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Energy firms keep customers on hold for up to 20 minutes to speak to an adviser, say researchers 2 Dec 7:48pm Energy firms keep customers on hold for up to 20 minutes to speak to an adviser, say researchers
The consumer group has named and shamed the power firms that are slowest to pick up the phone. Scottish Power, which has five million customers, was the worst offender.
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ALEX BRUMMER: Not many governments going to sacrifice power listening to climate change apparatchiks 2 Dec 4:58pm ALEX BRUMMER: Not many governments going to sacrifice power listening to climate change apparatchiks
Everyone who believes higher carbon taxes are the way to go risks a terrible fallout. In Chile, a rise in tube fares ended in riots. In France, the 'gilets jaunes' were provoked by a rise in motoring taxes.
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MARKET REPORT: Online supermarket Ocado surprises City 2 Dec 4:58pm MARKET REPORT: Online supermarket Ocado surprises City
The company, best known for delivering groceries in the UK, is making a name for itself around the world with its automated robot warehouses.
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Battle for Eddie Stobart: Former brothers-in-law clash over rescue of haulage firm 2 Dec 4:58pm Battle for Eddie Stobart: Former brothers-in-law clash over rescue of haulage firm
William Stobart, son of Eddie, is backing a £55m rescue deal launched by secretive private equity firm Dbay Advisors to save the troubled haulier. But Andrew Tinkler wants to lead his own £80m deal
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Shopkeepers may be overpaying £1.4bn in business rates, in another crippling blow to the High Street 2 Dec 4:58pm Shopkeepers may be overpaying £1.4bn in business rates, in another crippling blow to the High Street
Almost 120,000 appeals have been lodged by firms hit by rises to their bill since controversial changes to how the tax is calculated.
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Ted Baker shares hit 10-year low after fresh crisis engulfs struggling fashion chain 2 Dec 4:57pm Ted Baker shares hit 10-year low after fresh crisis engulfs struggling fashion chain
Bosses admitted that the value of its stock had been overstated by between £20m and £25m. They have called in lawyers from 'magic circle' firm Freshfields to find out how mistakes were made.
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HSBC Advance £175 switch offer closes midnight 2 December 2 Dec 7:43am HSBC Advance £175 switch offer closes midnight 2 December
Those after money in return for switching bank accounts have less than 12 hours to get their hands on the best deal out there, with HSBC's bumper cash carrot closing at midnight.
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What is the average holding of Premium Bond millionaires in 2019? 2 Dec 6:42am What is the average holding of Premium Bond millionaires in 2019?
You could face quiz show host Jeremy Clarkson (pictured) to win £1m - or you could be one of millions who hold Premium Bonds in the hope of scooping a seven figure jackpot.
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Want a stream of ready cash? We name 10 trusts that leave ANY savings account way behind 2 Dec 6:14am Updated Want a stream of ready cash? We name 10 trusts that leave ANY savings account way behind
The trusts have been chosen to deliver an investor a steady stream of income throughout the year. The regular income is a result of the fact the trusts have different dividend dates.
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If I give my son my £25k stamp collection must I prove it for IHT? 2 Dec 5:47am Updated If I give my son my £25k stamp collection must I prove it for IHT?
Do I have to give him a formal dated letter to prove it was a gift and when the gift was made? Can you suggest a format? Lawyers Jennie Pratt and Jack Burroughs of Ashtons Legal reply.
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TSB could axe 3% current account rate...and turn its back on High Street 2 Dec 5:21am TSB could axe 3% current account rate...and turn its back on High Street
Detailed strategy documents seen by us show that next year it will launch two paid-for accounts with a range of perks - and encourage people to switch.
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MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Psst! You can profit from the data expert that keeps your text messages private 2 Dec 5:20am MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Psst! You can profit from the data expert that keeps your text messages private
Blancco is one of the foremost providers of data erasure software, making sure data is permanently removed from devices such as smartphones and computers, as well as hard drives and huge servers.
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YoungPlanet: Could this app help stop toys ending up in landfill? 2 Dec 4:53am YoungPlanet: Could this app help stop toys ending up in landfill?
Founders Emma and Jason Ash hope that their eco-conscious platform will encourage parents and children to reduce waste while saving money at the same time.
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Six of biggest US tech companies have dodged paying more than £77bn of corporation tax since 2010 2 Dec 3:53am Updated Six of biggest US tech companies have dodged paying more than £77bn of corporation tax since 2010
Analysis by the Fair Tax Mark group found there was a huge 'tax gap' between the amount companies say they pay in relation to their profits and the amount that is handed over.
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TONY HETHERINGTON: Watchdog is dead loss for victims of funeral scam 2 Dec 3:23am TONY HETHERINGTON: Watchdog is dead loss for victims of funeral scam
I took out two Equitable Lifecare Limited funeral plans. The sales agent assured us repeatedly that we could cancel the plans at any time. I've tried to cancel them both but have had no reply.
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