PERSONAL FINANCE
21 Aug
UK to seek 'most frictionless' possible trade agreement post-Brexit
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The UK’s negotiating team will seek an agreement with the EU which "allows the freest and most frictionless trade possible" between the sides post-Brexit.

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21 Aug
NHS facing rate hikes as private hospitals get £52m tax break
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Private hospitals in the UK are using a tax perk to save £52m on their business rates while NHS services struggle with hikes, new research has shown.

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21 Aug
Government to ban cold calling to protect pensioners from scams
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The UK government has outlined its plans to combat pension scams in a consultation report on Monday as reports show that fraudsters had collected nearly £5m out of pensioners between January and May alone.

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21 Aug
Household finances still under pressure in August - Markit
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UK households were a little less downbeat about their finances in August, according to the latest survey from IHS and Ipsos, although they continued to expect a deterioration over the next 12 months.

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21 Aug
One dead and another injured as bus crashes into bus shelters in France
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A woman in her 40's was killed and another injured when a van crashed into two bus shelters in the French city of Marseille on Monday, according to French police.

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21 Aug
Yellen likely to be replaced as Fed chair by Cohn, economists think
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Janet Yellen is not expected to get a second term as Federal Reserve chair, with Donald Trump's chief economic adviser Gary Cohn seen as the favourite to take over as head of the US central bank.

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21 Aug
Ofgem warns power network operators over poor performance
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Energy regulator Ofgem told Britain's electricity distribution network operators on Monday that their revenue could be cut, following a review of how well they were dealing with new customers that request connections.

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21 Aug
House prices fall at sharpest rate this year - Rightmove
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UK house prices fell in August by the largest month-on-month rate this year, but still improved compared to last year and there continued to be a wide variance between the health of the housing market in different parts of the country .

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18 Aug
Tourist numbers rise as the pound falls
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According to a report from the Office for National Statistics 3. 5m overseas residents visited the UK in June, bringing a £2. 2bn boost to the economy along with them.

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18 Aug
Leaving EU without trade deal would not hurt UK - Thinktank
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Leaving the European Union without a trade deal in place would not be a disaster for the British economy, a right-wing think tank claimed on Friday.

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18 Aug
Spending at pubs and restaurants holds up despite consumer squeeze
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Spending in at pubs and restaurants in July held firm at fairly subdued levels in July, according to new research published on Friday that indicates consumers are prioritising certain types of spending.

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17 Aug
Investors more confident in Asia Pacific and Europe region than UK and US
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UK investors are most confident about backing the Asia Pacific region and global emerging markets more than the UK stock market, according to new research.

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17 Aug
Comment: Car finance's lack of transparency is hurting consumers
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As consumer debt continues to pile up, writes Graham Hill of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers, the last few months has seen scrutiny turned on various lines of credit.

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17 Aug
Just 40% of new businesses operating with insurance - AXA
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More people than ever are throwing off the shackles to start their own business, but are doing so without appropriate insurance, UK insurer AXA has revealed in a survey.

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17 Aug
UK retail sales remain subdued but beat forecasts
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UK retail sales were stronger than expected in July but strong food sales are continuing to mask wider weakness as consumers feel the pinch.

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17 Aug
British households cutting costs at two year high
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An increasing number of Britons have sought to change spending habits in order to cut down on household expenses over the second quarter of the year, citing a weaker pound as the main motivator behind the tightening of purse strings.

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17 Aug
US FDIC files High Court LIBOR suit against several High Street lenders
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A federal US government agency has brought a case against several of the world's largest banks, including the biggest UK lenders, alleging that their manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate resulted in losses for US lenders.

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17 Aug
Export industry boasts solid performance in new BCC/DHL Trade Outlook report
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The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), with assistance from DHL, published its latest quarterly international trade outlook Wednesday.

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17 Aug
Argos tops list of UK businesses ordered to reimburse underpaid workers
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Retail chain Argos topped a 233-strong list of UK businesses which were told to pay back £2m to underpaid workers, the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said on Wednesday.

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16 Aug
Amazon to create 1,000 jobs at new Bristol warehouse
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US ecommerce giant Amazon will open a new warehouse in Bristol next year, hiring over 1,000 people in the process.

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