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New Year fitness drive lifts sales of gym kit

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 09:25
The Office for National Statistics said sales of sporting equipment rose by more than normal in January as Britons resolved to get fit and run off the Christmas turkey.

GKN to pump £150m into pension pot

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 09:24
The engineering giant, which makes car and aircraft parts, has already announced plans to hand £2.5billion to shareholders if it wins its fight for independence.

DAILY BRIEFING: EDF reports 33% fall in UK earnings

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 09:22
EDF reported a 33 per cent fall in earnings in the UK despite hiking gas and electricity prices. The French firm said underlying earnings tumbled to £889m last year.

Balfour Beatty secures work on £1.4bn US airport deal

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 09:21
Balfour is part of a consortium picked to build a train network at Los Angeles International Airport. The project includes six stations, a maintenance garage and moving walkways.

BIG SHOT OF THE WEEK: GKN boss Anne Stevens

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 09:20
Ask most executives whether they hope to take charge of their company one day and they squirm like a cell of panicked eels. They um and ah before mumbling some management speak.

ALEX BRUMMER: Carney must act over GRG

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 09:19
Thanks to the late Robert Maxwell, the wheels of financial justice move slowly. Aided by ‘magic circle’ law firms, delays to the publication of reports mean justice can be kept at bay for decades.

Is now the time to bag a stock market bargain?

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 09:16
When stock markets tumble, the temptation can be to take your money out and head for safety. But experts say there are plenty of opportunities for investors to make money amid the turbulence.

American Express British Airways Avios cards at risk

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 09:08
American Express has lost a crucial legal appeal on interchange fees which could put some of its most popular rewards cards in jeopardy, including its British Airways credit card.

18th-century Kemeys Folly hunting lodge on sale for £2m

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 17:28
A couple who left their London life for the dream of renovating an enormous ramshackle hunting lodge in rural south Wales are now selling their renovated home for £1.95million.

FTSE CLOSE: Markets rise after strong Wall Street gains

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 17:20
The FTSE 100 has risen higher today, following US markets upwards while the Office for National Statistics revealed a disappointing set of retail sales figures for January.

Plant Impact shares rise 71% as crop group finds buyer

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 16:59
When Plant Impact put itself up for sale in December investors weren’t convinced a buyer would be found with the shares wilting from 21.5p to 5.88p by close of play Thursday.

Interest rate rises make you richer: This is Money podcast

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 16:58
On this week's podcast we discuss why Britain doesn’t get paid enough, what we can do about it and how to look on the bright side of rising interest rates.

FTSE live: Markets rise after strong Wall Street gains

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 16:12
The FTSE 100 has risen higher today, following US markets upwards while the Office for National Statistics revealed a disappointing set of retail sales figures for January.

RSA: Tax Facebook to fund universal basic income

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:12
The RSA think-tank (led by Matthew Taylor, pictured) said that a growing number of Britons face losing their jobs to robots and artificial intelligence in the coming years.

Cifas fraud marker left me with do not employ status

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:04
The black mark had been put on his records following a failed mortgage application a year earlier. It only came to light after the reader failed background checks for two jobs, leaving him unemployed.

New plans to punish car makers found using defeat devices

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:49
Fines would be issued to all elements of the supply chain - including dealers - though no penalties will be issued to consumers who purchase or sell on the vehicles, the DfT said.

Act fast to get your hands on childcare vouchers

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:39
The childcare voucher scheme is set to close to new entrants on 6 April 2018 - if you miss the deadline to register with your employer it could cost you thousands in tax-free benefits.

Post Office check and send passport service cost to rise

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:32
The cost of a British passport is set to rise next month - and travellers using the Post Office for their application are among the hardest hit.

Old £10 notes no longer legal tender from 1 March 2018

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:51
They will no longer be legal tender from midnight on 1 March 2018. Unspent notes from then on can only be exchanged at the Bank of England either in person or by post.

In Year of the Dog is China a good bet for investors?

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:49
It may be the 'Year of the Dog' for China, but for investors looking to avoid the bite of market falls and economic turmoil – is the Asian nation a good bet for 2018?
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