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Poundland boosts £1 products in battle for shoppers

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 00:03
The discount chain says it is seeing a rise in customer numbers as people seek savings.
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Rail workers outdated, says Transport Secretary

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 00:02
Union rejects comments by Grant Shapps suggesting that updates are needed to railway working practices.
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UK decides AI still cannot patent inventions

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 17:32
Many experts doubted AI was currently able to invent without human assistance, a consultation found.
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Why I kept my sexuality a secret at work

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 17:11
How an aircraft engineer overcame his fear of revealing his sexuality and set up a Pride network.
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Walgreens abandons Boots sale after market turmoil

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 14:31
The owner of the UK pharmacy chain says no buyer was able to make an adequate offer.
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Scratch card sales fall as cost of living rises

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 12:33
Camelot says there are signs consumers have "tightened their belts" as living costs rise.
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Businesses urged to slash prices by cost of living tsar

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 11:20
David Buttress will launch a taxpayer-funded campaign after asking business to come up with ideas to help consumers.
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Heathrow told to reduce passenger charge

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 09:03
The airport is told to cut its charges for airlines each year until 2026 by the UK's aviation regulator.
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Non-essential petrol sales halted for two weeks in Sri Lanka

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 04:55
The country says it is saving its limited fuel supplies for vehicles used for essential services.
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Fertiliser shortage hits African farmers battling food crisis

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 00:54
The global fertiliser shortage is driving up prices and raising fears of food scarcity.
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Cost of living: Call for swift action on financial disputes

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 00:09
The Financial Ombudsman says it is dealing with more complaints about the response to reports of scams.
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Royal Mail workers to vote on strike over pay

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 00:03
More than 115,000 staff will receive their ballot papers and are expected to back strike action.
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Wales basic income: Pilot will give care leavers £19,000 a year

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 22:00
More than 500 people leaving care in Wales will be offered £1,600 a month for two years.
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Credit Suisse bank found guilty over money laundering charges

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 21:32
The bank is fined by a Swiss court for involvement in money laundering linked to a Bulgarian drugs ring.
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Ukraine war: Russian fashion designers feel sanctions bite

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 17:39
Designers at Moscow Fashion Week wonder how they can stay in business without access to imported materials.
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Post Office workers to strike over pay

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 17:01
The one-day strike will take place on 11 July over what a union called a "massive real-terms pay cut".
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Sainsbury's pressed to join real living wage scheme

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 15:24
Shareholders call for the supermarket to make an ongoing commitment to paying higher wages.
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Plan to cut energy bills if you avoid peak-time use

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 13:40
Some households could get discounts for using less energy at peak times under National Grid's scheme.
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Hobbycraft to open three new stores as profits rise

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 09:15
Hobbycraft sees a rise in profits in the 2022 financial year but predicts a "challenging" future.
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Landlord warning over tenant eviction laws in Scotland

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 08:54
The Scottish Parliament will decide whether emergency Covid powers should be made permanent.
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