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  • British gas

    British Gas gets rid of its standard variable tariff for new customers

    Author Lauren Howells British Gas has announced that it will scrap its Standard Variable Tariff for new customers and replace it with a 12-month fixed-term tariff with no exit fees. The energy provider is the third of the big six suppliers to announce the end of its standard variable tariff, [...]

  • children learning coding

Move over Justine: Here Comes Meccano Max

November 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Author: Mark Richards Technology is changing the workplace at an ever-faster pace. Is the UK doing enough to educate its young people about the challenges that [...]

  • Black Friday

Black Friday and Friends

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Author Mark Richards Singles’ Day, the annual online shopping bonanza in China, has just smashed all records. In the West, next week will bring Black Friday, [...]

  • House prices slashed due to Autumn sale | CLNews

“Autumn sale” leads to one in three properties having their prices slashed

November 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Author Mark Fairlie The UK’s largest online real estate company Rightmove announced in their November edition of the Rightmove House Price Index that price cutting by [...]

  • prepayment-meter

Prepayment meter warrant charges capped for those struggling to pay energy bills

November 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Author: Lauren Howells There will be a £150 cap on charges for installing a prepayment meter for “indebted" gas and electricity customers, Ofgem has announced. Customers [...]

Paws for Thought

November 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Author Mark Richards Britain is famously a nation of animal lovers. But now it seems that the romance might be cooling. Does that say something about [...]

  • British gas

British Gas gets rid of its standard variable tariff for new customers

November 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Author Lauren Howells British Gas has announced that it will scrap its Standard Variable Tariff for new customers and replace it with a 12-month fixed-term tariff [...]

The era of dynamic pricing

November 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Author Mark Fairlie The airline industry introduced dynamic pricing to the UK in the 1990s. Airlines started increasing the price of flights as it gets closer [...]

A ‘Wee Dram’ becomes an Expensive Dram

November 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Author Mark Richards The Scotch Whisky Association recently lost its appeal at the UK’s highest court, meaning the way is now clear for the Scottish Government [...]

  • What are the dangers of connected toys?

Investigation highlights dangers of ‘connected’ toys

November 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Author Felicity Anderson A consumer group has urged retailers to withdraw a handful of connected toys following an investigation into their online security. Tests carried out [...]

  • Black Friday

Black Friday and Friends

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Author Mark Richards Singles’ Day, the annual online shopping bonanza in China, has just smashed all records. In the West, next week will bring Black Friday, [...]

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  • SMEs-UK-economy

Are we all Going to be Self-Employed?

November 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Author: Mark Richards The number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK is increasing rapidly. Is this good for the UK economy? And what does [...]

  • Bags for Life

How Bags for Life are hurting charities

November 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Author Mark Fairlie In 2015, all major supermarkets took a step in a greener, more eco-friendly direction by charging 5p for single-use plastic bags. The Government [...]

  • Insurance firms

Insurers “falling short of renewal expectations”

November 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Author Lauren Howells Consumers may have “lost out” as a result of a number of insurance firms failing to comply with new rules, the Financial Conduct [...]

Personal Finance

  • Six million people had their credit limit increased without consent

Six million people had their credit limit increased without consent

November 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Author Lauren Howells Credit card companies are “pushing credit” on people who can’t pay, says Citizens Advice, as new research reveals that only 1 in 4 credit card holders, who [...]

Food price increases mean “expensive Christmas dinner”

November 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Author Lauren Howells Food inflation is the “highest for four years” according to new figures released by the Office for National Statistics around UK consumer price inflation. The new data, [...]

  • What are the dangers of connected toys?

Investigation highlights dangers of ‘connected’ toys

November 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Author Felicity Anderson A consumer group has urged retailers to withdraw a handful of connected toys following an investigation into their online security. Tests carried out by Which? found failings [...]

  • HMRC

Has HMRC really saved an extra £160billion since 2010?

November 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Author Mark Fairlie On November 1st, 2017, UK Prime Minister Theresa May stated during Prime Minister’s Questions that HMRC had “secured almost £160 billion in additional compliance revenues since 2010.” [...]

Business News

  • British gas

British Gas gets rid of its standard variable tariff for new customers

November 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Author Lauren Howells British Gas has announced that it will scrap its Standard Variable Tariff for new customers and replace it with a 12-month fixed-term tariff with no exit fees. The energy provider is the [...]

The era of dynamic pricing

November 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Author Mark Fairlie The airline industry introduced dynamic pricing to the UK in the 1990s. Airlines started increasing the price of flights as it gets closer to the departure date. As the number of tickets [...]

A ‘Wee Dram’ becomes an Expensive Dram

November 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Author Mark Richards The Scotch Whisky Association recently lost its appeal at the UK’s highest court, meaning the way is now clear for the Scottish Government to introduce a minimum price for alcohol. Will it [...]

  • What are the dangers of connected toys?

Investigation highlights dangers of ‘connected’ toys

November 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Author Felicity Anderson A consumer group has urged retailers to withdraw a handful of connected toys following an investigation into their online security. Tests carried out by Which? found failings in four Bluetooth and WIFI-enabled [...]

  • Black Friday

Black Friday and Friends

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Author Mark Richards Singles’ Day, the annual online shopping bonanza in China, has just smashed all records. In the West, next week will bring Black Friday, closely followed by Cyber Monday. Are these new trends [...]

  • SMEs-UK-economy

Are we all Going to be Self-Employed?

November 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Author: Mark Richards The number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK is increasing rapidly. Is this good for the UK economy? And what does it say about our rapidly-changing patterns of employment? Early [...]

  • Bags for Life

How Bags for Life are hurting charities

November 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Author Mark Fairlie In 2015, all major supermarkets took a step in a greener, more eco-friendly direction by charging 5p for single-use plastic bags. The Government ruled initiative resulted in six billion fewer of the [...]

  • Insurance firms

Insurers “falling short of renewal expectations”

November 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Author Lauren Howells Consumers may have “lost out” as a result of a number of insurance firms failing to comply with new rules, the Financial Conduct Authority has said. Designed to “increase transparency and engagement [...]

  • workplace revenge

Don’t Get Mad, Get Even!

November 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Author Mark Richards Donald Trump’s Twitter account was recently deleted for 11 minutes, thanks to the action of a Twitter employee on his last day at work. What else have angry employees done to ‘get [...]

Politics

  • children learning coding

Move over Justine: Here Comes Meccano Max

November 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Author: Mark Richards Technology is changing the workplace at an ever-faster pace. Is the UK doing enough to educate its young people about the challenges that will bring? Or is [...]

A ‘Wee Dram’ becomes an Expensive Dram

November 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Author Mark Richards The Scotch Whisky Association recently lost its appeal at the UK’s highest court, meaning the way is now clear for the Scottish Government to introduce a minimum [...]

  • workplace revenge

Don’t Get Mad, Get Even!

November 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Author Mark Richards Donald Trump’s Twitter account was recently deleted for 11 minutes, thanks to the action of a Twitter employee on his last day at work. What else have [...]

  • Universal credit

MPs urge government to cut wait for Universal Credit “to avert a Christmas disaster”

October 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Author Lauren Howells An “urgent” report by the Work and Pensions Committee has concluded that the government should aim to cut the current six-week wait for the first payment of [...]

Brexit Talks: Deal or No Deal?

October 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Author Mark Richards We are now just 17 months away from 29th March 2019 – the date when the UK is due to leave the European Union. So where are [...]

  • Philip Hammond

Will Spreadsheet Phil come to the Rescue of Young People?

October 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Author Mark Richards On November 22nd Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond will present his first Autumn Budget. He supposedly wants to help younger people. How could he do this? [...]

  • Directly Elected Mayor

Is God’s Own Country a Good Idea?

October 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Author Mark Richards The well-documented dispute in Catalonia has brought the issue of local and regional governments to everyone’s attention. But it is not just Europe: there are increasing moves [...]

  • President Trump

President Trump: Mad? Bad? Or Actually Quite Good?

October 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Author Mark Richards Donald J Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States on January 20th of 2017. That means he has now been in power for [...]

Technology

Automatic compensation for broadband and landline users who experience poor service

Author Lauren Howells Customers who experience poor levels of service from their broadband and landline supplier are set to receive [...]

  • protect yourself from online crime

Warning to Consumers: Fraudsters adapting with modern technology but still relying on old tricks

Author: Felicity Anderson Sophisticated online crime is on the rise and yet traditional scams still prevail, according to the UK’s leading [...]

One million homes still exposed to potentially dangerous tumble dryers

Author Lauren Howells Whirlpool has reportedly informed MPs that it estimates around one million faulty tumble dryers, which the Express [...]

  • online scummers

Email scammers defrauding Brits of hundreds of thousands

Author Mark Fairlie Cybersecurity experts are warning British consumers and businesses of the very real threat of theft by email [...]