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  • European Union growing at the fastest rate in 10 years

    European Union growing at the fastest rate in 10 years

    By Mark Fairlie Last year, the European Union economy experienced its fastest growth in over a decade, according to figures from the EU statistics office Eurostat. Registering an increase of 2.5% from the year before, this is the highest annual growth since the 2.7% economic expansion of 2007. In the [...]

  • Online dating apps, Valentines Day

Dating Technology takes over Valentine’s Day

February 14th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Richards It is Valentine’s Day – and this year more of us than ever will be finding love through an online dating app. Why [...]

  • Why are the UK's restaurant chains struggling?

Why are the UK’s restaurant chains struggling?

February 9th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Richards The UK restaurant trade is under threat. Profits are down, restaurants are closing and people are choosing to stay at home with a [...]

The Government plans improved rights for gig economy workers

February 8th, 2018|0 Comments

By Felicity Anderson Millions of flexible workers will be eligible for sick and holiday pay under Government plans to improve the rights of those employed in [...]

Personal Finance Optimism Grows But There Could Be Storm Clouds Ahead

February 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

By Trevor Clawson Britons are becoming more optimistic about their personal finances, according to an extensive new survey from Vouchercodes, but separate research suggests that, for [...]

  • Marks & Spenser closing stores

Marks & Spencer Announce Multiple Store Closures

February 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Richards After disappointing Christmas trading Marks & Spencer has announced the closure of six stores – with a further eight under ‘consultation.’ What does [...]

  • Home Office Puts Heat On Tech Firms With Tool To Block Jihadi Videos

Home Office Puts Heat On Tech Firms With Tool To Block Jihadi Videos

February 16th, 2018|0 Comments

By Trevor Clawson Home Secretary Amber Rudd could be forgiven for walking with a certain spring in her [...]

Faulty household appliances causing over 60 house fires a week

February 16th, 2018|0 Comments

By Lauren Howells Faulty white goods such as fridge freezers, tumble dryers and washing machines, are causing over [...]

  • Sky and BT secure Rights to 3 more years of the Premier League

Sky and BT secure Rights to 3 more years of the Premier League

February 16th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Richards The main Premier League TV packages have just been sold to Sky and BT in [...]

  • European Union growing at the fastest rate in 10 years

European Union growing at the fastest rate in 10 years

February 15th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Fairlie Last year, the European Union economy experienced its fastest growth in over a decade, according [...]

  • FCA RBS

FCA accused of putting interest of banks first

February 13th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Fairlie FCA accused of putting interest of banks first after refusing to publish revealing RBS report [...]

  • techlash

Techlash: What is it? And What does it Mean for the Future?

February 12th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Richards Are we starting to fall out of love with the big tech companies? Is the [...]

  • 750,000 Face Self Assessment Fines Prompting Reforms

750,000 Face Self Assessment Fines Prompting Reforms

February 9th, 2018|0 Comments

By Trevor Clawson Nearly 750,000 taxpayers failed to meet the January 31 deadline for filing self-assessment returns this [...]

  • Why are the UK's restaurant chains struggling?

Why are the UK’s restaurant chains struggling?

February 9th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Richards The UK restaurant trade is under threat. Profits are down, restaurants are closing and people [...]

  • waitrose loyalty scheme

Waitrose confirms it will close “confusing” part of its loyalty scheme

February 9th, 2018|0 Comments

By Lauren Howells Waitrose has confirmed that the “Pick Your Own Offers” part of its loyalty scheme is [...]

SPaceX Falcon Heavy launches successfully

February 8th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Fairlie US entrepreneur Elon Musk made history yet again this week upon successfully launching his latest [...]

Personal Finance

  • Sky and BT secure Rights to 3 more years of the Premier League

Sky and BT secure Rights to 3 more years of the Premier League

February 16th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Richards The main Premier League TV packages have just been sold to Sky and BT in a deal that runs to the end of the 2021/22 season. So [...]

  • Are UK childcare costs really the most expensive in the world?

Are UK childcare costs really the most expensive in the world?

February 15th, 2018|0 Comments

By Felicity Anderson This week the BBC examined figures from the international economic body, the OECD, which show the UK has the highest childcare costs in the world. The figures, [...]

  • Crime Survey Reveals Fraud Declines but Consumers Still Vulnerable

Fraud Declines But Consumers Are Still Vulnerable

February 14th, 2018|0 Comments

By Trevor Clawson The phone rings at 4.00pm on a Friday afternoon. You pick up and find yourself talking to a friendly call centre operative who claims to work for [...]

  • 750,000 Face Self Assessment Fines Prompting Reforms

750,000 Face Self Assessment Fines Prompting Reforms

February 9th, 2018|0 Comments

By Trevor Clawson Nearly 750,000 taxpayers failed to meet the January 31 deadline for filing self-assessment returns this year and most will face a penalty of at least £100. But [...]

Business News

  • Home Office Puts Heat On Tech Firms With Tool To Block Jihadi Videos

Home Office Puts Heat On Tech Firms With Tool To Block Jihadi Videos

February 16th, 2018|0 Comments

By Trevor Clawson Home Secretary Amber Rudd could be forgiven for walking with a certain spring in her stride when she arrived in San Francisco earlier this week to meet members of the digital technology [...]

Faulty household appliances causing over 60 house fires a week

February 16th, 2018|0 Comments

By Lauren Howells Faulty white goods such as fridge freezers, tumble dryers and washing machines, are causing over 60 house fires a week in the UK, a new investigation by Which? has revealed. 16,000 “potentially [...]

  • Sky and BT secure Rights to 3 more years of the Premier League

Sky and BT secure Rights to 3 more years of the Premier League

February 16th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Richards The main Premier League TV packages have just been sold to Sky and BT in a deal that runs to the end of the 2021/22 season. So it looks like football on [...]

  • European Union growing at the fastest rate in 10 years

European Union growing at the fastest rate in 10 years

February 15th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Fairlie Last year, the European Union economy experienced its fastest growth in over a decade, according to figures from the EU statistics office Eurostat. Registering an increase of 2.5% from the year before, [...]

  • FCA RBS

FCA accused of putting interest of banks first

February 13th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Fairlie FCA accused of putting interest of banks first after refusing to publish revealing RBS report The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has come under fire this week as they continue to delay the [...]

  • techlash

Techlash: What is it? And What does it Mean for the Future?

February 12th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Richards Are we starting to fall out of love with the big tech companies? Is the loss of our privacy too big a price to pay for the convenience of Amazon and Facebook? [...]

  • 750,000 Face Self Assessment Fines Prompting Reforms

750,000 Face Self Assessment Fines Prompting Reforms

February 9th, 2018|0 Comments

By Trevor Clawson Nearly 750,000 taxpayers failed to meet the January 31 deadline for filing self-assessment returns this year and most will face a penalty of at least £100. But as Her Majesty’s Customs and [...]

  • Why are the UK's restaurant chains struggling?

Why are the UK’s restaurant chains struggling?

February 9th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Richards The UK restaurant trade is under threat. Profits are down, restaurants are closing and people are choosing to stay at home with a takeaway. Why has this happened – and what threat [...]

  • waitrose loyalty scheme

Waitrose confirms it will close “confusing” part of its loyalty scheme

February 9th, 2018|0 Comments

By Lauren Howells Waitrose has confirmed that the “Pick Your Own Offers” part of its loyalty scheme is to be closed down at the end of February after customers found it too “confusing”. Launched back [...]

Politics

  • Home Office Puts Heat On Tech Firms With Tool To Block Jihadi Videos

Home Office Puts Heat On Tech Firms With Tool To Block Jihadi Videos

February 16th, 2018|0 Comments

By Trevor Clawson Home Secretary Amber Rudd could be forgiven for walking with a certain spring in her stride when she arrived in San Francisco earlier this week to meet [...]

  • council tax

Nearly all councils planning to increase council tax

February 12th, 2018|0 Comments

By Lauren Howells Almost all councils in England plan to raise council tax, according to a new survey.  The State of Local Government Finance Survey 2018, by the Local Government [...]

  • Government forced to publish leaked Brexit study

Government forced to publish leaked Brexit study

February 1st, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Fairlie The Government has been forced into a U-turn on an earlier decision not to publish a leaked Brexit study which predicted negative economic consequences no matter what [...]

  • Carillion

Carillion: No Longer ‘Making Tomorrow a Better Place’

January 17th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Richards Like all big companies, Carillion had a strapline: ‘Making tomorrow a better place.’ As everyone now knows, the company went into liquidation on Monday with debts of [...]

  • Carillion

Carillion goes into liquidation putting jobs at risk

January 15th, 2018|0 Comments

By Lauren Howells Construction company Carillion, which reportedly employs almost 20,000 people in the UK and is involved in various government projects, including HS2, has gone into compulsory liquidation, the [...]

  • Theresa May cabinet reshuffle 2018

Will Theresa May’s new cabinet deliver?

January 11th, 2018|0 Comments

By Gina Clarke It was billed as a reshuffle that would make the government ‘look more like the country it serves’ and ended with UK Prime Minister Theresa May declaring [...]

  • Scottish budget and income tax

Scottish budget and income tax

December 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Author Mark Fairlie Earlier this month, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Constitution, Derek Mackay, announced the Scottish Budget 2017. Whilst the report included proposals for further funding for schools, healthcare [...]

Overworked Uber drivers are a danger to public safety, warns union

December 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Author Felicity Anderson A union has warned that transportation app Uber, is a danger to public safety, claiming that Uber drivers are, “encouraged and incentivised,” by the firm to work [...]

Technology

Faulty household appliances causing over 60 house fires a week

By Lauren Howells Faulty white goods such as fridge freezers, tumble dryers and washing machines, are causing over 60 house [...]

  • Crime Survey Reveals Fraud Declines but Consumers Still Vulnerable

Fraud Declines But Consumers Are Still Vulnerable

By Trevor Clawson The phone rings at 4.00pm on a Friday afternoon. You pick up and find yourself talking to [...]

  • Online dating apps, Valentines Day

Dating Technology takes over Valentine’s Day

By Mark Richards It is Valentine’s Day – and this year more of us than ever will be finding love [...]

  • Coinhive

Hackers “hijack government websites” to mine cryptocurrency

By Lauren Howells Hackers have reportedly hijacked government websites in order to mine cryptocurrency, according to the Evening Standard. Thousands [...]