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The emissions scandal ensnaring German carmakers is a risk to Europe’s largest economy, the finance ministry said on Monday.In its monthly report, the ministry named the issue, which broke out almost two years ago after Volkswagen admitted to cheating US diesel emissions tests, as a threat ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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A day of moaning has been declared across the north of England, with public transport users encouraged to let rip about their terrible journeys.Commuters are urged to write to their MPs and flood radio and TV phone-ins on Monday to express their frustration with the region’s ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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The British government’s hopes of opening discussions on a future trade relationship this autumn will definitely be dashed by the European Union due to the slow progress of Brexit negotiations, one of 27 prime ministers who will make the decision has said.Miro Cerar, the prime minister ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Asking prices for homes in Northamptonshire have jumped by 9.1% over the past year, the biggest increase in England and Wales, Rightmove said today, as London’s unaffordable property market has driven people to buy further away and commute.The property website said the asking price for homes ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Pay for Britain’s top bosses has fallen by almost a fifth, suggesting companies may be reining in excessive rewards as the government reviews options for further reform.The median pay for chief executives at FTSE 100 companies, which includes bonuses and other long-term incentives, fell 19% to ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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China’s Great Wall Motor Company has said it is interested in bidding for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which owns brands including Jeep and the truck maker Ram.A company official confirmed it was pursuing all or part of FCA after the US publication Automotive News reported that a ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Some lucky homeowners are seeing the price of their house soar as the industry experiences a ‘mini-boom’. Property prices in central England have seen the best return on investment, with Northamptonshire prices rising by 9.1 per cent, followed by a 7.9 hike in Derbyshire and a jump ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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In a search for car insurance I called Admiral. The agent asked if I had been on any speed awareness courses – I wasn’t quick enough to decline to answer. When I said “yes” the quote increased by £50. The whole point of the courses is ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Q My partner and I (we are in a same-sex relationship of four years but no civil partnership) are buying a house for £377,500 as joint tenants.We have a baby together and will shortly be trying for another child. My concern is that she has an ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Should we buy as joint tenants or tenants in common? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 01:30:49 PM
Q My partner and I (we are in a same-sex relationship of four years but no civil partnership) are buying a house for £377,500 as joint tenants.We have a baby together and will shortly be trying for another child. My concern is that she has an ...
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How YOUR pension has HALVED over the last 10 years, shock new figures image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 01:30:00 PM
The figures mean Britons retiring in 2017 will be massively worse off than those who finished work just before the 2008 credit crunch and subsequent financial crisis.Calculations by financial services giant Fidelity have revealed today’s retirees have ben hit by a triple blow of falling real ...
Quantitative easing is like heroin, says former Treasury official image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 12:50:12 PM
A former senior Treasury mandarin has compared quantitative easing to heroin and called for an end to almost a decade of electronic money printing by central banks.Nick Macpherson was permanent secretary to the Treasury when Bank of England officials started buying UK government bonds to stimulate ...
Circling the Roundhouse – in pictures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 09:37:24 AM
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Chinese carmaker Great Wall looks at bidding for Fiat Chrysler image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 09:27:46 AM
China’s Great Wall Motor Company has said it is interested in bidding for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which owns brands including Jeep and the truck maker Ram.A company official confirmed it was pursuing all or part of FCA after the US publication Automotive News reported that a ...
Brexit: UK hopes of autumn trade talks 'will be dashed', says Slovenian PM image
The British government’s hopes of opening discussions on a future trade relationship this autumn will definitely be dashed by the European Union due to the slow progress of Brexit negotiations, one of 27 prime ministers who will make the decision has said.Miro Cerar, the prime minister ...
FTSE 100 executive pay falls by 19% ahead of controversial reforms, says Deloitte image
Pay for Britain’s top bosses has fallen by almost a fifth, suggesting companies may be reining in excessive rewards as the government reviews options for further reform.The median pay for chief executives at FTSE 100 companies, which includes bonuses and other long-term incentives, fell 19% to ...
Beware Admiral’s policy when it comes to speed awareness courses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 05:59:04 AM
In a search for car insurance I called Admiral. The agent asked if I had been on any speed awareness courses – I wasn’t quick enough to decline to answer. When I said “yes” the quote increased by £50. The whole point of the courses is ...
House prices: Northants leads Midlands 'mini-boom', says Rightmove image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 05:01:02 AM
Asking prices for homes in Northamptonshire have jumped by 9.1% over the past year, the biggest increase in England and Wales, Rightmove said today, as London’s unaffordable property market has driven people to buy further away and commute.The property website said the asking price for homes ...
Day of moaning declared in north of England over train woes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 05:00:03 AM
A day of moaning has been declared across the north of England, with public transport users encouraged to let rip about their terrible journeys.Commuters are urged to write to their MPs and flood radio and TV phone-ins on Monday to express their frustration with the region’s ...
Is your house in a British boom town? Best price growth revealed as values rocket £85k image
Some lucky homeowners are seeing the price of their house soar as the industry experiences a ‘mini-boom’. Property prices in central England have seen the best return on investment, with Northamptonshire prices rising by 9.1 per cent, followed by a 7.9 hike in Derbyshire and a jump ...
Diesel scandal is a risk to German economy, says ministry image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 03:37:43 AM
The emissions scandal ensnaring German carmakers is a risk to Europe’s largest economy, the finance ministry said on Monday.In its monthly report, the ministry named the issue, which broke out almost two years ago after Volkswagen admitted to cheating US diesel emissions tests, as a threat ...
Silver Reel is latest production firm to move into UK TV market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of August 2017 02:03:45 PM
Silver Reel, the Swiss finance and production company behind films including the upcoming Breathe, Andy Serkis’s directorial debut featuring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, is launching a €50m (£45.6m) fund to make TV drama in Britain, taking advantage of the weakening of the pound since the ...
Global investors look to Jackson Hole for signs of how QE will end image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of August 2017 12:03:19 PM
It was at Jackson Hole in 2014 that Mario Draghi prepared the ground for the European Central Bank’s massive bond-buying programme to help rescue the economies of the eurozone, embattled from years of sovereign debt crises.The annual event, held at the Wyoming fishing retreat by the ...
Pension cold-calling ban to include texts and emails in effort to tackle fraud image
A ban on cold-calling by pension companies will include texts and emails, the government has announced, as it cracks down on scammers who target savers’ retirement funds.Almost £5m was lost to fraudsters in the first five months of 2017, said the government, and it was estimated ...
Robots will not lead to fewer jobs – but the hollowing out of the middle class | Larry Elliott image
Throughout modern history there has been a recurrent fear that jobs will be destroyed by technology. Everybody knows the story of the Luddites, bands of workers who smashed up machinery in the textile industry in the second decade of the 19th century.The Luddites were wrong. There ...
Call for tougher checks on energy firms to prevent them from collapsing image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 20th of August 2017 07:50:00 AM
They say that the regulator should be carrying out detailed, regular checks on the finances and business plans of energy companies to make sure that they are robust enough to survive volatile market conditions.They also want more detailed checks to be carried out on energy executives ...
Getting to grips with a £32,220 student debt – and how you can lighten the load image
After three years at university Vic Froggett has started in her first job and is adjusting to the succession of new bills she has to pay. But as well as the increased cost of rent, travel and council tax, in the background is her mountain of ...
There are now more than 1,000 tax relief schemes. Give us a break image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of August 2017 06:00:35 AM
Twenty years have passed since former chancellor of the exchequer Gordon Brown launched his scheme to promote the British film industry, and in doing so innocently spawned numerous lucrative tax relief opportunities for advisers and their investors.The scheme, which allowed investors to claim back 40% of ...
BHP’s shale sale could happen: this is not a drill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of August 2017 06:00:35 AM
It has been a turbulent few years for BHP Billiton, the world’s largest mining and petroleum company.First came the Samarco tragedy in Brazil, when the collapse of a dam at its iron ore mine unleashed a flood and killed 19 people. The company is still facing ...
I lost £1,165 to eBay fraudster when selling my electric guitar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of August 2017 05:59:35 AM
Can you help with an eBay/PayPal disaster. In June I decided to sell my Fender Stratocaster electric guitar on eBay, which went for £1,165. I posted it to the buyer’s address, and it was fully insured through a local Manchester firm which uses Parcelforce to deliver.Tracking ...
Indian opposition calls for investigation into Adani over financial fraud allegations image
India’s main opposition party has called for a fresh, supreme court-monitored probe into allegations mining giant the Adani Group fraudulently siphoned nearly $235m into overseas tax havens.This week the Guardian published Indian customs intelligence documents alleging Adani Group inflated invoices on an electricity project in India ...
Travel insurance: Guide to find the best policy for older holidaymakers image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 20th of August 2017 12:01:00 AM
Premiums can run to hundreds of pounds, even on short European breaks, especially for those with past health problems, while some cannot get cover at all. Many older people gamble by travelling without any insurance, but this can end in financial disaster, with medical bills potentially running ...
‘It’s fashion without a capital F’ – Swedish stores step up high street invasion image
It gave us woolly jumpers, cosy socks and bobble hats – now Scandinavia is tightening its grip on the high street with what some in the fashion world are describing as a new Swedish invasion.Last week it was announced that David Hagglund will be the new ...
Government to ban all cold calling on pensions in crackdown on multimillion-pound scams image
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UK rail fare rise ‘will force key workers to quit city jobs’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 11:05:27 PM
Plans to hit rail commuters with the biggest fare rises in five years will force many key workers, including nurses and teaching assistants, to quit their jobs, the biggest public-sector union Unison warned on Saturday.Anger at the 3.6% increase to regulated fares, including commuter fares and ...
Silicon Roundabout gets Brexit jitters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 11:05:27 PM
It was earlier this summer when Justin Grierson noticed that the number of “hackathons” seemed to be trailing off around “Silicon Roundabout”, the east London area touted as Britain’s answer to the Californian valley that is home to technology giants Google and Facebook.“Last year there used ...
Councils need 12,000 more women to close gender gap image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 11:05:27 PM
A gender imbalance across local government has been exposed in a damning report that suggests councils – especially the new mayoral authorities – are lagging behind even Westminster in taking steps to improve equality.The study, published on Sunday by the Institute for Public Policy Research, reveals ...
Customers feeling pinch take comfort in old-fashioned puds and pies image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 11:05:27 PM
Demand for sweet pies, tarts and flans grew by almost 10% last year as shoppers filled their baskets with comfort foods. Sales of hot desserts were up £2.6m, according to analysts at Kantar Worldpanel, which found more people buying hot puddings, and doing so more frequently.“Asda’s ...
Women have every right to refuse treatment in childbirth | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 11:05:26 PM
Your editorial “Safety of mother and child should override ideology during birth” last week took my breath away. First, women have a right to exercise their autonomy in childbirth, opting for and declining treatment as they see fit. Second, what is safest is not always obvious. ...
Countryside faces ‘fuel poverty’ crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 11:05:26 PM
People living in rural areas have been left behind by government drives to make homes more energy efficient, charities have warned. This leaves them vulnerable to rising energy prices. Research by National Energy Action and the Campaign to Protect Rural England shows that rural areas are ...
Second-home ownership up 30% since 2000, research finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 03:54:34 PM
One in 10 UK adults, or 5.2 million people, own a second home, while four in 10 adults own no property at all, according to new research that highlights the stark divide in wealth that Britain now faces.The number of people who do not own property ...
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.The landmark inquiry into UK rail costs, Sir Roy McNulty’s 2011 report, identified ...
Seven ways to cut the cost of Britain’s rail tickets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 02:59:16 PM
Even for commuters long used to rising fares, last week’s news of another hefty increase was particularly painful: the cost of season tickets and most off-peak standard fares will rise by 3.6% in January. The increase – the biggest for five years, was announced in the ...
A free railcard or a £2,000 overdraft? How to pick the best student account image
School leavers found out this week which university they will be going to, and over the next month they and their parents will be wondering how on earth they are going to afford it. For many it will be the first time they run a proper ...
Lloyds and Halifax customers face up to 52% APR overdraft fee image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
There is growing anger among some Lloyds and Halifax customers – those who regularly use their overdraft – after they received letters from the banks this week warning them that the cost of going overdrawn could shoot up after November.In July, Lloyds banking group announced that ...
How to reform student finance? Let’s start with interest rates image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
Student loans are overpriced, badly administered and probably mis-sold. If they were a financial product that we unpick in the Money pages each week, they would more than likely fall into the “worst-buy” rather than the “best-buy” category. Yet well over 200,000 undergraduates will be herded ...
What’s the best site for buying wine online? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturday’s paper.This week’s question:I like to buy wine in the £7-£10 range but am bored ...
Energy customers overpaying to the tune of £102m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
Almost 1.3 million energy customers were collectively overcharged £102m – the equivalent of more than £79 each – last year as a result of billing errors by their energy supplier.A study by comparison site uSwitch found that more than a quarter of gas and electricity customers ...
TalkTalk scam victims move closer to class-action lawsuit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
Lawyers acting for around 50 people defrauded by scammers after a major data breach at TalkTalk in 2014 are discussing their next move, which victims hope could herald the start of legal action against the broadband firm.Last week the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced it was fining ...
Here’s help to decide which of two Isas is the best to buy into image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
The government is hailing the success of the help-to-buy Isa, with figures released today which show that a million accounts have been opened by first-time buyers since December 2015, with £1.8bn saved towards buying a home.It’s not difficult to see why they have been popular – ...
From airline cancellations to that ropey hotel, what to do about botched holidays image
It’s that season again. The sleepless nights, the stressful confrontations and the hours spent on phone and email seeking resolutions. In other words the summer holidays, when many of us jet off for a break from the demands of work and discover the sunny retreat is ...
McDonald's employees vote to strike over pay and zero-hours concerns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 10:18:12 PM
McDonald’s could face its first strike on British soil after workers at two of the fast-food chain’s outlets backed a call for industrial action.Staff at restaurants in Cambridge and in Crayford, south-east London, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a strike amid concerns over working conditions ...
UK retailers say government must be tougher on obesity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 06:14:38 PM
British retailers have called for the government to take tougher action on tackling obesity and consider mandatory measures to ensure more companies make their products healthier.Public health bosses have urged food manufacturers to make chips, pizzas, crisps and burgers healthier, and ministers are expected to issue ...
China moves to curb overseas acquisitions as firms' debt levels rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 05:32:17 PM
The Chinese government has served notice on the country’s foreign investment spree in football clubs, skyscrapers and Hollywood as it moves to curb rising levels of debt among domestic companies.The announcement of restrictions in a range of sectors follows a buying spree around the globe during ...
European stock markets dip after Spain terrorist attacks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 05:04:02 PM
Stock markets in Europe have fallen after the Barcelona attack, with shares in airline, hotel and travel companies among the hardest hit.IAG, the parent company of British Airways and the Spanish carrier Iberia, fell 2% on Friday. Ryanair and easyJet posted more modest losses, while Air ...
Inheritance tax: How death duty could hit YOUR family  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 04:24:00 PM
Millions of Britons have not taken any steps to protect their wealth from death duty, research by Drewberry Wealth revealed.More people are paying inheritance tax at a eye-watering rate of 40 per cent amid rising house prices and stock markets. The current threshold has been at ...
Weaker sterling attracts record number of foreign tourists to UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 04:16:40 PM
Sterling’s plunge after the EU referendum is making Britain more attractive for foreign holidaymakers, resulting in a record number of overseas visitors in June.Non-UK residents made 3.5m visits to Britain in June, an increase of 7% from a year ago and a record for that month, ...
Tesco to sell tiny avocados in response to fruit's global shortage image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 03:55:59 PM
Egg-sized avocados are the latest weapon in the battle to meet growing demand for the creamy green fruit amid a global squeeze on supply.The mini fruits, which weigh about 70g – nearly a third of the size of an average avocado – will be on sale ...
Let’s move to Rochester, Kent: ‘It’s ravishingly beautiful’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 03:30:26 PM
What’s going for it? Every time I go to Rochester it surprises me. I forget how ravishingly beautiful it is, the Norman castle and ancient cathedral high on a bluff above the Medway, curling lanes of old houses, bookshops and flint walls tumbling down the hill. The ...
Global super-rich agreeing to rent luxury London homes without visiting image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 02:39:09 PM
Wealthy foreigners are prepared to shell out as much as £25,000 a week renting luxury homes in London without bothering to set foot inside before opening their wallets.High-end estate agents report that overseas demand for super-prime London homes is so strong that the global super-rich are ...
Government faces fresh criticism over Green Investment Bank sell-off image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 01:05:09 PM
The government is facing renewed criticism after pushing through the “disastrous” sale of the Green Investment Bank (GIB) to the Australian bank Macquarie, as fresh concerns are raised over its commitment to environmental projects.A consortium led by Macquarie agreed to buy the GIB, which was established ...
Bad break? KitKat maker accused of copying Atari Breakout game in ad image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 12:38:53 PM
Nestlé has been accused of copying Atari’s classic 1970s video game Breakout for a KitKat marketing campaign.In a complaint filed on Thursday in a federal court in San Francisco, Atari said Nestlé knowingly exploited the Breakout name, look and feel through social media and a video, ...
Generation rent: why I’ll never live in a house with dedicated shoe storage image
Some people choose to exercise before work. They like to start the day energised by the challenge of personal bests, and the sense of virtuousness that comes from having tried where others have not.I, too, like that – but I’d prefer not to leave my house. Instead, I get my fix ...
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'Sick joke' to locate Redcar steelworks job in London, says Labour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 10:54:24 AM
Labour MPs have accused ministers of playing a “sick joke” after it emerged that a government job overseeing regeneration in Tees Valley will be based in London.Sajid Javid’s Department for Communities and Local Government is advertising for a London-based project lead for Tees Valley’s Mayoral Development ...
Markets slide on Trump and terror concerns - as it happened image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 07:28:16 AM
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Revealed: how British American Tobacco exploited war zones to sell cigarettes image
British American Tobacco (BAT) has promoted sales of its cigarettes in some of the most fragile, war-torn and unstable countries of Africa and the Middle East, documents seen by the Guardian show.While civilians were being killed and cities ravaged by violence, BAT pursued opportunities to grow ...
What I wish I could tell my boss: 'You take money from people who have the least' image
You don’t understand that our work is hard. You ask us to deliver complex services, yet our work is undermined by budget cuts. Waiting lists for NHS hospitals have now hit a 10-year high. The level of assessed risk before we help a child in need ...
Former burglars say barking dogs and CCTV are best deterrent image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 05:01:14 AM
Burglars are most likely to be put off breaking into homes by CCTV cameras and barking dogs, according to a panel of former criminals.Nearly half of the 12 former burglars consulted by Co-op Insurance said most thieves were opportunists wandering the streets who would avoid difficult ...
'No good Nazis': James Murdoch criticises Trump over Charlottesville image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 03:04:46 AM
James Murdoch – chief executive of 21st Century Fox and son of Donald Trump ally Rupert Murdoch – has become one of the most prominent voices yet to condemn the US president’s response to neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville.In a memo to colleagues obtained by the Hollywood ...
Leaving EU without deal would be no disaster, says thinktank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 11:01:07 PM
Leaving the European Union without a deal in place would not spell disaster for the UK economy, according to a free market thinktank advocating trade with the rest of the world over a “hamstrung” deal with Brussels.Despite repeated warnings that leaving without an agreement would hurt ...
South Korea's thirst for craft beer helps food and drink exports top £10bn image
Soaring demand for British craft beers in South Korea helped UK food and drink exports top £10bn in the first six months of 2017, the best first half figures ever.Ireland, France and the US are the top three destinations for British food and drink, but the ...
Bunnings beware: the Homebase revolution is failing to shape up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 06:45:27 PM
The strangest acquisition in the retailing sector in the past couple of years was the £340m purchase of Homebase by Wesfarmers of Australia.It was odd in many ways. First, nobody had been able to make decent money from Homebase in years. Second, hardly anybody in the ...
PENSION WARNING: How inflation ravages YOUR retirement income by hundreds of pounds image
Pensioners must find an extra £715 a year to meet rising bills and prices, with inflation now running at 2.6 per cent, according to calculations by Retirement Advantage.Increases in the cost of living tend to hit oldest people hardest because they are reliant on fixed pension ...
Inheritance tax: Shock poll reveals pensioners' DESPAIR at not leaving more to children  image
And around half of over 65s are saddened they won't be able to leave their loved ones an inheritance that will offer more security, found a report by Remember A Charity.While many believe the value of their estate is likely to be eaten up by the ...
Slow house price growth and steep rail fare increases image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 02:37:41 PM
Hello and welcome to this week’s Money Talks – a roundup of the week’s biggest stories and some things you may have missed.UK house price growth slows with London and north-east hardest hitRail users face steepest fare rise in five years as inflation hits 3.6%£14bn class ...
Asda returns to sales growth thanks to price cuts and inflation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 12:17:23 PM
Asda has reported its first quarterly rise in sales for three years as the UK’s third largest supermarket chain said customers were responding to price cuts and store improvements.Sales, excluding petrol, rose 1.8% in the three months to the end of June partly thanks to a ...
Rising inflation leads to sales falls in all UK retail sectors apart from food image
Britain’s consumers are taking a more cautious approach to shopping as higher inflation above the level of earnings eats into their spending power.Only higher spending on food in supermarkets kept retail sales growing last month, with declines in all other main sectors, according to figures published ...
Apple denounces neo-Nazis as Spotify bans ‘white power’ tracks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 11:16:34 AM
Apple, LinkedIn, Spotify and Twitter have joined a growing chorus of technology companies to hit out at the far right and Donald Trump’s attempt to put white supremacists and leftwing counter-demonstrators at Saturday’s Charlottesville protest on the same moral plane.Following the lead of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, ...
Why haven't politicians learned from the financial crisis? | Mohamed El-Erian image
Ten years ago this month, the French bank BNP Paribas decided to limit investors’ access to the money they had deposited in three funds. It was the first loud signal of the financial stress that would, a year later, send the global economy into a tailspin. ...
Learndirect blames government cuts for damning Ofsted report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 09:24:49 AM
Learndirect, the UK’s largest adult training provider, has blamed the government’s austerity programme for its failure to meet the education regulator’s minimum quality standards.The company, which was privatised by David Cameron’s coalition government in 2011, on Thursday complained that being forced to “manage a reduction in ...
REVEALED: The five things people miss most when living abroad image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 09:01:00 AM
Whether you are missing family, missing friends, or yearning for some Heinz Baked Beans, there are bound to be things you miss about life back home.But what are the things most commonly missed by UK citizens living overseas?SPECIFIC FOOD ITEMSFrom Tetley’s Teabags, Heinz Baked Beans and ...
B&Q and Homebase sales hammered by bad weather image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 08:08:30 AM
Summer has been a DIY disaster for the UK’s two biggest home improvement chains, which have reported falling sales as they struggle with wet weather and disruption from major restructuring plans.Kingfisher, Europe’s largest home improvement retailer, reported a 4.7% fall in sales at its established B&Q ...
Brexit is a chance for farming reform – but we must get the policy right | Ngaire Woods image
The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union no doubt carries many risks. But, if British politicians and business leaders are right, it also creates an important opportunity: the possibility of building a safer, greener, more efficient, and more innovative farming sector. If the UK manages ...
Euro slides on ECB currency concerns - as it happened image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 07:14:46 AM
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Metric meter and imperial bills leave Scottish Power confused image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 06:00:00 AM
Scottish Power seems to think I live in a blast furnace and use £400 worth of gas every month.We moved into a three-bedroom house in 2015 and registered for an online dual-fuel account. From the start, the bills, based on meter readings, have been three times ...
Toblerone shape not distinctive enough for trademark, Poundland claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 05:00:03 AM
Poundland has claimed Toblerone’s shape is no longer distinctive enough to be a valid trademark, in legal documents defending its right to launch a copycat bar.Last month, the budget chain was forced to delay the launch of its Twin Peaks bar, which has two humps rather ...
Lack of diversity in UK's top firms could hamper post-Brexit trade deals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 11:01:15 PM
Britain’s biggest companies have been told that a lack of diversity in their boardrooms could hinder government plans to increase trade with non-EU countries after Brexit.The warning comes as a report shows the number of FTSE 100 businesses with no ethnic minority representation at senior level ...

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