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.... . They show fuel and food prices are rising, a situation not helped by the fall in the value of the pound, which makes imports more expensive. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:34:06 AM
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....Last week, 50 MPs backed a motion from the Conservative MP John Penrose calling for immediate action from the government to help the 20 million homes on standard variable tariffs. He claims millions of customers are being "systematically ripped off" and wants to see a "relative price cap" which would require energy firms to price their more expensive standard tariffs at just 6% above their cheapest deals. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....However, the White House later said this requirement would only apply to future applications, not projects already being built, such as Keystone. A mandate to use US steel would not only have been more expensive for TransCanada, but could have led to US authorities being sued by the World Trade Organization. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....2m bill. Hiring a chef, a fruit-picker or a builder is about to get more expensive. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....3% last month, inflation was the highest since September 2013 and above the Bank of England’s 2% target. It is expected to rise further this year thanks to higher crude oil prices and because the weaker pound is making imports such as food ingredients and fuel more expensive. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....2% between January and February, reflecting recent increases in global oil prices as well as the pound’s weakness since last June’s referendum. The weaker pound makes imports to the UK, including oil, more expensive. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Data released on Tuesday showed that inflation hit an annual rate of 2. 3% in February, with food and motor fuel becoming more expensive. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Nestlé is also shrinking its Aero Mint bars from 120g to 100g to hold the price at £1. After a benign period where inflation was close to zero, living costs started rising again last summer thanks to a combination of higher oil prices and the Brexit vote’s blow to the value of the pound, which has made imports to the UK more expensive. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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The Crusader: London removals firm fails to deliver clients' belongings image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
. Crusader is currently getting more and more complaints about removers’ services that fall short, often ending with damaged belongings or suddenly turning out to be more expensive on the day. ...
Austerity bites? Less chocolate for your money as packets shrink image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 12:05:16 AM
.... Nestlé is also shrinking its Aero Mint bars from 120g to 100g to hold the price at £1. After a benign period where inflation was close to zero, living costs started rising again last summer thanks to a combination of higher oil prices and the Brexit vote’s blow to the value of the pound, which has made imports to the UK more expensive. ...
Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:30:53 PM
....However, the White House later said this requirement would only apply to future applications, not projects already being built, such as Keystone. A mandate to use US steel would not only have been more expensive for TransCanada, but could have led to US authorities being sued by the World Trade Organization. ...
Brexit economy: UK faces squeeze on living standards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 10:30:30 AM
....3% last month, inflation was the highest since September 2013 and above the Bank of England’s 2% target. It is expected to rise further this year thanks to higher crude oil prices and because the weaker pound is making imports such as food ingredients and fuel more expensive. ...
Energy price cap implications ominous, former regulators say image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 06:49:47 AM
....Last week, 50 MPs backed a motion from the Conservative MP John Penrose calling for immediate action from the government to help the 20 million homes on standard variable tariffs. He claims millions of customers are being "systematically ripped off" and wants to see a "relative price cap" which would require energy firms to price their more expensive standard tariffs at just 6% above their cheapest deals. ...
UK households most downbeat about finances since 2013 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:35:41 PM
.... Data released on Tuesday showed that inflation hit an annual rate of 2. 3% in February, with food and motor fuel becoming more expensive. ...
Rising food and fuel prices hoist UK inflation rate to 2.3% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 11:27:08 AM
....2% between January and February, reflecting recent increases in global oil prices as well as the pound’s weakness since last June’s referendum. The weaker pound makes imports to the UK, including oil, more expensive. ...
UK Mail driver who was unable to work after car accident charged £800 image
....UK Mail declined to comment on Ibrahimov’s case but said: “UK Mail only ever passes on the actual costs incurred, which is in line with the contract with the driver and with company policy. “On the rare occasions where a subcontractor fails to provide the agreed service by not making sure adequate cover is in place, UK Mail may be forced to make alternative arrangements … which are sometimes more expensive because of the short notice given. ...
SSE the latest ‘big six’ firm to put its prices up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:00:32 AM
....The government is expected to address concerns about the energy market when it publishes a consumer green paper in the spring. John Penrose, a former minister at the Cabinet Office and a Conservative MP, has called on the government to introduce a relative price cap, where the worst-value standard variable tariffs are no more than a certain percentage more expensive than the best-value fixed deals. ...
Buy your new car now to save thousands of pounds ahead of excise hike image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:00:32 AM
....The complicated changes to vehicle excise duty, set in motion by former chancellor George Osborne, will have the biggest impact on those buying the smallest/greenest cars or those with a list price of £40,000-plus. Buyers of some more expensive petrol models face a typical £1,200 first-year charge (up from £650), and then a £450-a-year car tax charge for the following five years . ...
Homes cost more than seven times income image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 10:06:40 AM
....6 times). The official figures will make gloomy reading for potential first-time buyers whose wages have stagnated and who now see property ownership become comparatively more expensive. ...
BT Infinity broadband claims about speed are on the line image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 07:00:03 AM
.... Over the next few months I repeatedly complained to the multi-layered mirage that is customer service but was refused my request to send a technician as it claimed they were unable to diagnose online faults. In November 2016 the BT sales team suggested that my problems could be resolved by upgrading to the faster and more expensive Infinity 2. ...
UK interest rates kept on hold at 0.25% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:38:45 PM
....". The fall in the value of the pound since the vote to leave the EU has meant goods brought into the country are more expensive. ...
UK economy will grow more strongly than expected, says BCC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 07:01:15 AM
....A number of forecasters have raised their outlook UK growth for this year, notably:. The BCC’s outlook chimed with warnings from thinktanks and anti-poverty campaigners that the pound’s weakness since the Brexit vote will stoke inflation this year as it makes imports to the UK more expensive. ...
How to beat UK energy price rises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:20:57 PM
.... Given this parlous state of affairs, what can be done?. John Penrose, a former minister at the Cabinet Office and a Conservative MP, has called on the government to introduce a relative price cap, where the worst-value standard variable tariffs are no more than a certain percentage more expensive than the best-value fixed deals. ...
Britons like vodka and Nike and won't consider Airbnb, survey reveals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:42:14 PM
. Britain is a nation of vodka drinkers who wear Nike, prefer to gamble at Ladbrokes and don’t realise Brexit will make life more expensive, according to a consumer survey by HSBC. ...
Energy companies ‘ripping off’ millions, ministers say image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 12:05:09 AM
.... Loyalty should be rewarded, not exploited. ” Penrose will propose a new “relative price cap”, under which customers cannot be transferred to a new deal more than 6% more expensive than their expired one. ...
Brexit and Bochum haunt Vauxhall in the new battle for Ellesmere Port image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 04:00:38 PM
.... Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show the UK car industry clocks up annual turnover of £71bn, employs 169,000 people directly and supports a further 814,000 indirectly. But new trade barriers are also likely to make it more expensive for British manufacturers to import components. ...
Shell sells oil sands assets as boss warns on clean energy challenge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 01:18:53 AM
....25bn (£6bn) and its divestment plan total to around $20bn, as it works towards its target of $30bn by late 2018. Other oil firms including Exxon Mobil, Conoco Phillips and Statoil have written down or sold their Canadian oil sand assets which have become more expensive as the oil price has fallen from more than $100 a barrel in 2014 to around $50 today. ...
Trump's border tax could damage the US a lot more than a wall | Kenneth Rogoff image
.... Unfortunately, as many have pointed out, there is a loose screw in this logic, which is that the US has a floating exchange rate. A stronger dollar – a likely result of imposing a border adjustment tax – makes it cheaper for Americans to buy imports (because a dollar buys more foreign currency); conversely, a stronger dollar makes US exports more expensive to foreigners. ...
UK economy will grow 2% this year but slow next, OBR predicts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:58:42 PM
....But most forecasters, including the OBR, caution that the outlook is uncertain and that growth will most likely be slower in 2018 as higher inflation knocks spending. Inflation has been rising on the back of higher oil prices and as imports have become more expensive because of the pound’s weakness since the Brexit vote. ...
Food inflation doubles in a month as UK shoppers start to feel the pinch image
....The jump in food inflation shows the pace at which the sharp drop in the value of the pound since the Brexit vote in June is now feeding into consumer prices. A weaker pound makes goods imported from overseas more expensive. ...
E.On to raise gas and electricity prices in April image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 11:24:37 AM
....On's cheapest tariff before the price rises come into effect. Standard tariffs have come under criticism from MPs and the government, as they are more expensive than fixed-term deals. ...
Vauxhall takeover: Peugeot boss says no plans to shut plants image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 10:34:22 AM
....A weaker pound has a mixed impact on Vauxhall's profitability. The plants at Ellesmere Port and Luton rely on components supplied from the continent, so those parts have become more expensive when priced in sterling. ...
Hammond gets budget boost as OECD upgrades UK growth forecast image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 10:00:39 AM
....However, the tone of the thinktank’s interim outlook chimed with more recent UK indicators that suggest households are reining in spending as a weakening pound raises prices. The currency’s fall since the Brexit vote has made imports more expensive and some of that is being passed on to consumers. ...
Patagonia and The North Face: saving the world – one puffer jacket at a time image
.... For the real dirtbag, who now regards The North Face somewhat like McDonald’s or Wal-Mart, even Patagonia has mostly sold out to the urban yuppie. The true adventurer instead buys even more expensive, precious, and specialised gear – from tiny companies owned and operated by fellow mountaineers in outdoor meccas such as Boulder, Colorado or Bend, Oregon. ...
Car deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 12:49:19 PM
....Despite this, Vauxhall could feel the brunt of cost reductions under its new owner. It is cheaper to cut jobs in Britain, according to Prof John Colley from Warwick Business School, who says redundancy costs are three times more expensive in Germany. ...
Brexit budget: what leave and remain voters in Hull and London want image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 08:23:59 AM
....”. Now the pound’s sharp fall since the vote to leave the EU is adding to the pressure on cafes and restaurants because it makes imported food ingredients more expensive. ...
Young drivers to bear the brunt as car insurance costs continue to rise image
....“They have less disposable income with which to weather these storms, so we are quite worried about the effect of young drivers trying to stay mobile,” says Simon McCulloch from Comparethemarket. “They have got a little bit less money relative to generations before them, they have got higher fuel costs, they have got more expensive insurance and it does feel like it is a little bit harder. ...
Spring Budget 2017: Crackdown on 'subscription traps' planned image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 05:17:02 PM
....James Daley, from the consumer research group Fairer Finance, said many people ended up paying hundreds of pounds for services they didn't need. "We've all signed up to something because it's offered free today but it's going to end up, very quickly converting into a monthly subscription that's a lot more expensive," he said. ...
Inflation returns to Japan for the first time in more than a year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 04:43:07 AM
....Many analysts expect core consumer prices to head toward 1% later this year helped by the strengthening US dollar pushing the yen lower. A fall in the currency will make imports more expensive for Japanese consumers, which will boost prices. ...
House sellers 'should pay stamp duty' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 01:38:01 PM
....It is levied on properties of more than £125,000, or £145,000 in Scotland. The rate steadily increases for more expensive properties. ...
New homes 'unaffordable for eight out of 10 locally' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 01:38:32 AM
....Under what it describes as a "speculative" model of house building, Shelter says housing developers are required to maximise returns on their substantial investments and therefore cannot risk lowering the prices of the homes they build for sale. Therefore they only add to housing stock gradually - with the result that new-build homes are nearly a quarter more expensive than "second-hand homes", Shelter says. ...
Dow Jones breaks through 21,000 mark image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 09:48:45 PM
....Sentiment was helped by comments suggesting that the US central bank may raise rates sooner rather than later. A rate hike in March would make it more expensive to borrow money to buy stocks, but it would also signal the Fed's confidence in economic expansion after stagnation. ...
Greggs sales up as it warns on inflation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 08:32:22 AM
....". The weaker pound means imported food is more expensive, meaning retailers either have to absorb those costs or try to pass them on to consumers. ...
Car wars image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 01:04:48 AM
....So why should you care?. Because it could mean that your car servicing costs become more expensive and you may have to pay more for other services that rely on such data, from independent repair centres to "pay-as-you-drive" insurance companies. ...
Spring budget 2017: drop in government borrowing predicted image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 12:01:13 AM
....But it expects much of that improvement to be felt in the near term, reflecting the fact that most forecasters expect the economy to slow over coming years on the back of uncertainty around Britain’s future trading relationships and as consumer spending takes a hit from the pound’s post-referendum weakness. A weaker pound has made imports to the UK such as fuel, metals and food ingredients more expensive and firms are starting to pass on those higher costs to shoppers. ...
High energy bills here to stay but jobs heading overseas, industry group warns image
....But the Ai Group report pinpointed the gas market as the main culprit behind the rises. “The high and rising price of gas means that existing gas-powered [electricity] generators will be significantly more expensive,” the report says. ...
Primark still in fashion for UK shoppers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:53:09 PM
....However, the company warned the weak pound could squeeze margins at Primark, which accounts for about half its profits. Sterling has fallen 16% against the US dollar since the EU referendum last June and 10% against the euro, making imports to the UK more expensive. ...
Drive off with a secondhand car for less image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 06:59:05 AM
....”. Of course, buying from a manufacturer’s own dealership is likely to be more expensive than buying at auction. ...
The Crusader: How to keep travel insurance fit for your purpose image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 07:43:00 PM
....The golden rules for those with medical conditions Which? advises are:. Pick your destination carefully as some are getting more expensive as medical bills rise – that now includes Spain (where patients are more likely to be taken to a private clinic than a local hospital), Cyprus, Egypt, Malta, Portugal and Turkey as well as the US. ...
British Gas worst-value tariffs are not 'evil empire', boss says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 01:28:27 PM
....The boss of British Gas’s parent company has defended the worst-value energy deals that two-thirds of households are on, saying they are not the “evil empire”. Iain Conn, Centrica’s chief executive, claimed such standard variable tariffs, which are around £200 more expensive than the cheapest fixed-price deals, are good value, customers found them attractive and chose to be on them. ...
London home movers drops to lowest level since 1991, mortgage figures show image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 04:38:00 PM
....". Some experts have said recent stamp duty changes, which made the tax cheaper for the majority of home buyers but more expensive for the purchase of top-end homes, have had a dampening effect on the London market. ...
Unilever takes steps to fend off renewed bid from Kraft Heinz image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 03:09:35 PM
....The announcement is likely to revive suggestions that Unilever could look to sell its struggling standalone spreads business. The company could also examine ways to boost the company’s share price by stepping up efforts to squeeze costs, a strategy that would make a renewed tilt by Kraft Heinz more expensive if successful. ...
Shoppers set to DITCH big brands & switch to cheaper own-label produce if food prices rise image
.... . Supermarkets have also pushed up the price of some own-label foods – with meat, olive oil and bananas all now more expensive in the multiple retailers than a year ago. ...
Fake apartment turns dream holiday into nightmare image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 07:49:00 AM
.... . Although this helped, the Bakers told Crusader they still felt they had lost out by having the distress to cope with and meet extra expenses incurred, such as the taxis, calls and a more expensive hotel. ...
We all have the ‘right to disconnect’ – but only some of us can afford it | Evgeny Morozov image
....Can one really afford to “disconnect” from insurance companies, banks, and immigration authorities? In principle, yes – if one can afford the associated (and rapidly increasing) social and financial costs of disconnection and anonymity. Those seeking to disconnect will ultimately have to pay for the privilege – in higher loan rates, more expensive insurance packages, more time wasted on trying to assure the immigration officer of one’s peaceful intentions. ...
Even with price rises, there’s no place like home for bargain-hungry Brits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 07:00:33 AM
.... VAT on bringing in an iPhone from the US is 20%, although customs duty (as far as I can tell from HMRC’s site) is zero. Suddenly, that iPhone that looked cheap in New York is more expensive than buying it in London. ...
Brexit vote begins to bite as rising food and fuel bills hit retail sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 12:51:52 PM
....4% from Thursday. The pound is down 17% against the dollar and 11% against the euro since the referendum, making the cost of imports to the UK such as fuel and food more expensive. ...
Two-car families pay £40 extra per month as fuel prices soar, says AA image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 12:01:17 AM
....32p a litre, 0. 34p more expensive than this time last month. ...
Microsoft raises prices of some PCs by up to £400 due to Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 09:26:41 AM
....5% from £1,299 a week ago, while the top-end Surface Book now costs £400 more. While the starting price of the Surface Pro 4 remains at its original £749 mark, some models are up to £160 more expensive. ...
Energy bills to rise up to 28% for thousands in UK as fixed contracts end image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 02:23:09 PM
....”. Mobile phone users are also facing more expensive bills in the coming months, following the rise in inflation. ...
Days of low inflation are over with UK consumer finances to take a hit | Larry Elliott image
....Some of this pressure, clearly, is the result of higher global energy prices. The 16% drop against the dollar is also making imports more expensive and this will have more of a bearing on inflation as 2017 wears on. ...
UK inflation rises to 1.8% spurred by weak pound and rising fuel costs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 10:30:41 AM
....However, economists said inflation would rise further this year, going through the Bank’s target within months. Fuelling the rise is the pound’s sharp fall since the Brexit vote, which makes imports to the UK more expensive, and also the rise in oil prices on the back of lower production. ...
Weak pound and rising inflation push clothing spend to five-year low image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
....2% on the previous quarter. The Brexit vote’s blow to the pound has made imports more expensive and some of that impact is now being passed on to consumers, with inflation hitting its highest level for more than two years in December. ...
The UK's inflation foot soldiers: how the ONS measures the CPI image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 04:58:06 PM
.... If the price is the same and the weight has gone down, there has indeed been some inflation for that item, or what has become known as shrinkflation. As imports have become more expensive, some manufacturers have deployed this shrinking tactic to absorb some of their higher costs. ...
Welcome to rabbit-hutch Britain, land of the ever-shrinking home image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of February 2017 07:00:09 AM
....Housebuilders have consistently argued against minimum space standards for private housing, claiming they reduce customer choice. “If you make a house bigger, it’s naturally going to be more expensive,” says the HBF. ...
My refund was a no show after The Lowry charged my card twice image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of February 2017 07:00:09 AM
....When I got my credit card statement, there were two amounts charged to my account – the initial £79 and another £87. I checked my tickets and saw that when the second lot had been booked, I’d been sold more expensive ones, which I didn’t actually want. ...
Fifth of rail passengers buy wrong ticket from machines, says regulator image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 12:01:36 AM
....About one in five train passengers using ticket machines could be either paying too much or be at risk of a penalty fare, the rail regulator has said. The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) carried out a study in which 13% of its mystery passengers chose more expensive tickets than required. ...
‘A horrendous notion’: small firms object to tourist tax proposals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 07:15:00 AM
....Either way, Shalam believes a tourist tax could have a negative impact on domestic tourists. “Added to VAT, they’ll see it as more expensive to stay in the UK than go abroad. ...
Scotland needs publicly funded bank, says thinktank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 07:00:20 AM
....Common Weal said there was an urgent requirement to set up a Scottish national investment bank that would use £1. 35bn in public funding for construction projects and another £2bn from investors to replace more expensive private financing. ...
How high street clothes were made by children in Myanmar for 13p an hour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 12:04:43 AM
.... Which do you want?”. The low labour costs in Myanmar have encouraged international brands to switch production from more expensive countries and between 2010 and 2014 exports tripled to £787m. ...
UK inflation warnings intensify as service sector costs rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 01:43:13 PM
.... The Bank also surprised financial markets by edging down its forecast for inflation. The PMI report, which covers firms making up about 50% of the economy, suggested that companies’ costs were rising at the fastest rate since March 2011 with pressure from more expensive imports, higher fuel and freight prices and bigger wage bills. ...
UK house price growth has hit 14-month low, says Nationwide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 09:06:31 AM
....Inflation has already started to rise as the impact of the sharp fall in the value of the pound since the EU referendum feeds through to prices. A weaker pound makes imports from abroad more expensive. ...
UK growth forecast upgraded amid warning over inflation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 06:30:09 AM
.... That was the biggest year-on-year increase since the bank started compiling its spending report in February 2013. The bank also found further evidence that households were growing more worried about rising prices as the weak pound makes imports to the UK more expensive and that gets passed on to consumers. ...
UK faces return to inequality of Thatcher years, says report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of January 2017 11:26:31 PM
....Its warnings chime with other forecasts for a squeeze on family budgets on the back of sluggish wage growth, welfare cuts, rising global oil prices and the pound’s sharp fall since the Brexit vote. The drop in sterling has made imports more expensive and there are already signs that is being passed on to consumers, with inflation hitting its highest level for more than two years in December. ...
Nursery schools: ‘What society gives children less chance than their parents?’ image
.... In addition to teaching the children in their care, institutions such as Homerton share good practice with other providers in their area and offer teacher training. However, nursery schools are more expensive than other early years provision, principally because of the cost of employing qualified specialist teachers. ...
Brexit: weak pound threatens craft beer revolution, say brewers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 12:33:32 PM
.... The end result, says Israel, is that beer companies must either risk their own survival by absorbing cost increases, or ask consumers to fork out more. “We’ll work hard to keep costs where they are but everything is getting more expensive and we’re likely at some stage to pass these costs on to publicans. ...
Brexit has allowed the banks to get off Britain's naughty step image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 04:00:28 PM
....Critics of an FTT – of whom there are plenty in the financial sector – say it would only work if every country adopted it and that the banks would simply pass on the cost of the tax to their customers. It would make raising finance harder and more expensive. ...
UK manufacturers upbeat as weak pound boosts exports image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 12:38:03 PM
....The quarterly health check of industry from the employers’ organisation found that manufacturers were upbeat about their prospects, reporting strong order books and rising output. The CBI said exporters’ competitiveness had been boosted by the fall in the value of the pound since the Brexit vote last June, but more expensive imports would eventually push up prices through their impact on business costs. ...
Five on Brexit Island lifts WH Smith sales as adult colouring books fade image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 11:47:01 AM
....Clarke said WH Smith customers would be protected from Brexit-related price rises this year, partly because only about 5% of the goods and materials bought by the company are priced in dollars. Some retailers have warned that the weak pound will lead to a rise in prices this year, as materials imported from abroad are more expensive. ...
Beer prices rise amid sobering threat of Brexit-related inflation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 06:22:37 PM
....Heineken and Carlsberg have become the latest beer makers to raise prices, following MolsonCoors – maker of the UK’s most popular beer, Carling – and ABInBev, whose stable of brands includes Budweiser. Signs that beer is getting more expensive came as toy manufacturers warned prices could rise by 15% owing to the plunging pound, which is also beginning to put pressure on food prices. ...
British Gas told to pay £9.5m in compensation for late and incorrect bills image
....“Many existing business customers were left without accurate bills, causing significant concern. New customers were delayed from switching to the supplier, potentially costing them money by leaving them on a more expensive deal with another supplier,” he said. ...
UK postcodes with highest burglary rates revealed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 07:01:40 AM
....”. Local councillor Robert Cole, said: “It is one of the more expensive areas of Ilford, with house prices averaging above £500,000, but we have always had a relatively high number of burglaries, which is because we are so close to the M11 and the north circular. ...
MPs question post-Brexit viability of May's industrial strategy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 03:45:43 PM
....“Given the UK’s underlying strengths in science and energy technology, we want to be a global leader in battery technology,” the industrial strategy said. Kate Blagojevic, Greenpeace’s head of energy, criticised nuclear as a source of energy, describing it as “more expensive and hazardous”. ...

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