Kwarteng Rejects Outright Help For Business On Gas Price

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng is not proposing any additional government support for the business sector grappling with record gas prices. Firms could be forced to shut down operations, some industries have warned. Although Kwarteng has said he is working closely with the chancellor on potential support for energy intensive sectors, a Treasury source said this … Read more

Electric Cars Are Kinder To The Planet And Your Wallet

Motorists have turned their attention to electric cars in an attempt to beat the fuel shortage that is gripping the country. According to website Car Guide, the number of Google searches for electric cars soared by 1,600pc on Friday, compared to normal levels. As petrol stations across the country have run low on fuel or … Read more

‘Postcode Premium’ Adds £500 To Car And Home Insurance Bills

The mass processing of personal data has resulted in a widening gulf between the cheapest and most expensive car and home insurance. Obtaining insurance at a reasonable price should be a universal right, but certain groups of people are being increasingly priced out of buying cover altogether. Insurers are scrutinising credit scores, occupations and even … Read more

Should Interest Rates Protect The Economy Or Lower Inflation?

Soaring prices will cause some members at the Bank of England to press for increased interest rates to control inflation, while others will state that now is not the time to do so. When the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meets this week, there will be contrasting warning signs to consider as economic growth loses … Read more

The Top 17 Best Small Business Website Design Tips

The Top 17 Best Small Business Website Design Tips

If you want your business to get noticed online, you need a website.  But simply having a website is only part of the solution. If you really want to grow your customers, increase your sales and succeed online you don’t just need a website. You need a well designed and efficient website that’s built to … Read more

Road Pricing Could Follow Surge In Number Of Electric Cars

If the demand for electric cars proves to be stronger than forecast, the UK may suffer a double whammy of reduced tax revenue and greater congestion. The Government will ban the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by the end of the decade and cars will be cleaner and greener, enabling the UK to achieve … Read more

Driver And Care Staff Shortage Likely To Persist After Furlough Ends

A mismatch between the skillsets of those needed and those losing jobs in the UK will continue unless the Government steps in after the furlough scheme ends, says the Resolution Foundation. According to a study by the leading thinktank, the UK’s shortage of lorry drivers and care staff is unlikely to be resolved by furloughed … Read more

NatWest Pays Compensation For Customers’ Account Closures

Customers who were denied mortgages, left to fend off debt collectors and forced to turn to food banks after NatWest closed their accounts have won a series of compensation payouts. Consumers have won claims of up to £500 from the taxpayer-owned bank, which has been heavily criticised for its strict anti-money laundering ‘de-risking’ safeguards. They … Read more