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43m Updated US Federal Reserve holds interest rates, sees first rise in 2023 – business live
The Guardian
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news
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1h 46m Funeral directors must make prices clearer, says UK regulator
The Guardian
Legally enforceable rules come as inquiry reveals many customers are overcharged by at least £400 Funeral directors across the UK must publish clear price lists and will be banned from paying hospitals and care homes for referrals under new measures to help bereaved families. The legally enforceable rules are being brought in after an investigation by the competition watchdog found UK consumers were typically
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2h Updated Owner fears kitten death linked to food
BBC
Pet food from Sainsbury's, Pets at Home and other brands recalled after rise in fatal cat disease.
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2h UK in talks to build battery ‘gigafactories’ for electric cars
The Guardian
Ford, LG and Samsung among companies in discussions with government and local authorities The UK government has held talks with six manufacturers about building “gigafactory” electric car battery plants as part of its efforts to improve the prospects of the British automotive industry. The US carmaker Ford and the Korean electronics conglomerates LG and Samsung are among the companies that have had early-stage discussions with the government or local authorities, it is understood.
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Best UK bank accounts for small businesses3h Updated Best UK bank accounts for small businesses
The Guardian
Choosing the right bank can boost your company's bottom line. This is Money lists the best small business current accounts in the market, and compares their fees and bonuses.
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3h Made.com shares close lower after £775m placement
BBC
The online furniture seller did not sparkle in its stock market debut, with shares closing 4% lower.
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Wealthy buyers want bigger homes, better wifi and a local pub3h Updated Wealthy buyers want bigger homes, better wifi and a local pub
BBC
Estate agents Savills say the race for space has driven the luxury homes market during the past year of the pandemic and that this looks set to continue.
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Homebuying dreams on a knife edge as stamp duty deadline approaches3h Updated Homebuying dreams on a knife edge as stamp duty deadline approaches
BBC
Home buyers are racing to complete their purchases before the stamp duty holiday ends on June 30. We speak to some of the more than 160,000 who are at risk of missing out.
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3h Sony Music buys UK podcast producer Somethin’ Else
The Guardian
Sony Music is latest after Spotify, Amazon and Apple to try to cash in on boom in audio listening Sony Music has acquired the UK’s largest independent podcast producer, Somethin’ Else, which makes David Tennant’s interview series and The Sun King, David Dimbleby’s deep dive into the life of Rupert Murdoch Home to artists from Beyoncé and AC/DC to Dolly Parton, Sony is using the acquisition to spearhead the launch of a new global podcast division.
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Best of the Best shares tumble 30% despite tripling profits4h Updated Best of the Best shares tumble 30% despite tripling profits
The Guardian
Best of the Best, which specialises in luxury sports car 'raffles' where people buy tickets hoping to win automobiles, saw profits more than triple last year, its results show.
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4h Updated UK asks EU to suspend Northern Ireland sausage ban
The Guardian
Brexit minister Lord Frost asks for ‘a bit of breathing space’ to negotiate deal and head off trade war The UK has asked the EU to suspend an imminent ban on the sale of British sausages in Northern Ireland to give both sides “breathing space” to negotiate an agreement on the Brexit protocol and avert a trade war. Lord Frost, the Brexit minister, was speaking days after
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4h Lina Khan: The 32-year-old taking on Big Tech
BBC
The new Federal Trade Commission chair has Big Tech in her sights.
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4h UK government extends moratorium on commercial rents
The Guardian
Changes provide relief for thousands of businesses that were facing huge rent bills from 1 July
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4h Sony buys UK podcast producer Somethin’ Else
The Guardian
Sony is latest after Spotify, Amazon and Apple to try to cash in on boom in audio listening Sony has acquired the UK’s largest independent podcast producer, Somethin’ Else, which makes David Tennant’s interview series and The Sun King, David Dimbleby’s deep dive into the life of Rupert Murdoch Home to artists from Beyoncé and AC/DC to Dolly Parton, Sony is using the acquisition to spearhead the launch of a new global podcast division.
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4h Updated Eviction ban on firms behind on rent is extended by nine months
BBC
The government's ban on landlords evicting companies in rent debt will now end in March 2022
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4h Updated Coca-Cola loses billions in market value after Cristiano Ronaldo removes bottles and says ‘drink water’
The Independent
Portugal captain held up bottle of water and shouted in Portuguese: ‘Agua!’
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5h Updated John Lewis boss says young staff lack basic numeracy skills
BBC
Chairwoman Dame Sharon White says that new recruits' literacy and numeracy are weak.
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Payments with physical money drop by more than a third last year5h Payments with physical money drop by more than a third last year
BBC
Fewer British shoppers used cash to make payments last year as the pandemic message to not handle physical money filtered through, new data shows.
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5h Updated Cashless society draws closer with only one in six payments now in cash
The Guardian
UK Finance study records a 35% drop in cash transactions in 2020 as Covid crisis turbo-charges change in spending habits
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5h ‘My wallet never leaves my bedside’: why cashless will soon be king
The Guardian
Douglas Wood, 35, swipes his phone and goes – as do most people his age and younger, he says
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5h Government extends commercial eviction ban until March 2022 amid fears of ‘debt time-bomb’
The Independent
Retail and hospitality sectors alone have built up £5bn in rent arrears which landlords cannot yet pursue them for
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Basic pitch: We test the £23,360 entry-level VW Golf Life5h Updated Basic pitch: We test the £23,360 entry-level VW Golf Life
The Independent
The Volkswagen Golf 1.0 TSI Life isn't the version many people want - or will want to tell their mates they own. But can it deliver everything you could ever want or need from a car?
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6h Updated Funeral firms ordered to make prices clearer
BBC
The Competition and Markets Authority says funeral directors and crematoriums could risk court action.
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6h Goldman Sachs delays return to office for workers
BBC
The investment bank, along with NatWest, is reviewing plans for staff to come back to the office.
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VW unveils seven-seat T7 Multivan to tempt families out of big SUVs6h Updated VW unveils seven-seat T7 Multivan to tempt families out of big SUVs
BBC
The T7 Multivan, which will cost from around £50,000, is the replacement for the T6 Caravelle and shifts to VW's more car-focused platform rather than being based on a van.
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7h Updated Shops recall pet food linked to rare cat disease
BBC
Dry pet food from Sainsbury's, Pets at Home and other brands recalled after rise in fatal cat disease.
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7h Updated How you can be a financial winner from Euro 2020
BBC
Euro 2020 is seen as a boon to Britain's recovery, with many of the most important matches taking place at Wembley. The tournament will see fans across the country flocking to pubs and restaurants.
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7h UK excluded again from EU’s Covid-safe travel list, but US added
The Guardian
British tourists face continued restrictions as bloc opens up to other vaccinated travellers
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Average UK house price drops £5k in April - but experts say property boom not over8h Average UK house price drops £5k in April - but experts say property boom not over
The Guardian
UK house prices dipped in April as buyers lowered their offers in anticipation of the initial stamp duty holiday ending back in March, the ONS House Price Index has revealed.
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8h Amazon blames social media for struggle with fake reviews
The Guardian
Firm says sites are slow to act when warned that fake reviews are being solicited on their platforms Amazon has blamed social media companies for its failure to remove fake reviews from its website, arguing that bad actors turn to social networks to buy and sell fake reviews outside the reach of its own technology. The company says it removed more than 200m suspected fake reviews before they were seen by customers in 2020 alone, but nonetheless has faced continued criticism for the enormous scale of fake and misleading reviews that make it on to its store.
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8h Funeral firms are ordered to make prices clearer
BBC
The Competition and Markets Authority says funeral directors and crematoriums could risk court action.
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8h Made.com shares tumble after £775m placement
BBC
Shares in the online furniture seller fell by up to 8% as trading began on Wednesday.
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8h Government to extend commercial eviction ban until 2022 amid fears of ‘debt time bomb’
The Independent
Retail and hospitality sectors alone have built up £5bn in rent arrears which landlords cannot yet pursue them for
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There are 46 motorists on UK roads with more than 30 POINTS8h Updated There are 46 motorists on UK roads with more than 30 POINTS
The Independent
With drivers supposed to face bans once they accumulate 12 points, it means some have been given special dispensation to keep their licence despite totting up enough to lose it 2.5 times over.
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9h Pressure will build on Bank of England not to fall behind the curve with inflation
The Guardian
Analysis: Threadneedle Street believes the above-target 2.1% figure will prove temporary
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9h Updated Best inflation-beating savings rates: Make your money work harder
The Guardian
Savers are seeing their cash pots eroded, as not a single standard account manages to pay an inflation-beating rate, This is Money's research reveals.
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10h Clothes and fuel costs push UK inflation to two-year high
BBC
The rising cost of fuel and clothes pushes the inflation rate above the Bank of England's 2% target.
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10h Hipgnosis aims to raise £150m to buy more of ‘most influential songs of all time’
The Guardian
London-listed music investor will issue 124m new shares, at a price of 121p a share Hipgnosis, the firm that offers investors the chance to make money from the royalties of popular songs by
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Flat in mansion block once home to TS Eliot for sale for £995,00010h Updated Flat in mansion block once home to TS Eliot for sale for £995,000
The Guardian
The one-bedroom flat for sale in London's affluent Kensington is part of a red brick mansion block where the poet once lived, and is being sold with a price tag of £995,000.
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11h Updated Made.com targets £775.3m valuation in London float
BBC
The online furniture firm, founded more than a decade ago with £2.5m, is set to sell shares.
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11h Covid: Cash and card use dived in lockdown, says report
BBC
Most payments by consumers are spontaneous but options were limited by the Covid crisis., say banks.
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11h Updated UK inflation jumps to 2.1% in May as clothes and fuel prices rise
BBC
The rising cost of fuel and clothes pushes the inflation rate above the Bank of England's 2% target.
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11h GB News: Piers Morgan attacks Ikea for pulling advertising from news channel
BBC
The Swedish giant is among a number of companies who are pausing adverts on the new news channel.
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11h Updated Airbnb reportedly pays tourist $7m after rape
BBC
According to reports in Bloomberg, the company paid an Australian traveller after a 2016 attack.
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VICTORIA BISCHOFF: Banks must make their systems fit to fight fraud11h Updated VICTORIA BISCHOFF: Banks must make their systems fit to fight fraud
BBC
From dodgy delivery texts to automated calls about tax bills, Amazon and broadband, the fraudsters are out of control. But are banks doing enough to prevent it?
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Payout hope for women born in the 1950s hit by pension age change11h Payout hope for women born in the 1950s hit by pension age change
BBC
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman is investigating claims that the Government bungled its communication about the rise in the state pension age for women.
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The CEOs still at school: The kid-preneurs making extra pocket money11h Updated The CEOs still at school: The kid-preneurs making extra pocket money
BBC
Some children have used lockdown to set up profitable buinesses. Ryan Mottershead, 13, (pictured) was paid £200 to create an animation for fashion brand Tokiyano's website.
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Savers pull billions from NS&I accounts after rates are slashed12h Updated Savers pull billions from NS&I accounts after rates are slashed
BBC
The Treasury-backed National Savings & Investments slashed its rates to as little as 0.01 per cent in November, leading to a record number of savers abandoning their accounts.
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ASK TONY: How could BA charge me £1,800 extra to rebook axed flight?12h Updated ASK TONY: How could BA charge me £1,800 extra to rebook axed flight?
BBC
In September 2019, my wife and I booked with BA to fly to San Jose, California, in March 2020 to visit our grandchildren. We paid £2,617 but our flights were cancelled because of Covid.
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13h Bristol to build ‘gap homes’ on garage sites to tackle housing crisis
The Guardian
Council hopes micro dwellings built on spaces between houses and gardens will revive neighbourhoods Unique micro homes are to be built on old garage sites in Bristol to help the city tackle its housing crisis. “Gap homes” – so-called because they will be constructed in small spaces between houses and gardens – would be made off site and dropped into place across the city.
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13h UK inflation jumps to 2.1% in May
BBC
The rising cost of clothes, fuel and eating out pushes consumer prices above the Bank of England's 2% target.
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14h Smaller LSE firms lag far behind large companies on female directors, study shows
The Guardian
Study finds ‘permafrost’ of small firms that have not met Hampton-Alexander review’s target of women in one-third of roles Less than half of the 260 smaller companies listed on the London Stock Exchange’s main index have met the target of having a third of their board roles occupied by women, and more than half still have all-male executive leadership teams. The campaign group
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14h Savings to bitcoin: cubs and beavers to launch badge for money skills
The Guardian
Award aims to teach six- to 10-year-olds about finance as spending becomes increasingly digital On a Friday night in Enfield, north London, a group of eight-, nine- and 10-year-olds are discussing cryptocurrency and what people do with their cash. Fluttering in the evening breeze are Post-it notes bearing words including “electricity”, “toys”, “Netflix” and “bitcoin”, stuck on boards headed “spend”, “save” and “donate”. The 20th Edmonton Cubs had been challenged to write down ways to use money, and after five minutes they have come up with lots – from the mundane to the unexpected. Although, as one points out, “most of them are about spending”.
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14h Nothing is plain sailing in Abta v ROL Cruises blame game
The Guardian
I need a refund for my £3,637 cancelled trip, but each claims the other is liable
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14h FTSE 100 rises to new pandemic highs, Asian stocks trade mixed ahead of Fed report, Sensex 100 points down
The Independent
Travel and leisure stocks fell 0.8 per cent after announcement of delay in lifting Covid related restrictions
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15h How to win over those who will lose most from a global carbon tax
The Guardian
Those who bear a disproportionate share of a carbon tax will mobilise against it … unless they are given reason not to In his classic book,
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15h Volvo to build steel cars without fossil fuels by 2026
The Guardian
Swedish carmaker joins forces with steel firm to use technology that replaces coal with hydrogen Volvo plans to build cars using steel made without fossil fuels by 2026, as part of a deal that could significantly reduce the carbon emissions from manufacturing its vehicles. The Swedish carmaker and compatriot steelmaker SSAB signed a letter of intent to commercialise technology that replaces coal with hydrogen in a crucial part of the process.
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15h US-EU agree ceasefire in long-running trade war over aircraft subsidies
The Guardian
Deal agreed during Joe Biden’s trip to Brussels as White House seeks to focus on threat posed by China A five-year ceasefire in the long-running US-EU trade war over subsidies to aircraft makers has been agreed during Joe Biden’s visit to Brussels, as the White House sought to focus attention on the greater threat said to be posed by China. Billions of euros and dollars worth of tit-for-tat tariffs imposed on the US manufacturer Boeing and its European rival Airbus will be suspended after both sides committed to work on removing unfair subsidies.
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20h UK could be left behind in the electric car race, warns report
BBC
The UK might soon be reliant on electric vehicles imported from abroad, warns an influential group.
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21h Majority of public support total ban on UK gambling adverts, poll finds
The Guardian
Campaigners urge government to use review of gambling regulation to forcibly reduce number of ads Most of the public support a
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22h Billionaire Mackenzie Scott gives away £2bn more
BBC
The Amazon founder's ex-wife said she chose 286 teams 'empowering voices the world needs to hear'.
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ALEX BRUMMER: The Australia free trade deal opens up a new frontier23h ALEX BRUMMER: The Australia free trade deal opens up a new frontier
BBC
A visitor from Mars trying to understand the UK trade deal with Australia agreed by Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured) might receive a misleading impression.
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Boost for City as payments app Wise closes in on a £9bn London listing23h Boost for City as payments app Wise closes in on a £9bn London listing
BBC
Wise, which was set up by Estonian entrepreneurs Kristo Kaarmann (left) and Taavet Hinrikus (right) is set to announce a listing that could see it valued at up to £9bn.
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MARKET REPORT: Traders tipping oil to return to $100 a barrel23h MARKET REPORT: Traders tipping oil to return to $100 a barrel
BBC
Executives at Trafigura, Vitol, Glencore and Goldman Sachs all believe Brent crude hitting triple figures is a real possibility. A big driver will be drastic investment cuts made by big energy companies
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23h Big Four beancounter PwC to hire 100,000 employees world-wide
BBC
The hiring spree is part of a £8.5bn investment to take advantage of huge demand from businesses for advice on environmental, social and governance issues.
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EU and US agree truce after 17-year trade feud 23h EU and US agree truce after 17-year trade feud 
BBC
Arch-rivals Airbus, which is part-owned by the French, Spanish and German governments, and American Boeing are the world's two biggest aircraft manufacturers.
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Amigo investors vent fury at City watchdog 23h Amigo investors vent fury at City watchdog 
BBC
The Amigo Shareholders Action Group, representing around 8,000 private investors who own 75 per cent of the firm, wrote to the Treasury complaining about the FCA's handling of Amigo's troubles.
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City watchdog orders High Street banks to clamp down on online scams23h City watchdog orders High Street banks to clamp down on online scams
BBC
The Financial Conduct Authority It is wrangling with social media giants to get fraudulent adverts removed from the internet and has suggested that banks should be doing more to protect customers.
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25h Vaccines were not part of AstraZeneca’s grand strategy, so what’s the plan now?
The Guardian
Having built a big operation during the pandemic it could stick or twist but either way investors will soon want a decision What’s AstraZeneca’s strategy in Covid treatments? In the short term, there is no confusion: the company will continue pumping out vaccine doses, will keep signing partnerships and will try to ignore churlishness in Brussels. The long term, though, is another matter. Being big in vaccines was never part of chief executive Pascal Soriot’s grand plan for AstraZeneca, so there’s a decision to be made about what to do with an operation that has been built almost by accident during a global emergency.
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ALEX BRUMMER: US hurdle to G7 targets on tax and climate change25h Updated ALEX BRUMMER: US hurdle to G7 targets on tax and climate change
The Guardian
President Joe Biden (pictured) reportedly needs the vote of Democrat senator Joe Manchin of coal dependent West Virginia if he is to win Congressional backing for his $1trillion infrastructure plan.
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26h Billionaire Mackenzie Scott gives away another £2bn
BBC
The Amazon founder's ex-wife said she chose 286 teams "empowering voices the world needs to hear".
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26h Fears UK-Australia trade deal could cause surge in tariff-free meat imports
The Guardian
Labour says import quotas are so high they are meaningless and raises concerns about animal welfare
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26h Want to stick to your budget? Open six bank accounts
The Guardian
Dividing money up lets you keep track of it, says financial adviser
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27h Updated Australia trade deal will deliver minimal benefit to UK economy and poses risks for farmers, say experts
The Independent
Farmers fear that deal will mean they risk being undercut by cheap imports made to lower animal welfare standards
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27h Morgan Stanley boss tells US staff to be back in office in September
The Guardian
Chief executive sends ‘very strong’ message to US staff where many workers are vaccinated against Covid The chief executive of Morgan Stanley has become the
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27h Ikea fined €1m by French court for spying on staff
The Guardian
World’s biggest furniture retailer found guilty of improperly gathering and storing data on its employees The home furnishings group
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27h Boohoo reports strong clothes sales amid online shopping boom
The Guardian
Fashion retailer says revenues grew 32% in three months to May even as Covid-19 lockdowns eased Strong sales of dresses and going-out clothes helped Boohoo capitalise on the
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27h Updated Boeing-Airbus trade row set to end after 17 years
BBC
The agreement, after 17 years, means taxes on $11.5bn of goods will be removed for five years.
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28h Updated Ikea France fined €1m for snooping on staff
BBC
Private detectives and police were paid to deliver personal information on staff and job applicants.
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Bitcoin price: Crypto investments more popular than stocks and shares Isas, says AJ Bell28h Updated Bitcoin price: Crypto investments more popular than stocks and shares Isas, says AJ Bell
BBC
A survey conducted on behalf of DIY investment platform AJ Bell suggests 7% of Britons bought into cryptocurrencies over the last year.
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28h UK regulator investigates Apple and Google’s dominance of mobile platforms
The Guardian
CMA says it is looking into whether alleged duopoly is harmful to consumers and businesses Britain’s competition regulator is investigating Apple and Google over allegations the two companies have a harmful duopoly in mobile platforms. Between them, Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android are installed on 99.45% of all mobile phones in use in the UK. The two companies also have effective duopolies in app stores (Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store) and mobile web browsers (Apple’s Safari and Google’s Chrome), according to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
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IPO boom: Average share price of newly-listed firms has risen 24%28h IPO boom: Average share price of newly-listed firms has risen 24%
The Guardian
The amount of money raised on the capital city's stock market in the first five months of this year is also at its highest since 2015, with the majority arising from secondary listings.
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28h Updated Australia trade deal will not hit UK farmers, says Liz Truss
BBC
The trade secretary denies Australian beef imports will flood the UK and says export markets will grow.
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29h Climate crisis to hit Europe’s coffee and chocolate supplies
The Guardian
Increasing droughts in producer nations will also make palm oil and soya imports highly vulnerable, study finds Coffee and chocolate supplies in Europe soon could be disrupted by the climate crisis as droughts hit producer countries, according to a study. The research also found a high vulnerability for palm oil imports, used in many foods and domestic products, and soybeans, which are the main feed for chickens and pigs in the European Union.
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29h Ryanair boss: airlines must fly over rogue states despite Belarus ‘hijacking’
The Guardian
Michael O’Leary tells MPs of ‘hostile and threatening’ actions towards flight crew Airlines must remain free to fly over rogue states despite the
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30h Updated Farmers raise concerns as Boris Johnson hails ‘historic’ UK-Australia trade deal
The Guardian
Deal to include 15-year cap on tariff-free imports amid fears over potential flood of cheaper meat
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30h Updated 200,000 more people in work during May as economic recovery strengthens
The Independent
Employers add jobs as restrictions ease but 550,000 fewer people are in work than before pandemic
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31h Updated UK and Australia in first post-Brexit trade deal
BBC
The pact - the first built from scratch since leaving the EU - includes Scotch whisky and biscuits.
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31h Updated UK unemployment rate falls to 4.7% as payrolls surge nearly 200k – business live
The Guardian
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news
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Ashtead shares soar as investors cheer dividend hike and surge in profits31h Ashtead shares soar as investors cheer dividend hike and surge in profits
The Guardian
The FTSE 100 listed group, which is often a staple of UK investment funds and pension portfolios, said it 'returned to growth' in the three months to the end of April.
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33h UK should put its celebrations on hold over Covid jobless rate
The Guardian
Analysis: Rishi Sunak has rejected calls to extend furlough – and things could turn much worse when it ends There are danger signs lurking
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33h Updated UK-Australia trade deal to include 15-year cap on tariff-free imports
The Guardian
Agreement follows concerns from UK farmers about potential flood of cheaper meat
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33h Boohoo sales surge as going-out clothes replace athleisure
BBC
The fashion chain sees sales growth continue and takes further steps to improve scrutiny of suppliers.
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33h Record rise in workers on payrolls in May
BBC
The number of people in payrolled jobs jumped by almost 200,000 in May as the jobs market continued to recover.
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Best savings rates: A quarter of Britons have less than £500 saved33h Best savings rates: A quarter of Britons have less than £500 saved
BBC
Nearly one in five Britons - or roughly 10m people - have less than £100 in savings, new research from Yorkshire Building Society has revealed.
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33h Summer 2022 holiday bookings surging, says online travel agent On The Beach
The Guardian
Company says more customers are booking ahead in the hope that Covid will be under control next year Holiday bookings for summer 2022 are “significantly” ahead of normal, according to online travel agent On The Beach, as the prospect of a break in the sun this year recedes. The Manchester-based company reported a 79% fall in revenues to £4.4m in the six months to 31 March, as it felt the effect of travel restrictions. Its adjusted pretax loss shrank to £21.6m from £34.1m, reflecting lower marketing spending.
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34h Updated The economy is paying for the government’s pandemic mistakes as restrictions are extended
The Independent
The furlough scheme is high on a short list of things that the government has done well during the pandemic, writes James Moore, and the decision not to extend it is unforgivable and will have lasting consequences
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Land Rover reveals hydrogen-fuelled electric Defender35h Updated Land Rover reveals hydrogen-fuelled electric Defender
The Independent
The zero-emissions prototype Defender uses the hydrogen in a fuel-cell chemical reaction to generate electricity which then powers electric motors to drive the wheels of the off-roader.
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Investing in space: Seraphim Space Investment Trust to float35h Updated Investing in space: Seraphim Space Investment Trust to float
The Independent
The world's first investment trust focused on space technology is set to float in London, giving investors the opportunity to tap into what is set to become a trillion-dollar market.
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35h UK and Australia announce new trade deal
BBC
Downing Street says the pact means UK Scotch whisky and biscuits will be cheaper to sell to Australia.
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With house prices high, should first-time buyers be worried about negative equity?  35h Updated With house prices high, should first-time buyers be worried about negative equity?  
BBC
Having bought a home at today's inflated prices, first-time buyers may be left in negative equity when the market cools down. How much of a problem is that, and what can they do to prevent it?
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36h Boohoo reports strong sales as it relaunches Debenhams website
The Guardian
Fashion retailer says revenues grew 32% in the three months to May as Covid crisis fuels online spending Boohoo has reported further strong sales growth on the back of the
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36h UK unemployment rate falls to 4.7% as payrolls surge – business live
The Guardian
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news
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Are houseboats the next property boom? We count the cost of riverside living36h Are houseboats the next property boom? We count the cost of riverside living
The Guardian
Houseboats appear to be going through a boom, with some people seeing them as an affordable alternative to the home-buying frenzy. But how much does it really cost to live the riverside dream?
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38h It seemed like a cheap book deal – but it was a club costing £15 a month
The Guardian
Buuks.co.uk didn’t make it clear I was being automatically signed up to a subscription charge
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39h Updated UK and Australia agree broad terms of trade deal
BBC
Broad terms of UK-Australia trade deal agreed, BBC understands, with formal announcement expected on Tuesday
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14 Jun 7:49pm JD Sports chair admits shareholders ‘may well’ vote against his £4.3m bonus
The Independent
Peter Cowgill questions why they would do this ‘when the company has progressed’
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14 Jun 7:41pm Travel insurers criticised over extent of Covid cover
BBC
Travel insurance offering "complete" cover for Covid-related disruption is barely available, says Which?.
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14 Jun 7:01pm Less than 1% of UK travel insurance policies offer full Covid cover, says Which?
The Guardian
Consumer body rated only two of the 263 policies analysed as ‘complete’
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