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Petrol and diesel ban: Can we afford the electric car revolution?

GETTY Ministers plan to ban petrol and diesel cars from 2040 Ministers plan to ban fossil fuel cars from 2040 and growing numbers of motorists are buying electric and hybrid vehicles, attracted by tax savings, grants and cheaper fuel.  Research from car buying website CarWow.co.uk shows one in six drivers is looking to purchase an […]

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Cheers! Heineken toasts rise in half-year operating profit to £1.6 billion

The Dutch group, whose beers include Tiger and Sol, lifted revenue by 3.8 per cent to €10.48 billion. Asia Pacific and the Americas had reported most growth, with Europe, Africa and the Middle East also up. Chief executive Jean-Francois van Boxmeer said in a statement: “We delivered strong results in the first half year, with […]

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Premium Bonds winners for August: Are you a lucky winner?

One of the winners is from Leicestershire and is the fourth winner from the region in the past two years. The bond number is 87DH369559 and was part of a £5,000 purchase in 2000. The other lucky lady lives is Bristol-based and also bought her bond in 2010 as part of a £5,000 purchase. The […]

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House prices: THIS location factor can boost home values by 22 PER CENT

A property near to such a green space is typically 22 per cent higher than an otherwise identical property, according to Nationwide. This means an average £46,000 more for a home in these areas. Properties within a short distance from a park benefit from an uplift in value of around five per cent. The New […]

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Free childcare to DOUBLE for parents from September – Government announce

From September 2017, parents of children over three-years-old will be able to take 30 hours a week of funded childcare during term time, as long as they are earning more than £120 each week and less than £100,000 a year. The earnings limit doesn’t apply for anyone who is self-employed or who started a business […]

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Credit card Britain: £1.5BN of debt racked up in ONE MONTH sparking fresh crisis fears

Consumer credit, including credit cards, car finance and personal loans surged by 10 per cent from the same time last year, Bank of England figures today showed. In comparison, incomes have increased by less than two per cent. Low interest rates and cheap money appear to have encouraged household debts. But policymakers are worried borrowing […]

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Tax raid on YOUR pensions: Shock as savers overcharged £26million in THREE months

In an “outrageous” blunder, tax inspectors admitted having to repay more than £26million in the past three months.  The excess income tax was wrongly taken from savers who had withdrawn cash from the retirement funds using new pension freedoms. More than 200,000 people are already thought to have been overtaxed on one-off withdrawals using new […]

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Millions of women hit by pensions gender gap

It happens in workplaces across the country and crucially, continues all the way into retirement. The great UK pensions gender gap hits millions of ordinary women rather than a few TV presenters, making their final years much harder. Women retiring this year will get an average annual retirement income of £14,300 against £20,700 for men, […]

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