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  • December Economic Roundup

    December Economic Round Up: Countdown to Brexit…Still

    By Mark Richards. As we do at the end of every month, CL News looks back over the month just ended. At the end of November, we were expecting some progress on Brexit. That did not happen but what did happen was Donald Trump, as he started to make up [...]

  • 2018 – The Year in Numbers

2018 – The Year in Numbers

December 31st, 2018|Comments Off on 2018 – The Year in Numbers

By Mark Richards. It is our last post in 2018 so it is time to look back. We have picked out all the numbers that mattered [...]

  • Brexit threatens Christmas

Brexit threatens Christmas

December 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Brexit threatens Christmas

With little over three months, until the UK leaves the European Union, a clear transition and plan ought to be in place by now. However, Brexit [...]

Personal Finance

  • Regulator Signals New Deal for Mortgage Prisoners

Regulator Signals New Deal for Mortgage Prisoners

January 16th, 2019|Comments Off on Regulator Signals New Deal for Mortgage Prisoners

By Trevor Clawson. Imagine for a moment that you’re shopping for shoes. You see a pair costing £100 and a swift glance at your bank account confirms that you can [...]

  • Loan Firm Caught Promoting on Facebook Groups

Loan Firm Caught Promoting on Facebook Groups

January 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Loan Firm Caught Promoting on Facebook Groups

By Lauren Howells. Payday loan Firm Bee Loans has reportedly been promoting its loans on Facebook buy and sell groups, according to The Sun. Initially spotted by Charlotte Burns, blogger [...]

  • Nearly a third of Brits hope a rainy day never comes

Nearly a third of Brits hope a rainy day never comes

January 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Nearly a third of Brits hope a rainy day never comes

By Mark Fairlie. Online tradespeople quote finding service MyJobQuote.co.uk has released the results of a survey of 2,561 homeowners which has revealed that nearly one-third of Brits have no money [...]

Business News

  • Regulator Signals New Deal for Mortgage Prisoners

Regulator Signals New Deal for Mortgage Prisoners

January 16th, 2019|Comments Off on Regulator Signals New Deal for Mortgage Prisoners

By Trevor Clawson. Imagine for a moment that you’re shopping for shoes. You see a pair costing £100 and a swift glance at your bank account confirms that you can afford to make the purchase. [...]

  • From the VCR to the Talking Toilet – Welcome to CES

From the VCR to the Talking Toilet – Welcome to CES

January 11th, 2019|Comments Off on From the VCR to the Talking Toilet – Welcome to CES

By Mark Richards. This week it is CES2019 – the Consumer Electronics Show. We look at the products that are making the headlines this year and look back to some of the products unveiled at [...]

  • Ban on cold-calling pension schemes

Ban on cold-calling pension schemes

January 10th, 2019|Comments Off on Ban on cold-calling pension schemes

By Mark Fairlie. From 9th January 2019, it will be illegal to make unsolicited calls or texts to people on any aspect of their current pension provision. Companies which do not obey the new law [...]

  • Tech Trends and Predictions for 2019

Tech Trends and Predictions for 2019

January 7th, 2019|Comments Off on Tech Trends and Predictions for 2019

By Mark Richards. We wrote a lot about tech last year. In the year that brought us the General Data Protection Regulations (more of that later), it was impossible not to. But what might happen [...]

  • Major Shake-up of Professional Services Firm Sector

Major Shake-up of Professional Services Firm Sector

December 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Major Shake-up of Professional Services Firm Sector

By Mark Fairlie. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is pressing for a major shake-up of the professional services firm sector. Currently dominated by four firms - Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC – they perform [...]

Rogue directors dialling up £500,000 fines

December 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Rogue directors dialling up £500,000 fines

By Mark Fairlie. Directors of certain types of limited companies which cold-call consumers are now personally liable for fines of up to £500,000 after a change in law came into effect, according to the Information [...]

Politics

  • Brexit threatens Christmas

Brexit threatens Christmas

December 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Brexit threatens Christmas

With little over three months, until the UK leaves the European Union, a clear transition and plan ought to be in place by now. However, Brexit is in the midst [...]

  • Huawei’s finance director facing extradition to the US

Huawei’s finance director facing extradition to the US

December 6th, 2018|Comments Off on Huawei’s finance director facing extradition to the US

By Mark Fairlie. The daughter of the founder of one of the world’s biggest firms, Huawei, has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in providing US-origin goods to countries sanctioned [...]

Should We Worry about China Spying on Us?

November 30th, 2018|Comments Off on Should We Worry about China Spying on Us?

By Mark Richards. Should we worry about the Chinese state spying on us? Plenty of countries around the world are so concerned that they are now refusing to buy Chinese [...]

  • Business leaders to become British Ambassadors

Business leaders to become British Ambassadors

November 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Business leaders to become British Ambassadors

By Mark Fairlie. For the first time ever, business leaders from across the UK have been invited to become British ambassadors. The Foreign Secretary’s diplomatic shake-up will go to create [...]

Could your Uber Rating determine your Future?

October 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Could your Uber Rating determine your Future?

Most of us have travelled in an Uber. We have rated the driver – and the driver has rated us. But how far could that go? Could all aspects of [...]

Technology