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- Food prices set to rise in UK as floods ruin cropsby Zoe Wood on 15 November 2019 at 6:20 pm
Soaring prices likely as potatoes rot in sodden fields and farmers struggle to sow wheat The price of crisps and chips are expected to rise in the new year as the flooding in northern England hits […]
- Record numbers of young adults in UK living with parentsby Patrick Collinson Personal finance editor on 15 November 2019 at 5:42 pm
ONS notes 46% rise since 1999 in number of 20- to 34-year-olds returning homeRecord numbers of young adults in their 20s and 30s are living with their parents, according to official figures, with […]
- Let’s move to eastern High Weald, East Sussex and Kent: not fashionable, but fabulousby Tom Dyckhoff on 15 November 2019 at 4:30 pm
It might be under the radar but it’s packed with magical old villages and market townsWhat’s going for it? Rudyard Kipling came to the eastern High Weald to escape. It’s that kind […]
- Lloyds shareholders lose legal fight over HBOSon 15 November 2019 at 12:59 pm
Lloyds TSB shareholders claim they were "mugged" when Lloyds took over the lender.
- Halifax joins HSBC in letting customers block cards from gamblingby Miles Brignall on 15 November 2019 at 12:32 pm
Block is designed to prevent problem gamblers betting money they can’t afford to loseHalifax has joined HSBC in announcing customers can now self-exclude their bank cards from being used to […]
- This pension scheme has 8m members – and ethical savers do bestby Rupert Jones on 15 November 2019 at 12:17 pm
The publicly owned Nest has thrived thanks to investments such as its £1.1bn ‘climate aware’ fundIt’s often said that paying into a workplace pension is a no-brainer, and […]
- How feasible is Labour's free broadband plan and part-nationalisation of BT?by Mark Sweney and Patrick Collinson on 15 November 2019 at 10:56 am
UK lags behind other countries over full fibre but the election pledge raises many questionsLabour pledges free broadband for all homes and firms in UKMcDonnell: free broadband ‘essential to […]
- Banks disagree on how to pay for fraud refundson 15 November 2019 at 9:18 am
Without a new deal, victims of money transfer fraud could be left without protection from January.
- Family homes for first-time buyers – in picturesby Jill Papworth on 15 November 2019 at 7:00 am
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- Labour urged to scale back plans to give workers stake in firmsby Richard Partington Economics correspondent on 15 November 2019 at 6:00 am
Changing policy to focus on UK profits would counter ‘stealth tax’ criticism, says thinktankRadical Labour plans to pay workers as much as £500 each in dividends, by forcing every […]
- How the government raises money from you to pay for the services you useon 15 November 2019 at 12:33 am
Steph McGovern explains how the government raises money from you to pay for the services you use.
- Party plans would ‘boost minimum pay for millions’on 15 November 2019 at 12:06 am
The plans would double or treble the number whose wages are set by government, a think tank says.
- Watchdog attacks Tory and Labour minimum wage proposalsby Phillip Inman on 15 November 2019 at 12:01 am
Institute for Fiscal Studies launches scathing review of plans to cut in-work povertyLatest election news – live updatesLabour’s plans to increase the minimum wage to £10 an hour […]
- Victims of bank transfer scams risk being left unprotectedby Rupert Jones on 15 November 2019 at 12:01 am
Industry fails to agree on compensation plan after current scheme expiresBank transfer scam victims risk being left unprotected from January after the industry failed to agree a plan to compensate […]
- Touts used false IDs and bots to harvest tickets, court hearsby Rob Davies on 14 November 2019 at 5:45 pm
Pair accused of reselling Ed Sheeran and Harry Potter tickets at inflated pricesTwo ticket touts who used false identities and bots to harvest event tickets at the expense of fans and sell them for […]
- Surprised that women are still struggling for equal pay? You shouldn’t be | Linda Scottby Linda Scott on 14 November 2019 at 5:23 pm
On Equal Pay Day, let’s confront the real reason women are paid less – employers know that a successful challenge is incredibly unlikelyIf a national government stood aside for five […]
- Woodford analysis suggests investors may lose a third of their moneyon 14 November 2019 at 8:19 am
Investors in British money manager Neil Woodford's flagship fund could lose more than 1 billion pounds, four times more than had it reopened in December, according to estimates made by his firm […]
- UK house prices slip as market awaits election - RICSon 14 November 2019 at 7:37 am
A measure of British house prices edged down in October but there were signs that buyers and sellers were sitting on the sidelines at least until next month's election, a survey published on Thursday […]
- Why won’t this airline level with us about a four-day change?by Anna Tims on 14 November 2019 at 7:00 am
We can’t make an insurance claim for compensation unless it gives us the reasonMy fiance and I travelled to Martinique in the Caribbean, flying from Leeds to Paris and then onwards to […]
- Do I really need fibre broadband?by Jack Schofield on 14 November 2019 at 7:00 am
Angela is a light internet user and is wondering if she could make do with an older, slower ADSL serviceI signed up for fibre broadband a couple of years ago but am now wondering whether it is worth […]
- My Money: 'I used the same nappy for my nine children'on 14 November 2019 at 12:42 am
As part of a new BBC blog series, Katie Holden shares what she spent her money on this week.
- Pay rise plans: Is the minimum wage enough to live on?on 14 November 2019 at 12:21 am
Election promises of a rising minimum wage leave some bosses wondering how to fund staff pay rises.
- Investors in Neil Woodford fund could lose further £1bnby Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent on 13 November 2019 at 6:34 pm
Hundreds of thousands of investors face huge collective loss as income fund winds upHundreds of thousands of investors locked in Woodford equity income fund could lose a third of their remaining […]
- Royal Mail wins bid to halt Christmas postal strikeson 13 November 2019 at 4:47 pm
The postal union says a decision by the High Court to block industrial action is an "utter outrage".
- Toy sales slump as shops chase Christmas cheeron 13 November 2019 at 2:32 pm
Parents have cut back on impulse buys and face the threat of shortages of festive favourites, analysts say.
- Inflation falls to three-year low as energy prices fallon 13 November 2019 at 12:25 pm
Official data shows UK consumer prices rose 1.5% as a new price cap kept a lid on energy prices.
- Bribed … the key to gaining coveted ‘Amazon’s Choice’ labelby Anna Tims on 13 November 2019 at 7:00 am
We were offered a voucher in return for posting a five-star reviewI ordered a key finder from Amazon and found a card in the box offering a $10 voucher in return for a five-star rating provided I did […]
- Is surge pricing a fair way to manage demand?on 13 November 2019 at 12:05 am
Ride-hailing app Uber is far from the first company to change prices according to customer numbers.
- England flooding: Why insurance may not cover damageon 12 November 2019 at 11:49 pm
Schemes are in place to protect most householders, but businesses may face extra costs.
- Disability web access: 'I've already clicked away'on 12 November 2019 at 3:38 pm
Businesses lose an estimated £11.8bn a year in click-away costs owing to poorly designed websites.
- UK jobs fall by most in over four years as election nearson 12 November 2019 at 12:57 pm
Britain's employers cut more jobs from July to September than in any quarter for four years, according to official data, which highlighted how the labour market is slowing as an election nears […]
- UK wage growth slows as unemployment fallson 12 November 2019 at 10:36 am
Average earnings increased by 3.6% over the three months to September, while unemployment fell by 23,000.
- We’re bugged by a hotel chain’s response to our complaintby Rebecca Smithers on 12 November 2019 at 7:00 am
It offered budget deals but my daughter got more than she bargained forIn August my daughter and a friend stayed at an OYO hotel in Belgravia. On the second day they noticed bites and saw little bugs […]
- Conned out of my life savings, then 'failed' by policeon 12 November 2019 at 12:01 am
Cynthia Tuck says fraudsters took her life savings and that no-one has faced justice for what happened.
- Apple's 'sexist' credit card investigated by US regulatoron 11 November 2019 at 3:22 pm
Goldman Sachs, which operates Apple Card, discriminates between men and women, it is claimed.
- Virgin West Coast’s ‘return’ ticket turned into a single issueby Rebecca Smithers on 11 November 2019 at 7:01 am
Our train was delayed but the train company would only refund the outward journey, not the whole return tripMy wife and I recently travelled by Virgin Trains (West Coast) from Glasgow to London after […]