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....”. Making sure work doesn’t encroach into time at home or on holidays requires nothing but a degree of discipline, and of course, backing from the top. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 16th of August 2017 06:00:31 AM
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....Michael O’Leary is rarely cast in the role of killjoy. But if he gets his way, passing the hours and minutes in departure lounges will be a considerably drier experience for holidaymakers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Fifty-five per cent of those polled slept with their windows open at night, 24% left their doors unlocked while at home, and 12% left their garden gates open. A fifth of respondents said they posted photographs online showing they were on holiday, inadvertently drawing attention to their empty house. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Sterling’s plunge after the EU referendum is making Britain more attractive for foreign holidaymakers, resulting in a record number of overseas visitors in June. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Asda said trading was particularly strong over Easter, with sales up 16%. Adjusting for the timing of the holiday, sales at established stores were up by 0. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Despite the booming figures, August has seen a lull in prices, dropping to £313,663 or 0. 9 per cent, caused by factors including summer holidays. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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.... The board is moved to express its “considerable anger” that this fact was “knowingly withheld”. Somebody cheer ’em up by dispatching a copy of TS Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, with its (almost) perfect lines for the occasion: “The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter/It isn’t just one of your holiday games/You may think at first I’m as mad as a hatter/When I tell you, a cat must have three different names. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Only walk-up fares during peak hours were consistently (and dramatically) higher in the UK. Smith says British trains compare well with their continental counterparts for comfort and punctuality, adding: “Citizens perhaps unfairly compare the regular commuter trains they use every day in their own country with that one swish intercity train they took on their holiday abroad. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Roald Dahl’s former mews house. EasyJet has apologised after a holidaymaker was told to collect their suitcase from 200km away – even though it turned out not to be there. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....6% in January. The increase – the biggest for five years, was announced in the midst of Brexit gloom, while holidaymakers are adapting to a plunging pound. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....I arranged for my two sisters and me to fly out on a surprise birthday visit to our fourth sister, who lives in Venice. We are all in our 70s and haven’t holidayed together since we were children. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The sleepless nights, the stressful confrontations and the hours spent on phone and email seeking resolutions. In other words the summer holidays, when many of us jet off for a break from the demands of work and discover the sunny retreat is more stressful than the office. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Is your house in a British boom town? Best price growth revealed as values rocket £85k image
....Despite the booming figures, August has seen a lull in prices, dropping to £313,663 or 0. 9 per cent, caused by factors including summer holidays. ...
Travel insurance: Guide to find the best policy for older holidaymakers image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 20th of August 2017 12:01:00 AM
....Its data shows its most expensive recent claim ran to an eye-watering £215,000 with another at £120,000, with the average cost £3,370. By comparison, the highest claim for cancellation cost just £10,000 and £6,000 for someone cutting short their holiday. ...
Better subsidies would make rail fares more affordable … just in time for Brexit image
.... Only walk-up fares during peak hours were consistently (and dramatically) higher in the UK. Smith says British trains compare well with their continental counterparts for comfort and punctuality, adding: “Citizens perhaps unfairly compare the regular commuter trains they use every day in their own country with that one swish intercity train they took on their holiday abroad. ...
From airline cancellations to that ropey hotel, what to do about botched holidays image
.... The sleepless nights, the stressful confrontations and the hours spent on phone and email seeking resolutions. In other words the summer holidays, when many of us jet off for a break from the demands of work and discover the sunny retreat is more stressful than the office. ...
European stock markets dip after Spain terrorist attacks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 05:04:02 PM
....IAG and easyJet have ascribed recent dents in profits to uncertainty after terrorist attacks last year, with leisure bookings frequently dropping across many destinations in the immediate aftermath. There has been an increase in bookings to European holiday destinations after terrorist attacks in Tunisia, Turkey and Egypt, with Spain among the biggest beneficiaries. ...
Weaker sterling attracts record number of foreign tourists to UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 04:16:40 PM
. Sterling’s plunge after the EU referendum is making Britain more attractive for foreign holidaymakers, resulting in a record number of overseas visitors in June. ...
Former burglars say barking dogs and CCTV are best deterrent image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 05:01:14 AM
....Fifty-five per cent of those polled slept with their windows open at night, 24% left their doors unlocked while at home, and 12% left their garden gates open. A fifth of respondents said they posted photographs online showing they were on holiday, inadvertently drawing attention to their empty house. ...
Slow house price growth and steep rail fare increases image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 02:37:41 PM
....Roald Dahl’s former mews house. EasyJet has apologised after a holidaymaker was told to collect their suitcase from 200km away – even though it turned out not to be there. ...
Asda returns to sales growth thanks to price cuts and inflation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 12:17:23 PM
Family reunion is ruined as easyJet struggles to return my passport image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 06:00:31 AM
....I arranged for my two sisters and me to fly out on a surprise birthday visit to our fourth sister, who lives in Venice. We are all in our 70s and haven’t holidayed together since we were children. ...
From standup comedy classes to free massages – wellness at work goes mainstream image
....”. Making sure work doesn’t encroach into time at home or on holidays requires nothing but a degree of discipline, and of course, backing from the top. ...
Holidaymakers urged to buy euros as pound set for PARITY against single currency image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 03:25:00 PM
.... Alexandra Russell-Oliver, currency markets analyst at Caxton, said: "Sterling’s vulnerability during Brexit negotiations and euro strength on tapering speculation could see the sterling-euro rate fall further, at least testing 2010 lows and bringing into sharper focus the possibility of parity. "But this is a time of heightened uncertainty, so we should brace ourselves for further volatility and take precautions ahead of our holidays. ...
Sainsbury’s is right to delay Nisa deal after Tesco-Booker concerns | Nils Pratley image
.... The board is moved to express its “considerable anger” that this fact was “knowingly withheld”. Somebody cheer ’em up by dispatching a copy of TS Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, with its (almost) perfect lines for the occasion: “The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter/It isn’t just one of your holiday games/You may think at first I’m as mad as a hatter/When I tell you, a cat must have three different names. ...
Uber to offer tipping for UK users – and introduce waiting charges image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 12:00:33 PM
....“Despite its claims, Uber remains completely deaf to the most serious issue – excessively long hours, earning on average between £5 and £6 per hour. “If Uber was more concerned about driver welfare than it is with propping up its own dreadful reputation, it would have abided by the tribunal’s decision and guaranteed drivers a minimum wage and holiday pay. ...
The UK debt tide is rising – how can you avoid drowning? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 06:00:35 AM
.... Sara Williams, the author of Debt Camel, a blog advising on money problems, said cheap personal loans – one of the causes of the current debt bubble – would work for improving a house as a new kitchen or similar work is an investment. “If you are borrowing to go on holiday – well you are going to want to go on holiday next year as well, so you need to be able to repay that debt in a year. ...
Tougher laws to protect 10 million Britons who book holidays online image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 05:30:34 AM
. Travellers booking package holidays online are to receive greater protection if a holiday company goes bust, under government proposals to strengthen rules. ...
Angela Merkel rival takes aim at German car chiefs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 05:02:27 PM
....3m diesel cars to cut pollution. The former chancellor Gerhard Schröder, himself a former member of VW’s supervisory board, accused Merkel of neglecting her duties by going on holiday rather than chairing the talks with industry bosses on diesel emissions. ...
Hammond and Fox: We will leave customs union during Brexit transition image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
.... It also does not say how long a transitional period would last, or what payments the UK would continue to make to the EU while it was in place. Fox and Hammond’s declaration came as the prime minister, Theresa May, prepares to return to work this week after her walking holiday. ...
Tourist areas need investment in jobs, not just better roads | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of August 2017 11:05:01 PM
....Cornwall is being directed to build 52,500 houses before 2020. A large proportion of these will be bought as holiday homes or by people retiring to Cornwall. ...
Bumped off an easyJet flight – even though I had checked in on time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of August 2017 06:00:37 AM
....“To me the overbooking thing is just greed – it’s prioritising profits over the welfare of passengers. There is no need to do it – why should paying passengers have their holidays ruined in this way. ...
How I took on a car hire company – and won image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of August 2017 06:00:37 AM
.... However, I had noticed, while Googling the CEO’s address, that Goldcar is being taken over by the rather more respectable Europcar, a France-based company. An email to the CEO there, followed by a stroppy phone call to her office ascertaining she was on holiday for all of August – not bad for someone on €2. ...
EasyJet 'sent passenger on futile tour of Morocco to recover bag' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of August 2017 06:00:37 AM
....EasyJet has not only been attacked for overbooking this week – another passenger has described “the worst customer service I have ever experienced” after the airline failed to put her suitcase on a flight to Essaouira, Morocco, and then sent her on an expensive, yet futile, tour of the country to try to recover it. EasyJet left Fi Taylor’s bag behind in the UK the first day of her holiday in Essaouira, then told her it had been sent to Marrakech, nearly 200km away – and that she would have to collect it. ...
Brexit pain for holidaymakers as pound expected to fall further against euro image
. British holidaymakers should brace themselves for more Brexit pain when they change their pounds into euros, with a leading investment bank forecasting the currencies are on the way to parity. ...
Barcelona adds Segway ban to curbs on tourism image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of August 2017 10:27:01 AM
....4 million. Since 2012, the massive increase in holiday apartments has doubled the city’s bed capacity, with around 15 million people spending one or more nights in Barcelona. ...
Mass tourism is at a tipping point – but we’re all part of the problem | Martin Kettle image
.... Human beings across the world make more than a billion foreign trips a year, twice as many as 20 years ago. In Britain, statistics this week show we took 45 million foreign holidays last year, a 68% increase on 1996. ...
Want a cheap holiday? Avoid Spain, says Tui boss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 05:41:19 PM
. European holidaymakers could turn to destinations such as Bulgaria and Cape Verde if they want to avoid high prices in busy Spanish destinations, the chief executive of European tourism group Tui said on Thursday. ...
Airbnb faces EU clampdown for not paying 'fair share' of tax image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 02:52:30 PM
....”. However, the company has endured a difficult summer in the face of growing antipathy towards its business model in popular tourist destinations across Europe, in particular Spain, for causing an influx of holidaymakers at certain locations and making it more difficult for traditional hotels. ...
Breakthrough in leasehold scandal, plus cash grabs by Student Loans Company image
....Fitbit is giving me the runaround after their device burned my wrist. Get peace of mind for your summer break with great value holiday cover from Guardian travel insurance, provided by Voyager. ...
Armed police called to Heathrow over British Airways flight delay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 08:22:04 AM
....More than 1,000 flights were disrupted at Heathrow and Gatwick, with every one grounded on Saturday 27 May and hundreds more cancelled at Heathrow the following day. The airline has also been involved in a long-running pay dispute with its cabin crew, with the Unite union threatening another walkout in the final two weeks of August, including the busy bank holiday. ...
'Political uncertainty' blamed for slowdown in UK property market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 05:01:28 AM
....In Ipswich, David Knights of David Brown & Co said: “The election result and all the talk of Brexit has had a profound effect on the market, and with high stamp duty charges, sales as well as new instructions are now suffering. Add to this the holiday season and the market is not very clever. ...
Mortgage rates will rise – so 
are you ready 
to take a hit? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of August 2017 04:52:17 PM
.... This doubles if the rate goes up by 0. 5% to £600 – the price of a week-long package holiday in Turkey for two from Thomas Cook. ...
British cycling brand Rapha sold to Walmart heirs for £200m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 06:05:09 PM
....While Rapha may not be a household name, in the tribal cycling community it is seen as a “Marmite” brand, at the centre of fierce forum debates where detractors see it as the fiefdom of wealthy metrosexuals or the “Raphia”. Its sells everything from £20 embrocation cream – which redirects blood back into your lower extremities by stimulating blood vessels – to bespoke holidays in the Alps. ...
Britons shunning two-week holidays in favour of short breaks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 12:27:00 PM
. Britons have ditched the traditional two-week holiday in favour of shorter breaks as no-frills airlines have taken off over the last 20 years, according to official figures that also confirm the demise of the booze cruise. ...
Fast broadband service puts couple on a par with neighbours image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . Their new house, formerly a holiday let, didn’t have a fixed line. ...
UK consumers cut spending on clothes, cars and foreign travel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of August 2017 11:01:05 PM
. Britons are slashing spending on new clothes, cars and foreign holidays, according to new figures that underscore the effect on consumer confidence of rising living costs and the uncertainty surrounding Brexit. ...
Trailfinders blames Brexit vote for wiping out £12m profit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of August 2017 12:39:34 PM
....“This unusual event depressed this year’s profit by some £12m but it is expected to recover in 2017/18”. The weak pound makes it more expensive for Britons to take holidays abroad and also hits companies which have to use the pound to buy services and goods in dollars and euros. ...
John Malone, the ‘swamp alligator’ chewing up the UK’s media market image
....He also owns a castle and the former estate in Ireland of Tony O’Reilly, who owned the Independent before the Lebedevs. This despite a supposed aversion to flying which means his holiday of choice is said to be a family vacation in a super-sized Winnebago. ...
Destination misery: seven ways they turned airports into hell image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of August 2017 06:00:04 AM
. The scenes in airports across Europe this week, with holidaymakers queuing for four hours or more to pass through security, were utterly dispiriting. ...
Air passengers face delays due to strikes and tighter border controls image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 05:28:21 PM
....”. The spokesman said holiday airports were coping well because they were used to being busy over summer, but city airports were having more issues. ...
Pound PLUNGE: Holidaymakers get LESS than one euro in fresh getaway misery  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 01:14:00 PM
....Travellers buying eurozone currency will now get just 90 cents for every pound in some getaway points, as agents rake in excessive margins, research has showed. Sterling has this week dropped to a nine-month low against the euro this week, making holidays on the continent more expensive for jet-setters. ...
How Britain fell out of love with the free market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 05:00:34 AM
....“Tony was not a man of settled opinions, nor someone who knew a lot about economics,” says Hutton, “but David Miliband persuaded him to read it. This may be apocryphal, but apparently there is a picture of Blair reading it on holiday. ...
Student Loans Company comes under graduate fire, plus house prices stabilise image
....Dyson does well – but beware those taking its name in vain. First Choice compensation for holiday horror was the last thing on its mind. ...
British Airways cabin crew extend strike for further two weeks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of August 2017 12:23:42 PM
. British Airways cabin crew will strike for a further two weeks in August, including over the bank holiday weekend, in a long-running dispute over pay and staff sanctions. ...
Do your fellow Brits a favour. Stop going on holiday | Simon Jenkins image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of August 2017 06:00:08 AM
.... “Security” will mean hours of queues at immigration, though the delays seem curiously aimed at non-Schengen nationals, notably the British, in a foretaste of hard Brexit to come. Meanwhile, staycationers must face the torment of holiday roadworks on a motorway network where average speeds are falling and traffic is up 18% on 20 years ago, with minimal rise in capacity. ...
FTSE 100 chiefs earn 160 times the average wage, study reveals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 11:01:06 PM
.... It was announced this week that the Serious Fraud Office has launched an investigation into the firm over bribery allegations in Africa. Arnold Donald, boss of holiday firm Carnival, earned just over £22m in 2016, the year the firm was ordered to pay a fine of £32m for illegally polluting the seas. ...
Addison Lee suffers latest defeat in legal row over gig economy rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 04:39:33 PM
. Addison Lee has become the latest company to face defeat in court over its treatment of workers as “independent contractors” without rights to holiday pay or the national minimum wage. ...
BA passengers at Gatwick and Heathrow hit by check-in delays image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 08:20:23 AM
....British Airways travellers faced delays at Heathrow and Gatwick on Wednesday after a temporary check-in problem. The disruption came about two months after more than 670 flights were cancelled due to a power failure over the spring bank holiday weekend. ...
First Choice compensation for holiday horror was the last thing on its mind image
. In January four of us were booked on a week’s holiday at the Rubicon Palace in Lanzarote. ...
Passengers facing delays and long queues at some European airports image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 08:32:11 AM
. British passengers flying to and from continental Europe for their summer holidays face the prospect of “devastating” delays because of tougher Schengen area border controls, Europe’s largest airline lobby group has warned. ...
Why Brits got the bug for holiday sickness scams image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 05:19:53 PM
.... And only a bit. If the case had been anything like the vast bulk of gastric illness claims, the hotel wouldn’t have contested it at all: the couple would have got a cheque to cover their next couple of holidays. ...
Jingle bells in July as Selfridges opens Christmas shop 147 days early image
....Visiting the Christmas shop was a family affair for the Westbury family, with four-year-old Thomas visiting from Northampton joining his mother and grandmother for the first time on what has become a family tradition. “We come every year in the summer holidays,” said his mother, Julie Wesbury, 41. ...
No 10 contradicts Hammond over 'off the shelf' Brexit transition deal image
....The home secretary, Amber Rudd, made clear last week that she expected that EU citizens would be free to continue coming to the UK during the transition period, as long as they registered. With the prime minister on holiday, the chancellor has made a series of interventions, including claiming that the UK’s relationship could look “similar in many ways” for some time after the formal departure from the bloc in March 2019. ...
Why has Flybe put its cheap student luggage deal on hold? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of July 2017 06:00:12 AM
....My son is a student in the Dutch city of Groningen which, after Amsterdam, has the highest student population in the Netherlands (it has two universities and there are more than 50,000 students, with half of the population being under 35). He flies there at the end of August for the start of the academic year and returns in late June/early July for the summer holidays; he also makes a return trip at Christmas and Easter. ...
Bosses are failing to honour minimum pay laws, warns Britain’s job market tsar image
.... “It’s good that the people who were not able to take their cases to the tribunals will now be able to,” he said. “There is a problem about [unpaid] holiday pay … it’s a particular problem with employment agencies. ...
Have a break, have a wasabi-flavoured KitKat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of July 2017 05:33:29 PM
.... Special postable versions and packaging decorated with slogans such as “do your best” have helped, so that about half the 600,000 students sitting exams each year have munched on a lucky KitKat. The creation of more than 300 flavours since 2004 is also part of cashing in on the tradition of omiyage, in which family members, colleagues and friends bring back gifts for each other from holidays or work trips. ...
Turkey is popular again with British tourists, says Thomas Cook image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 03:04:18 PM
....Turkey is back on the tourist map for UK visitors despite growing tensions between its government and Germany. The tour operator Thomas Cook said it was seeing a pick-up in demand for Turkish holidays because they were good value for money. ...
Leaseholds on new-builds to be banned, plus Student Loans Co penalises borrowers image
....Sixt took me for a ride over car hire cover. Get peace of mind for your summer break with great value holiday cover from Guardian travel insurance, provided by Voyager. ...
Amazon and iPlayer expect summer holiday surge in downloads image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 06:11:42 AM
. The BBC, Amazon and Netflix are bracing for a boom in downloads of films and TV shows in the coming days as holidaymakers look to stock up on their favourites to watch on tablets and smartphones while they are away on their summer breaks. ...
Charles Tyrwhitt founder, Nick Wheeler: 'I'm allergic to bureaucracy' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 06:00:42 AM
.... It means I could do what I like; if I don’t want to go into work one day, I don’t have to. Chrissie and I are not locked into [a holiday allowance]. ...
How much do YOU pay in tax? Hardworking British families hit with £24k tax bill last year image
....uk. Spend on holidays and social outings has fallen, as families put more of earings towards food and households costs. ...
Victory on employment tribunal fees: this is what justice feels like | Jason Moyer-Lee image
....But the fundamental message from today’s decision echoes what the IWGB has been at pains to emphasise: that rights without enforcement mean nothing. This is as true for the cleaner who hasn’t been paid as the Uber driver who’s told he won’t be getting any holidays because he’s actually running his own small business. ...
Britons urged to insure themselves on ‘staycations’ as half will travel without protection image
.... . Yet almost one in 10 has fallen victim of theft, loss or damage while holidaying in the UK, of whom a third didn’t claim on their insurance. ...
Noel Edmonds increases compensation claim for HBOS fraud to £300m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 06:56:42 PM
....Lloyds, which rescued HBOS at the height of the financial crisis, has set aside a £100m pot for customers affected by the fraud, which took place between 2003 and 2007 at the hands of former HBOS Reading staff. The corrupt financiers were jailed earlier this year for the £245m loans scam which destroyed several businesses, before they squandered the profits on sex parties and luxury holidays. ...
Quarter of personal loan applicants 'seeking half their annual salary' image
....Households in the UK are increasingly relying on borrowed money with one in four people seeking a loan applying for at least half of their annual income, according to new figures that will add to worries about Britain’s mounting personal debt burden. The latest evidence of a rise in borrowing to fund new car purchases, holidays and to help clear older debts follows a stark warning from the Bank of England that lenders offering money on easy terms risked sparking a fresh financial crisis. ...
How to beat summer holiday childcare costs as prices soar 50 per cent image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 08:11:00 AM
. Working parents have to figure out childcare options for their little ones over the summer holidays ranging from hiring nannies or child minders, or leaving them at summer school. ...
Travellers are taking advantage of bag rules to avoid fees, says Ryanair image
. Cash-strapped holidaymakers are making their toddlers drag suitcases onboard planes to escape baggage fees, according to Ryanair bosses. ...
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
....Last month, the Arora brothers cashed in nearly £230m worth of shares in the business, cutting their stake from about 21% to 15% and taking their total proceeds since B&M floated to nearly £1bn. The two, who live next door to each other and take holidays together, are estimated to be worth almost £2bn in total. ...
ATOL and ABTA: Financial protection for your summer holiday image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of July 2017 02:44:00 PM
.... That is hardly surprising, because they have areas of overlap, while also leaving glaring holes that can only be covered in other ways. So exactly what protection do you get if your holiday plans go wildly off course? . ...
Sixt took me for a ride over car hire cover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of July 2017 06:00:00 AM
.... It also claimed that French and German renters routinely hire cars in this way – apparently happy to risk a €20,000 bill if the worst happens and they crash the car or it is stolen. I find it very hard to believe that someone on holiday would want to accept such a risk: a sum that would bankrupt many of us. ...
Big, bold … and broken: is the US shopping mall in a fatal decline? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of July 2017 11:00:36 AM
....Mall of America’s celebrations aren’t over yet but the team is already hard at work on Christmas. Planning for the holiday starts in February. ...
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
.... Leave the car in Gatwick’s short stay car park for a fortnight and it’s an eyewatering £630. Most seasoned holidaymakers will know to go online to book in advance, and even if you are flying in the next couple of hours it’s still worth trying the official airport websites. ...
Britons travelling to Europe offered just €0.88 for £1 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of July 2017 06:31:18 PM
. British holidaymakers heading to Europe for this weekend’s big getaway are being offered what may be the worst ever foreign exchange rates at British airports – in one case, just 88 euro cents for every pound they hand over. ...
The government has got it wrong on pensions | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of July 2017 05:14:02 PM
.... If private sector pensions are inferior, there is a simple reason for this. Margaret Thatcher’s government allowed private employers to take a pensions “holiday” and cease paying their contractual contributions. ...
Could you spot a fake Airbnb listing, plus what's so fishy about cans of tuna? image
....GWR struggles to process refunds as customer service gets derailed. Get peace of mind for your summer break with great value holiday cover from Guardian travel insurance, provided by Voyager. ...
Grayling sparks fury by scrapping rail electrification plans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 11:21:48 AM
....Labour said the news showed the Conservatives had been “taking people for a ride”. Andy McDonald, the shadow transport secretary, said: “The decision betrays a promise to south Wales, and the transport secretary sneaking out the news on the final day before he goes on his summer holidays adds insult to injury. ...

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