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....Advertisers’ reluctance to take the initiative may stem from two factors. First, the worry that drawing up “whitelists” and employing human judgment is a more expensive way to advertise. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Since the start of this year, the economy has lost steam as consumers have cut back on spending amid rising cost pressures. The pound’s sharp fall since the Brexit vote has made imports more expensive and official figures due on Tuesday are expected to show that inflation held at its highest level for more than three years last month. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....". Both retailers had also developed "very successful" own-label lines, according to Mr Hayward: "These played well to customers' desire for value, while also encouraging them to trade up to more expensive products. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Its expansion plans will bolster hopes that the UK’s export sector can help offset some of the domestic pressures on the economy in the years ahead as household budgets continue to be squeezed by weak pay growth and rising inflation on the back of the slide in sterling triggered by Brexit. The pound’s weakness since the referendum has made imports to the UK more expensive, but it has also been a boon to some exporters because it makes their goods more competitive in overseas markets. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The SRB was set up to deal with any struggling banks after the 2012 eurozone crisis threatened the economies of entire countries. In Spain, banks had so much risky debt it worried investors buying sovereign wealth bonds, making borrowing by the country more expensive. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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...."It was the biggest move we've ever done," says Martin Corr, the managing director of rock and roll transport firm Sound Moves. More firms are choosing to use air freight to get their goods to market, from diamonds to car parts, even though it is six times more expensive than sending them by sea - and rock superstars depend on it too. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The main culprit is the weak pound. The slide in sterling prompted by the shock referendum result has driven up the cost of imported goods, which has made food, drink and other everyday items more expensive. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The performance of the pound will be closely watched in the coming days, not least by those planning a holiday this summer. Sterling fell sharply against the dollar and the euro following the UK's vote to leave the EU - making the cost of a typical holiday including travel and currency about 12% more expensive since the Brexit vote, according to one estimate. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The main pressure is expected to come from higher inflation, stemming largely from the pound’s sharp fall since the Brexit vote last year. That has made the many imported goods to the UK more expensive and been passed on to consumers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The upward push on prices stems largely from the pound’s sharp fall since last June’s Brexit vote. That has made imports to the UK more expensive and along with higher oil prices has lifted inflation to its highest level in more than three years. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Data released on Tuesday showed that in May inflation hit 2. 9%, driven in part by the pound’s weakness since the Brexit vote, which has made imports to the UK more expensive. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The neighbourhood is vibrant, walkable and full of youthful energy. What’s less apparent to twentysomething Hackney local David East, is why younger people are being deliberately excluded – not just from the more expensive private ownership flats, but also from the 14 “affordable” housing flats being offered for less than 80% of market rent. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....For the best all-round package the Nissan Leaf is hard to beat, says Shufflebotham. The BMW i3 is another to consider but is significantly more expensive – on lease from £346 a month for four years with £2,076 up front. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . This means it is more expensive for South Africa to borrow money, because it is seen as having a higher risk defaulting on its debts. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The referendum result did not deliver the drastic hit to economic growth that some had predicted but it did send the pound sharply lower. That has made imports to the UK more expensive, helping to push inflation up to its highest level in more than three years. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....But Torsten Bell, director of the Resolution Foundation, said it was clear that Hammond took a different view and was unreceptive to the idea of permitting a big increase in the deficit. Bell said one way to pay for spending increases would be to delay some of the more expensive proposed tax cuts – raising the personal allowance, increasing the upper rate threshold and reducing corporation tax – that the government has lined up for the current parliament. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....“Excess insurance can provide extra piece of mind, should your vehicle suffer accidents or damage which aren’t your fault. However, it can be more cost efficient to shop around for a specialist insurer, as paying via your rental company is likely to be far more expensive,” says Corbett. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....A strong victory for the Conservatives is likely to see gilt yields fall, while a hung parliament or Labour victory could push them higher. This may make your mortgage premiums more expensive. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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....The weaker pound comes as prices at some of the most popular tourist areas in Europe have risen sharply over the last five years. A survey by Post Office Travel Money comparing the cost of meals, drinks and holiday essentials found that Palma in Majorca is now almost 25% more expensive than in 2012 and Sorrento in Italy is up 18%. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 04:50:45 PM
....Its expansion plans will bolster hopes that the UK’s export sector can help offset some of the domestic pressures on the economy in the years ahead as household budgets continue to be squeezed by weak pay growth and rising inflation on the back of the slide in sterling triggered by Brexit. The pound’s weakness since the referendum has made imports to the UK more expensive, but it has also been a boon to some exporters because it makes their goods more competitive in overseas markets. ...
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 03:00:41 PM
....But Torsten Bell, director of the Resolution Foundation, said it was clear that Hammond took a different view and was unreceptive to the idea of permitting a big increase in the deficit. Bell said one way to pay for spending increases would be to delay some of the more expensive proposed tax cuts – raising the personal allowance, increasing the upper rate threshold and reducing corporation tax – that the government has lined up for the current parliament. ...
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 06:00:30 AM
....For the best all-round package the Nissan Leaf is hard to beat, says Shufflebotham. The BMW i3 is another to consider but is significantly more expensive – on lease from £346 a month for four years with £2,076 up front. ...
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 11:11:41 AM
.... Data released on Tuesday showed that in May inflation hit 2. 9%, driven in part by the pound’s weakness since the Brexit vote, which has made imports to the UK more expensive. ...
UK employers plan to keep hiring despite Brexit and slow growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 05:01:47 AM
....Since the start of this year, the economy has lost steam as consumers have cut back on spending amid rising cost pressures. The pound’s sharp fall since the Brexit vote has made imports more expensive and official figures due on Tuesday are expected to show that inflation held at its highest level for more than three years last month. ...
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Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 11th of June 2017 12:01:00 AM
....PREMIER PRICES . Many complain about Premier League ticket prices, but following your team on satellite TV can actually be more expensive. ...
Double whammy for British tourists as pound plunges and prices rise abroad image
....The weaker pound comes as prices at some of the most popular tourist areas in Europe have risen sharply over the last five years. A survey by Post Office Travel Money comparing the cost of meals, drinks and holiday essentials found that Palma in Majorca is now almost 25% more expensive than in 2012 and Sorrento in Italy is up 18%. ...
Election 2017: What now for your finances? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 09:06:04 AM
....The performance of the pound will be closely watched in the coming days, not least by those planning a holiday this summer. Sterling fell sharply against the dollar and the euro following the UK's vote to leave the EU - making the cost of a typical holiday including travel and currency about 12% more expensive since the Brexit vote, according to one estimate. ...
UK economy falls to bottom of EU growth league image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 05:33:45 PM
....The main pressure is expected to come from higher inflation, stemming largely from the pound’s sharp fall since the Brexit vote last year. That has made the many imported goods to the UK more expensive and been passed on to consumers. ...
General Election: Four ways the result could affect expats in the EU image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 04:02:00 PM
....A strong victory for the Conservatives is likely to see gilt yields fall, while a hung parliament or Labour victory could push them higher. This may make your mortgage premiums more expensive. ...
Santander rescues rival Banco Popular from collapse image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 06:32:55 AM
....The SRB was set up to deal with any struggling banks after the 2012 eurozone crisis threatened the economies of entire countries. In Spain, banks had so much risky debt it worried investors buying sovereign wealth bonds, making borrowing by the country more expensive. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 11:02:23 PM
...."It was the biggest move we've ever done," says Martin Corr, the managing director of rock and roll transport firm Sound Moves. More firms are choosing to use air freight to get their goods to market, from diamonds to car parts, even though it is six times more expensive than sending them by sea - and rock superstars depend on it too. ...
Advertisers should follow Vodafone's lead after Facebook and Google failures | Nils Pratley image
....Advertisers’ reluctance to take the initiative may stem from two factors. First, the worry that drawing up “whitelists” and employing human judgment is a more expensive way to advertise. ...
South Africa falls into second recession in a decade image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 11:29:42 AM
.... . This means it is more expensive for South Africa to borrow money, because it is seen as having a higher risk defaulting on its debts. ...
UK households cut back as Brexit effect on pound hits living costs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 05:01:14 AM
....The upward push on prices stems largely from the pound’s sharp fall since last June’s Brexit vote. That has made imports to the UK more expensive and along with higher oil prices has lifted inflation to its highest level in more than three years. ...
How to keep to budget when buying a property abroad image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 04:17:00 PM
....Exchange rates fluctuate on a second-by-second basis, with the overall trend often taking a currency pairing up or down several per cent over the space of each month. A consistent downtrend in pound exchange rates can therefore make it much more expensive to buy the same property than it was a few months ago, while a consistent uptrend could reduce the amount of sterling needed to secure the required amount of euros. ...
Chateau Brexit? Average price of bottle of wine reaches record high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 10:15:00 AM
....The main culprit is the weak pound. The slide in sterling prompted by the shock referendum result has driven up the cost of imported goods, which has made food, drink and other everyday items more expensive. ...
Aldi and Lidl sales soar as prices rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 10:53:37 AM
....". Both retailers had also developed "very successful" own-label lines, according to Mr Hayward: "These played well to customers' desire for value, while also encouraging them to trade up to more expensive products. ...
The new hipsters? London's exclusive 'downsizer' homes for the over-55s image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 06:15:16 AM
.... The neighbourhood is vibrant, walkable and full of youthful energy. What’s less apparent to twentysomething Hackney local David East, is why younger people are being deliberately excluded – not just from the more expensive private ownership flats, but also from the 14 “affordable” housing flats being offered for less than 80% of market rent. ...
Higher inflation drives down real wages for British workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 12:48:46 PM
....The referendum result did not deliver the drastic hit to economic growth that some had predicted but it did send the pound sharply lower. That has made imports to the UK more expensive, helping to push inflation up to its highest level in more than three years. ...
Take a break from the falling pound … you can still minimise your holiday costs image
....“Excess insurance can provide extra piece of mind, should your vehicle suffer accidents or damage which aren’t your fault. However, it can be more cost efficient to shop around for a specialist insurer, as paying via your rental company is likely to be far more expensive,” says Corbett. ...
Brexit economy: workers face squeeze but firms remain upbeat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:12:55 AM
.... It is still down by more than 10% against the dollar and euro when compared with the day of the referendum last June. “The pound’s sharp drop makes imports to the UK such as food ingredients and fuel more expensive,” said Blanchflower, highlighting the rise in inflation to 2. ...
Tesco to trial a phase-out of single-use 5p plastic bags image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 03:20:10 PM
....Britain’s biggest retailer has launched the 10-week trial in three stores – in Aberdeen, Dundee and Norwich – to see how customers manage without the 5p bag option. Shoppers who forget to bring their own bags will still be able to buy more expensive reusable bags which start at 10p. ...
Financially sunk if you sail without proper travel insurance image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . Alex Edwards, travel insurance expert at GoCompare, said cruise holidays are booming in popularity but can be more expensive than other types of breaks: “It is important to ensure you have the right travel insurance otherwise you could be left seriously out of pocket. ...
Ebay accused of failing its sellers as fraudulent buyers manipulate the system image
....Last November Clive Rose* sold two handmade Japanese swords on eBay, worth a total of £1,940. The buyer, once he had received them, demanded that the cost of the more expensive sword be slashed. ...
Ikea seeks to make more products in UK to fend off post-Brexit vote price rises image
....“Currency is our biggest challenge,” she said, referring to the fall in value of the pound against the euro and the dollar, which despite recent fluctuations, is down by between 10% and 12% since the EU referendum. The lower value of the pound has made it more expensive to import goods while potential tariffs once the UK exits the EU formally could also adds to costs. ...
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of May 2017 06:00:17 AM
....Look out for expert endorsements such as prizes or scholarships. Artists with an MA are a safer bet than BAs, but their work tends to be more expensive because they usually have several years’ more experience. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 12:31:23 PM
....The proposal means Ofcom's previously preferred option - a more simple one-stage process - is being dropped. That system was more expensive and could have raised bills, it said. ...
Unemployment is at its lowest since 1975, so why do people feel worse off? | Larry Elliott image
.... When the jobless rate was this low in previous economic cycles, wages were rising because employers were competing for scarce labour. Firms were investing in new capital equipment because workers were becoming more expensive. ...
UK inflation: How could latest figures impact an international property purchase? image
....The situation even has the potential to cause some people to delay plans to buy overseas property as the restriction in spending dents impacts larger purchases. The negative repercussions of higher inflation and faltering wage growth could also make an international property purchase more expensive by causing a decline in pound exchange rates. ...
Jobs market will suffer a Brexit slowdown, say experts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 11:01:29 PM
....”. Inflation has been steadily rising since the Brexit vote last June, which triggered a sharp fall in the value of the pound, making goods imported from abroad more expensive. ...
How to build your grand design for a humble price image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 06:00:08 AM
....Michael Holmes, chair of the National Custom & Self-Build Association, says that in the Netherlands, known for its large-scale pioneering projects such as Almere and IJburg, people routinely queue up to buy plots that are sold at a fixed price on a first-come, first-served basis. Self-build mortgages are offered by a number of small building societies and are more expensive than conventional mortgages, but once the house is built the owners can remortgage in the mainstream market. ...
Ofcom opens investigation into the cost of 118 calls image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 11:44:13 AM
....97 for calls of less than a minute. "Ofcom has been monitoring the costs of the more expensive services, which have risen significantly in recent months as fewer people use these services," it said. ...
From yoga instructors to novelists: five ways to turn your hobby into a job image
....When you start selling or putting a price point on your work, you should look at what your competitors charge, says Fennell. “Also pay attention to what is being offered for the prices – why are the more expensive pieces charged so? Do they have extra features? Price your products at an area you think is fair given the market and experiment as you go along to see which prices provide the best income. ...
UK pay growth outlook is 'among gloomiest in advanced economies' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 11:01:04 PM
.... After a two-and-a-half-year period of respite, pay recently started falling again in real terms. That drop is the result of sluggish pay growth being overtaken by inflation, which has risen as the pound’s weakness since the Brexit vote makes imports more expensive. ...
Theresa May to promise price cap on energy bills in Tory manifesto image
....May referred to the policy at a campaign event in Harrow West on Monday where she argued that “capping energy prices to support working families” was in the national interest. It came after five of the big six energy companies announced price increases for their standard tariffs – often the more expensive rates that 70% of people are on. ...
Revealed: Britain's cheapest supermarket prices for your weekly shop image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 04:48:00 PM
....8 per cent respectively, giving the two supermarkets a record high share of the market, according to data from Kantar. Tony Baines, joint managing director of Aldi Corporate Buying, said: “This independent research shows the scale of the savings Aldi customers are making compared to our more expensive competitors. ...
Will your travel insurance cover you if an airline goes out of business? image
.... It also prompted more insurers to start offering SAF cover as standard. Today it tends to be offered by the slightly more expensive insurers and its presence is a good test of a policy’s suitability. ...
UK economy gets boost as service sector growth hits four-month high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 11:14:24 AM
....The survey compilers also noted that in the face of rising costs, companies were putting up their prices at the fastest pace since July 2008, adding to pressures on consumers. Costs have risen due to higher crude oil prices and because the pound’s drop since the Brexit vote makes imports more expensive. ...
UK car sales drop by a fifth after tax changes and price rises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 10:27:22 AM
....Carmakers have warned the Brexit vote could force some of them to move production facilities out of the country should the UK fail to secure a favourable trade deal. Analysts have also said the fall in the pound, which makes imports more expensive, was likely to lead to higher prices and depress demand. ...
Sainsbury's warns of rising costs as profits fall 8.2% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 06:27:59 AM
Apple's iPhone sales in surprise drop image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 09:23:51 PM
....Despite falling unit sales, revenue from iPhones still climbed 1% to $33. 2bn due to "robust" sales of its bigger, more expensive iPhone 7 Plus. ...
Avocado prices at record high due to reduced harvests image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 07:51:12 AM
.... Subway was forced to stop serving fresh avocado on their sandwiches while Chipotle Mexican Grill said it squeezed their bottomline. There are also worries that avocados will get even more expensive if President Trump follows through with his threat to exit NAFTA or levy tariffs on Mexico. ...
Green heating system accused of causing 'fuel poverty' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 12:47:23 AM
....The government wants millions of us to get heat and hot water from "district heating networks" to help meet carbon reduction targets. But residents on some networks say they are more expensive than traditional heating and have been beset with problems. ...
Good and bad news from an economy in uncharted territory image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 03:00:02 PM
.... It was the weakest performance for a year and missed economists’ forecasts for a more modest slowdown. Inflation is at its highest for three years and risingThe pound’s drop makes imports to the UK more expensive and that effect has combined with higher crude oil prices to push inflation to 2. ...
Hard times for Whole Foods: 'People say it's for pretentious people. I can see why' image
.... Last month, Barclays advised that Whole Foods had experienced a “staggering” decline in foot traffic that it estimated at 3%, or roughly 14 million customers. Whole Foods has long been the butt of jokes for its prices – although it disputes it is more expensive than it rivals – and its bougie products. ...
UK GDP growth slower than expected as inflation bites image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 02:33:56 PM
....The figures suggested consumer-facing sectors such as shops and hotels have been hurt in recent months by the squeeze on Britons’ spending power from the pound’s plunge since the Brexit vote. Sterling’s weakness makes imports to the UK such as food and fuel more expensive. ...
British consumers' confidence slumps as inflation grows image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 06:01:03 AM
....Much of the pressure on households stems from higher inflation, which has picked up to its highest level in more than three years on the back of higher oil prices and because of the pound’s weakness since the Brexit vote. A weaker currency makes imports to the UK such as food and fuel more expensive. ...
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. ...

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