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  • Supporting the Local Economy

    The local economy and high streets are increasingly under threat from online retailers. Could initiatives like local currencies and local lending help communities to fight back and redress the balance? Earlier this week Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada as it tries to restructure [...]

  • UK retail sales figures boost the Pound

UK retail sales figures boost the Pound

September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

After an 8 month low, the Pound has finally broken the $1.30 barrier after the UK retail sales figures were announced. Retail sales boost pound It [...]

Landlords in the Firing Line

September 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Thanks to recent changes introduced by former Chancellor George Osborne, private landlords are going to face higher tax bills. But this is likely to lead to [...]

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It’s an Ill Wind that Blows no Good…

September 13th, 2017|0 Comments

The cost of offshore wind continues to fall – and by 2030 it has the potential to power 75% of the homes in the UK. Do [...]

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Greater public awareness of car dooring needed, says national cycling charity

September 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Cycling UK has called for a public awareness THINK campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of car dooring. In a letter to Transport Minister, Jesse [...]

The world’s most powerful economies in 2030

September 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Leading international accountants, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) released its prediction in the last week on which countries would feature in the 31 most powerful top economies in the [...]

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Women more likely to be paid less than the minimum wage

September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

The Low Pay Commission, an independent body that advises the government about minimum rates of pay in the UK, has published a report showing that women [...]

  • Michael O'Leary

Ryanair and the Ruined Reputation

September 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Irish airline Ryanair has just announced that it will cancel flights for the next six weeks – leading to travel misery for thousands of passengers. Why [...]

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Ryanair cancelling 50 flights a day because they “messed up”

September 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Ryanair has admitted that they are cancelling between 40-50 flights a day for the next six weeks so that they can improve “system-wide punctuality”. Clearing a [...]

Personal Finance

“Loan sharks are circling”, doorstep lender reportedly tells the Guardian

September 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

In an interview with the Guardian this week, Paul Smith, chief executive of doorstep lender Morses Club, reportedly told the paper that loan sharks were preying on vulnerable people in [...]

Women more likely to be paid less than the minimum wage

September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

The Low Pay Commission, an independent body that advises the government about minimum rates of pay in the UK, has published a report showing that women are far more likely [...]

  • National Cyber Security Centre

National Cyber Security Centre Releases Equifax Update

September 19th, 2017|0 Comments

In late July 2017, a massive cyber attack took place against global credit reference agency, Equifax. After several weeks of investigation, regulators and the company discovered that the personal details [...]

School uniform uniformly expensive

September 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Millions of children have just gone back to school – and millions of parents’ bank accounts have suffered thanks to the high cost of school uniform. Is there nothing that [...]

Business News

Women more likely to be paid less than the minimum wage

September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

The Low Pay Commission, an independent body that advises the government about minimum rates of pay in the UK, has published a report showing that women are far more likely to be paid less than [...]

  • Michael O'Leary

Ryanair and the Ruined Reputation

September 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Irish airline Ryanair has just announced that it will cancel flights for the next six weeks – leading to travel misery for thousands of passengers. Why has Michael O’Leary and the company done this? And [...]

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Ryanair cancelling 50 flights a day because they “messed up”

September 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Ryanair has admitted that they are cancelling between 40-50 flights a day for the next six weeks so that they can improve “system-wide punctuality”. Clearing a backlog Ryanair said that they were cancelling the flights [...]

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Businesses getting ready for the GDPR

September 14th, 2017|0 Comments

With less than 10 months to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is launched, many businesses are facing an impossible race to get themselves ready for the launch of the new EU directive.   [...]

  • The Financial Ombudsman

Financial Ombudsman to reject claims HSBC were too slow freezing small business accounts

September 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Hundreds of small businesses who were affected by a freeze on their business accounts could see their appeals to the Financial Ombudsman rejected. Crackdown The Financial Ombudsman Service was called to step in after HSBC [...]

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Has the Government U-turned on your Car Insurance Premiums?

September 11th, 2017|0 Comments

In March the Government changed the way compensation payouts to accident victims were calculated, which would have led to significantly higher car insurance premiums for everyone. Now that ruling has been reversed – so is [...]

Is your Boss Allowed to Spy on You?

September 8th, 2017|0 Comments

A recent ruling from the European Court for Human Rights (the ECHR) has overturned the sacking of a Romanian man who sent private messages at work – and it could have implications for both employers [...]

  • Ryanair passengers face double hand luggage reductions

Ryanair passengers face double hand luggage reductions

September 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Ryanair has announced that from 1st November 2017, only its Priority Boarding customers will be able to bring two items of hand luggage onto its aeroplanes. Brought about as one of a number of baggage [...]

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“Far from lovin’ it” fast food workers strike

September 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Staff at McDonalds, the world’s second largest fast food retailer (behind Subway) have gone on strike for the first ever time in the UK The Bakers’ Food and Allied Workers Union (BWAFU) held a ballot [...]

Politics

“Unlawful cuts” cause half of parents of disabled children to cut back on working hours

September 12th, 2017|0 Comments

A survey of more than 2,500 parents by charity Contact A Family has found that more than half of all local authorities’ school transport policies in England include unlawful statements. [...]

“Your Next Stop is Frankfurt…”

September 1st, 2017|0 Comments

With just over 18 months to go until the UK is due to leave the European Union many businesses are starting to plan for life after Brexit, with the German [...]

  • GERS

Scottish economic figures and indyref2

August 29th, 2017|0 Comments

The Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) report was published this month by the Scottish Government. The GERS figures are an attempt by the UK Government to show what Scotland [...]

76% rise in homelessness predicted over the next decade

August 11th, 2017|0 Comments

A new report has revealed that just under 160,000 households across Britain, estimated to be nearly a quarter of a million people, are experiencing the “worst forms” of homelessness. Expert [...]

  • The Higher Education Sector

The Higher Education Sector: A Degree of Uncertainty

August 7th, 2017|0 Comments

After nearly five months of Brexit negotiations, there is still no agreement on the rights of EU citizens resident in the UK – and the higher education sector is worried [...]

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Brexit – what needs to be agreed between now and March 2019?

August 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

At the end of March 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May invoked Article 50. With its triggering, a two-year countdown to the UK formally leaving the European Union had begun. What [...]

  • Government announces plans for more mental health services

Government announces plans for more mental health posts

August 1st, 2017|0 Comments

In what the Department of Health has called “one of the biggest expansions of mental health services in Europe”, the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has announced that 21,000 new mental [...]

  • Brexit fears are causing the UK’s credit rating to take another hit

Brexit fears are causing the UK’s credit rating to take another hit

July 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Brexit fears are causing the UK’s credit rating to take another hit

One of the largest credit rating agencies, Moody’s, has announced that they are considering downgrading the UK’s credit rating yet again. This comes as Brexit negotiations are looking increasingly uncertain [...]

Technology

Over 700 million email addresses leaked by spambot

In what is being described as the “biggest spambot dump ever”, just over 711 million email addresses have been publicly [...]

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What is Ethereum? The new Bitcoin that is on the rise

Move over Bitcoin, there’s a new crypto currency on the rise. Ethereum is the new currency that you’ve never heard [...]

Could you lose your job to a Cyber-Attack?

Online identity theft is continuing to increase – but this year has also brought two serious cyber-attacks on large organisations [...]

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Dixons Carphone warns on profits in more “challenging” UK mobile phone market

Currency fluctuations after the Brexit vote, resulting in more expensive handsets, coupled with “incremental” innovation, has resulted in an increasing [...]