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Black Friday deals ‘not all they seem,’ shoppers warned

Black Friday deals ‘not all they seem,’ shoppers warned

Shoppers should be wary of Black Friday deals which are often not as good as they seem, says consumer group Which? More than half of last year’s Black Friday deals were cheaper or the same price at other times of year, according to the consumer group. It advised shoppers to check regular prices and to […]

British Airways to board passengers in cheap seats last

British Airways to board passengers in cheap seats last

Image copyright Getty Images British Airways is introducing a boarding policy that means those buying the cheapest seats will be called last. From 12 December, passengers will be assigned a number between 1-5 printed on boarding passes, with the highest figure reserved for economy fares. BA said the move is about simplifying the boarding process, […]

Cities fight to win key EU agencies from London

Cities fight to win key EU agencies from London

Image caption Frankfurt produced a glossy video as part of its campaign to win the European Banking Authority A decision on the future location of two key European agencies will be made on Monday through a complex voting process. London is losing the European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) because of […]

Budget 2017: Issues for the young

Budget 2017: Issues for the young

Image copyright Getty Images More young people are voting than at any time in the last quarter of a century. But that resurgence is favouring the Labour Party. Just two years ago, the split in support between Labour and the Conservatives among 18 to 29-year-olds was fairly even, 36% to 32%. But in June’s general […]

Budget 2017: Green light for driverless car testing

Budget 2017: Green light for driverless car testing

Image copyright Getty Images The testing of driverless cars on UK roads is expected to be given the green light in Wednesday’s Budget. Chancellor Philip Hammond will announce regulation changes to allow developers to apply to test the vehicles. Writing in the Sun, he said investment would “prepare the ground” for the cars to be […]

Budget 2017: Double Budget effect on your finances

Budget 2017: Double Budget effect on your finances

Image copyright Getty Images Two Budgets in one year means the prospect of significant upheaval for your finances – adding to changes we already know about. Chancellor Philip Hammond will probably want his sequel to be less dramatic in political terms than his March Budget. Previous Budgets and government policy mean we need not wait […]

Budget 2017: Tax on takeaway boxes to be considered

Budget 2017: Tax on takeaway boxes to be considered

Image copyright Getty Images A tax on takeaway boxes is to be considered in a bid to tackle the problem of plastic waste. In Wednesday’s Budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to call for evidence on whether a tax on the use of the most environmentally damaging single-use plastics would help. Single-use plastics include packaging, […]

Fox shares jump on sale speculation

Fox shares jump on sale speculation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rupert Murdoch with sons Lachlan (l) and James (r) Shares in 21st Century Fox have jumped amid reports that several major companies have come forward as suitors for parts of its business. The US firm’s shares gained more than 6% on Friday, after several sources reported interest from Comcast, […]

HS2 contractor Carillion’s shares hit by profit alert

HS2 contractor Carillion’s shares hit by profit alert

Image copyright HS2 Image caption Carillion is a member of consortium that is building parts of the HS2 rail link Shares in Carillion, the UK’s second-biggest construction firm, have fallen 34% after it issued its third profit warning since July and said it expected to breach its loan conditions. The firm blamed slower asset sales […]

Jaguar Land Rover tests driverless cars on public roads

Jaguar Land Rover tests driverless cars on public roads

Image copyright Jaguar Land Rover Image caption One of Jaguar Land Rover’s driverless cars The UK’s biggest car manufacturer, Jaguar Land Rover has been testing driverless cars on public roads. The trials have been underway for several weeks on a half-mile route in Coventry city centre. The vehicles rely on sensors to detect traffic, pedestrians […]

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