Coronavirus: Chancellor Unveils £350bn Lifeline For Economy

The government has unveiled a package of financial measures to shore up the economy against the coronavirus impact.  It includes £330bn in loans, £20bn in other aid, a business rates...

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UK Mobile Networks Face Problems

The UK’s mobile networks are experiencing problems with their services.  EE told the BBC it is something “that is affecting all operators and we are working closely to fix it”. ...

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Business Rates Suspended in 2020 Budget

Budget 2020: Business Rates Suspended For Shops and Cafes Tens of thousands of England’s retail, leisure and hospitality firms will not pay any business rates in the coming year, the...

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Oil prices are down more than 20%.

The UK’s leading share index is facing its worst day since the 2008 financial crisis after billions were wiped off the value of top shares.  The dramatic drop follows global...

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Two-Thirds of UK Homes ‘Fail on Energy Efficiency Targets’

Nearly two thirds of UK homes fail to meet long-term energy efficiency targets, according to data analysed by the BBC.  More than 12 million homes fall below the C grade...

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Email Address Charges Branded ‘Daylight Robbery’

Ofcom is writing to broadband companies to ask why some people are having to pay to keep old email addresses.  TalkTalk charges £5 a month and BT charges £7.50 a...

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“Help Us or You’ll Kill The High Street’

For one national chain of jewellers, the government’s business rates system is having a devastating effect on retail outside big cities and shopping malls.  Andrew Hinds, a director at family-run...

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Outfox The Market Ordered To Pay £600k In Feed-in Tariffs

The energy supplier could end up having its licence revoked if it fails to comply.   Ofgem has issued Outfox the Market with a provisional order, compelling the energy supplier...

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Apple Fined For Slowing Down Old IPhones

Apple has been fined 25 million euros (£21m, $27m) for deliberately slowing down older iPhone models without making it clear to consumers.  The fine was imposed by France’s competition and...

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Energy Bills Set To Fall For Millions Of Households

Energy bills are to fall for millions of British households this April after the regulator lowered price caps.  Ofgem has reduced the default price cap and pre-payment meter cap by...

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