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.... The ASA cleared the ads, saying it did not think the image of the model “shamed women who had different body shapes into believing they needed to take a slimming supplement to feel confident wearing swimwear in public”. Ironically, it ended up being banned for making misleading health claims about the Protein World supplement. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....• Add another driver Adding a more experienced parent/partner/spouse to your policy can reduce the cost. But be careful not to mislead your insurer about how the car is used. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Following a year in which profits fell almost 60%, Ashley is also making an investor-pleasing forecast of improvements in the pipeline: top-line earnings are predicted to improve 5-15% this year. And, just like a regular boss, he’s got a misleading corporate slogan – “the Selfridges of sport”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Manufacturers need to make sure consumers aren’t getting short-changed. Where products are found to be misleading consumers, Trading Standards should take action. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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The promise of a new era at Sports Direct must also mean new personnel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 06:48:36 PM
.... Following a year in which profits fell almost 60%, Ashley is also making an investor-pleasing forecast of improvements in the pipeline: top-line earnings are predicted to improve 5-15% this year. And, just like a regular boss, he’s got a misleading corporate slogan – “the Selfridges of sport”. ...
Standards body unveils plan to crack down on sexist advertisements image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 11:01:04 PM
.... The ASA cleared the ads, saying it did not think the image of the model “shamed women who had different body shapes into believing they needed to take a slimming supplement to feel confident wearing swimwear in public”. Ironically, it ended up being banned for making misleading health claims about the Protein World supplement. ...
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
....• Add another driver Adding a more experienced parent/partner/spouse to your policy can reduce the cost. But be careful not to mislead your insurer about how the car is used. ...
A weighty issue: is there something fishy about tins of tuna? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 06:00:45 AM
.... Manufacturers need to make sure consumers aren’t getting short-changed. Where products are found to be misleading consumers, Trading Standards should take action. ...
How economics became a religion | John Rapley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 05:00:01 AM
.... As the Nobel laureates George Akerlof and Robert Shiller write in their recent book, Phishing for Phools, marketers use them all the time, weaving stories in the hopes that we will place ourselves in them and be persuaded to buy what they are selling. Akerlof and Shiller contend that the idea that free markets work perfectly, and the idea that big government is the cause of so many of our problems, are part of a story that is actually misleading people into adjusting their behaviour in order to fit the plot. ...
Driver complaints about car park fine policies hit unprecedented levels image
....Matheson is among thousands of drivers who believe they have been unfairly targeted by companies which patrol privately owned car parks. Visitors to supermarkets, hospitals, airports and shopping malls have received demands for sums of up to three figures despite paying, because of misleading signs or a minor typo. ...
Pre-paid funeral plans failing to cover the cost of dying image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of July 2017 06:00:00 AM
.... The FCA declined to comment. Louise Eaton-Terry, a funeral expert at insurer Royal London, said tough action was needed to protect customers from misleading sales practices. ...
Get rich quick? Not with Utility Warehouse image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of July 2017 06:00:00 AM
....A Utility Warehouse spokesman says that dividing the £21. 1m between the 41,717 partners “is inevitably misleading: there are many who for whatever reason earn considerably less than £500 per year, and there are those who work at their business extremely hard and earn considerably more than this”. ...
Financial Conduct Authority offers a plaster instead of an antidote | Gina Miller image
....Yet the eagerly awaited FCA report into asset management published this week, that we had hoped would be an antidote to the industry’s ills, is yet another plaster. There was nothing final about it, nothing that will give investors assurance that their hard-earned money will achieve better outcomes, or that they can be assured that fund managers will be “clear, fair and not misleading” – the FCA’s own overarching principle. ...
‘I wish you all the best in the world of work’ – our work expert’s final response image
....Without knowing your specific skillset – you don’t reveal the nature of the freelance work you’ve been doing – it’s difficult to give you specific advice. But my first reaction is this: if you can possibly avoid deliberately misleading potential employers, you should certainly do so. ...
BT tops complaints league for broadband and pay-TV users image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of June 2017 12:12:21 PM
....Earlier this month, the advertising watchdog banned BT’s campaign featuring Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds after receiving more than 60 complaints from the public and rivals including Virgin Media, TalkTalk and Sky. The Advertising Standards Authority ruled BT’s claim it provided the UK’s most powerful Wi-Fi signal was misleading. ...
Co-op Bank secures £700m rescue deal from hedge funds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of June 2017 11:18:25 AM
....”. The business secretary can change the bank’s name if “it gives so misleading an indication of the nature of its activities as to be likely to cause harm to the public”, while the City regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, has the power to prevent the use of the “co-operative” name to protect consumers. ...
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
....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. Facebook, €110m (2017): The social media giant was fined for providing incorrect or misleading information during the commission’s 2014 investigation into Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp. ...
Car finance: Is it time to go down the PCP and HP road? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 01:27:00 PM
....Last year, Britons agreed more than £40 billion of car finance, a rise of 10 per cent, according to the Finance & Leasing Association, with PCP particularly popular, along with other options, such as higher purchase (HP). However, the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) has warned that many car dealers and finance companies offer poor or even deliberately misleading advice to lure motorists into lucrative PCP contracts. ...
Online gambling firms face clampdown after watchdog's probe image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of June 2017 07:46:11 AM
.... “The gambling industry should be under no illusion that if they don’t comply with consumer law, we will see this as a breach of their operating licence, and take decisive action,” she said. Firms are accused of misleading customers over the terms and conditions of sign-up promotions, aimed at attracting new players on to casino-like gaming websites by offering bonus cash when they put in their own money. ...
Co-op Bank in advanced talks to secure hundreds of millions for rescue image
....Sky News has reported that the group wants £200m to be put into the fund to allow it to be carved up between the two businesses. The business secretary has the power to change the bank’s name if “it gives so misleading an indication of the nature of its activities as to be likely to cause harm to the public” while the City regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, has the power to prevent the use of the “co-operative” name to to protect consumers. ...
Brexit critic joins Bank of England interest rate-setting committee image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 03:47:58 PM
.... She indicated that some politicians had played on the immigration issue. “Immigration certainly played a role in the exit vote, and many voters (partly encouraged by misleading politicians) thought immigration was to be blamed for their problems, while those problems are more complex and date longer,” she said in the July 2016 comments. ...
UK could get farm aid for two years after Brexit under EU budget plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 07:40:04 AM
....The plan could refocus attention on the Brexit campaigners such as Boris Johnson, now foreign secretary, and Michael Gove, newly appointed as environment secretary, who travelled on a Vote Leave battlebus emblazoned with a promise of a £350m-a-week bonanza for the NHS, based on incorrect figures on the UK’s contribution to EU coffers. The UK’s official statistics watchdog rebuked the leave campaign for the “misleading” claim, which it said undermined trust in official statistics. ...
Booking.com refused us any wriggle room despite its cancellation promise image
....I believe Booking. com is very misleading and I would never have booked without the option of free cancellation. ...
Willie Walsh: 'I think some of the criticism of BA has been unfair' image
....Unions point to hundreds of redundancies in the airline’s IT department, where jobs had been outsourced to India. Walsh, however, says that is opportunistic nonsense: “It’s to be expected, but it was completely misleading, it had nothing to do with it. ...
Taming the giants image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 11:38:02 PM
....In 2013, the European Commission fined Microsoft for giving preferential treatment to its own browser, Internet Explorer. This year, it fined Facebook for providing "incorrect or misleading" information during its acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp. ...
Relieved RBS bosses should spare a thought for the claimaints image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 02:27:31 PM
....Now we know: Royal Bank of Scotland’s rights issue in 2008 wasn’t a £12bn cash call, it was a £13bn affair. The extra £1bn is how much Fred Goodwin’s successors have spent settling and fighting claims from irate retail investors who thought the rights issue document was misleading. ...
Organic milk not good for the land, says ad watchdog image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 11:55:03 AM
....Which is probably why Arla decided to say its organic milk was "good for the land" and "a more sustainable future". But the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the claim was "misleading" and has banned the ad. ...
Vodafone to stop its ads appearing on fake news and hate speech sites image
....Vodafone’s definition of sites peddling hate speech has been updated to include those that “deliberately intend to degrade women or vulnerable minorities”. Its definition of fake news sites includes those “presented as fact-based news (as opposed to satire or opinion) that has no credible primary source (or relies on fraudulent attribution to a primary source) with what a reasonable person would conclude is the deliberate intention to mislead”. ...
BA delays: Airline changes advice over claims for expenses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 10:02:41 AM
.... A payout from the airline means passengers are more likely to get the full refund, rather than be liable for an insurer's excess. Revised wording was regarded still to be misleading by the ABI, until all reference to travel insurance was eventually removed from the online form by mid-afternoon. ...
British Airways cabin crew to hold four-day strike over pay dispute image
....Customers have been further angered by BA’s online claim forms, which instruct them to first seek compensation via their travel insurance – leaving many liable to pay an excess. The Association of British Insurers has complained to the airline that it is giving misleading information and that BA should be the first point of call. ...
Willie Walsh praises British Airways bosses after IT meltdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 04:25:02 PM
....However, customers have been further angered by BA’s online claim forms, which instructs them to first seek compensation via their travel insurance – leaving many liable to pay an excess. The Association of British Insurers has complained to the airline that it is giving misleading information and that BA should be the first point of call. ...
IFS makes damning assessment of Tory and Labour manifestos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 08:37:33 AM
....Neither of the two main parties “has set out an honest set of choices” to the public over their tax and spending plans, the Institute of Fiscal Studies has said. In a critical assessment of the Conservative and Labour party manifestos, the thinktank said both parties presented a misleading picture of the impact their polices would have over the course of the next parliament. ...
Former Anglo Irish chair Seán Fitzpatrick walks free as trial collapses image
. The chair of the bank that almost bankrupted Ireland has walked free from a Dublin court after being acquitted of misleading auditors about multimillion-euro loans. ...
German police raid Daimler offices image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 02:02:06 PM
....Daimler, which owns Mercedes-Benz, said it was co-operating with authorities. It added "known and unknown employees" were being sought over suspicion of fraud and misleading advertising. ...
Sean FitzPatrick cleared as Anglo Irish trial collapses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 01:04:32 PM
....The longest criminal trial in the history of the Irish state has collapsed after a judge ordered the acquittal of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick. Mr FitzPatrick was accused of misleading the bank's auditors about millions of euros in loans made to him. ...
KitchenAid well and truly mixes up its customer service image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 06:00:45 AM
....You released the mixer on the basis it would be repaired at no cost, with the full understanding that this machine was no longer under warranty. Clearly, there has been some subcontracting of customer services, leading to crossed wires and misleading information being handed out. ...
RBS offers £200m to avert court case brought by 9,000 investors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 07:15:06 AM
.... The investors’ claim reaches £800m if interest is included on top of the £520m of losses – although the offer from RBS is double that agreed with other investors who have already settled. The investors are accusing the bank, Goodwin and three of his former boardroom colleagues of misleading them in the prospectus which was issued at the time of the April 2008 fund raising. ...
RBS shareholders take battle over cash call to high court image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 01:03:31 PM
....The long-running legal action, which is a civil case that will be heard by a high court judge without a jury, is being brought by 9,000 individuals and big City investors who put up their cash to take part in the April rights issue and lost out when the bank was bailed out six months later. Alongside Goodwin, the case names three former directors and the bank itself in a claim that focuses on accusations that untrue or misleading statements were made about the financial health of the bank at the time of the cash call. ...
Ex-RBS boss Fred Goodwin returns to spotlight in £520m court battle image
.... But next week in London’s high court a £520m legal case will force Fred Goodwin into the limelight. Thousands of shareholders in Royal Bank of Scotland are accusing the institution’s former chief executive – along with three former board colleagues and the bank itself – of misleading them when they bought the bank’s shares in a failed rescue attempt in April 2008. ...
Facebook fined £94m for 'misleading' EU over WhatsApp takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 08:56:52 AM
. Facebook has been fined €110m (£94m) by the EU for providing misleading information about its 2014 takeover of WhatsApp. ...
EU fines Facebook over 'misleading' WhatsApp data claim image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 08:12:36 AM
. Facebook has been fined 110m euros (£95m) by the EU for providing "incorrect or misleading" information during its purchase of messaging service WhatsApp in 2014. ...
Foxtons' tweets win few fans – now the slowdown gives it little to sing about | Simon Goodley image
....25% holding finally goes to zero, so expect crowing by the Conservative party about how Lloyds has been nursed back into the private sector on its watch (and, possibly, Horta-Osório saying he’s off). Apparently we have all made around £500m out of owning a stake in the bank – which sounds quite good, although that might be misleading. ...
Sir James Dyson wins vacuum cleaners appeal at European Court image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 11:11:40 AM
.... . In 2015, he lost a major legal battle in his bid to prove the tests gave misleading higher efficiency ratings to rivals' appliances. ...
Zero hours workers are 'missing out on paid holidays' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 12:35:20 PM
.... . Citizens Advice said that while some employers mislead employees about holiday entitlement due to the ignorance of bosses, others purposefully flout the law and exploit workers' confusion. ...
Employment agency Transline and the art of alternative facts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 10:49:09 AM
.... So, after the company got caught paying workers at Sports Direct’s Derbyshire warehouse less than the national minimum wage, Transline insisted: “We do not breach national minimum wage legislation” – only to subsequently make some back payments to underpaid workers. The Sports Direct scandal ended up with a parliamentary hearing last summer, where MPs accused Transline of misleading them (not so, said the company). ...
Putting you in the picture: yes, you can earn a living on Instagram image
....Instagrammers who are paid to promote products, and where the message is controlled by the brand, are subject to the same rules around advertising as any other media. In other words, the message should not mislead, harm or offend, and should be responsible. ...
MPs' report on FOBTs found to breach parliamentary standards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 05:51:21 PM
....Malcolm George, the chief executive of the Association of British Bookmakers, welcomed the parliamentary watchdog’s decision to censure a group that has been among the loudest detractors of FOBTs. “This group of MPs are now revealed as serial offenders for their misleading report about gaming machines in betting shops,” he said. ...
No 'peace' for internet users accusing BT of empty promises over broadband speeds image
....Although superfast fibre broadband is hailed as the path to the future, coverage in the UK is worryingly low, according to a report by telecoms regulator Ofcom. BT has already been reprimanded for misleading householders. ...
Sports Direct agency Transline preparing for insolvency image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 10:49:04 AM
....The payments were to be backdated to May 2012, although Transline has not yet refunded unpaid wages from before it took over workers at the site from a rival agency, Blue Arrow, in 2014. The March parliamentary hearing was the second time Transline had been called to appear in front of MPs in less than a year, with the first hearing ending disastrously for the company when its finance director, Jennifer Hardy, was accused of misleading parliament. ...
Financial watchdog to investigate car finance market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 10:47:47 AM
....7 million last year. It recently began a publicity campaign to make the case for diesels and counter what are seen as misleading claims against the engines. ...
The Crusader: It PAYS to do your homework with customer service and helpline numbers image
....SERIOUS costs can occur if you believe you are contacting an organisation directly but it turns out you have been directed into calling a far pricier premium-rate number. Following a tightening of the rules on connection and signposting, the Phone-Paid Services Authority (PSA), which regulates the goods, services and information charged to a phone bill in the United Kingdom, is cracking down on this misleading practice. ...
Overbooked seats: it’s a bad way for airlines to do business | Letters image
.... Flying costs more than the customer is charged. The “cheap” seat is misleading, and will become ever more so when airlines are forced to pay for the extraordinary damage they are doing to the environment, in terms of both air and noise pollution. ...
Forget driverless tech – white-van man will keep on trucking | John Naughton image
.... And there’s nothing we can do to stop it, so anyone who is sceptical about the narrative is – wait for it – a luddite!. That this Manichaean, yah-boo discourse is idiotic, misleading and unproductive goes without saying. ...
Asda reignites row over 'farm' brands by relaunching value range image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 05:30:26 AM
....Asda, which pledged to replace the Smart Price branded products completely by 2018, has recently reintroduced the Farm Stores label for both meat and fresh produce after dropping it in 2001. UK farming organisations – which last year criticised Tesco’s introduction of a budget range of own-label “farm” brands – dismissed the latest marketing drive as misleading for consumers and insulting for farmers. ...
It was DFS customer service  that didn’t measure up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 06:00:20 AM
.... We eventually agreed to a restock fee of 20%, or £80, only to find out the store manager had increased it to 40% (£158). DFS doesn’t communicate in writing, so we have refused to speak over the phone and are seeking to dissolve the contract due to its misleading actions. ...
Libor: Bank of England implicated in secret recording image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 11:01:47 PM
.... . He told the programme: "It sounds to me like those people giving evidence, particularly Bob Diamond and Paul Tucker were misleading parliament, that is a contempt of parliament, it's a very serious matter and I think we need to urgently summon those individuals back before parliament to explain why it is they appear to have misled MPs. ...
Brexit hasn’t happened yet – and it is changing all the time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 06:00:00 AM
.... The irony is that the protest vote should have taken place in the general election, which took place after five years of unjustifiable austerity – a policy and outcome which contributed hugely to that feeling that the country was “not working” for so many. But my impression is that the swing vote in the referendum was determined by comfortably off people – of whom I have met many – well into their late middle and old age, who swallowed all that misleading, indeed lying, propaganda about the evils of regulation attributed to Brussels but almost always approved, and often initiated, by British governments. ...
Travel websites ticked off over 'misleading' claims image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 12:33:04 PM
....Some offers that look too good to be true, are - because when you click to buy they aren't available. "These websites are misleading consumers," said Vera Jourova, the EU commissioner responsible. ...
Gender pay gap image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 11:50:56 AM
....The group revealed that fixed pay for its female staff was 33% lower on average than for their male staff, while there was a bonus gap of 66%. It sounds like a bad start for #GenderPayGap, but Schroders said the figures "may be misleading". ...
Boardroom pay: Theresa May must act to curb the excesses | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 06:32:04 AM
....The mandatory publication of pay ratios would also encourage companies to take a wider view on pay and, since they have already the data, little extra work is required. The argument that pay ratios can be misleading (because an investment bank might appear to be a “fairer” employer than a supermarket) is a red herring. ...
Asos chief says warehouse conditions are 'great' despite complaints image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 05:13:48 PM
....Six local MPs recently visited the warehouse after reports workers often went without regular toilet or water breaks. The company branded those claims “misleading” and “inaccurate” and said that people can take toilet and water breaks whenever they want. ...
Premium Bond winners to FALL in May: Savers warned as returns tumble image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 04:21:00 PM
.... Odds of winning the Premium Bonds will remain at 30,000 to 1. However, experts said the yield is misleading, as many people don't win anything at all. ...
Fibre broadband advertising to be investigated image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 10:42:13 AM
.... . Mr Warman said ISPs were misleading customers by giving them copper when they expected fibre. ...
As demand rises, the reputation  of new-build homes is crumbling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 05:59:46 AM
....Standards are falling all the time as demand from shareholders takes priority over qualit. The 10-year promise could be misleading – developers only have to rectify problems that arise in the first two years following completion. ...
Tesco to pay £129m fine over accounting scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 07:16:54 AM
....The agreements between Tesco, the SFO and FCA are not an admittance by the company that it or any of its employees committed a criminal offence. The FCA has stated in a ruling that it is not suggesting the Tesco board of directors knew, or could reasonably be expected to have known, that the information in the company’s trading statement in August 2014 was false or misleading. ...
Tesco fined £129m for overstating profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 06:35:26 AM
....The money will go to those who bought shares or bonds between 29 August and 19 September in 2014. Those investors would have had misleading information from a trading statement on 29 August, which gave a rosier assessment of its performance than was actually the case. ...
Thought Mike Ashley was hard to work for? Meet Jennifer Hardy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 07:00:24 AM
....While Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley was undoubtedly the stand-out performer at June’s business, innovation and skills select committee hearing into the retailer’s treatment of staff, the show put on by Transline’s Jennifer Hardy is often overlooked. She is the finance chief of the temporary employment agency whose performance prompted committee chairman Iain Wright to accuse her of deliberately misleading MPs, after Hardy claimed the firm lost its gangmaster licence following an “administrative error . ...
What Next for shops? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 01:21:33 PM
.... . But rather than seeming designed to confuse and mislead, Next's report crisply spells out the challenges it's facing. ...
British banks handled vast sums of laundered Russian money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 06:00:24 PM
....The scheme was also used for a wealthy Russian to pay for his son’s boarding fees at Millfield, a prestigious school in Somerset. Often, the information in the notes section of wire transfers was misleading. ...
Thousands join UK legal case against VW over emissions scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 10:27:25 AM
....2m cars in the UK but the head of VW UK, Paul Willis, told MPs at a recent select committee hearing that no cars in Europe had been affected by defeat devices installed in the vehicles. He also denied misleading or deceiving customers in the UK. ...
Employment agency at centre of Sports Direct scandal axed by Amazon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 07:52:39 PM
.... The exposés prompted a parliamentary inquiry by the business, innovation and skills select committee, which concluded that the workers at the sportswear retailer’s “Victorian workhouse” were treated “without dignity or respect”. Transline, which supplied around half of Sports Direct’s 3,000 warehouse workers at the time of the scandal, was also accused of misleading MPs during the inquiry, which prompted the committee chairman, Iain Wright MP, to call on Sports Direct’s founder, Mike Ashley, to axe the firm. ...
‘Shell knew’: oil giant's 1991 film warned of climate change danger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 05:45:19 AM
....Shell has also been a member of industry lobby groups that have fought climate action, including the so-called Global Climate Coalition until 1998; the far-right American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec) until 2015; and remains a member of the Business Roundtable and the American Petroleum Institute today. Another oil giant, Exxon Mobil, is under investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission and state attorney generals for allegedly misleading investors about the risks climate change posed to its business. ...
Six auction sites' ads banned over misleading savings claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 07:00:27 AM
. Controversial auction website MadBid, which makes claims in full-page national newspaper adverts about brand new cars sold for under £500 or iPhones for less than £100, has been found guilty of misleading customers following an investigation by the Advertising Standards Authority. ...
Business rate rises: government warns of 'campaign of half-truths' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 09:22:16 AM
....Tory MP Andrew Bridgen, one of those who spoke at the 1922 Committee meeting with Hammond on Monday, said he believed the figures in Javid’s letter “might not be giving the picture that businesses in the real world are going to get next week when they get their rates revaluations”. Bridgen, speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, stopped short of calling the figures misleading but said it was “disappointing” that they did not appear to give the full picture. ...
Hammond in ‘listening mode’ on business rates after backlash from Tories image
....An analysis by the consultancy Gerald Eve was also reported to show that rates will only fall in 135 council areas, not the 259 claimed by the government. The controversy led to the Liberal Democrats accusing the ministers of misleading people with “half truths”. ...
We all have the ‘right to disconnect’ – but only some of us can afford it | Evgeny Morozov image
....What should we make of this new right? Will it join “the right to be forgotten” to become yet another inventive measure that aspires to compensate ordinary users for the unpleasant excesses of digital capitalism? Or will it simply leave things as they stand, giving us false hopes without addressing the fundamentals of the global – and increasingly digital – economy?. First of all, to call the privilege of not responding to after-hours work-related emails “the right to disconnect” is misleading at best. ...
Co-op Bank faces struggle to find owner with ethics – and deep pockets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 04:00:05 PM
....“Putting them in the documents, they are clearer than they’ve ever been,” said Coleman. The business secretary Greg Clark and the Financial Conduct Authority can ban any buyer from using the Co-op name if it is regarded as misleading to the public. ...
Camelot Furniture's rescue mission bring comfort to some UK Mobility Direct customers  image
.... . Suffolk Trading Standards, which prosecuted WR in 2013 and 2015 for misleading and aggressive practices, confirmed it was investigating. ...
For sale: Co-op Bank looks for buyers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 08:05:49 AM
Five minute guide to choosing to invest in premium bonds image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
....This is a particular blow for cautious savers who have chosen NS&I products as a government-backed safe haven. Lowcock says Premium Bonds are the wrong investment for pensioners who need a regular monthly income to fund their everyday living expenses, as they may win nothing at all: “The average prize rate is a misleading figure as the returns are skewed towards those few savers who do win a big prize, such as the £1 million jackpot. ...
Developer claiming £132m   from Candy brothers is accused of 'serial dishonesty' image
.... In return, their advisers have raked over the collapse of Holyoake’s fish import business, British Seafood. Setting out the case for the defence on Thursday, Tim Lord QC said Holyoake had given the Candys a misleading account of how much he was worth in order to borrow £12m from them to develop luxury flats. ...

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