Personal Finance
20 Jul
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ITV gains leverage after Virgin's fight with Auntie Beeb

UKTV, which is 50% owned by the BBC, will withdraw its channels from broadcaster Virgin Media on Saturday after failing to agree on retransmission fees, which saw ITV shares perk up on hopes that it could increase its own fees.

20 Jul
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May calls on EU to 'evolve' position over Ireland border

UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday urged the EU to axe its "unworkable" plan for the Irish border after Brexit, accusing the bloc of inflexibility on the issue.

20 Jul
UK government deficit falls to lowest since 2007

UK public finances continued to improve in June, with government borrowing falling to its lowest level since 2007 and potentially giving Chancellor Philip Hammond more room for manoeuvre in his autumn Budget.

19 Jul
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Nearly 29% of UK supermarket packaging is not recyclable

A Which? investigation has found a third of plastic packaging in supermarkets is not recyclable. Morrisons was found to be the best at using recyclable packaging while Lidl showed the worst results.

19 Jul
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Local councils take legal action against Heathrow Airport expansion

Five local councils notified the Theresa May's government that they are seeking a judicial review of the government’s decision to go through with the expansion of London’s Heathrow Airport, with the support of London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

19 Jul
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Burberry destroys £28.6m of stock to battle counterfeiting

Burberry destroyed unwanted stock worth £28. 6m in its last financial year to avoid it falling into hands of forgers or finding its way onto other shelves or websites.

19 Jul
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Hackney council clamps down on nightlife with new curfew

Nightlife in the London borough of Hackney is under threat after the local council voted in favour of a clamp-down, including curfews and prevention of granting of new licences.

19 Jul
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Trump threatens more tariffs if EU trade negotiations fail

US President Donald Trump said that European Union officials will be travelling to Washington next week to discuss trade and threatened the bloc with “tremendous retribution” if negotiations do not work out.

19 Jul
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Pound drops to 10-month low after disappointing week of data

Sterling was sent slipping and sliding to below $1. 30 for the first time in 10 months after a series of disappointing economic data points this week lowered expectations for UK interest rates.

19 Jul
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Weather and World Cup blamed as high street sales wilt in June

UK retail sales fell back in June, as the football World Cup and hot weather saw consumers abandon the high street.

18 Jul
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US housing starts drop to nine-month low in June

US housing starts dropped to a nine-month low in June, according to data released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday.

18 Jul
Shake up needed in pension investment market, says CMA

The Competition and Markets Authority has concluded its investigation into the pension investment market by proposing a series of reforms.

18 Jul
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May narrowly avoids rebellion on customs union in crucial vote

Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly avoided a rebellion within her own ranks on Tuesday night over the EU customs union with the help of four Labour pro-Brexit MPs and a threat to call an election.

18 Jul
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Pound tumbles as UK inflation misses analyst targets

Expectations for an interest rate rise in August have faltered after June's UK inflation rate fell short of analyst expectations.

17 Jul
OBR sees no Brexit dividend as Carney warns on no deal

The government’s fiscal watchdog has rejected the prime minister’s claim there will be a “Brexit dividend” for the public finances as the governor of the Bank of England warned of serious economic consequences if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.

17 Jul
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UK govt accused of blocking self-employed access to Universal Credit

The government's refusal to change its stance on monthly calculations for Universal Credit payments continued to unfairly punish the self-employed, a worker lobby group said on Tuesday.

17 Jul
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Vote Leave fined, referred to police over spending rules breach

The Brexit campaign group Vote Leave has been fined £61,000 and referred to the police for breaching spending rules in the 2016 referendum, Britain’s Electoral Commission said on Tuesday.

17 Jul
OBR to warn NHS spending pledge ups pressure for tax rises

The government’s unfunded pledge to spend more on the National Health Service has increased pressure for tax rises, the Office for Budget Responsibility will warn on Tuesday.

17 Jul
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Slowing pay growth and record employment set puzzle for BoE

Pay growth has slowed to its weakest in six months despite record employment, posing a puzzle for the Bank of England as it decides whether to increase interest rates next month.