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UK house prices raised age of ownership by eight years since 1997

UK house prices raised age of ownership by eight years since 1997

Britain’s increasingly unaffordable housing market has delayed the age when most adults become homeowners by at least eight years since 1997, according to official figures. Among one of several signals that young adults are being forced to wait until...

Guardian, yesterday, 13:52
 
Flybmi won't be the last airline failure, say analysts

Flybmi won't be the last airline failure, say analysts

In two short sentences, Flybmi's announcement that it had collapsed summed up the airline industry's woes: fuel costs, green taxes, Brexit uncertainty, falling passenger numbers. It might have added fierce competition, but that is probably a statement...

BBC, yesterday, 13:51
 
Walmart facing gender discrimination lawsuits from female employees

Walmart facing gender discrimination lawsuits from female employees

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is once again facing a raft of sexual discrimination lawsuits – eight years after the supreme court blocked the company from facing the largest gender discrimination case ever brought against an employer. Nearly...

Guardian, yesterday, 11:36
 
Scottish couple who moved to Denmark lament loss of Flybmi 'lifeline'

Scottish couple who moved to Denmark lament loss of Flybmi 'lifeline'

Caroline Stewart, 29, and her husband are not only up to £1,400 out of pocket, but face being cut off from their family, as Flybmi operated the only direct flights home to Aberdeen. The couple, who moved to Esbjerg in Denmark in November last year,...

Guardian, yesterday, 11:36
 
Facebook needs regulation to combat fake news, say MPs

Facebook needs regulation to combat fake news, say MPs

Online disinformation is only going to get more sophisticated, the chair of the committee investigating disinformation and fake news, Damian Collins, has warned. In a report released on Monday, the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) select...

Guardian, yesterday, 11:05
 
Footasylum shares soar as JD Sports buys stake

Footasylum shares soar as JD Sports buys stake

JD Sports, Britain’s biggest sports retailer, has acquired an 8.3% stake in Footasylum, sending shares in its struggling smaller rival surging by 70%. JD Sports said it had bought the stake in the footwear and hoodie chain for investment purposes and...

Guardian, yesterday, 10:48
 

Aberdeen Standard Investments bolsters Asia Pacific property presence

Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has ramped up its property focus in the Asia Pacific region with the acquisition of a firm that manages some $900 million (£709m) of assets. ASI said the deal to buy Orion Partners bolsters its investment strength...

Scotsman, yesterday, 09:39
 
UK security chiefs: Huawei risk in 5G can be contained

UK security chiefs: Huawei risk in 5G can be contained

UK security chiefs have advised that the risk of using Huawei technology in the new superfast 5G could be contained despite US warnings about opening the telecoms network up to Chinese cyber-espionage, according to sources. The US has reportedly been...

Guardian, yesterday, 08:16
 
Oil hits three-month high as trade deal optimism boosts markets - business live

Oil hits three-month high as trade deal optimism boosts markets - business live

Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business. Hopes of a breakthrough in the US-China trade talks are ripping through the markets again, at the start of a new week. The oil...

Guardian, yesterday, 08:00
 
UK's richest man moves to Monaco to 'save £4bn in tax'

UK's richest man moves to Monaco to 'save £4bn in tax'

Britain’s richest man, the Brexit supporter Sir Jim Ratcliffe, and two of his key lieutenants at chemicals firm Ineos have reportedly been planning to save up to £4bn in tax after moving to Monaco. The company, which is valued at about £35bn, is...

Guardian, yesterday, 07:28
 
Gove urged not to limit bottle deposit scheme to small containers

Gove urged not to limit bottle deposit scheme to small containers

Michael Gove has been urged not to water down plans to give people money back for recycling plastic bottles and cans, after consulting on whether to target small drink containers only. The environment secretary will confirm on Monday that he is...

Guardian, yesterday, 07:28
 
Tesla big battery is holding its own in a burgeoning energy storage market

Tesla big battery is holding its own in a burgeoning energy storage market

The Tesla big battery at Hornsdale in South Australia continues to make its mark on the Australian energy market, pocketing another $4m in the fourth quarter from the provision of frequency and ancillary services. The number was revealed in the...

Guardian, yesterday, 07:28
 
Flybmi passengers: what rights do they have?

Flybmi passengers: what rights do they have?

Hundreds of passengers have had their travel plans disrupted after airline Flybmi suspended all flights and said it was filing for administration. Flybmi said it would not be able to purchase, rearrange or reschedule any flights on behalf of...

Guardian, yesterday, 07:28
 
Must I pay higher-rate stamp duty because of my flat in Athens?

Must I pay higher-rate stamp duty because of my flat in Athens?

Q I inherited a flat in Athens when my mum passed away over 15 years ago. I moved to London in 2010 and I have been renting here ever since. The flat in Athens has been let out since 2014. This flat is also mortgaged as I took out a loan in 2005 to...

Guardian, yesterday, 07:11
 
Diabetes emergency helpline rang for ages and then put me on voicemail

Diabetes emergency helpline rang for ages and then put me on voicemail

My husband has type 1 diabetes. In December 2017 I bought a diabetes medical ID card from Diabetes.co.uk, which came with a yearly subscription to Alert ID services where you can register emergency medical and next-of-kin contact details. If needed,...

Guardian, yesterday, 07:11
 


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