Personal Finance
25 Sep
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Taxpayers set to pay £65m for Carillion redundancy payments

UK taxpayers will have to pay £65m to cover redundancy payments for former Carillion workers who were made redundant after the company’s collapse in January.

25 Sep
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UK grocers commit to halving food waste by 2030

Large supermarkets and manufacturers are committing to reduce the annual £20bn food waste bill in half by 2030.

25 Sep
Criminals steal over £500m through UK fraud in the first half of 2018

Criminals have stolen a total of £503. 4m in authorised and unauthorised fraud from UK bank customers in the first half of 2018.

24 Sep
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Labour pledges to set up publicly-owned water services run by workers

The Labour party has pledged to "turn off the tap" that sells-off utilities for private profit and to set up publicly-owned transparent water companies run by local councils, workers and customers.

24 Sep
Labour's McDonnell unveils employee share ownership plans

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell unveiled a plan to force larger companies to give shares worth up to £500 per employee, in a speech at the Labour party conference on Monday.

24 Sep
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Oil price rises to four-year high

Brent crude oil gained 2% to $80. 75 on Monday morning, its highest price in four years after Opec's weekend meeting and amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran.

24 Sep
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UK export growth reaches lowest level since Brexit vote - BDO

The UK export growth has fallen for a sixth consecutive quarter and has reached its lowest level since the Brexit referendum in 2016, a survey has found.

24 Sep
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May faces cabinet pressure amid calls to drop Chequers plan

Theresa May will face pressure on Monday as Brexiters will urge the Prime Minister and her cabinet to ditch the Brexit Chequers plan after her meeting with EU leaders in Salzburg last week.

24 Sep
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Manufacturing orders hit by export decline - CBI

Manufacturing orders have fallen to a four-month low, a survey from the Confederation of British Industry revealed on Monday.

24 Sep
China refuses trade talks with US as new tariffs kick in

China has refused to continue trade negotiations with the US until President Donald Trump stops threatening further tariffs.

21 Sep
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UK needs more part-time senior jobs to tackle 'motherhood penalty'

The Association of British Insurers have suggested introducing more part-time senior jobs in a move to tackle the “motherhood penalty” and reduce gender seniority gap.

21 Sep
Majority support plans to fund NHS through tax hike

More than half of people on both sides of the political spectrum agree the government should increase taxes in order to better fund public services, according to the British Social Attitudes survey.

21 Sep
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Borrowing rises but still offers ample room for Chancellor

UK government borrowing was higher than expected last month, official figures have showed, but is sill on course to allow the Chancellor plenty of leg room to increase spending in his coming Budget.

21 Sep
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Eurozone business growth eases in September - IHS Markit

Business growth in the eurozone eased in September as trade war concerns and political uncertainty hit exports, according to preliminary data released on Friday.

21 Sep
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Grayling warns of no-deal Brexit unless EU soften Irish position

Cabinet minister Chris Grayling warned that a no-deal Brexit was on the cards if the European Union did not soften its position regarding the Irish border.

20 Sep
Tusk says Chequers plan won't work as May urges EU leaders to grant concessions

Chief of the European Council Donald Tusk, said on Thursday that Theresa May's proposed new economic partnership with the EU "will not work" as it risks undermining the EU's single market.

20 Sep
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Wetherspoons and McDonalds workers to strike over wages

Workers from Wetherspoons, McDonalds and TGI Fridays have taken unexpected action to fight “poverty wages” and are set to strike together next month.

20 Sep
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US existing home sales steady in August

Sales of US existing homes were steady in August, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.

20 Sep
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UK retail sales unexpectedly increase

UK retail sales unexpectedly jumped last month, with increases across all sectors except food and clothing.

20 Sep
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Labour calls for ban on TV gambling adverts during sports events

Britain's Labour party has pledged to ban certain types of gambling advertising if it wins the next general election.