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Nine jobs George: Osborne adds new role at venture capital firm

Nine jobs George: Osborne adds new role at venture capital firm

George Osborne has added a ninth job to his already bulging portfolio, joining his brother’s Silicon Valley venture capital fund. The former chancellor and current editor of London’s Evening Standard newspaper has been appointed as an adviser to...

Guardian, yesterday, 12:04
 
Big-screen boom: UK cinemas on track for best year since 1971

Big-screen boom: UK cinemas on track for best year since 1971

The British box office is heading for its best year in almost five decades as cinemas continue to defy the stay-at-home lure of Netflix. When the final ticket stubs are counted it is expected that British cinemagoers will have attended 176m times this...

Guardian, yesterday, 12:04
 

Dairy group Graham’s delivers hike in sales

Graham’s the Family Dairy has flagged an “exciting year ahead” after annual turnover was given a lift thanks to fresh investment and new product launches. The family-owned business, which has been based in Bridge of Allan since 1939, said turnover in...

Scotsman, yesterday, 10:59
 
Watchdog plans purge of rip-off rates for loyal broadband customers

Watchdog plans purge of rip-off rates for loyal broadband customers

The UK media regulator, Ofcom, is to crack down on broadband providers who rip off loyal customers by offering better deals to new subscribers. The regulator is aiming to tackle a so-called “loyalty penalty” whereby long-standing customers are...

Guardian, yesterday, 10:17
 
Brexit: No-deal will near-bankrupt UK, says Branson

Brexit: No-deal will near-bankrupt UK, says Branson

Sir Richard Branson has warned that the UK will be left "near bankrupt" in the event of a hard Brexit. He told the BBC he was "absolutely certain" that leaving the EU without a deal would lead to the closure of "quite a few...

BBC, yesterday, 08:42
 
The bumper business Christmas quiz 2018

The bumper business Christmas quiz 2018

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Guardian, yesterday, 08:18
 
Average UK workers earning a third less than in 2008 – report

Average UK workers earning a third less than in 2008 – report

Wages are still worth a third less in some parts of the country than a decade ago, according to a report. Research by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) found that the average worker has lost £11,800 in real earnings since 2008. The UK has suffered the...

Guardian, yesterday, 07:47
 
'Despairing' businesses triggering no-deal Brexit plans, says CBI

'Despairing' businesses triggering no-deal Brexit plans, says CBI

Businesses are in “despair” over Brexit and have already diverted hundreds of millions of pounds in investment out of the UK, the Confederation of British Industry has said. The CBI deputy director general Josh Hardie said companies around the...

Guardian, yesterday, 07:47
 
Car lobby opposes EU safety bid that 'would save 1,300 lives a year'

Car lobby opposes EU safety bid that 'would save 1,300 lives a year'

Car industry lobbyists are pushing the EU to weaken safety technology proposals, even though their own research predicts the move would cause more than 1,000 extra road deaths each year. The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (Acea) is...

Guardian, yesterday, 07:47
 
We paid nearly £5,000 for our £98 Money Club membership

We paid nearly £5,000 for our £98 Money Club membership

I have just seen your article about The Money Club debiting thousands from unwitting subscribers. This is still going on. I recently discovered it had taken 54 payments of £98 since March 2017. Leading fairly hectic lives, my wife and I hadn’t been...

Guardian, yesterday, 07:27
 
China buys US soybeans for first time since trade war

China buys US soybeans for first time since trade war

China has bought US soybeans for the first time since the trade war between the two countries started in July - a move hailed as a "great step" by US officials. One of the biggest casualties of the US-China trade war has been the US soybean...

BBC, yesterday, 04:49
 
Travellers see pound close to dollar parity

Travellers see pound close to dollar parity

Travellers at some UK airports are barely being offered one US dollar for each of their pounds, following a month of Brexit uncertainty. Those exchanging pounds at the UK's biggest airport, Heathrow, are finding as little as $1.05 coming back across...

BBC, yesterday, 00:36
 
Why are people spending less this Christmas?

Why are people spending less this Christmas?

There are discounts galore on the High Street, and online retailers have also started discounting products, 12 days before Christmas. Sales usually rise in the run-up to Christmas, so why are consumers spending less this year? In November, market...

BBC, yesterday, 00:36
 
Watchdog bans 'harmful' gender stereotypes in adverts

Watchdog bans 'harmful' gender stereotypes in adverts

The UK's advertising watchdog has said it will ban "gender stereotypes that are likely to cause harm, or serious or widespread offence". The Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) said harmful stereotypes in adverts "contribute to how...

BBC, yesterday, 00:36
 
Why your pizza may never be delivered by drone

Why your pizza may never be delivered by drone

For years tech companies such as Amazon, Alphabet and Uber have promised us delivery drones bringing goods to our doorsteps in a matter of minutes. So why are they taking so long to arrive? One word: regulation. If our skies are to become as crowded...

BBC, yesterday, 00:36
 


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