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North-South divide in house prices

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 11:50
Property values fell by 1.9% in London in the year to March, but rose by 3.6% in Yorkshire and Humberside.
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Energy bills push inflation to 2019 high

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 10:25
Consumer inflation was 2.1% in April, boosted by energy price rises and air fares.
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Cadent hit by record penalty over gas supply failures

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 09:16
Cadent left some customers without supplies for more than five months and had no records for 775 tower blocks.
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Poverty in the UK is 'systematic' and 'tragic', says UN special rapporteur

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 07:00
The UK's social safety net has been "deliberately removed", says a UN-commissioned report on the UK.
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Holidaymakers hit as pound slides

BBC Money News Feed - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 13:44
As half-term holidays loom, the pound fell below $1.27 for the first time since January.
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Tesco Bank to pull out of mortgage market

BBC Money News Feed - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:10
The bank blames "challenging market conditions" for its decision to stop offering new mortgages.
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Millions lost in 'celebrity-backed scams'

BBC Money News Feed - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 00:01
Celebrity influencers are being used to promote cryptoasset or currency trading schemes which are scams.
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Electric cars still need to win over UK drivers

BBC Money News Feed - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 00:01
Only one in four people would consider buying a fully electric car in the next five years, a study says.
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Royal Mail to launch parcel postboxes

BBC Money News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 10:18
Customers will be able to post parcels in the same way as letters, as long as postage is pre-paid.
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Rail passengers lost 3.9m hours in 2018, Which? report says

BBC Money News Feed - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 00:02
About 80 trains a day were significantly late and another 660 trains per day were cancelled.
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Billionaire Robert F Smith to pay entire US class's student debt

BBC Money News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 20:50
A US billionaire shocks graduating students in Atlanta by promising to pay off their student loans.
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Commuters braced as railway timetables change

BBC Money News Feed - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 09:48
Rail firms and regulators say there will be no repeat of the chaos which hit the network in 2018.
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Pound slides to four-month low after Brexit talks end

BBC Money News Feed - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 18:58
Investors are pricing in a higher chance of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, say analysts.
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EasyJet chief defends Champions League final flight costs

BBC Money News Feed - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 14:12
The airline's boss says "enormous" demand has pushed prices up: "That is how the system works."
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Metro Bank raises £375m in new funds to bolster finances

BBC Money News Feed - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 07:51
The lender issues new shares to bolster its finances, in an attempt to ease fears over its future.
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Loan charge - retrospective tax bills for freelancers

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:11
IT contractors, oil and gas workers, locum doctors, social workers and nurses who took advice from accountants, recruitment firms and tax advisers face unexpected tax demands.
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Poverty tightens grip on poorest children, research says

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 09:08
Analysis suggests more than half of children in 200 parliamentary constituencies live below poverty line.
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Asda could be listed on the stock market after blocked merger

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 07:23
Walmart considers listing its Asda business after its merger deal with rival Sainsbury's was blocked.
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Phone and internet users to get end-of-contract alerts

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 07:10
Internet, pay-TV, and phone subscribers in the UK must be told when their lock-ins are about to end.
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Payday loan complaints reach five year high

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 00:00
The behaviour of some loan firms is deemed 'unacceptable' by the watchdog, the Financial Ombudsman Service.
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