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. It was once a byword for bargain-basement flights and holiday hell, defined for a generation by Campari ads and Lorraine Chase. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 20th of May 2017 03:00:28 PM
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....Ms McCall added that she was relatively unconcerned about the squeeze on living costs, particularly affecting the UK, where wages are growing more slowly than inflation. "British people and all Europeans value their holidays, and so they actually prioritise their holidays over everything else," she said. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....This month, British Gas owner Centrica began recruiting households to take part in a £19m trial of a local energy market that will see the company putting batteries, solar panels and smart storage heaters in up to 100 homes. Businesses will also take part, including Hendra, a holiday park near Newquay, where a battery will be installed to make the most of the caravan site’s existing solar panels and pair of wind turbines. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Eighty-three percent of Britons admit they are concerned about price hikes in goods and services, while 59% are most worried about the soaring cost of groceries, according to a poll for Mintel’s 27th annual British Lifestyles report. Spiralling holiday costs are a concern for 35%, with 26% fearing higher prices for clothing and shoes. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . The Association of British Travel Agents' (Abta) Mark Tanzer said: "Rather than having to resort to the kindness of strangers, holidaymakers should make sure that they have the right insurance in place. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The threat of legal action from the GMB comes after Uber drivers and the Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association, the trade body for London’s black-cab drivers, called for minimum employment rights and better regulation of private hire taxi operators including the US company. The GMB backed a successful employment tribunal case last year against Uber that ruled its drivers were not self-employed contractors but workers, and were therefore entitled to the national minimum wage and holiday pay. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....3% in April, rebounding from a 1. 4% fall in March as the warmer weather and Easter holidays encouraged shoppers back on to Britain’s high streets. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....A surprise surge in retail sales in April helped push the pound to its highest level in eight months as Britain’s consumers shrugged off concerns over falling living standards. Warm weather and the Easter holidays encouraged shoppers back onto UK high streets, with retail sales up 2. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 18th of May 2017 10:39:36 AM
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....The couple met at the primary school where they worked. With Josh on a working holiday visa from Australia, to avoid being apart they were married six months later on a budget of £5,000. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....But fears remain that once Brexit takes place the gains could be reversed. And holidaymakers will still need to be careful about getting caught out in some non-EU countries such as Switzerland, Andorra and even the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, which are not formally part of the EU or even the European Economic Area (EEA). ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. Canavan said the $320m figure was derived from “leaks and innuendo”, rejected the characterisation of the concession as a “royalty holiday” and said he understood the plan was to ramp royalties up over the life of the project. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Booking an all-inclusive holiday with accommodation, meals and drinks all thrown in can help you keep within budget and save hundreds of pounds. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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Adani royalty rate akin to 'rent free' period in Galilee Basin, Matt Canavan says image
....”. Canavan said the $320m figure was derived from “leaks and innuendo”, rejected the characterisation of the concession as a “royalty holiday” and said he understood the plan was to ramp royalties up over the life of the project. ...
Save money this summer and opt for an all-inclusive holiday package image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 01:06:00 PM
. Booking an all-inclusive holiday with accommodation, meals and drinks all thrown in can help you keep within budget and save hundreds of pounds. ...
Save money this summer and opt for an all-inclusive holiday package image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 01:06:00 PM
. Booking an all-inclusive holiday with accommodation, meals and drinks all thrown in can help you keep within budget and save hundreds of pounds. ...
Charging ahead: Welsh battery scheme may aid growth of green energy image
....This month, British Gas owner Centrica began recruiting households to take part in a £19m trial of a local energy market that will see the company putting batteries, solar panels and smart storage heaters in up to 100 homes. Businesses will also take part, including Hendra, a holiday park near Newquay, where a battery will be installed to make the most of the caravan site’s existing solar panels and pair of wind turbines. ...
Where does an A-lister land when they waft in from paradise? Yes, Luton image
. It was once a byword for bargain-basement flights and holiday hell, defined for a generation by Campari ads and Lorraine Chase. ...
Thank you EU for banning rip-off mobile roaming charges from 15 June image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of May 2017 06:00:17 AM
....But fears remain that once Brexit takes place the gains could be reversed. And holidaymakers will still need to be careful about getting caught out in some non-EU countries such as Switzerland, Andorra and even the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, which are not formally part of the EU or even the European Economic Area (EEA). ...
Young people 'most likely to go abroad without insurance' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 11:54:01 PM
.... . The Association of British Travel Agents' (Abta) Mark Tanzer said: "Rather than having to resort to the kindness of strangers, holidaymakers should make sure that they have the right insurance in place. ...
Sterling's fall buoys UK manufacturers as export orders rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 01:17:38 PM
....3% in April, rebounding from a 1. 4% fall in March as the warmer weather and Easter holidays encouraged shoppers back on to Britain’s high streets. ...
Price rises caused by Brexit a big worry for UK consumers, survey finds image
....Eighty-three percent of Britons admit they are concerned about price hikes in goods and services, while 59% are most worried about the soaring cost of groceries, according to a poll for Mintel’s 27th annual British Lifestyles report. Spiralling holiday costs are a concern for 35%, with 26% fearing higher prices for clothing and shoes. ...
More Pritt Stick than Pippa  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 11:00:06 PM
....The couple met at the primary school where they worked. With Josh on a working holiday visa from Australia, to avoid being apart they were married six months later on a budget of £5,000. ...
Surprise surge in UK retail sales powers pound to eight-month high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 10:39:36 AM
....A surprise surge in retail sales in April helped push the pound to its highest level in eight months as Britain’s consumers shrugged off concerns over falling living standards. Warm weather and the Easter holidays encouraged shoppers back onto UK high streets, with retail sales up 2. ...
Uber faces legal threat from union over London licence image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 04:27:11 PM
....The threat of legal action from the GMB comes after Uber drivers and the Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association, the trade body for London’s black-cab drivers, called for minimum employment rights and better regulation of private hire taxi operators including the US company. The GMB backed a successful employment tribunal case last year against Uber that ruled its drivers were not self-employed contractors but workers, and were therefore entitled to the national minimum wage and holiday pay. ...
EasyJet half-year loss widens on weaker pound image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 07:28:42 AM
....Ms McCall added that she was relatively unconcerned about the squeeze on living costs, particularly affecting the UK, where wages are growing more slowly than inflation. "British people and all Europeans value their holidays, and so they actually prioritise their holidays over everything else," she said. ...
Which? names Richer Sounds and Toolstation as UK's best-rated shops image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 07:01:40 AM
.... It has 53 stores and made an operating profit of £9m on sales of £186m last year. It donates 15% of its profits to charity while shopfloor staff enjoy John Lewis-style perks such as subsidised holiday homes in the UK and European cities Paris and Venice. ...
Just do it: the experience economy and how we turned our backs on ‘stuff’ image
.... “So if you have a Nissan and your neighbour has a Porsche, there’s no doubt who has the better car, and if you ask the Nissan driver to swap, they will,” Wallman says. “But if you ask people who went on holiday to the Seychelles or south Wales, it’s clear who had the fancier holiday, but surveys show the person who went to Wales won’t swap because they had an equally good time. ...
Fresh warning to holidaymakers about bogus food complaints image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 03:48:18 PM
. British holidaymakers in Portugal have been told they face prosecution if they lodge bogus food poisoning claims against hotels. ...
Royal Mail firm launches review after admitting it denied courier benefits image
....A Royal Mail delivery company has been forced to launch a review into whether it is wrongly classifying hundreds of couriers as self-employed contractors, in the latest breakthrough by trade unions campaigning for more secure employment status for members of the fast-growing gig economy. The move came after eCourier, a subsidiary of Royal Mail specialising in same-day deliveries, admitted on Friday it had incorrectly classified 23-year-old London-based bicycle courier Demille Flanore as an independent contractor and had wrongly denied him standard employment benefits such as holiday pay he should have been entitled to as a “worker”. ...
Improbable sums? Cambridge graduates' tech firm raises $500m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 08:24:58 AM
....Narula is keen to distance the firm from the stereotypical US tech startup, as satirised in the TV show Silicon Valley, saying the founders seek to cultivate a distinctive British culture. However, Improbable does offer perks including unlimited holidays, free breakfast and lunch, and a so-called life concierge to “relocate families, organise parties, order pizza and service bikes”. ...
Deliveroo bows to pressure to change contracts for UK couriers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 06:16:37 PM
....”. But a trade union representing riders attacked the changes as an attempt to cement the notion that riders are independent contractors when some want to have the status of employed workers with rights including the minimum wage, sick pay and holidays. ...
New Uber blow as European legal adviser says service should be licensed like taxis image
....Georgios Petropoulos, an economist at Bruegel, a thinkank in Brussels, said the final ruling may also influence the employment law battles that Uber is fighting on whether drivers should be given the same rights as workers. An employment tribunal in London ruled last year that its licensed drivers should be classed as workers entitled to the national minimum wage, sick pay and paid holidays. ...
Mr & Mrs Smith co-founder: ‘Don’t let yourself get comfortable’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 06:00:41 AM
.... Setting up the business was the most stressful time. We have two children of nine and seven, so we try to switch off from business at weekends and we take them away during the school holidays. ...
Expedia money saving: How to slash 12% price from of holiday and flight bookings image
....5 per cent on Aer Lingus flights and 3. 5 per cent on Ethihad holidays, as well as £7 back from Thomas Cook holidays. ...
How to get the best return when selling your overseas holiday home image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 12:00:00 AM
....People often talk about the weak pound as being 'bad', but the impact of its current weakness really depends upon your perspective and what you need to achieve. Those buying a foreign property now will find they have to shell out more than before in order to secure their dream holiday home, but those selling up and bringing the cash back to the UK will be quids in - literally. ...
Uber should lose its licence if it doesn't improve workers' rights, say drivers image
....A group of minicab drivers, many employed by Uber, have joined black-cab drivers and unions in calling for improved workers’ rights to be a condition of Uber being able to renew its London licence later this month. United Private Hire Drivers, which says it has 1,200 members and organised a go-slow protest blocking roads in the capital in November last year, is calling on Transport for London to insist Uber and other minicab drivers are guaranteed basic employment rights, including the minimum wage and holiday pay, under the terms of its new five-year licence. ...
John Lewis takes £36m hit for minimum wage error image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 02:23:30 PM
....It said it had begun contacting those affected and was working with HM Revenue and Customs to ensure its pay practices were within the rules. The error comes three years after John Lewis was forced to pay employees an extra £40m when it realised it had been miscalculating holiday pay for seven years. ...
John Lewis profits suffer £36m dent from minimum wage error image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 10:54:26 AM
....”. The pay error comes less than four years after John Lewis was forced to pay employees an extra £40m when it realised it had been miscalculating holiday pay for seven years. ...
UK firms struggle to find employees – even before Brexit bites image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 05:01:52 AM
.... The pace of expansion for temporary placements was the fastest since December. The signs of rising demand for temporary staff will fan fears about economic insecurity for UK workers as many find themselves struggling to make ends meet because they are on zero-hours contracts or taking work on a self-employed basis with no access to holiday or sick pay. ...
UK high street sales weak as shoppers focus on buying essentials image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 05:01:52 AM
....3% rise in sales reported by her organisation was distorted by the timing of Easter. “As expected, the Easter holidays provided the welcome boost to retail sales, which goes some way to making up for the disappointing start to the year. ...
CRUSADER: Credit card justice for stranded HOLIDAY-MAKERS image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 01:48:00 PM
....This was the second blow for the Heatons – dad Michael, mum Pamela and their two daughters, who at the start of their break in Menorca last July, were left stranded at the airport when the transport they had arranged to take them to their resort didn’t turn up. Little did they know then but as they hunted for alternative transport, they joined a long list of casualties, who included customers and suppliers of Click Transfers, a British operator which arranged transport in popular holiday spots, that had just folded. ...
Zero hours workers are 'missing out on paid holidays' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 12:35:20 PM
. Thousands of workers on zero hours contracts miss out on paid holiday because they are lied to or do not know their rights, it has been claimed. ...
Euro gives up gains as investors look to post-election France image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 04:43:41 AM
....4% at the open. The mood had been upbeat in Asia with Japan’s Nikkei bouncing more than 2% to its highest point since November 2015 after resuming following the long spring holiday. ...
UK tourists hit by booking scams up by nearly a fifth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 11:47:58 AM
....The number of British tourists hit by booking scams rose by 19% last year, according to Action Fraud. In 2016, there were 5,826 reported cases, with holidaymakers losing £7. ...
What’s it like to lose £350m? A rogue trader confesses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 08:00:27 AM
.... He took increasingly extreme positions and when they failed to return dividends, he covered up losses in his trading books that he estimated to be around $100m (£78m). Then he went on holiday to India. ...
M&S puts faith in fashion novice from Halfords and retail veteran image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 11:04:47 PM
....”. High street clothing chains are struggling as Britons prioritise spending cash on eating out or holidays rather than on updating their wardrobe each season. ...
Cybercrime on the high seas: the new threat facing billionaire superyacht owners image
....”. Maass said Trump’s planned tax reforms would likely give the rich an income boost and had encouraged them to spend, particularly as Trump is expected to introduce a tax holiday to encourage multinationals to repatriate some of the billions held offshore. ...
Will your travel insurance cover you if an airline goes out of business? image
....”. He advises buyers to pay for major holiday purchases using a credit card rather than a debit card, so that they receive enhanced purchase protection through the Consumer Credit Act. ...
Easter eggs help boost supermarket sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 01:23:30 PM
....7% in the 12 weeks to 23 April. The results were boosted by a late start to the Easter holiday this year. ...
HMRC steps up inquiry into employment status of Hermes couriers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 12:06:14 PM
....”. The union won a similar case against Uber last year, resulting in a ruling that the ride-hailing service should pay the minimum wage and grant drivers holiday pay and other benefits. ...
Apple reports surprise drop in iPhones sales, again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 11:06:10 PM
....27m, according to the financial data and analytics firm FactSet. This means that the iPhone’s return to growth following the launch of the iPhone 7 only lasted through the so-called holiday quarter at the end of 2016. ...
What does the UK election on June 8 mean for your finances if you live overseas? image
....296 - its highest level since the start of October 2016. Although the rates have weakened a bit after the bank holiday, a transfer of £5,000 is now worth US$6,460 compared to US$6,265 before the election announcement - getting you an additional US$195. ...
TRICKS TO SAVE MONEY: Five hacks to make the most of your cash image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 01:46:00 PM
.... . Vouchers, home gadgets, clothes, bikes and even holidays are up for grabs and free to enter. ...
UK holiday parks hope for staycation boom as pound slides image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:01:20 AM
. Britain’s biggest holiday parks are hoping the Brexit-hit pound will trigger a rise in staycations after a flat performance in 2016. ...
Where oil rigs go to die image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 04:30:18 AM
....It was in my capacity as a neck-craner that I had followed Winner to the Hebrides, getting as close to the rig as I could, which was never that close. Tervoort’s team arrived in the car park, bussed in from the north of the island where they had been billeted at Transocean’s expense in a holiday lodge. ...
Cycling fashion outfit Rapha plots route into the fast lane image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 01:44:14 PM
....Rapha might not be a household name but in the tribal cycling community it is a “Marmite” brand at the centre of fierce forum debates where detractors see it as the fiefdom of wealthy metrosexuals or the “Raphia”. Named after a defunct French cycling team from the late 1950s, it has unashamedly sought to market a lifestyle – selling everything from luxurious merino jumpers to £20 embrocation creams and bespoke holidays in the Alps where you can “reconnect” with your bike on gruelling cols. ...
On the buses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 11:31:11 PM
...."It was actually cheaper to buy a car and get insurance and drive in every day than get a bus to a tram stop and get a tram into Manchester," she says. Others detail other problems - how they've missed buses because they didn't take cards, how seasonal tickets couldn't be used on buses run by different firms and how some annual student passes didn't include the summer holiday period at the end of the year. ...
Mr Fixer image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 11:01:33 PM
....And far from just securing tickets for the latest sell-out play, or a table at some hotshot chef's new venture, concierge firms are being used to organise many aspects of clients' lives. At Quintessentially, which has 60 offices around the world, and 2,500 members of staff, it does everything from organising holidays, to advising clients about private schools, helping buy properties, arranging private concerts by pop stars, or booking a dog walker. ...
May Day report by MPs damns growing UK gig economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 11:01:13 PM
....In a damning assessment of modern employment practices, the parliamentary work and pensions committee calls on the next government to bring laws up to date so that workers are better protected from exploitation. Given concerns about the rising number of workers classed as self-employed contractors with no access to sick benefit or holiday pay, it wants the default status for people in the gig economy to be “worker” rather than “self-employed”. ...
MPs call for end to 'bogus' self-employment image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 11:00:07 PM
.... It's very important that the government intervene on this matter. We have no right to holiday or sickness pay. ...
As wind, wave and shale power converge, could this be the end for Opec? image
.... But judging from the cautiously upbeat results presentations of oil and gas giants in recent months, the industry looks unlikely to buy what he see as their best option: “harvest and exit”. Europeans jetting off en masse at Easter helped boost holiday prices, and therefore inflation, across the eurozone this month. ...
Labour party pledges to outlaw all zero-hours contracts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 09:01:09 PM
....The Communication Workers Union described the plans as “some of the most important announcements from any political party on the world of work for a generation”. Labour has already said it will introduce four new bank holidays. ...
Fangs: the lightning rise of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 08:00:25 AM
....What lies behind the astronomical increase in value of the Fangs? To a certain extent, they’ve been buoyed by the same tide that raised US shares to record highs this year, the election of Donald Trump. The new president may threaten trade wars and real wars, and prompt unheard-of levels of domestic unrest, but to Wall Street investors, all that pales in comparison to a couple of policy proposals that have been on the cards since the day he won the Republican nomination - lower corporation taxes and a tax holiday on repatriated cash. ...
Weak pound melts the British dream of a place in the sun image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 04:03:49 PM
....Lured by sunshine and sea, about 300,000 British people have made their home in Spain, with more than 600,000 owning second homes, the majority on the costas. In the wake of the 2008 global banking crisis and Spain’s property crash, sales of Spanish holiday homes to British buyers halved. ...
RBS and Lloyds IT faults cause online banking frustrations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 03:24:55 PM
....Lloyds admitted that customers of all its brands, which include Halifax and Bank of Scotland, were being affected by a slow online service. Both banks apologised and RBS said it had resolved the issue by 3pm, ahead of Monday’s public holiday across the UK. ...
Buy-to-let slump benefits first-time buyers, plus the best broadband firms image
....I’m all shook up by my Miele washing machine’s vibrations. Make sure you’re covered with great value annual holiday cover from Guardian travel insurance, provided by Voyager. ...
Uber to offer UK drivers sickness cover in return for £2-a-week fee image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 12:51:55 PM
.... To access the cover they will have to pay a £2 weekly premium, which Uber said it was subsidising. Uber was last year hit by an employment tribunal ruling that its drivers were wrongly classified as self-employed and should be classed as “workers”, a status that would grant them rights to sick pay, holiday pay and a guarantee of the national minimum wage. ...
'Screen fatigue' sees UK ebook sales plunge 17% as readers return to print image
....Sales of consumer ebooks plunged 17% to £204m last year, the lowest level since 2011 – the year the ebook craze took off as Jeff Bezos’ market-dominating Amazon Kindle took the UK by storm. It is the second year running that sales of consumer ebooks – the biggest segment of the £538m ebook market, which fell 3% last year – have slumped as commuters, holidaymakers and leisure readers shelve digital editions in favour of good old fashioned print novels. ...
'Pawternity' leave image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:08:29 PM
....Like any young dog it is going to require a fair amount of training to ensure it becomes housetrained and obedient. But what can you do if, like Gia, you work full-time, and you don't have any holiday time left to dedicate to your new four-legged friend?. ...
TV drama and the weak pound set the scene for holidaymakers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:01:32 PM
. According to 28-year-old Linnea Rinas, the reason she's so keen to holiday in the UK is the long-running television crime drama, Midsomer Murders. ...
Barack Obama to be paid $400,000 for speech at Cantor Fitzgerald event image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 09:28:37 AM
.... A year earlier he said that he did not run for office to help out “a bunch of fat cat bankers on Wall Street”. Since the end of his second term he has started to write his memoir – he and his wife, Michelle, are reportedly receiving $60m for separate accounts – and took a holiday with the entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson. ...
Colour me image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 11:08:21 PM
.... Before her trip to Asia last month she bought a new iPhone 7 with the biggest memory available. It wasn't so she could take loads of holiday snaps, but so that she could record the kind of things people on the other side of the world were buying, wearing, watching and doing. ...
Obama criticised for '$400,000 Wall Street speech' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 09:15:09 PM
....And just this month, he and former First Lady Michelle Obama were pictured aboard music mogul David Geffen's luxury yacht off French Polynesia. They were reportedly on holiday with Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks and Oprah Winfrey. ...
Lunch-hour hacks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 12:00:52 AM
.... . Free 360-degree virtual reality (VR) tours are the new way to plan your next holiday from your desk. ...
Canals offer alternative to London property ladder image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 08:56:18 AM
.... Similarly, with no washing machine he typically pays more than £500 a year to wash his laundry. Continuously cruising may sound like one long boating holiday, but there are downsides. ...
What does the snap election mean for your finances? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 01:10:00 PM
Put just £40 a week aside to enjoy a happy retirement image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 06:00:06 AM
....The figures come from Which? in a report this week which looks at what retired people really spend, and how much you need to finance that. It surveyed 2,700 retired and semi-retired Which? members and found that, on average, retired couples spend £18,000 a year on life’s essentials – food, heating, transport etc – and £26,000 a year once the extras are included, such as holidays. ...
Barbie out of fashion as Mattel slumps image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 10:30:59 PM
.... . Last month it reported a 52% rise in sales for its girls division in the holiday quarter, sending shares to a record high. ...
Swap flights for trains to Europe this summer, plus the rise of the 'fix-perts' image
....Room for improvement with Accor’s pricing policy. Make sure you’re covered with great value annual holiday cover from Guardian travel insurance, provided by Voyager. ...
As newlyweds, what capital gains tax will we pay if we sell one of our flats? image
.... If you sell the home you are living in and buy another home to live in, you won’t have to pay the higher rate, which is the standard stamp duty rate plus 3%. If, however, you bought a holiday home or property to let out, you would have to pay the higher tax rate. ...
Fox dumps star presenter Bill O'Reilly image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 07:28:15 PM
.... Bill O'Reilly will not be returning," the network said in a one-sentence statement. He has been on holiday since 12 April, and was seen shaking hands with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday. ...
Fox News 'to drop host Bill O'Reilly' after harassment cases image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 04:25:30 PM
....". The Fox News host is on holiday in Italy until 24 April, however, whether he returns to his nightly slot is in serious doubt. ...
Next boss misses out on annual bonus for first time in 18 years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 04:15:22 PM
....Total remuneration for Next’s board almost halved as all directors missed out on their annual bonus after a failure to stock enough wardrobe staples contributed to the chain’s first drop in annual profits for eight years. The company has also struggled in a tough market as shoppers spend less on clothes and more on eating out and holidays while competition online, where Next once offered far superior service, has increased as the likes of Marks & Spencer and Debenhams have modernised their operations. ...
The gig economy 'slashies' risk burnout image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:00:21 AM
.... You also have no workplace protection as a self-employed person. “In particular, minimum-wage protection and working-time rights, such as holiday pay or rest breaks. ...
REVEALED: Most common financial scams to avoid image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 12:01:00 AM
....5. Holiday scam - You book a holiday, usually online, to find out later the holiday was not real. ...
Forget driverless tech – white-van man will keep on trucking | John Naughton image
. On holiday in Venice recently, I found myself thinking a lot about driverless trucks. ...
Five minute guide to getting covered for your holiday image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 16th of April 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . However, it also underlines the importance of buying travel insurance, even when holidaying in a familiar destination. ...

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