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Vodafone and EE voted worst mobile phone providers

EE and Vodafone have been rated as the worst mobile phone providers in Which?’s annual mobile phone customer satisfaction survey.

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Single parents paying more for holidays than families

New research by FairFX shows single parents or parents holidaying alone with their children this summer face paying more for their trips.

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UK parties not giving full election tax picture - IFS

Britain's two main political parties are not giving the public the full picture about how much taxes will need to rise in order to support public services, according to the IFS.

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Report finds schools 'worse off under the Conservatives'

​The Institute for Fiscal Studies has published s a comparison of the major parties' manifesto pledges on school spending

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UK Car production suffers April fall

The number of cars made in the UK fell by almost a fifth in April.

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Household debt to exceed £15,000 by 2020

A TUC report finds that average household debt will pass its 2007 peak of £13,300 this year and exceed £15,000 by 2020.

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M&S profits drop by two thirds

Marks & Spencer has announced that annual pre-tax profits have plunged by 63.5%, down to £176.4m.

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Sterling falls after Manchester terror attack

​Sterling extended losses after Police said they were treating an explosion in Manchester as a possible terrorist attack

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London City airport to install digital control tower

London City is to become one of the first airports in a major capital to use a digital control tower.

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Number of home workers increases

The number of people who usually work from home increased by 152,000 in 2016, according to a report published by the TUC.

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National Grid announces profits boost

The National Grid has said its full-year adjusted operating profit rose 14 percent, helped by strong growth in its UK power transmission units.

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Record number of used cars sold

The UK used car market got off to a strong start in 2017 with a record number of vehicles sold in the first quarter.

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Royal Mail announces profits fall

Royal Mail has reported a fall in annual profit and warned the drop in letter volumes this year would be at the high end of a previous estimate if business uncertainty persists.

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UK pay squeeze despite another unemployment drop

British pay growth has fallen behind inflation for the first time in two-and-a-half years, ahead of the general election.

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Lloyds new era begins as government sells off final shares

The government has sold its last remaining stake in Lloyds making the lender the first to re-emerge from British state ownership.

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Britain's inflation up fuelled by Brexit and oil

British inflation hit its highest level since September 2013 last month, building on its sharp rise since the vote to leave the European Union.

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EasyJet first-half loss widens but pricing pressures ease

EasyJet has posted a wider first-half loss, hit by the weak pound and the late timing of Easter this year, but said pricing pressures within the industry were starting to stabilise.

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Vodafone reports net loss of £5.2 billion

Vodafone has reported a £5.2 billion pounds loss for the year to end-March, dragged down by the troubled Indian unit it is spinning off.

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UK says Brexit talks with Bentley will remain private

Britain has declined to release details of talks held with Bentley Motors about a new investment decision ahead of Brexit..

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Experts say oil stocks drive FTSE to a new record high

Britain's main share index climbed to a new record high on Monday, fueled by oil and mining stocks/

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UK employers plan smallest pay rises since 2013

British employers plan to increase pay at the weakest rate since 2013, offering poor prospects for households already strained by higher inflation.

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