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Mary Portas and Charlotte Tilbury back ‘Shop Out to Help Out’ campaign
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Business Briefing

Mary Portas and Charlotte Tilbury back ‘Shop Out to Help Out’ campaign

Brits repay £1.2bn during ‘frugal February’, Nike sues over ‘Satan shoes’, and other breaking business news
30 Mar 2021
Scams, shares and male skirts
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Scams, shares and male skirts

Why has Covid caused a surge in scams? What’s got into the world’s stock markets? And will men really start wearing skirts?
26 Mar 2021
Brits ‘gearing up for £50bn post-lockdown spending spree’
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Business Briefing

Brits ‘gearing up for £50bn post-lockdown spending spree’

Uber U-turns, property sales taking 295 days, and other breaking business news
17 Mar 2021
Hermés bags and homes: spending habits of ultra-rich revealed
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Hermés bags and homes: spending habits of ultra-rich revealed

Knight Frank’s new wealth report predicts global population of multimillionaires will grow by 27% over next five years
25 Feb 2021
10 ways to accomplish your financial and legal resolutions
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10 ways to accomplish your financial and legal resolutions

Some top tips for making 2021 a lucrative year
4 Jan 2021
Brits keeping 21 million ‘money secrets’ from loved ones
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Brits keeping 21 million ‘money secrets’ from loved ones

Four in ten people admit staying quiet or telling fibs about debts or savings
9 Nov 2020
Negative interest rates: how your finances could be affected
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Negative interest rates: how your finances could be affected

Money experts share their views and advice
19 Oct 2020

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London renters swap cramped flats for space in suburbia
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London renters swap cramped flats for space in suburbia

New figures show tenants are leaving Britain's cities and looking to upsize
14 Sep 2020
England’s ‘tax-dodging’ hotspots revealed
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England’s ‘tax-dodging’ hotspots revealed

Home Counties dominate list of towns with highest levels of tax avoidance
7 Sep 2020
Coronavirus job losses: what help can you claim?
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Coronavirus job losses: what help can you claim?

Number of people on unemployment benefit per vacancy increases fivefold
28 Jul 2020
Growing global debt: what does it mean for investors?
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Growing global debt: what does it mean for investors?

How do we pay for all of this? And how should investors navigate the situation?
19 Jun 2020
How to stay calm about your investments in a crisis
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How to stay calm about your investments in a crisis

Six tips on how to build a plan that will be resilient even when times get tough
12 Jun 2020
Housing market bounces back with 137% increase in sales
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Housing market bounces back with 137% increase in sales

Experts warn that backlog after lockdown freeze may be causing ‘temporary jump’
10 Jun 2020
Why diversification is an investor’s best friend
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Why diversification is an investor’s best friend

Preparing your investments for times of volatility
5 Jun 2020
Should the mortgage holiday scheme have been extended?
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Should the mortgage holiday scheme have been extended?

Banks warn that some homeowners may struggle to repay additional debt
28 May 2020
How long can Britain afford the furloughing scheme?
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How long can Britain afford the furloughing scheme?

Analysts say total cost of coronavirus job retention programme may hit £100bn by autumn
13 May 2020
How coronavirus pandemic broke the UK property market
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How coronavirus pandemic broke the UK property market

Treasury braced to take major hit as house prices tumble and sales dry up
2 Apr 2020
British banks cancel dividends: what does it mean?
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British banks cancel dividends: what does it mean?

Bank of England applies pressure to UK banks to help bolster the economy in the face of a Covid-19 recession
2 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: UK unemployment set to double as GDP collapses
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Coronavirus: UK unemployment set to double as GDP collapses

Warnings coronavirus will cause economic hit ‘multiple times that of the global financial crisis’
30 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: which UK businesses will close their doors?
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Coronavirus: which UK businesses will close their doors?

Prime Minister announces that shops selling non-essential goods will have to be shut
24 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: are we heading for another financial crash?
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Coronavirus: are we heading for another financial crash?

Experts warn that pandemic could lead to a recession ‘of record dimensions’
20 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: Chancellor to announce wage bailout plan
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Coronavirus: Chancellor to announce wage bailout plan

Rishi Sunak set to act after warnings that companies across Britain could face ruin
20 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: UK interest rates slashed in emergency move
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Coronavirus: UK interest rates slashed in emergency move

The coronavirus crisis is threatening to all but shut down the global economy
20 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: pound plummets amid pandemic crisis
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Coronavirus: pound plummets amid pandemic crisis

Sterling slumps to lowest level against the dollar in more than three decades
19 Mar 2020
Will Rishi Sunak’s coronavirus package rescue the economy?
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Will Rishi Sunak’s coronavirus package rescue the economy?

Chancellor pledged to do ‘whatever it takes’ to protect jobs and incomes - so has he gone far enough?
18 Mar 2020
Global markets in freefall as Trump adds to jitters
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Global markets in freefall as Trump adds to jitters

Investors are panicking about the economic impact of coronavirus - and the US response has exacerbated fears
13 Mar 2020
Emergency interest rate cut: the winners and losers
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Emergency interest rate cut: the winners and losers

How the Bank of England’s response to coronavirus outbreak may affect your finances
11 Mar 2020
RBS offers coronavirus mortgage holidays
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RBS offers coronavirus mortgage holidays

Taxpayer-owned bank follows measures taken in virus-struck Italy
11 Mar 2020
Morgan Stanley agrees $13bn deal to acquire ETrade
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Morgan Stanley agrees $13bn deal to acquire ETrade

The huge deal is an attempt by the Wall Street lender to diversify and access high numbers of low-risk digital retail investors
21 Feb 2020
What are the changes to National Savings payouts?
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What are the changes to National Savings payouts?

National Savings & Investments cuts dividends and prizes for bonds
18 Feb 2020
January debt: five tips to help make ends meet
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January debt: five tips to help make ends meet

How to cope if you’re short on money during long wait for post-Christmas payday
28 Jan 2020
Pension payback scandal: are you affected?
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Pension payback scandal: are you affected?

Retirees facing huge repayment bills following discovery of calculations blunders dating back decades
22 Jan 2020
Eight African countries sever currency ties with France
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Eight African countries sever currency ties with France

Former French colonies to replace the CFA franc with the eco
23 Dec 2019
Pound soars as investors ‘bet on Conservative election win’
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Pound soars as investors ‘bet on Conservative election win’

Economist declares that 12 December vote is Boris Johnson’s to lose
5 Dec 2019