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....Lorry drivers moving goods in Western Europe for Ikea and other retailers are living out of their cabs for months at a time, a BBC investigation has found. Some drivers - brought over from poorer countries by lorry firms based in Eastern Europe - say their salary is less than three pounds an hour. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The Ministry of Justice said it had no choice under the current law, and said it would consult on possible changes. Shares in insurance companies fell, with some saying that profits would be hit by millions of pounds. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....". GM chairman and chief executive Mary Barra said it had been a difficult decision to sell Opel and Vauxhall, and insisted the business would have broken even in 2016 had it not been for the UK's decision to leave the European Union, which caused a sharp drop in the value of the pound. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Although the BBC cannot be sure of the whistleblowers claims, the following suggested they were telling the truth:. Dozens of customers are said to have been affected, and many have lost thousands of pounds as a result of the fraud. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... . They show fuel and food prices are rising, a situation not helped by the fall in the value of the pound, which makes imports more expensive. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. A new multimillion-pound research and development centre is being opened in Wiltshire by Sir James Dyson. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Sir Charlie Mayfield, chair of the partnership, described sterling as “the dog that hasn’t really barked”. He noted that the weaker pound – down about 20% since last June’s Brexit vote – would start affecting British businesses this year, as most buy currency six months to a year in advance. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... NHBC says in about half of the homes where it provides warranty, building control is carried out by another body, usually the local authority. Questions have been raised over NHBC’s independence after it emerged that the organisation pays millions of pounds to housebuilders every year. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. With the clicking of poles and a determined stride, the Winchester Nordic Walking group is a distinctive sight as its members pound the Hampshire countryside. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Sunday 5th of March 2017 01:47:11 AM
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.... The world outside Europe is expanding faster than Europe, and that is the same for Dyson,” he said. The tycoon said that Britain is a “great place to do business” due to the low rate of corporation tax, the skills of engineers and scientists, and the decline in the value of the pound against the dollar and euro. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Several other industry bodies - Cecra, FiA, ADPA, Leaseurope and others - agree, saying that an "in-vehicle interoperable, standardised, secure and open-access platform" would be preferable to preserve a competitive market. This may be a complex issue, but it could directly affect the pound in your pocket. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Opel had hoped to return to profitability by 2016, but the slide in sterling following the EU referendum last June contributed to its 257m euros annual loss. In contrast, Ford Europe managed to make a pre-tax profit last year despite the pound's collapse. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The sale suggests investor interest in UK property remains strong, despite Britain’s vote to leave the EU last summer. The weak pound has drawn in global investors, despite uncertainty created by the referendum. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. A woman has spoken of her surprise when her smart meter quoted thousands of pounds for a day's usage of gas and electricity, due to a system error. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... . Some researchers have come up with a promising new technique to find antimicrobial compounds in soil. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The US dollar fell about 0. 9% against the euro and more than 1% against the pound. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....RDG chief executive Paul Plummer said there had been a "capacity crunch" for years as passenger demand increased. "That's why we're delivering billions of pounds of improvements and reversing decades of under-investment. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....There are also plans for 150 rapid charging points by 2018, and for 300 of them by 2020. But even allowing for thousands of pounds in subsidies, the new cab will cost more than £40,000 each. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....“The margins are slim for OEMs [original equipment manufacturer] – 5% to 10%. If you add a 10% tariff you could charge the customer more – which is unlikely – or you look at it very quickly and say ‘It’s going to to cost us hundreds of millions of pounds a year or the cost of a new plant is £800m to £1bn, so let’s move manufacturing’. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . All round, government leaders have expounded a wider definition of success beyond academic grades. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....". Then there are the environmental benefits: "We estimate that in the District of Columbia by switching our 71,000 street lights over to LEDs we can save upwards of 30 million pounds (13,600 tonnes) of coal a year, in electricity we won't be using for the lights," he says. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... . The pound fell sharply after the Brexit vote last summer, leaving retailers with the choice of raising prices or seeing their profits squeezed. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... . Tesco said in a statement: "We're replacing the locks on our trolleys to accept old and new pound coins as well as existing trolley tokens. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... “If we relinquish Euratom there would be reduced burden from not having to comply with directives,” said David Senior, an ONR executive. Norman also promised a decision was due soon on the next stage of a delayed multimillion-pound government competition for mini nuclear reactors, known as small modular reactors. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Although many businesses are expecting small falls in business rates in April, around a third are expecting very sharp rises, with a fifth - mainly in the South East - expecting a rise of more than 40% immediately - and that is AFTER a government plan to use £3. 6 billion pounds saved by the winners to offset the pain of the losers. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....". Ahead of the 2014 referendum, ratings agency Fitch warned that plans for an independent Scotland to continue use of the pound without shared fiscal and banking union with the UK could risk "high volatility and market turbulence". ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... . A weaker pound has a mixed impact on Vauxhall's profitability. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The RMT said it stands by comments made in January by the union's general secretary, Mick Cash, who warned that Britain's rail network was being sold off like it was a "dodgy car boot sale". "The checks and balances for both passengers and the taxpayer, which the DfT claims are enshrined in its multi-million pound franchising programme, are clearly lacking when the winning bidder can simply walk away, share out its responsibilities and choose its replacement whenever it sees fit," he said. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....66 by the end of 2016, after allowing for inflation. This would have required any income to be reinvested each month - to make the most of compounding over time. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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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. ...
Taking the easy option with car insurance renewal can be costly image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . The result is that many spend hundreds of pounds more than they need, which is a high price to pay for taking it easy. ...
Five-minute guide to new 12-sided pound coin image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
. This will replace the current “round pound” which superseded the old pound note on April 21, 1983, more than 30 years ago. ...
The British jobs Brexit makes hard to fill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 04:00:06 PM
....The human and economic cost of Brexit is registered in nationalities and jobs, a list of accents and tasks that we have taken for granted: the Italian chef; the Romanian fruit-picker and the Polish builder. According to industry groups and business owners, it is becoming increasingly hard to attract this kind of employee to Britain because of the collapse in the pound. ...
Up in smoke: the VW emissions  ‘fix’ has left our car undriveable image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:03 AM
.... Lawyers claim British drivers should be compensated because they paid more for what they thought were clean diesel cars. Each motorist is seeking thousands of pounds in compensation. ...
Lords call for the banks to get back to basics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:02 AM
....There are almost 8m basic bank accounts open in the UK, and most of the big banks offer them, but they are arguably the Cinderella of the financial services world. You won’t find sports stars appearing in multimillion-pound TV adverts to plug them, or billboard posters extolling the virtues of these no-frills accounts. ...
New £1 coin: Tesco to leave trolleys unlocked image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 07:57:17 PM
.... . Tesco said in a statement: "We're replacing the locks on our trolleys to accept old and new pound coins as well as existing trolley tokens. ...
Viagogo's shady reputation grows as it shuns critics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 06:02:46 PM
....The answer is in a nondescript office in a business park on the outskirts of the Irish city of Limerick. This is Viagogo’s European operations centre, where more than 100 staff work at the hub of its multi-billion pound ticket resale empire. ...
Cauliflower prices slashed as UK's warm weather leads to glut image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 05:05:46 PM
.... “We did win business when Spain was out of action and the lower exchange rates have helped exports,” he said. Mowbray said he had also ploughed in some of his cauliflower crop and had frozen some but had been able to export nearly a fifth of his recent crop to Europe, mainly Scandinavia, as the fall in the value of the pound had made British produce more attractive. ...
New £1 coin: Tesco to unlock every trolley as it misses deadline image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 01:37:58 PM
....Tesco is unlocking 100,000 of its coin-operated supermarket trolleys after the grocery giant failed to convert them in time for the launch of the 12-sided £1 coin on Tuesday. A Tesco spokesperson said: “We’re replacing the locks on our trolleys to accept old and new pound coins as well as existing trolley tokens. ...
Broadband users in line for millions in Ofcom compensation plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 09:31:46 AM
. Broadband and landline customers who suffer poor service could get millions of pounds of money back automatically under a scheme proposed by Ofcom. ...
New pound coin: 12-sided piece enters circulation NEXT week - here's what you need to know image
.... It boasts high-tech features, including a hologram. It can be used alongside the old pound coin until the round pound ceases to be legal tender on October 15. ...
1,100 Jones Bootmaker jobs at risk as private equity deal collapses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 07:39:45 PM
....Last year’s relatively mild winter, which has led to lower sales of higher-priced boots, and increases in business rates and the legal minimum wage have added to pressure on the industry. The cost of sourcing goods abroad has also risen since the value of the pound collapsed against the dollar after the Brexit vote last June. ...
London now 'cheaper to live than New York and Tokyo', plus Viagogo snubs MPs image
....Hello and welcome to this week’s Money Talks – a roundup of the week’s biggest stories and some things you may have missed. London ‘cheaper than New York or Tokyo’ after pound’s Brexit plunge. ...
What Next for shops? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 01:21:33 PM
.... . One of the administrators said the fall in the pound and a change in shopping habits were key factors. ...
UK retail sales shrug off Brexit fears with February rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 10:37:42 AM
.... “With household spending growth set to slow as inflation rises, retailers seem likely to remain under pressure through this year,” he said. Ben Broadbent, one of the Bank of England’s deputy governors, said in a speech in London that the fall in the value of the pound was having an impact on spending in the shops. ...
Higher fuel prices take toll on retail sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 10:14:20 AM
....4% increase expected by economists. News of the month-on-month increase sent the pound higher above $1. ...
Brexit could damage UK's fight against corruption, says OECD image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 10:07:05 AM
....“Efforts must be sustained to improve detection of foreign bribery and achieve stronger enforcement of its anti-bribery legislation,” it said. The report praises the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) for recent successes in pursuing major corruption cases, including a multimillion-pound settlement with the engineering giant Rolls-Royce earlier this year. ...
Next shares leads FTSE 100 higher image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 09:31:43 AM
....1614 euros. Commerzbank currency strategist Thu Lan Nguyen said the retail sales were "obviously stronger than expected which just added to the recently rather positive sentiment towards the pound. ...
Next admits mistakes as profits fall for first time in eight years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 08:58:32 AM
....Last year the retailer sped up the way it puts together its clothing ranges to compete better with rivals such as Zara, H&M and Primark, which take weeks rather than months to take clothes from the design stage to the stores. But the Next chief executive, Lord Wolfson, admitted the push, which in some cases saw decisions taken in three days rather than three months, led to mistakes that compounded the tough trading conditions it had faced in 2016. ...
Energy price cap implications ominous, former regulators say image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 06:49:47 AM
.... . City analysts have estimated such a cap could knock hundreds of millions of pounds off the profits of the major suppliers. ...
Shoe retailer Brantano goes into administration with 1,000 jobs at risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 05:41:07 PM
....”. All retailers are under pressure from rising costs because of increases in business rates, the introduction of a minimum wage for over-25s and the fall in the value of the pound against the dollar, the currency in which many products are bought on the wholesale market. ...
Driver warning: Four out of 10 motorists losing hundreds of pounds with THIS mistake image
.... One in ten don't even check the price of their new policy, research by the comparison site showed. Insurers automatically hike prices for loyal customers at renewal, raking in hundreds of pound extra from drivers who sign up without shopping around for quotes. ...
Tesco pulls Sol, Amstel and Tiger from shelves in Brexit price row image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 03:07:10 PM
....2%. The higher-than-expected duty rise, coupled with increased costs for bottles, packaging and fuel because of the pound’s slump since the EU referendum, is understood to be behind the Heineken’s decision to ask for higher prices. ...
UK households most downbeat about finances since 2013 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:35:41 PM
....People living in the east Midlands were the most downbeat about their financial prospects, followed by those in the north-east and London. Inflation has picked up sharply in recent months as the weak pound has pushed up the cost of imported goods. ...
Screwfix boosts Kingfisher's profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:18:25 AM
. Kingfisher, the B&Q and Screwfix owner, has reported sharply higher profits, boosted by resilient sales in the UK and a weaker pound. ...
London's leading shares lose ground image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 08:45:47 AM
...."This is a classic risk-off move - people fly to safety, to the names that they know, as they reprice their fiscal policy outlook," said JP Morgan Asset Management's Alex Dryden. The pound was slightly higher against the dollar at $1. ...
UK millionaires think Brexit will make them even richer, survey finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:35:35 AM
....According to polling data from YouGov, 75% of 18- to 24-year-olds voted to remain in the EU. Three-quarters of the millionaires surveyed by UBS said they thought Brexit would have a positive impact on the overall UK economy in the long term, despite the collapse in the value of the pound since the referendum and concerns that it may be more difficult for the UK to trade goods and service after it leaves the EU. ...
FTSE CEOs 'earn 386 times more than workers on national living wage' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:30:27 AM
....The trust issues its findings amid growing worries over a squeeze on living standards from sluggish pay growth and rising inflation. The pressures on households stem partly from Brexit worries knocking the pound lower and raising the price of imports to the UK. ...
Handbag designer: 'I am moving manufacturing to Italy' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:02:50 AM
....With Theresa May expected to invoke Article 50 next week, kickstarting the process for the UK to leave the EU, BBC News asks if businesses are changing their strategies to cope with Brexit. Handbag designer Claudia Fürst has moved her manufacturing operation to Italy to counter the impact of the weak British pound. ...
Make your money go the distance this summer image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 10:02:00 PM
.... . Coulthurst adds: “It may cost only a few pounds extra and you know your holiday budget up front. ...
Starting a child pension pot could repay a small fortune at retirement image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 10:01:00 PM
....”. Pension contributions have decades to benefit from compound interest. ...
City minister in right and proper pickle over financial crime image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 04:53:03 PM
.... Having recently been relieved of any involvement in Brexit after everyone realised he was hopelessly out of his depth, the Treasury was conducting a process of elimination to discover if there was anything he could do well. On the basis of his answers to an urgent question from Labour on the Guardian’s allegations about British banks processing billions of pounds of dirty Russian money, the answer might well be nothing. ...
UK wages will soon lag behind prices – will the Bank take action? | Larry Elliott image
....In truth, of course, Carney is more concerned about inflation than his apparent nonchalance would suggest. A combination of a rebound in oil prices and the fall in the pound since the EU referendum has resulted in a steady increase in inflation since the middle of last year, and there are more price rises in the pipeline. ...
Abellio deal: Japanese firm Mitsui completes 40% Greater Anglia sale image
....The RMT said it stands by comments made in January by the union's general secretary, Mick Cash, who warned that Britain's rail network was being sold off like it was a "dodgy car boot sale". "The checks and balances for both passengers and the taxpayer, which the DfT claims are enshrined in its multi-million pound franchising programme, are clearly lacking when the winning bidder can simply walk away, share out its responsibilities and choose its replacement whenever it sees fit," he said. ...
Carney: Bank of England deputy should not have quit for 'honest mistake' image
....“For those who have questioned whether we get it, we do. We know this honest mistake was also a serious mistake, one that was compounded by the fact that Charlotte Hogg had overseen the development of our new code. ...
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
....3% in February took inflation above the Bank of England’s 2% target and immediately raised expectations on financial markets that the Bank could raise interest rates sooner than previously thought to keep price rises in check. The pound strengthened against the dollar to hit a three-week high of $1. ...
Viagogo snubs MPs' inquiry into online ticket reselling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 10:57:46 AM
.... Flashman was a renowned tout who claimed he could even get tickets for the Queen’s Garden Parties. The committee heard that fans who buy from Viagogo, sometimes for thousands of pounds, are being turned away from venues and events that ban resale. ...
Pound's jump unsettles London shares image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:06:16 AM
UK inflation jumps to 2.3% in February, pushing the pound higher - as it happened image
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London 'cheaper than New York or Tokyo' after pound's Brexit plunge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 07:00:07 AM
....The city’s tumble down the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) world rankings is almost entirely due to the Brexit-inspired 15% fall in the value of sterling since the EU referendum last year. The pound’s fall has made prices in London much cheaper for foreign visitors, although not for local residents who earn their incomes in sterling. ...
Lord King: Scotland 'could be independent' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 09:34:16 PM
....". Ahead of the 2014 referendum, ratings agency Fitch warned that plans for an independent Scotland to continue use of the pound without shared fiscal and banking union with the UK could risk "high volatility and market turbulence". ...
Jamie Oliver to launch new show as part of deal with Channel 4 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 03:41:50 PM
. Jamie Oliver has struck a new multimillion-pound “golden handcuffs” deal with Channel 4, including a new TV series, that will tie him exclusively to the broadcaster for the next three years. ...
Car insurance prices set to jump by up to £1,000 from TODAY image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 03:02:00 PM
. Young and old drivers are expected to be worst impacted and face paying hundreds of pounds more for policies, as they cause the extra costs for payouts, according to experts. ...
Head of Google Europe apologises over ads on extremist content image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:23:08 PM
....The ads help fund payments to the people who post the videos, with every 1,000 clicks worth about £6. Brittin insisted the sums involved had been “pennies not pounds” but admitted “clearly we need to do more on that”. ...
Pound slips on Article 50 date image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 11:17:08 AM
. The value of the pound slipped as the government said it would officially notify the European Union next Wednesday that the UK is leaving. ...
Thousands join UK legal case against VW over emissions scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 10:27:25 AM
....Lawyers in the UK action will claim British drivers should be compensated because they paid more for what they thought were clean diesel cars. Each motorist is seeking thousands of pounds in compensation. ...
Rail industry promises 6,400 extra services image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:00:48 AM
....RDG chief executive Paul Plummer said there had been a "capacity crunch" for years as passenger demand increased. "That's why we're delivering billions of pounds of improvements and reversing decades of under-investment. ...
The five best ISA funds that have thrashed the market image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 10:22:00 AM
.... . Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, is an admirer: “With 95 per cent of its holdings in international stocks, it has benefited from the weaker pound post Brexit, but performance could slip if sterling strengthens or the US market dips. ...
Rising food costs - what's that got to do with the price of Brexit? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 07:00:01 AM
....The expression “what’s that got to do with the price of [insert foodstuff here]?” is supposed to be a put-down riposte to some irrelevant statement, but it has become one of the pressing economic questions of the day. The Brexit vote has weakened the pound which, in turn, is pushing prices up as the cost of imports rise. ...
A ‘jobs miracle’ that leaves millions worse off | Observer editorial image
....This insecurity means that many families are living an incredibly precarious existence: if economic growth were to dip, there are millions of workers who could effectively be laid off at a moment’s notice. This is playing out against a backdrop of declining living standards for low-income families, as sluggish earnings growth is being compounded by significant cuts to tax credits and benefits in the coming years. ...
Grayling hopes Brexit brings new apprenticeships in train image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 04:00:43 PM
....”. A third rail source says: “This makes a stack of sense – for every ‘x’ number of pounds on a contract, there should be a British apprentice created. ...
Rising prices set to push inflation over 2% Bank of England target image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 03:59:43 PM
. Rising food and fuel costs are expected to have pushed inflation to its highest level in more than three years when official figures are released on Tuesday, underscoring the impact of the Brexit-battered pound on prices in the shops. ...
'Brothers bling': lawsuit puts Nick and Christian Candy in spotlight image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 09:00:35 AM
.... Kylie Minogue’s name has featured. A Candy commission to redecorate the singer’s apartment was said to have over-run by half a million pounds, but she apparently settled the £1. ...
New bombshell for self-employed: pay 400% more NICs… or lose state pension image
....Another Guardian reader got in touch to say that “nobody in the media” seems to have picked up on this, adding that many of the low-earners affected “will be people starting up and being self-employed for the first time, or those who can only work part-time because, perhaps, they have caring commitments for children, sick or elderly family members, or they work in low-paid sectors like the arts”. Can it be true that the government is really hammering people earning just a few thousand pounds a year in this way? We asked the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, and its technical director Robin Williamson confirmed this was the case. ...
What a £1 coin could have made since 1983 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 10:03:18 PM
....66 by the end of 2016, after allowing for inflation. This would have required any income to be reinvested each month - to make the most of compounding over time. ...
Paperback fighter: sales of physical books now outperform digital titles image
....“Traditional publishers are setting the prices, which limits our ability as a retailer to discount or run price promotions,” he said. “One of the things that attracts people to ebooks is their affordability and people’s ability to take that pound they have for reading and stretch it further. ...
FTSE 100 closes at another record high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 08:52:07 AM
....The company added that the housing market in London and the South East had now "stabilised" since the post-Brexit vote fall in sales. On the currency markets, the pound was up 0. ...
Sainsbury's takes inflation hit on the chin as Aldi and Lidl loom | Nils Pratley image
.... That was double the rate in the previous month, but we’re not talking about the 5% within six months that his predecessor, Justin King, forecast four months ago for the entire industry. King’s argument was that, since 40% to 50% of food in supermarkets is imported, a 5% increase in prices would be required to compensate for the 10% fall in the pound since the referendum. ...
UK for sale? Ministers woo world's property developers in Cannes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 06:42:56 PM
....Officials said Britain had its biggest presence yet at the Mipim conference, with its adverts dominating the entrance to the conference centre. Cities including London, Manchester and Leeds, along with the Midlands and dozens of other regions and local authorities spent hundreds of thousands of pounds on stands to try to attract investment from global developers and investment funds. ...
Interest rate rise is further away than MPC vote suggests image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 05:50:07 PM
.... Minutes of the MPC meeting said that it wouldn’t take a lot more inflationary pressure for some members to join her in pressing for a tighter stance. That was the cue for a rally in the pound as the financial markets contemplated interest rates being raised sooner than expected. ...
Student digs in Britain giving first-class returns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 03:40:59 PM
. Forget multimillion-pound luxury flats on the Thames or gleaming towers overlooking Hyde Park, some of the most sought-after property investments are now student halls of residence. ...
UK interest rates kept on hold at 0.25% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:38:45 PM
....The Bank caught "markets off guard" as it "was expected to be a dud of a meeting," he added. The surprise was reflected in the currency markets, where the pound turned losses against the dollar into a 0. ...
Bank of England keeps UK interest rates on hold as it warns on inflation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:10:58 PM
....”. The pound strengthened after news of the split decision as traders took it as a sign that interest rates could be raised sooner than previously thought. ...
Sainsbury's warns over 'uncertain' impact of pound's Brexit slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 08:22:39 AM
. Sainsbury’s has warned that the impact of cost pressures from the post-Brexit vote decline in the pound remains uncertain as it reported a slight fall in sales at its supermarkets. ...
Ian and Greg Chappell call on Adani to abandon Carmichael mine project image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 01:46:56 AM
....The AMCS campaigner Imogen Zethoven said the mine would put the reef in peril in coming decades, as it suffers another mass bleaching event after its worst-ever bleaching in 2016 which killed nearly a quarter of its coral. One of Australia’s foremost experts on the reef, Terry Hughes, has also called for the scrapping of the Adani mine, saying it could potentially compound risks to the reef in its weakened state. ...
Over-55s urged to wise up on pension advice image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 10:43:00 PM
....Deciding what to do with your pension is one of the most important decisions of your life, yet new research shows most people plan to go it alone. This could trigger a “mis-buying” crisis as people make poor decisions, often losing many thousands of pounds, pension experts have warned. ...
Bye round pound image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 03:04:47 PM
. The new £1 coin comes into circulation this month, signalling the beginning of the end for the round pound, which will be completely phased out by 15 October. ...
UK unemployment falls to joint lowest rate since 1975 but wages stall image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 11:27:55 AM
....”. Household finances are expected to come under increasing pressure in 2017, as the sharp fall in the value of the pound since the Brexit vote increasingly feeds through to higher prices for consumer goods. ...
Britons pay almost £2billion in extra inheritance tax over next five years image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
....Inheritance tax is charged at a punitive 40 per cent on assets above £325,000, although married couples can double that exemption to £650,000. Many families now face a bill for tens of thousands of pounds, thanks to rising house prices and buoyant stock markets. ...
Britons pay almost £2billion in extra inheritance tax over next five years image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
....Inheritance tax is charged at a punitive 40 per cent on assets above £325,000, although married couples can double that exemption to £650,000. Many families now face a bill for tens of thousands of pounds, thanks to rising house prices and buoyant stock markets. ...
Ikea drivers living in trucks for months image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:00:20 AM
....Lorry drivers moving goods in Western Europe for Ikea and other retailers are living out of their cabs for months at a time, a BBC investigation has found. Some drivers - brought over from poorer countries by lorry firms based in Eastern Europe - say their salary is less than three pounds an hour. ...
Unilever chief calls for tougher takeover safeguards image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 07:14:02 PM
.... . Following the vote for the UK to leave the European Union, and the subsequent fall in the value of the pound, those concerns have re-emerged. ...

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