News archive from 19 October 2016, page 2

How one boy's story helped 'cut living costs for disabled people'

How one boy's story helped 'cut living costs for disabled people'

A committed grandmother persuaded a retail giant to stock a range of affordable, easy-access clothes for children with disabilities. Rita Kutt wrote to Marks and Spencer urging them to sell bigger popper vests suitable for youngsters like her grandson...

BBC, 00:19 in Business
 
Will welfare checks improve conditions on fur farms?

Will welfare checks improve conditions on fur farms?

Across Europe, the fur industry is preparing to introduce a new set of welfare assessments for the animals in its care. It hopes to reassure consumers who might otherwise shun its products. But how far do the new measures go, who is monitoring them...

BBC, 00:19 in Business
 

Could you fall prey to a contactless conman? How thieves can take money from your card as you're walking...

A major investigation today exposes the alarming security flaws in contactless cards.  In controlled tests with experts, Money Mail discovered that criminals can swipe money off these cards as you're walking down the street, sitting in a restaurant or...

 

Ryanair's latest wheeze: Now passengers must pay £6 to check-in more than four days before a flight

Ryanair is charging passengers £6 each to check in more than four days before flights. Many families like to check in for both outward and inbound flights before jetting off.  Under the old rules, passengers with unreserved seats could do this for...

 

Bellway shrugs off Brexit blues: Housebuilder hikes dividend after record year

Housebuilder Bellway hiked its dividend after a record year as it brushed off worries about the Brexit vote. The Newcastle-based builder said it will pay a dividend of 108p a share, up 40 per cent from 77p last year, after annual profits soared 40.6...

 

ALEX BRUMMER: Put William Hague back in his box and keep the Bank of England out of politics 

The enduring legacies of Gordon Brown and Ed Balls' sojourn at the Treasury were the decisions to free the Bank of England from political control and to keep the UK out the euro. Brown-Balls had the courage to do what a succession of chancellors from...

 

DAILY BRIEFING: FCA to crack down on banks favouring large clients when helping firm list on the stock market

BANKING SQUEEZE Investment banks wrongly favour large clients and manipulate league tables when helping companies list on the stock market, the City watchdog has said.  The Financial Conduct Authority is seeking to crack down on these practices which...

 

Could you afford £1k a week care home fees? Our indispensable guide has all you need to know

The cost of a room in a care home, presently about £750 a week, will be £1,000 a week by 2020, experts warn. However, with Britain facing a nationwide care funding crisis, even that figure could soar.  A report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)...

 

Now fight back against the great pension rip-off: Insurers DID mis-sell annuities.... Here's how to claim

Today, Money Mail urges you to claim YOUR slice of compensation for the pension annuity mis-selling scandal. This is vitally important now that the Government has ruled you won't be able to sell your annuity for a cash lump sum. We want you to bombard...

 

NS&I Isa becomes a top payer at 1% as building societies withdraw their best deals

Building societies are withdrawing top-paying accounts at an alarming rate, says data analyst Moneyfacts. Instead of reducing rates by minuscule amounts, they are removing their best deals from sale. The latest to disappear is the Hinckley & Rugby...

 

Think you have cover for dry rot? We did - and it cost us £15,000 and more sleepless nights than our...

I was playing peekaboo with my five-month-old baby when the phone rang with the news that would go on to cost us thousands of pounds, huge stress — and more sleepless nights than our newborn would ever be responsible for. It was our neighbour, who...

 

ASK TONY: Axa won't pay out for the family holiday we couldn't take after my husband found out he had cancer

I booked a family holiday to celebrate my 70th birthday but was forced to cancel it a few weeks later because my husband was diagnosed with incurable stomach cancer. My insurer, Axa, was very sympathetic and told me I'd be able to claim for the whole...

 

DAN HYDE: Don't let greedy firms pocket your pension with their sneaky sales tricks

This is how mis-selling scandals tend to play out. It starts with a few brave souls complaining that they got a raw deal. They're called loonies and their pleas for recompense fall on deaf ears. Everyone trots out the same line: 'That's just the...

 
Corbyn supporting broadcaster Paul Mason says Scottish Labour should ditch Kezia Dugdale and back another indyref

Corbyn supporting broadcaster Paul Mason says Scottish Labour should ditch Kezia Dugdale and back another...

A CELEBRITY adviser of Jeremy Corbyn wants Scottish Labour to dump Kezia Dugdale and back a second independence referendum. Former Channel 4 star Paul Mason made the incendiary suggestions in an article published by left-wing magazine New Statesman...

 

Asos profits hit £64M – but at whose expense?

GMB union calls on the fashion retailer to respect workers following allegations of exploitation ASOS announced a whopping 37 per cent increase in profits yesterday following allegations of shocking exploitation of 4,000 workers at its warehouse. The...

 


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