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....A second model - known as the relative price cap - would tell suppliers to have a maximum differential between their expensive standard variable tariffs and their cheaper fixed price deals. For example, they might be told that their top tariff could only be a maximum of 10% more expensive than their cheapest deal. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....But, compared with the day of last June’s referendum, the pound is still down 14% against the US dollar and 10% against the euro. That weakness is now making itself felt in the real economy as imports become more expensive and shoppers are paying higher prices for a whole range of goods and services, from food to fuel. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....British Gas is the only one of the large suppliers to have not hiked prices in the recent flurry of tariff rises, although analysts expect the cap will dent its parent company’s earnings before by £300m. Experts at Jefferies, the stockbroker, said that if the company offset the pain by making its fixed deals more expensive – as seems likely across the industry – it would reduce the loss to £150m. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The pound is 14% lower against the dollar than it was on the day of the referendum in June when the UK voted to leave the European Union. Weaker sterling makes goods imported from abroad more expensive, which is a big blow to the retail sector when Britain imports most of its food and runs a large deficit in goods with the rest of he world. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Under the relative price cap model, suppliers would be told to have a maximum differential between their expensive SVT tariffs and their cheaper fixed price deals. For example, they might be told that their top tariff could only be a maximum of 10% more expensive than their cheapest deal. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... “But questions remain about what happens to customers’ bills when those deals end. “Just abolishing the standard variable tariff could end up with it being recreated in all but name as the more expensive tariff that people are automatically rolled on to at the end of their fixed term. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Car insurance model will not help energy market, says charity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 02:52:40 PM
.... “But questions remain about what happens to customers’ bills when those deals end. “Just abolishing the standard variable tariff could end up with it being recreated in all but name as the more expensive tariff that people are automatically rolled on to at the end of their fixed term. ...
Brexit economy: living standards are falling as the snap election looms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 10:38:58 AM
....But, compared with the day of last June’s referendum, the pound is still down 14% against the US dollar and 10% against the euro. That weakness is now making itself felt in the real economy as imports become more expensive and shoppers are paying higher prices for a whole range of goods and services, from food to fuel. ...
Energy price cap image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:52:31 AM
....Under the relative price cap model, suppliers would be told to have a maximum differential between their expensive SVT tariffs and their cheaper fixed price deals. For example, they might be told that their top tariff could only be a maximum of 10% more expensive than their cheapest deal. ...
Tory energy bill cap dents Centrica and SSE share prices image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 09:05:46 AM
....British Gas is the only one of the large suppliers to have not hiked prices in the recent flurry of tariff rises, although analysts expect the cap will dent its parent company’s earnings before by £300m. Experts at Jefferies, the stockbroker, said that if the company offset the pain by making its fixed deals more expensive – as seems likely across the industry – it would reduce the loss to £150m. ...
General Election 2017: Energy bill cap 'will hit consumers' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 07:29:03 AM
....A second model - known as the relative price cap - would tell suppliers to have a maximum differential between their expensive standard variable tariffs and their cheaper fixed price deals. For example, they might be told that their top tariff could only be a maximum of 10% more expensive than their cheapest deal. ...
UK retail surge since Brexit vote comes to an end image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 01:11:30 PM
.... The pound is 14% lower against the dollar than it was on the day of the referendum in June when the UK voted to leave the European Union. Weaker sterling makes goods imported from abroad more expensive, which is a big blow to the retail sector when Britain imports most of its food and runs a large deficit in goods with the rest of he world. ...
UK government vows strong action to rein in energy companies image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 12:25:24 PM
....Clark said the plans, which are expected to include some form of price cap, would show “very decisive action”. Clark said he was acting because of the “flagrant mistreatment” of loyal customers who default on to more expensive standard tariffs and are collectively paying a billion pounds more than they need to. ...
UK wine industry to plant 1m vines as sector bubbles with confidence image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:30:21 AM
.... More precise meteorological forecasts have also helped the English to cope with one of the world’s most changeable weather systems. A shift to buying more expensive vintages has also encouraged consumers to trade up to English wines, which typically start at £10 a bottle, although the top sparklers such as Nyetimber, made in West Sussex, retail for about £35. ...
Bulgaria's Sunny Beach offers 'best value in Europe' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 11:32:31 PM
.... . "Over the course of a week's holiday, lunch and evening meals for two will cost less than around £175 in Sunny Beach but this could mushroom to over £600 in more expensive resorts in France or Italy. ...
Python with anorexia swallows £800 in vet bills image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 11:10:29 PM
....The bearded dragon, a kind of lizard, had its sore jaw treated at a cost of £410. The food-resistant python proved even more expensive, costing £790 to treat. ...
Why dental floss and kippers explain your rising post-Brexit shopping bill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 04:37:34 PM
....“Customers are less likely to notice those increases, because they don’t buy those things very frequently. But you’re going to notice if your milk is more expensive. ...
Millions of EDF customers face second price rise this year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 11:36:37 AM
....”. Price comparison sites showed that EDF’s standard tariff was now more than £300 higher than the cheapest deal on the market, and had become one of the more expensive standard tariffs on offer. ...
The older expats facing poverty – thanks to Brexit and frozen pensions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 06:00:27 AM
.... “It’s hit us very hard and happened so quickly: it happened in a single month. All our bills are much more expensive. ...
UK inflation stays at three-year high of 2.3% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 10:42:20 AM
....Much of the pressure on inflation has come from the pound’s sharp fall against other currencies after last June’s vote to leave the EU. That makes imports to the UK more expensive, with firms now passing on those higher costs to shoppers. ...
Car insurance premiums 'jump by £110' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:09:14 PM
....Average premiums are set to rise to a record high and could pass £1,000 next year, it added. Newer vehicles have seen some of the biggest rises, because their increasingly complex electronics have made repairs more expensive. ...
UK retail sales fall again as rising living costs bite image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:01:12 PM
....Retailers face the dual pressures of cautious consumers and rising operating costs this year. Their labour costs have risen with an increase in the national living wage, transport costs are up on higher oil prices and imported goods are more expensive because of the pound’s sharp fall since the Brexit vote last June. ...
Cut price image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 11:18:58 PM
.... . After all, what's the alternative? Buy a whole new printer from a rival manufacturer? As long as that is even slightly more expensive than the new ink for your current printer, you will reluctantly pay up. ...
The experts’ guide to making your garden bloom on a budget image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of April 2017 06:00:31 AM
....It’s often more economical to buy a few smaller, cheaper plants than one larger one. Shrubs are slower growing and more expensive but can be money well spent, even for those on a limited budget, as they last for many years. ...
Post-Brexit-vote surge for UK economy comes to an end image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 04:34:17 PM
....Economists on Friday said there was growing evidence that the UK economy slipped down a gear as it entered the new year, following a strong finish to 2016 that had confounded the doomsayers predicting a post-Brexit-vote slump. Now, 10 months on from the vote to leave the EU, economic indicators point to strains on companies from higher costs as the pound’s slump makes imported materials and fuels more expensive. ...
Record UK car registrations in March image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 08:17:31 AM
....He says that rising inflation and sluggish wage rises will erode the purchasing power of consumers. Meanwhile, imported cars are likely to become more expensive because of the fall in value of the pound, he points out. ...
Trump's trade tactics image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 11:33:23 PM
....For years China intervened to keep its exchange rate low, which kept the price of its goods down and helped increase the US deficit. But more recently its central bank has kept the currency high - making its exports more expensive - and it is in the US's interest to encourage more of this. ...
Cost of junk image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 12:52:58 PM
....As inflation increases, the central bank, the Reserve Bank, will have to increase interest rates as a counter measure. This makes the cost of mortgages, home loans and any other borrowing ordinary South Africans want to do more expensive. ...
South Africa's credit rating has been cut to junk status image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 11:11:12 AM
.... . The financial downgrading is likely to make it more expensive for South Africa to borrow money on the international markets, as lending to the country would be seen as riskier. ...
Champagne producers try to regain fizz as weak pound dents UK sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 09:22:51 AM
....”. So the champagne industry’s strategy for coping with a referendum vote that punished a perceived metropolitan elite is to give that elite something more expensive to quaff. ...
Price of imported fruit and vegetables 'will rise by up to 8% after Brexit' image
. Fruit and vegetables, flowers and olive oil will all become more expensive once the UK leaves the EU, no matter what trade deal is struck, City analysts have calculated. ...
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. ...

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