that is at the forefront of someone’s mind when they are making that decision, not the total cost of credit,” says debt advice co-ordinator Michael Agboh-Davison. ...
Butter price at all-time high as dairy production curdles image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of July 2017 11:28:15 AM
....He said farmers had “hit the brakes” in 2016 after a drop in milk prices, with production down by 5% to 10%. Many farmers quit the dairy industry after prices slumped in the wake of a Russian ban on EU imports and heavy price competition among supermarkets trying to fight off the rise of discounters Aldi and Lidl. ...
Gig economy: there's an easy way to end abusive working conditions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 09:00:07 PM
.... They, too, are sick of being undercut by rivals who twist the definition of “self-employment” to make it mean something that was never intended. Here’s another grumble for Burberry’s revolting shareholders to air at next week’s annual meeting: how on Earth does the fashion house justify discounts of 80% for senior management when they buy the company’s fashions? A modest discount, say 20%, would be par for the course. ...
Sainsbury's sales sizzle as shoppers snap up paddling pools image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 06:53:35 AM
....Laith Khalaf, a senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said the bigger picture remained challenging for UK supermarkets: “Weaker sterling is pushing up food prices and putting a dent in consumers’ purses, while the trading environment remains as competitive as ever. “Indeed the turf war the big supermarkets have been fighting against the discounters may start to look like a schoolyard skirmish if Amazon decides it wants a piece of the UK grocery market. ...
Hinkley Point C: the government should start planning alternatives | Nils Pratley image
.... It won’t be closed by a few steps. Ofgem’s proposed “safeguard tariff” is modest and targeted, probably at households that qualify for warm home discounts. ...
Millions betrayed by Tories’ energy price cap U-turn, says Labour image
....In response, Ofgem said on Monday that it would hold a summit in July to consider what form of “safeguard tariff” would be best, with one option being to extend an existing cap for the 4m households on prepayment meters to a further 2. 6m vulnerable households who receive the warm home discount. ...
Generous Sainsbury’s makes a point about its evouchers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of July 2017 06:00:04 AM
....I am writing to complain about Sainsbury’s “evouchers”. I had placed an online order, and several replacement products were sent, so I received an evoucher for the difference (an evoucher is a 12-digit code which can be entered on the website to receive a discount for an online order. ...
One in seven UK private tenants pays more than half income in rent – study image
....Councils are swimming against a tide of right to buy sales that means they are losing much more of their stock than they are replacing. It emerged last year that 54,581 units of social housing have been sold since David Cameron’s government boosted the discounts in 2012, but work has begun on only 12,472 replacements. ...
Bitcoin accepted at New York pre-school image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 11:50:53 PM
..... Parents who invested early and have ridden the currency's rise get something like a discount on the school's hefty $31,000 tuition. ...
Tesco continues savings drive as it cuts 1,200 head-office jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of June 2017 11:05:11 AM
.... Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Waitrose have also closed stores in recent years while Asda has cut jobs as all the big grocers try to keep costs down. They are battling to fight back against the rise of the discounters Aldi and Lidl, who have forced price cuts across the grocery market. ...
Have you factored in these costs of moving abroad? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of June 2017 04:53:00 PM
....Have you shopped around to find the best plane, boat or rail ticket prices?. You could find that there are group discounts, advance booking discounts, special offers or incentives to travel during off-peak times. ...
Google fined record €2.4bn by EU over search engine results image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of June 2017 09:32:10 AM
....Intel, €1. 1bn (2009): The US chipmaker was ordered to pay a fine of more than €1bn for anticompetitive practices after being found to have given price discounts to computer manufacturers Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo and NEC if they bought its chips. ...
Asda is named worst supermarket in treatment of suppliers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 05:49:44 PM
.... However, Tacon said the chain had made improvements on many fronts. She said she had not received any specific complaints about Iceland breaching the code, but suppliers felt “in a constant state of jeopardy” in their dealings with the discounter. ...
Exporters are wise to start preparing for a hard Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 04:05:04 PM
.... 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 electric car in Austria. Very simply, the company appears to have made a judgment that for the next two to three years the pound will remain low and, with this discount in place on its exports, it will profit from shifting a huge volume of diesel cars from factories in the West Midlands and Merseyside to the rest of the world. ...
Frances O’Grady on insecure work: ‘the heartbreaking bit is  they think it’s normal’ image
.... The vast majority of drivers tell us the reason why they signed up to Uber is so they can control their hours and be their own boss. We’re always acting on feedback from drivers, which is why we’re investing in discounted illness cover and savings schemes alongside other improvements. ...
Battersea Power Station developer slashes number of affordable homes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 04:50:02 PM
....The £9bn revamp of Battersea Power Station in central London has slashed the number of affordable flats to just 386, a 40% reduction from original plans. Previously, the plan was to construct 636 homes affordable homes targeted at local residents, first-time buyers and renters, with locals promised a 40% discount on the average market rent. ...
Tesco staff 'shocked' as call centre closure puts 1,100 jobs at risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 02:05:28 PM
....Lewis said last year that retailers faced a “potentially lethal cocktail” as profits slump and costs rise. Rising competition from the discounters Aldi and Lidl has also forced traditional supermarkets to hold down prices at a time of rising costs resulting from the fall in the value of the pound against the euro and the dollar. ...
Energy price cap likely to go ahead despite warnings of 'timebomb' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 03:36:14 PM
....Citizens Advice favours widening an existing cap for the 4m households on prepayment meters to a further 2. 6m who are eligible for the warm home discount, a government scheme to help people struggling with their energy bills. ...
Debt bubble returns millions to days of 2008 crash image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 11:05:51 PM
....Store cards in particular appeared to be re-emerging as a problem, James added. These cards are often offered with incentives by retailers, such as an introductory discount at point of sale, although interest rates tend to be far higher than on normal credit cards. ...
Sainsbury's poised to buy Nisa in response to Tesco swoop on Booker image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 12:35:00 PM
.... “I think there’s going to be an enormous amount of pain and consequently quite a bit of fallout,” he said. The mainstream grocery industry is in a state of flux as the German discounters Aldi and Lidl grab market share. ...
Get more sounds for your pound at UK music festivals this summer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 06:00:30 AM
....50 you will pay for a full ticket to Latitude in Suffolk on 14-16 July, with the 1975, Mumford & Sons and Fleet Foxes topping the bill, is a far cry from the £112 charged in 2007. That said, this price is unchanged on last year – and Latitude is not averse to a discount: in the runup to last year’s event, previous bookers were emailed a survey asking why they hadn’t booked for 2016, and if they identified price as an issue were offered a discounted rate. ...
Amazon to buy Whole Foods Market in $13.7bn deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 01:26:19 PM
....”. Amazon’s move into the grocery market will pile on the pressure for traditional supermarkets around the world which have been affected by shoppers switching to online, smaller local stores and discounters such as Aldi and Lidl. ...
Tesco says price rises are last resort as UK growth hits seven-year high image
....There is growing evidence of belt-tightening as shoppers face higher food prices. The discounters Aldi and Lidl are growing sales at their fastest rate in more than two years, while more shoppers are buying less or switching to cheaper own-label products as prices rise faster than many workers’ wages. ...
UK retail sales dive sparks biggest FTSE 250 fall since last summer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 10:13:53 AM
....9% higher than a year ago – the weakest rise since April 2013. The signs of distress included shoppers trading down from branded groceries to cheaper own label and more visits to discount food retailers. ...
UK car insurers saw losses of £3.5bn in 2016 due to new compensation rules image
....75%, prompted a furious backlash from insurers who claim that it will “overcompensate” victims of car crashes or medical errors in hospitals. Although the change to the discount rate was announced in February, most insurers reflected the impact on outstanding claims in their 2016 figures. ...
Duke of Westminster's property group to build 1,500 rental homes in London image
....Craig McWilliam, chief executive of Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, said the homes were aimed at people on “low and middle incomes who are locked out of London’s housing market”. Some will be made available on a range of discounted market rents, with details yet to be agreed with Southwark council. ...
Theresa May is warned: don't break election vow on energy price cap image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 05:33:11 PM
....Consumer charities said the government should extend the price cap for the 4m households on prepayment meters to a further 2. 6m who are eligible for the warm home discount, which is mostly poorer families and pensioners. ...
New Channel 4 boss Alex Mahon faces some unwelcome drama image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of June 2017 03:00:29 PM
....Jonathan Allan, the sales director who also applied for the top job, is likely to want additional responsibility, potentially in the form of a chief operating officer role, having made it clear he is after a bigger challenge. When Mahon starts, Channel 4 will be heading into TV trading season, where a vast majority of its £1bn annual advertising deals will be done, and if the broadcaster’s poor performance continues she will need a strong team in place to hold its own against advertisers seeking discounted deals. ...
Qatar crisis highlights rising UK energy reliance on imports image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 06:29:15 PM
....There is no sign either that Egypt is turning away Qatari LNG shipments. Cairo is bound by international agreements to keep the Suez canal open to Qatari tankers, though it could reduce the discount such LNG ships enjoy. ...
Boohoo co-founder sells £80m in shares as he reveals 'supersite' plan image
....Nick Bubb, an independent retail analyst, said: “It says something about the extraordinary outlook for the business that all the shares have been snapped up at 220p, a minimal 0. 3% discount to the closing price [on Wednesday]. ...
British Airways cabin crew vote for more strike action image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 06:17:45 PM
....Members who are on the airline's mixed-fleet agreements, represented by the Unite union, have staged 26 strike days over the course of the disagreement. The Unite union said the new strikes had come about because the airline had treated staff who had participated in earlier strike action unfairly, by not reinstating their travel concessions which offers them discounted travel on the airline. ...
Arora brothers cash in £227m of shares from B&M retail chain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 12:13:31 PM
. Two brothers who built B&M into a national discount chain selling everything from curtain to biscuits, have cashed in nearly £230m of shares in the fast-growing business – taking their total proceeds from the business since it floated to nearly £1bn. ...
Sandbanks is priciest seaside town in UK, plus the worst mobile providers image
....Scottish Power in the dark about my mother’s electricity supply. Reading says ‘no’ to council tax discount on a house we can’t live in. ...
Aldi and Lidl sales soar as prices rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 10:53:37 AM
. Sales at Aldi and Lidl have grown at their fastest rate in more than two years as the discounters opened new stores and passed on price rises to consumers, new research shows. ...
Food inflation 'hits three-year high' on weak pound image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 07:58:59 AM
....5% lower than a year ago. BRC credited heavy discounting in the wake of a "weak start to the year" and the fact that some businesses are still protected against currency shifts by hedging contracts. ...
Venezuela opposition condemns Goldman Sachs debt deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 10:33:46 PM
....Opponents of embattled President Nicolas Maduro say the move has given his government a financial lifeline. The New York-based investment bank is reported to have bought the bonds at a heavily discounted rate. ...
Small firms hit by rates relief delay image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 11:14:13 PM
.... . He announced that firms losing small business rate relief - a discount given to businesses with properties below a certain rateable value - would not see their bills increase by more than £50 a month. ...
Car insurance in UK hits record high as tax rate on premiums increases image
....The insurance industry has been left stunned bygovernment changes to the way awards are calculated for car crash injuries or botched medical operations. In February the lord chancellor, Liz Truss, 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. ...
Reading says ‘no’ to council tax discount on a house we can’t live in image
.... The insurers have deemed it uninhabitable, so I will have to live elsewhere with my family and two children, most likely in Reading and most likely paying council tax on two properties. I called the council to inquire about getting a discount on the council tax for the house I can no longer live in, but there are no longer any discounts available. ...
Ford faces lots of bumps in the road to a world of driverless cars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 06:00:02 AM
....The month must be May, because there’s another revival plan under way at Marks & Spencer, and another chief executive trying to explain why it isn’t going well. A year after taking charge at the retailer, Steve Rowe blamed weakening sales on a generally weak clothing market and a reduction in discounting. ...
M&S profits dive by nearly two-thirds as clothing sales slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 06:59:23 AM
....Despite the disappointing quarterly figures Rowe pointed to green shoots within its clothing arm, which he will be handing over to Jill McDonald – who has been poached from car parts and bike retailer Halfords – in the autumn. “We are starting to stabilise market share and importantly have seen full price market share growth, as we removed excessive discounting,” said Rowe. ...
M&S annual profits fall by 64% as revamp costs bite image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 06:30:53 AM
....1% in the fourth quarter. Mr Rowe said the company remained "on track" with its turnaround plans announced last year, which include opening new food-only stores, selling clothing and homewares in fewer stores and cutting back on discounting. ...
Adani royalty rate akin to 'rent free' period in Galilee Basin, Matt Canavan says image
....The resources and northern Australia minister said there was a “serious question mark” over the Adani Carmichael coalmine because the Queensland government has deferred a plan to give it a royalty concession. The Queensland government reportedly considered offering Adani a royalties pause worth up to $320m in which Adani would pay a discounted $2m a year rate on exported coal in the mine’s early years but a decision was put off after criticism from the deputy premier, Jackie Trad. ...
Big energy firms lobby Theresa May to water down price cap pledge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 03:23:19 PM
.... But under a compromise that has been put to the government, only 6m households would have their energy bills capped. Under the plan, an existing cap for 4m households on prepayment meters – mostly more vulnerable customers – would be extended to a further 2m homes that already receive a £140 discount on their electricity bills, the Warm Home Discount. ...
RBS court battle with investors adjourned image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 12:12:00 AM
....Mr Goodwin, who was stripped of his knighthood in 2012, oversaw the multi-billion-pound deal to buy Dutch rival ABN Amro at the height of the financial crisis in 2007, which led to the RBS bailout. The case centres on the rights issue aimed at funding the deal, which asked existing shareholders to pump £12bn into the bank in exchange for discounted extra shares. ...
Marks & Spencer to report slump in clothing sales after short-lived boost image
....Rowe, who began his retail career aged 15 as a Saturday boy at M&S’s Croydon store in south London and took over as chief executive in April 2016, is seeking to revive the declining profits of the 132-year-old retailer. His biggest job is turning around its clothing arm, which under predecessor Marc Bolland relied on heavy discounting to attract shoppers. ...
Price rises caused by Brexit a big worry for UK consumers, survey finds image
....2tn. While growth was seen in nearly all the 17 sectors tracked by Mintel, it was notably lower across all fast-moving consumer goods markets, reflecting supermarket price wars and the impact of discounters Aldi and Lidl. ...
Asda suffers 11th quarter of falling sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 01:49:20 PM
....The rivals have all had problems, but have managed to improve their performance in the past year. German discount rivals Aldi and Lidl have eaten into the Big Four's market share, although their rapid expansion of recent years has slowed. ...
RBS settlement has left business couple feeling 'gutted' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 01:48:53 PM
....A number of small business owners have claimed RBS pushed them towards its former turnaround division known as the Global Restructuring Group (GRG). They then alleged it attempted to profit from their problems by charging them high fees and buying their properties at discounted prices. ...
Nestle fails to trademark four-fingered KitKat shape image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 11:25:05 AM
....". The ruling could lead to copycat versions of the bars hitting shelves, a practice some discounter supermarkets have popularised. ...
Lloyds claims taxpayers have made £900m profit from bailout image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 07:37:15 AM
.... The bank is also in the throes of taking over credit card firm MBNA which will take its share of the market to 26% and add to its financial dominance: Lloyds has a 25% share of current accounts, 22% of retail deposits and 21% of mortgages. Despite Hammond’s celebratory remarks, the sell-off has not taken place as envisaged by his predecessor George Osborne who had aimed to hold a discounted share sale to the public – which had to be abandoned when Lloyds shares slumped. ...
Labour's water renationalisation plan is a damp squib | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 07:34:13 PM
.... The government can also claim a profit of a sort – maybe about £500m – even though that’s an odd way to look at things since there would have been many better ways to invest £20bn. But at least the exit has been achieved without George Osborne’s silly idea of offering shares to the public at a discount. ...
Share sale returns Lloyds to private sector image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 04:54:38 PM
....But taking the dividend payments into account means the total £20bn outlay has already been repaid. Former chancellor George Osborne had hoped to offer the shares at a discount direct to the public, with a campaign similar to the classic Tell Sid campaign for British Gas in the 1980s. ...
Lloyds reaches landmark as government sells final shares image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 04:45:44 PM
....While the last chunk of shares have been sold at a loss, below that breakeven price, the bulk were sold at a profit. The fall in the share price meant that the government’s intention to sell the last shares in a discounted share offering to the public had to be abandoned. ...
Sales growth grinds to a halt for TK Maxx image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 03:15:57 PM
....TJX also said profits would decline in the current quarter, sending shares down more than 3% in New York. The forecast highlighted the challenges facing even discounters, which had been considered a retail bright spot. ...
Stop spending money on avocados? Good idea, I’ll have a house deposit by 2117 | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett image
.... Instead of truly examining the social and economic forces that lock young people out of the property market, why not focus on our expenditure? Never mind that, for most young people, it would take over a century of skipping their luxurious monthly brunch in order to get a mortgage for a poky starter home. Never mind that older generations had access to free or heavily discounted education, cheap property prices and stable, unionised employment, or the fact that their breakfast options were severely limited (this, I believe, is why they focus on brunch and not, say, your Netflix subscription. ...
Final taxpayer shares in Lloyds Banking Group to be sold off image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 02:28:48 PM
....They will not be sold with the fanfare envisioned by George Osborne when he was chancellor. He had ambitions for a discounted share sale to the public, which had to be abandoned a year later by his successor, Philip Hammond, because of the fall in the bank’s shares after the Brexit vote. ...
Inside the new Battersea Power Station image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 07:00:41 AM
.... The number is far less than is usually demanded but the local council Wandsworth agreed to a lower proportion because the development will improve the area and the developer is contributing to the tube extension. Local residents will get an average market rent discount of 40%. ...
Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis sees pay fall 10% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 02:48:01 PM
.... In March, Tesco was fined £129m for the affair. The retailer has also been trying to re-adjust to a price war brought on by the rise of German discounters Aldi and Lidl. ...

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