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Brexit fears dampen spring property revival as asking prices fall

Brexit fears dampen spring property revival as asking prices fall

Brexit anxiety has all but killed the traditional spring property revival, pushing down asking prices across the UK by 0.8% in the year to March, according to property website Rightmove. Inner London saw the sharpest falls, followed by boroughs across...

Guardian, 18 March 2019
 
Tenants in England not being protected from revenge evictions, study finds

Tenants in England not being protected from revenge evictions, study finds

Just one in 20 private tenants who complain to their council about poor living conditions gets protection from a revenge eviction by their landlord, according to figures released today. Data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the housing...

Guardian, 18 March 2019
 
Banks discriminating against the vulnerable, finance expert says

Banks discriminating against the vulnerable, finance expert says

Vulnerable members of society, including ethnic minorities and people with disabilities, are being discriminated against by banks, a former board member of the Financial Conduct Authority has said. Mick McAteer, who now runs the Financial Inclusion...

Guardian, 17 March 2019
 
Reality check: life behind Insta-glam image of ‘influencers’

Reality check: life behind Insta-glam image of ‘influencers’

Standing amid the reeds and staring pensively into the distance, Jordan Bunker looks every part the moody model, dressed head to toe in black – in a direct contrast with the setting. Another image from his portfolio shows him in industrial environs,...

Guardian, 17 March 2019
 
Levi's ride 1980s denim trend back to stock market relisting

Levi's ride 1980s denim trend back to stock market relisting

When it comes to style, there are certain things that should arguably be left in a land that fashion forgot. Leg warmers, deely bobbers (fluffy sort of antennae on a headband) and jumpsuits for men don't belong in a civilised society. The same could...

BBC, 17 March 2019
 
Goodbye beans on toast as UK families turn to recipe kits

Goodbye beans on toast as UK families turn to recipe kits

Caroline Kennedy says she can’t remember life before meal kits. The weekly shop used to be a drag, and she would buy the same food – a lot of it unhealthy and much of it routinely thrown in the bin. Now she jumps online, clicks her favourite dishes...

Guardian, 17 March 2019
 
Facebook faces fresh questions over when it knew of data harvesting

Facebook faces fresh questions over when it knew of data harvesting

Facebook is facing explosive new questions about when senior executives knew of Cambridge Analytica’s abuse of users’ data, one year on from when the scandal first broke, as federal prosecutors investigate claims that the social media giant has...

Guardian, 16 March 2019
 

The Big Interview: David Equi, MD of Equi’s Ice Cream

In an age when authenticity and provenance are given increasing priority by consumers, the story of Hamilton-based Equi’s Ice Cream is a blend of many compelling elements. Its history dates back more than a century, spanning continents, while it is...

Scotsman, 16 March 2019
 
Sage grouse saga: Trump opens habitat to drilling as activists condemn plan

Sage grouse saga: Trump opens habitat to drilling as activists condemn plan

The Trump administration on Friday finalized changes to sweeping federal land use plans for the west, easing restrictions on energy companies and other industries in a way officials said would still protect a struggling bird species. But...

Guardian, 16 March 2019
 
Brexit delay could cost millions in extra payments to ferry firms

Brexit delay could cost millions in extra payments to ferry firms

Any delay to the UK leaving the European Union could cost the government tens of millions in extra payments to keep its no-deal ferry contracts in place. The extra costs will be a fresh political blow to the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, after...

Guardian, 16 March 2019
 
Dispute brewing as craft beer makers mull pending tax reform

Dispute brewing as craft beer makers mull pending tax reform

Trouble is brewing in the normally convivial world of beer making, with an unseemly fracas developing over pending reform of the tax breaks that have fuelled the huge growth in the number of small brewers. Anyone enjoying the wide array of lagers,...

Guardian, 16 March 2019
 
Trump era proves a boom time for political publishing

Trump era proves a boom time for political publishing

After two years in office Donald Trump has finally taught book publishers what cable news and the newsprint industry already knew: political journalism is great business and such a huge moneymaker that it may be eating into other publishing genres....

Guardian, 16 March 2019
 
I live with my partner – what should we do financially and legally?

I live with my partner – what should we do financially and legally?

Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturday’s paper. My partner and I have been together for nearly 10 years, and have one child. We...

Guardian, 16 March 2019
 
Carphone Warehouse: are you entitled to compensation?

Carphone Warehouse: are you entitled to compensation?

Up to 28,000 consumers who were mis-sold Carphone Warehouse’s Geek Squad mobile insurance and technical advice service could be due refunds after the company was fined £29.1m by the Financial Conduct Authority. The FCA said this week that Carphone...

Guardian, 16 March 2019
 
Most household bills set for above inflation rises in April

Most household bills set for above inflation rises in April

British consumers face a raft of price hikes over the coming weeks that in some cases will add hundreds of pounds to gas and electricity, phone, broadband, council tax and water bills. Over recent years, 1 April has become the date that utilities and...

Guardian, 16 March 2019
 


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