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....The brewer has also faced unexpected pressure from a surprisingly stiff increase in alcohol taxes in the budget earlier this month. Philip Hammond raised beer duty in line with the retail price index measure of inflation, but used a forecast rate of 3. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The last of these choices leaves retailers with a similar decision and increases the risk of price hikes being borne by the consumer. The added problem with all that is, if too many retail prices go up, there’s either a fall in living standards or a rise in pay claims and then (potentially) an inflationary spiral. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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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
....The brewer has also faced unexpected pressure from a surprisingly stiff increase in alcohol taxes in the budget earlier this month. Philip Hammond raised beer duty in line with the retail price index measure of inflation, but used a forecast rate of 3. ...
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 last of these choices leaves retailers with a similar decision and increases the risk of price hikes being borne by the consumer. The added problem with all that is, if too many retail prices go up, there’s either a fall in living standards or a rise in pay claims and then (potentially) an inflationary spiral. ...
Servicing Stop charges can start to add up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:00:32 AM
.... It promises that all work conforms to manufacturers’ specifications and claims it has agreements with 1,500 garages in the UK. It makes its money by paying trade rates to the contracted garage, while charging the consumer a retail price. ...
A budget in the shadow of Brexit leaves Hammond short of choices image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 07:11:34 PM
.... She says the government overreached itself with a demand in January that the energy market become independent of incentives and government funding. Making the case for preserving green subsidies, she says: “This will be exceedingly difficult to achieve, as any measures to increase taxes on the energy sector is likely to drive up wholesale prices, which will likely have a knock-on effect to retail prices and be a deeply unpopular measure with business and consumers. ...
A budget in the shadow of Brexit leaves Hammond short of choices image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 04:04:00 PM
.... She says the government overreached itself with a demand in January that the energy market become independent of incentives and government funding. Making the case for preserving green subsidies, she says: “This will be exceedingly difficult to achieve, as any measures to increase taxes on the energy sector is likely to drive up wholesale prices, which will likely have a knock-on effect to retail prices and be a deeply unpopular measure with business and consumers. ...
CPI was never meant to be real measure of inflation | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 07:07:14 PM
. Your article (Pension changes could cost 11m Britons thousands of pounds, 21 February) says 75% of pension schemes use the retail price index (RPI). ...
'The economy looks set to be slowing again' – experts debate Brexit watch data image
.... The weak pound continued to raise manufacturers’ fuel and material costs which rose at the fastest pace for more than eight years. But more importantly the retail prices index measure of inflation, which is used in wage settlements, rose by 2. ...
Six auction sites' ads banned over misleading savings claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 07:00:27 AM
.... It did not explain that the winning bidder, after paying for credits, would also have to pay the auction price of the item and shipping costs. The savings that customers could make compared with recommended retail prices were not backed by sufficient evidence, the ASA said. ...
Pension changes could cost 11m Britons thousands of pounds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 01:42:09 PM
....Companies could slash pension promises to 11 million employees, potentially knocking thousands of pounds off the incomes of people in retirement, if proposals in a government consultation paper are approved. Unions are likely to react furiously to the proposals, which would allow companies to save £90bn by providing annual increases in their retired employees’ pensions based on the consumer price index, rather than the retail price index. ...
Made in the UK goods could cost more as import prices rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 01:17:41 PM
....But it warned the chancellor, Philip Hammond, that the government would need to step in to alleviate rising cost pressures to prevent a reversal of fortunes. Rain Newton-Smith, the CBI’s chief economist, said: “With cost pressures building, businesses will be looking to the budget for relief from business rates, specifically bringing forward the adjustment from retail prices index (RPI) to the consumer prices index (CPI). ...
Chancellor is an 'economic illiterate', claims pro-Brexit economist image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 06:48:23 PM
....Minford was speaking as his previous group, Economists for Brexit, relaunched on Thursday itself as Economists for Free Trade. He argued that if the UK removed all import tariffs, even if the EU did not reciprocate, GDP would rise, government receipts would be boosted and retail prices paid by British consumers would fall. ...
Energy bills to rise up to 28% for thousands in UK as fixed contracts end image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 02:23:09 PM
....EE is raising some customers’ monthly bills by 2. 5% from 30 March, in line with January’s retail price index inflation figure. ...
Toy makers warn of price rises as pound's Brexit plunge hits costs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 05:11:39 PM
....”. Manufacturers suggest recommended retail prices (RRP) and retailers decide whether to pass on any increases to the customer or absorb them. ...
Public sector pay poised to fall by thousands in real terms, TUC says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 07:22:07 AM
....The TUC estimates that nurses, firefighters and border guards face losing more than £2,500 in real terms by 2020. For ambulance drivers, who earn significantly below the average UK wage, the figure is more than £1,800, the analysis found using the retail prices index (RPI) measure of inflation, which hit 2. ...
How to break costs: Drive a hard bargain if changing your car image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 12:01:00 AM
....uk, says knowledge is power, so do your research rather than simply marching into the nearest showroom:. “Once you have decided the make and model that you want, research its recommended retail price and compare different quotes online. ...
Beer sales don't take a hit from marijuana legalisation, study finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 03:20:01 PM
....In the state of Washington, habitual tokers paid around $10 per gram in March 2016, down from $25 in September 2014. While the budding legal weed industry faces higher costs from taxes and regulation, Bernstein said retail prices had still fallen because black-market dealers require a premium to offset the risk of imprisonment. ...
Toblerone maker to hike price of Cadbury's Freddo bars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 05:00:24 PM
....The company which cut the weight of Toblerone bars by widening the gaps between the chocolate peaks is now slapping a 20% price rise on Cadbury’s Freddo bars. The recommended retail price of the chocolate frogs, which weigh 18g (0. ...
Workers rush to return unwanted Christmas gifts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 12:22:15 PM
....People are also expected to flock to shops at lunchtime to give back gifts, but may face issues getting a refund. Catherine Shuttleworth, from consumer analysts Savvy Marketing, told the BBC: "The problem for many people will be that without a gift receipt they will not be able to get a return at the retail price at which an item was originally purchased. ...
Rail fares: train operators accused of milking the system as rises kick in image
....Regulated fares have increased by 1. 9% in line with July’s retail price index inflation figure, which is three times higher than the consumer price index (CPI) figure that the government more commonly employs. ...
KitKat maker gives three fingers the thumbs down image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of December 2016 12:49:39 PM
.... Mondelez International said higher costs for ingredients meant it was cutting the weight of two bars in Toblerone’s UK range. It has reduced 400g bars to 360g and 170g bars to 150g to maintain retail prices. ...
Housebuilders must halt leasehold sale of new houses, says minister image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 05:16:06 PM
....Taylor Wimpey said it has stopped selling leasehold houses with ground rents that double every decade. Recent sales have moved to a formula based on the retail prices index. ...
Black Friday sales rush reported by retailers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 25th of November 2016 12:16:05 AM
.... Sterling has dropped about 17% against the dollar since the Brexit vote. Looking ahead, the cost of imported items in the UK is forecast to rise, as the weaker pound finally feeds through into retail prices. ...
Black Friday image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 05:57:56 PM
.... . Members in online forums will share their knowledge of sale prices and recommended retail prices, he added. ...
Black Friday: a shopper’s guide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of November 2016 07:00:01 AM
.... We couldn’t find it cheaper when we looked on Thursday. Philips says the suggested retail price is £180, though Argos was selling it for £99. ...
Lighter way to enjoy Maltesers? Mars shrinks sharing bags by 15% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 04:16:59 PM
....Toblerone maker Mondelez, which also owns Cadbury, also blamed higher ingredient costs for cutting the weight of two bars from Toblerone’s UK range. It has reduced 400g bars to 360g and 170g bars to 150g to keep retail prices steady. ...
Snapchat's potential $25bn flotation may sink company's appeal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 07:45:49 PM
....Mind you, Potts shouldn’t spend too much time congratulating himself on his own cleverness. The point about being a wholesaler is that you can’t dictate retail prices. ...
Move to new UK inflation measure sparks controversy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 06:00:08 AM
....On Monday the UK Statistics Authority, which gives out the national statistic designation, said that its regulatory team was continuing to review evidence provided by the ONS, and to speak with users of inflation statistics and that any decision would be based on the degree to which CPIH met standards of “trustworthiness, quality and value, expected by users”. Jill Leyland, a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, is another economist worried that the ONS is shifting its focus to CPIH and not providing the general public with a measure that reflects their experience of inflation – something the retail prices index (RPI) was previously seen to do, although it has also faced criticism for overstating inflation and the way it includes housing costs. ...
Hatchimal: the must-have Christmas toy you simply can't get image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 11:28:03 AM
.... Retailers are warning that demand is unprecedented and stock running low worldwide. Apart from a few branches of Argos, all the major high street toy retailers in the UK have sold out of this year’s dream toy and it is changing hands on eBay and Amazon for more than £40 over its recommended retail price of £59. ...
Top toys for Christmas 2016: where to find the best deals in-store and online image
....99 (ages three and up). The PAW Patrol television series inspires a huge following among two- to five-year-olds and its Patroller vehicle toy flew off the shelves last Christmas, with some parents willing to pay triple the retail price after a worldwide sellout. ...
Toblerone gets more gappy, but its fans are not happy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of November 2016 09:34:41 AM
....A statement on the brand’s Facebook page said that higher costs for ingredients had meant it had decided to cut the weight of two bars from Toblerone’s UK range. It has reduced 400g bars to 360g and 170g bars to 150g in order to maintain retail prices. ...
Walkers and Birds Eye set to raise prices as pound weakens image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 6th of November 2016 04:36:07 PM
....A Walkers spokesman told the Press Association that a 32g standard bag was set to increase from 50p to 55p, and the larger grab bag from 75p to 80p. "Since we do not set the retail price of our products, it will be for individual retailers to determine the impact on the price at which they sell our products," they said. ...
The new-builds catching house buyers in a leasehold property trap image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of October 2016 06:00:12 AM
.... While in the past, homes on new-build estates were sold as freehold, Persimmon, Taylor Wimpey and Bellway now regularly sell estate houses as leasehold. At new developments currently for sale, we found a range of ground rents, with some doubling every 10 years and others rising at the level of the retail prices index (RPI), which makes them potentially less onerous, but still expensive. ...
Apple raises computer prices in UK image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of October 2016 12:01:17 PM
...."Apple suggests product prices internationally on the basis of several factors, including currency exchange rates, local import laws, business practices, taxes, and the cost of doing business," the company told the BBC. "International prices are not always comparable to US suggested retail prices. ...
Lost riches image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of October 2016 11:07:39 PM
....The government, which holds the majority of the company's shares, used this policy to hold down inflation. It may have helped keep retail prices down, but it came at great cost to Petrobras. ...
Cash crop image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of October 2016 11:08:31 PM
....This should mean booming business, but in reality the effect has been mixed. Less policing has prompted lots more people to get in on the act, flooding the market and pushing down the retail price. ...
On your behalf image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of October 2016 11:09:04 PM
Tesco removes Marmite and other Unilever brands in price row image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of October 2016 04:53:48 AM
....Major supermarket chains including Sainburys, Morrisons and Waitrose declined to comment on specific supplier relationships. A spokesperson for Lidl said: "Whilst we do not discuss buying prices, we can always assure our customers that we will offer them the best quality products at the lowest retail prices. ...
Less than one euro to the pound at many UK airports image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of October 2016 12:59:33 PM
.... . It forecast that vehicle owners will be paying an extra four or five pence per litre (ppl) for petrol by the end of October because retail prices have, so far, only reflected part of the recent rise in wholesale prices. ...
Annuity rates could make income drawdown the default retirement option image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of August 2016 08:30:00 PM
.... . This falls to a starting income of just £2,605 if they want it to rise annually in line with the retail price index, currently 1. ...
Top UK firms paid five times more in dividends than into pensions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of August 2016 11:02:17 PM
....05bn. LCP said that FTSE 100 companies could reduce their pension liabilities by £30bn – about 5% – if they were allowed to shift how the annual inflation-linked increase in benefits is calculated from the retail price index (RPI) to the lower consumer price index (CPI). ...

Time-lapse video shows the birth of Amazon's first plane in its dedicated 'Prime Air' fleet
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...."They're such a big online retailer," said Satish Jindel, president of shipping consultant ShipMatrix. "There's so much volume that if you have to add transportation for yourself, why would you pay a retail price when you can get wholesale? It makes sense. ...
Five minute guide to annual increases to state pensions image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 7th of August 2016 12:00:00 AM
....Tom McPhail, head of retirement policy at Hargreaves Lansdown, says the triple lock is diverting a growing share of Government spending towards pensioners: “A balance always needs to be struck between protecting the standard of living of pensioners and not over-burdening taxpayers. "Increases should be linked to retail prices and the state retirement age pushed back even further. ...
Tata Steel near deal to save Port Talbot plant despite Brexit vote image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of June 2016 02:29:39 PM
....The latest figures show the deficit has ballooned to £700m, up from £485m last year, and its liabilities are almost £15bn. Under the government’s plan, drawn up with trustees and trade unions, the scheme would be spun off into a new “shell” company and the inflation-linked annual increase benchmarked against the consumer price index rather than the retail price index, potentially saving billions of pounds in future liabilities. ...
Take out a mortgage … and walk away with a freebie image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of June 2016 06:00:06 AM
.... Back in 2004, the West Bromwich building society made headlines when it offered a free Rover 25 car with a list price of £7,995 with its “Brum Brum” mortgage. A year later Scarborough building society launched a home loan that came with a 42-inch plasma tv with a recommended retail price of £3,299. ...
UK inflation unchanged at 0.3% in May image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of June 2016 09:03:03 AM
....The Office for National Statistics said a slide in the price of games, toys and hobby items also played a role in keeping the consumer prices index (CPI) at the same level as April and below 1% since the end of 2014. The retail prices index, which includes housing costs, rose from 1. ...
Tata Steel close to deal with government to keep UK business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of June 2016 06:35:11 PM
....5bn to buy out the scheme’s benefits. Under the government’s plan, drawn up with trustees, the scheme would be spun off into a new financial vehicle and benchmarked against the consumer price index (CPI) rather than the retail price index (RPI), potentially saving billions of pounds in future liabilities. ...
Javid accused of doing dirty work for Tata image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 28th of May 2016 02:42:00 PM
....Last week Javid launched a consultation on changing the law to allow the Tata-sponsored British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) to reduce the benefits due to steelworkers and pensioners. Under the plan, benefits would be benchmarked against the consumer price index (CPI) instead of the retail price index (RPI), knocking billions off the scheme’s liabilities. ...
Tweaking pensions law to save Tata Steel UK would be a risky move image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of May 2016 07:19:13 PM
.... And if the scheme fell into the Pensions Protection Fund lifeboat, pensioners would be worse off because a 10% haircut applies. A switch from retail price index (RPI) to consumer price index (CPI) benchmarking would impose lesser pain on members and, since the benefits system largely uses CPI as a benchmark these days, it could be argued such a switch is fairish. ...
Tata Steel pension chief backs controversial cuts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of May 2016 10:22:21 AM
....If the pension scheme can be restructured, the government believes Tata Steel can be persuaded to keep its UK business, which includes the Port Talbot works in south Wales and about a dozen other sites. Under the government’s plan, drawn up with trustees, the scheme would be spun off into a new financial vehicle and benchmarked against the consumer price index (CPI) rather than the retail price index (RPI), potentially saving billions of pounds in future liabilities. ...
Tata Steel: warning that pensions restructure could set risky precedent image
....Related: Tata Steel is considering retaining UK business. It could include cutting its long-term liabilities by benchmarking it to the consumer price index (CPI) rather than the retail price index (RPI), which is generally higher. ...
Tata Steel is considering retaining UK business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of May 2016 07:08:57 PM
.... This package could also be available to Tata Steel, although it is not clear whether they would take up the government’s offer of a 25% stake in the business. However, there is a row within the government about Javid’s plan to cut the liabilities of the pension scheme by benchmarking it against the consumer price index (CPI) rather than the retail price index (RPI) and spinning it off into a new financial vehicle. ...
Tampon tax: supermarkets pledge to pass on tax saving image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of May 2016 01:13:50 PM
.... It would be completely unacceptable if this measure just led to big businesses boosting their bottom line at the expense of women buying what are essential goods. “I will be pressing some of the smaller chains to sign up to the same deal and for the manufacturers to recognise the cut in their recommended retail price. ...
The Tesco brand was badly dented, but it will recover, says boss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 14th of May 2016 03:00:06 PM
....” This he sees as “a very, very, very big challenge”. The government has offered retailers an olive branch by linking the annual increase in business rates to the consumer price index instead of the higher retail price index, and has pledged to revalue properties more regularly, so that rates more accurately reflect the economic environment. ...
UK steel boost as MEPs oppose giving China market economy status image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of May 2016 06:09:23 PM
....The government is reported to be weighing up a plan to make the British Steel pension scheme, which Tata took on after buying Corus in 2007, less burdensome to potential buyers. Proposals include linking the scheme’s accrual rate to the consumer price index measure of inflation, which is lower than the retail price index measure currently used. ...
Disney pins its merchandise designs on an adult audience image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 2nd of May 2016 02:27:52 PM
.... This year several galleries were packed with the Disney-inspired output of high-end clothing designers ranging from Preen to Anya Hindmarch and Marc Jacobs as well as more accessible fashions such as a £145 pair of tiger-print Reebok trainers, inspired by its Jungle Book remake. Disney grants character licences for use on everything from toys to clothing and food, earning royalties on the wholesale or retail price. ...
George Osborne has failed to deliver the business rates revolution image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of March 2016 08:42:39 AM
....While the recent budget had some good news, it did little to chase the rain away in the short term. Corporation tax cuts and business rates reforms – such as changes to the frequency of revaluations and the use of the consumer price index over the retail price index to measure inflation – don’t kick in until 2020. ...
The five minute guide to buying a new or second-hand car image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 13th of March 2016 12:01:00 AM
.... . For example, Nissan’s popular crossover the Qashqai has a recommended retail price of £29,860, but CarWow is offering a dealer discount to cash buyers, which cuts that to £27,846, a saving of £2,014. ...
Tumble dryer owners to wait months to fix fire-risk fault image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of March 2016 01:14:08 PM
....4 million customers, offering repairs or a replacement machine. The new machines are being offered at a cost of £59 for a vented dryer or £99 for a condenser dryer, less than a third of their recommended retail prices. ...
Apple to pay $450m settlement over US ebook price fixing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of March 2016 06:34:53 PM
....Related: Silicon Valley firms rally behind Apple in FBI encryption battle. The second circuit’s ruling followed a 2013 decision by US district judge Denise Cote after a non-jury trial that Apple played a “central role” in a conspiracy with publishers to eliminate retail price competition and raise ebook prices. ...
The five golden rules of haggling. All right, let’s call it four | Nigel Kendall image
.... Smile, be friendly and don’t worry that you’ll appear rude by trying to get a discount. The recommended retail price on anything is just that: a recommendation. ...
UK firms braced for ‘watered down’ business rates review image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 21st of February 2016 09:37:01 PM
.... • Everything you need to know about business rates but were afraid to ask . British retailers want more frequent revaluations of property, while the Confederation of British Industry wants the tax to be shifted in line with the consumer price index (CPI), rather than the retail price index (RPI). ...
London fashion week: five must-dos for emerging brands image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of February 2016 02:49:08 PM
....If you are showing a collection at fashion week you need to be prepared. Knowing the price of your products in euros and dollars, as well as pounds, is crucial for talking to international buyers, as is knowing the RRP (recommended retail price) and wholesale prices by heart. ...
Royal Mail raises stamp prices by 1p image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of February 2016 12:06:30 PM
....Stamps have more than doubled in price over the past 20 years, with increases applied during Royal Mail’s time as a state-owned company and since its privatisation. A first class stamp cost 26p in 1995, adjusted for retail price index inflation. ...
IFS says Osborne faces tough choices to hit deficit target image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 8th of February 2016 11:09:36 AM
.... “Other things equal, delivering them will require equivalent tax rises or spending cuts elsewhere,” it said. Treasury forecasts also depend on the chancellor raising fuel duties in line with inflation as measured by the retail prices index – something the chancellor has failed to do since 2011. ...
The potato farmer who made millions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of February 2016 12:27:20 AM
....Then one day in 2006 a friend told him that Tesco was selling Tyrrells' crisps. It transpired that Tesco had been buying them on the grey market, and selling them below the recommended retail price. ...
Lidl is the latest to switch to sustainable bananas. Will it make a difference? image
....By rough estimates, in the UK we each gobble up more than 70 certified bananas every year. But here’s the contradiction: the UK may be the biggest market in the world for Fairtrade, organic and other certified bananas but it still has one of the lowest retail prices in the northern hemisphere. ...
Questor share tip: Severn Trent enjoys good start image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 04:54:31 PM
.... However, a recent settlement will see cuts to household bills during the next decade. In response, Severn Trent cut its dividend by 5pc at the start of this regulatory period and said it plans to “grow the dividend at no less than RPI (retail prices index)” over the next five years. ...
SSE to cut UK gas prices after Easter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 28th of January 2016 08:13:01 AM
....28 m by 31 December. Even so, the company stuck to its full-year adjusted earnings per share target of 115p and said it would raise its dividend at least in line with retail price inflation. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of January 2016 08:25:14 AM
....ON's price reduction was a "step in the right direction". "We have consistently called on suppliers to explain why retail prices are not falling and this price cut goes some way towards addressing that challenge," Ofgem Chief Executive Dermot Nolan said in a statement. ...
First of 'big six' cuts gas prices image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of January 2016 07:37:48 AM
...."This is a step in the right direction and it is good to see some movement in energy prices for consumers," said Dermot Nolan, the chief executive of Ofgem. "We have consistently called on suppliers to explain why retail prices are not falling and this price cut goes some way towards addressing that challenge. ...
UK inflation rises unexpectedly image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of January 2016 09:42:31 AM
.... The biggest rises were in the east of England. Measured by the retail prices index, which is still used to set some train ticket prices and pension payments, and is calculated to include housing costs, inflation was 1. ...
Why firms limit how much you can buy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 14th of January 2016 12:00:24 AM
....This kind of grey market happens everywhere. A supermarket might halve the price of a box of chocolates in a sale and sell them all to a single customer, only to see them turn up in the corner store down the road, undercutting their recommended retail price, a fortnight later. ...
Lego fined for stopping stores giving customers discounts on its sets image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of January 2016 07:15:30 PM
.... . Bundeskartellamt, the German regulator, said the Danish toy company kept lists of its products, prices and retailers, and threatened shops that sought to lower their retail prices. ...

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