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.... He has photographs of them posing with local militiamen, hired to protect them. Somalia is a profitable market for BAT, he says, because people like the more expensive brands. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... But amid rising inflation and a strong economy policymakers could hike rates sooner, which could lead to a dramatic jump in borrowing costs. Homeowners have now been urged to lock in cheap deals, especially borrowers who are sitting on lenders' Standard Variable Rates (SVR), which are typically far more expensive than fixed rates. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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. A sliding pound has left euro rail fares looking less of a comparative bargain, but commuter season tickets and peak fares remain more expensive on Britain’s railways than continental Europe’s, according to most studies. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . Dorothy had not changed tariff for a while, so it was likely that she was on the more expensive standard ones as well, a situation consumer organisations and the Government are actively trying to change by making people more aware of cheaper options. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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Better subsidies would make rail fares more affordable … just in time for Brexit image
. A sliding pound has left euro rail fares looking less of a comparative bargain, but commuter season tickets and peak fares remain more expensive on Britain’s railways than continental Europe’s, according to most studies. ...
Revealed: how British American Tobacco exploited war zones to sell cigarettes image
.... He has photographs of them posing with local militiamen, hired to protect them. Somalia is a profitable market for BAT, he says, because people like the more expensive brands. ...
Mortgage rates are rising and time is running out to fix prices, borrowers told image
.... But amid rising inflation and a strong economy policymakers could hike rates sooner, which could lead to a dramatic jump in borrowing costs. Homeowners have now been urged to lock in cheap deals, especially borrowers who are sitting on lenders' Standard Variable Rates (SVR), which are typically far more expensive than fixed rates. ...
ENERGY customer delivered into safe hands after dire billing muddle  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 02:39:00 PM
.... . Dorothy had not changed tariff for a while, so it was likely that she was on the more expensive standard ones as well, a situation consumer organisations and the Government are actively trying to change by making people more aware of cheaper options. ...
Stock market crash: how Slater and Gordon became a casualty of the neoliberal dream | Richard Ackland image
....This was described by Grech as a “transformative” acquisition – instead it became a case study in debacle. The legal division, before it was sold to S&G, brought over 62,000 noise-induced hearing loss insurance claims, but because of difficulties associated with determining the cause of the injuries, these cases proved more difficult and more expensive to resolve. ...
Britons shunning two-week holidays in favour of short breaks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 12:27:00 PM
....While the general trend from 1996 to 2016 was a sharp rise in the number of holidays taken, the travel industry has faced tougher times since last summer’s Brexit vote. The pound fell sharply after the referendum, making overseas holidays more expensive and prompting some Britons to opt for staycations. ...
Tesco to end sales of 5p carrier bags image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 11:14:58 AM
....The move by Tesco follows a 10-week trial in Aberdeen, Dundee and Norwich, which led to a 25% cut in bag sales as shoppers either brought their own or switched to the bags for life. The more expensive bags are made from 94% recycled plastic and would be exchanged without charge when damaged, the supermarket said. ...
UK consumers cut spending on clothes, cars and foreign travel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of August 2017 11:01:05 PM
....The leisure sector is likely to have benefited from an early surge in summer staycations. Last month the chancellor, Philip Hammond, admitted that the country’s slowing economic growth was down to the squeeze on the cost of living caused by more expensive imports. ...
Trailfinders blames Brexit vote for wiping out £12m profit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of August 2017 12:39:34 PM
....“This unusual event depressed this year’s profit by some £12m but it is expected to recover in 2017/18”. The weak pound makes it more expensive for Britons to take holidays abroad and also hits companies which have to use the pound to buy services and goods in dollars and euros. ...
Pound PLUNGE: Holidaymakers get LESS than one euro in fresh getaway misery  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 01:14:00 PM
....Travellers buying eurozone currency will now get just 90 cents for every pound in some getaway points, as agents rake in excessive margins, research has showed. Sterling has this week dropped to a nine-month low against the euro this week, making holidays on the continent more expensive for jet-setters. ...
Petrol and diesel ban: Can we afford the electric car revolution? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 12:01:00 AM
....uk shows one in six drivers is looking to purchase an electric or hybrid vehicle in the next two years but can we afford to turn onto the electric car revolution? . At present new electric cars are more expensive to buy, but the price gap is closing as battery technology becomes cheaper. ...
HSBC shows what happens when a bank stops shooting itself in the foot | Nils Pratley image
.... A Which? analysis showed that it can be 12. 5 times more expensive to borrow £100 from some high street banks via an unarranged overdraft than to use a post-reform payday lender. ...
Credit card Britain: £1.5BN of debt racked up in ONE MONTH sparking fresh crisis fears image
....Separate research from consultancy Retail Economics today showed more than one in ten consumers are only just about managing to make minimum credit card repayments. If interest rates were to rise debts could potentially become more expensive making it more difficult for borrowers to meet repayments. ...
Saving Britain’s food supply: a manifesto to keep food on the table image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 08:25:51 PM
.... Added to that is the appalling folly of Brexit, forced through by a cabal of ideologues happy to trot out falsehoods about the sunny uplands of economic joy that leaving the EU would bring. Instead it has resulted in a devaluation of the pound, making imports more expensive and the exporting of our food more attractive. ...
Walkie Talkie tower: stark reminder of forces that rule the City image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 04:56:30 PM
....Standing as the comedy villain of the City, like a broad-shouldered banker bursting out of a cheap pin-striped suit, it is only fitting that the Walkie Talkie should reap the biggest bounty in history – representing a profit of 167% on the development cost. It was designed as a ruthless diagram of market values, swelling out to provide the largest floorplates at the more expensive upper floors, and it has been slammed as a planning mistake of such magnitude that it’s unlikely to be crowded out by other towers, its thuggish silhouette forever destined to stand alone as a reminder of the forces that rule the capital. ...
Sport and sunshine fuel surge in UK supermarket alcohol sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 11:59:45 AM
....There were also continued signs of attempts to save money as rising inflation dented disposable income. Sales of supermarkets’ own-label goods rose by nearly 7% year on year in the last three months, according to Kantar, to account for just over 51% of spending, a record high marking a switch away from more expensive brands. ...
VW calls crisis meeting to discuss EU cartel inquiry, source says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 01:46:00 PM
....Der Spiegel said the talks also led to the use of smaller tanks containing AdBlue, a urea-based liquid needed to help filter nitrogen oxides (NOx) from diesel emissions. Larger tanks would have been more expensive, the magazine said. ...
Shrinking sweets? 'You're not imagining it,' ONS tells shoppers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 11:30:41 AM
.... A grand total of 2,529 products tracked by the Office for National Statistics have decreased in size over the past five years. In an analysis of the phenomenon known as “shrinkflation”, the ONS explored whether these dwindling portions are making life more expensive. ...
Britons travelling to Europe offered just €0.88 for £1 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of July 2017 06:31:18 PM
....Sterling’s latest plunge against the euro has been blamed on Mario Draghi, head of the European Central Bank, who pushed the euro higher on the foreign exchange markets after saying that his governing council could soon start slowing the amount of money the bank will inject into the European economy. While the euro’s rally makes travelling to the UK cheaper for visitors using the euro, it makes it more expensive for British travellers. ...
Is this the Brexit banking exodus Theresa May told us couldn’t happen? | Nesrine Malik image
.... The moment it was announced that the UK would leave the single market, the die was cast. Even if Brexit goes smoothly from a regulatory standpoint, which is wishful thinking, certain financial institutions that cater to Europe would need to move onshore, since conducting business would be more expensive otherwise. ...
Should I cash in my endowment early to pay off my mortgage? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 06:00:13 AM
.... Even if the interest rate on your mortgage jumped to 5%, you would still save £81 a month (a total of £5,832 over six years). Rather than taking out a personal loan to pay off the mortgage in full, you would be better off leaving the mortgage amount at £6,000 because even the most competitive personal loan is going to be more expensive than most mortgage lenders’ standard variable rates. ...
Lower fuel prices slow pace of UK inflation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 08:56:34 AM
If home ownership continues to shrink, the retirement system is in trouble | Greg Jericho image
....Now in the context of the past few years, that is not all that high, but it is higher than the RBA would like given it has repeatedly noted in its statements on monetary policy decisions of the benefit of the falling exchange rate since 2013 and that “an appreciating exchange rate would complicate this adjustment”:. A higher dollar makes our exports more expensive and thus hurts such businesses. ...
'The lipstick effect': Britons treat themselves as budgets tighten image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 08:00:01 AM
....He said that when spare cash is tight, people try to save on dull basics, going for budget shampoos, milk from a discount chain or holding on to an ageing bed or washing machine, in order to afford feel-good treats where they believe they get more value for money. In the last downturn home baking goods sold well, even though it can be more expensive to make a cake at home. ...
Political upheaval will lead to UK economy slowing down, says Moody's image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 12:51:23 PM
.... S&P said a study of the data showed that some UK exporters had taken advantage of the fall in sterling to raise their prices rather than to break into new markets. The agency said that while the price increases were to some extent a matter of choice, they were likely to have been necessary for firms that relied on imports which had become more expensive as a result of the falling exchange rate. ...
Gig economy workers on their jobs: 'They do exercise control over us' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 11:57:45 AM
.... Drivers also bought their own petrol. The driver said fuel bought with a card provided by the company was about 20% more expensive than if it was bought directly. ...
Retiring abroad: How can I cut the costs of moving away in later life? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 11:18:00 AM
....Places like Malaysia and Panama are also becoming increasingly popular with retirees looking for affordable tropical paradises with large (and getting larger) expat communities. Spain and France still take the top spots for the most popular expat destinations for UK citizens, but the costs of retiring in these locations can be on the more expensive side – particularly in the more popular cities. ...
Get rich quick? Not with Utility Warehouse image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of July 2017 06:00:00 AM
....However, it has also been suggested that many people who sign up for the company’s gas and electricity are paying more than they need to. Just a few months ago, Ofgem revealed that 94% of Utility Warehouse’s energy customers were sitting on standard variable tariffs, which the energy watchdog says are “usually more expensive than other deals”. ...
UK faces tightest squeeze on household incomes for five years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 12:57:38 PM
....Households have been hit by a double whammy of slow wage growth and rising inflation. The pound’s weakness since the EU referendum last summer has made imports to the UK more expensive and firms are passing their higher costs on to consumers. ...
What impact is Brexit having on foreign property prices? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 04:49:00 PM
....While Britain’s exodus from the EU is likely to have a far reaching impact on many areas of life across the continent, those who own a property abroad or are looking to purchase a second home overseas are most likely to be focused on what effect Brexit may have on foreign property prices. As it stands, it is currently more expensive to invest in a foreign property than it was a couple of years ago. ...
All Volvo cars to be electric or hybrid from 2019 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 09:25:25 AM
....The cars that Volvo produces from 2019 onwards will range from battery-only to plug-in hybrid – which can run for a significant distance before switching to petrol or diesel – and mild hybrids, where a battery helps a conventional engine achieve greater fuel economy. Asked if the announcement showed diesel was dead, Samuelsson said: “Long-term, diesel will get more and more expensive, because it requires some after-treatment. ...
Poorest students will finish university with £57,000 debt, says IFS image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 11:01:12 PM
.... Arts subjects have particularly benefited, with universities receiving a 47% increase in fees income from those subjects. By contrast science or medicine courses received much lower increases in funding since 2012 because they are more expensive to run. ...
Bank of England's Michael Saunders: 'Prepare for higher interest rates' image
....The pound’s sharp fall since the Brexit vote has left the Bank with a tricky balancing act. A weaker pound has made imports more expensive and pushed inflation well above the Bank’s 2. ...
What’s your policy when it comes to having a perfect holiday? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 06:00:21 AM
.... For these, they would get medical cover of at least £1m. Once you reach 65 or 70 travel insurance gets noticeably more expensive. ...
Can the Bank get Britain to kick its cheap credit habit? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of July 2017 03:00:02 PM
....Last week, Bailey wondered whether the long-term effect of this had been to push people on low incomes into using loan sharks, who charge five or 10 times more. He told the British Bankers’ Association that the regulator was keen to avoid pushing borrowers towards more expensive forms of credit. ...
Consumer confidence is lowest since Brexit vote aftermath, survey finds image
....The report follows official figures showing that pay is falling again in real terms thanks to a combination of lacklustre wage growth and rising inflation. Inflation has been rising on the back of a weak pound since the Brexit vote, which has made imports to the UK more expensive. ...
Are you about to go bust? Credit crash fears as household borrowing surges by £1.7BN image
....The Bank of England has now ordered lenders to hold more cash to see them through an economic downturn, while borrowing requirements for customers have become stricter. It comes amid growing expectations that interest rates could soon rise, making debts more expensive to maintain. ...
UK financial watchdog investigates car loans market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 01:33:08 PM
....In January 2015 price caps on pay day loans came into force – at no more than 0. 8% a day – which the FCA is monitoring to ensure that borrowers are not forced towards more expensive forms of credit. ...
Jaguar Land Rover to recruit 5,000 staff after record year of sales image
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. ...
Philip Hammond under pressure to spend to lure voters back to Tories image
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. ...
Should you join the charge and buy an electric car? image
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. ...
Bank of England edges closer to increasing UK interest rates image
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. ...
Five-minute guide to following your football team image
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. ...
How many boxes? image
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. ...
Picture perfect: how to make an art of your investments image
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. ...
Text-to-switch plan for mobile users image
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. ...

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