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Air pollution plans to tackle wood burners

Air pollution plans to tackle wood burners | Economics | Scoop.it
Critics of the government proposals say they put too much responsibility on local councils.
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Train tickets: Rail industry plans fares shake-up

Train tickets: Rail industry plans fares shake-up | Economics | Scoop.it
Rail firms admit "anomalies" in the system mean passengers are not always offered the cheapest fare.
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Sainsbury's vows Asda deal will cut prices

Sainsbury's vows Asda deal will cut prices | Economics | Scoop.it
The mega merger will not lead to store closures or job losses amongst store staff, Sainsbury's boss says.
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Retail woes force hundreds of store closures

Retail woes force hundreds of store closures | Economics | Scoop.it
Almost 650 shops and restaurants have shut their doors since the start of the year, BBC analysis reveals.
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Primark and JD Sports buck UK retail gloom

Primark and JD Sports buck UK retail gloom | Economics | Scoop.it
The clothing chains both report an increase in like-for-like sales in the UK.
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Back in black: UK  in current budget surplus as IMF says Osborne was right to cut spending

Back in black: UK  in current budget surplus as IMF says Osborne was right to cut spending | Economics | Scoop.it
Britain is now running a current budget surplus as tax revenues cover all day to day spending, for the first full year since 2001.
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NHS pay: Increase for 1.3 million staff expected

NHS pay: Increase for 1.3 million staff expected | Economics | Scoop.it
Unions are poised to back a deal which could see a million staff get 6% average increases over three years.
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Wetherspoon profits up as restaurant trade hits tough times

Wetherspoon profits up as restaurant trade hits tough times | Economics | Scoop.it
Boss Tim Martin says his pub chain is "doing quite well" despite tougher times in the sector.
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Burger-flipping robot takes short break

Burger-flipping robot takes short break | Economics | Scoop.it
The automated cook has been switched off while upgrades are prepared to help it cook more quickly.
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Diesel ban approved for German cities to cut pollution

Diesel ban approved for German cities to cut pollution | Economics | Scoop.it
German cities will be able to ban older, more polluting vehicles from some areas in a landmark ruling.
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UK must tackle 'astonishing' congestion

UK must tackle 'astonishing' congestion | Economics | Scoop.it
The UK is the world's 10th most congested country, according to traffic analysts Inrix.
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Car insurance premiums hit new high

Car insurance premiums hit new high | Economics | Scoop.it
Car insurance premiums have risen each quarter since the end of 2015, says the insurance industry.
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Just Eat criticised over service charge

Just Eat criticised over service charge | Economics | Scoop.it
The take-away food app has imposed a 50p service charge days ahead of a ban on card payment fees.
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Tax on pensioners proposed to heal inter-generational divide

Tax on pensioners proposed to heal inter-generational divide | Economics | Scoop.it
A report proposes giving 25-year olds £10,000 and taxing pensioners to spend more on the young and the NHS.
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The UK towns and cities with the highest and lowest wages

The UK towns and cities with the highest and lowest wages | Economics | Scoop.it
The towns and cities offering the best incomes aren't always the ones you'd expect.
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Proportion of mums in work 'up 50% since mid-1970s'

Proportion of mums in work 'up 50% since mid-1970s' | Economics | Scoop.it
But the increases have been largest among the partners of higher-earning men, says the IFS.
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UK inflation falls to lowest in a year

UK inflation falls to lowest in a year | Economics | Scoop.it
A slowdown in womenswear price rises during March sent UK consumer price inflation down to 2.5%.
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Primark and JD Sports buck UK retail gloom

Primark and JD Sports buck UK retail gloom | Economics | Scoop.it
The clothing chains both report an increase in like-for-like sales in the UK.
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Facebook warned 'enough is enough' by advertisers

Facebook warned 'enough is enough' by advertisers | Economics | Scoop.it
Trade body ISBA is meeting with the embattled social networking firm following a data breach.
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Inflation eases to 2.7% on falling petrol prices

Inflation eases to 2.7% on falling petrol prices | Economics | Scoop.it
Consumer price inflation falls from 3% as fuel prices fall and food costs rise more slowly.
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Tax rises of £40bn 'needed by mid-2020s' to cut deficit

Tax rises of £40bn 'needed by mid-2020s' to cut deficit | Economics | Scoop.it
The government will need to collect more tax to keep spending constant, warns the IFS.
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UK to seek exemption from US steel tariffs

UK to seek exemption from US steel tariffs | Economics | Scoop.it
International Trade Secretary Liam Fox will visit Washington to discuss President Trump's tariffs.
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BT told to share poles for ultrafast fibre internet

BT told to share poles for ultrafast fibre internet | Economics | Scoop.it
BT must make it easier for rivals to install fibre broadband on telegraph poles, Ofcom says.
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Call for new tax to fund the NHS

Call for new tax to fund the NHS | Economics | Scoop.it
A panel of health experts suggests replacing the National Insurance levy with a ring-fenced tax.
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US imposes new 'America First' tariffs

US imposes new 'America First' tariffs | Economics | Scoop.it
Producers in China and South Korea will be hit hardest by President Trump's trade moves.
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