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Act now’ warning over tax returns.

People required to complete a self-assessment tax return must act now as the deadline is looming, accountants have said. By Kevin Peachey Personal finance reporter Nearly 12 million people, primarily those with more than one source of income and the self-employed, are...

The great smart meter fiasco:

Millions of the dubious devices may have to be ripped out of homes because they won’t work when you switch supplier. By Victoria Bischoff for the Daily Mail The Government has promised to launch a new system to fix the problem  But report has claimed that their...

Re-rooting Jamaican ginger to the world.

FOR years, Jamaica has tried to reconnect its ginger to the world market with little success. But as the country fights the Ginger rhizome Rot disease that has stunted its progress, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Representation for...

Asda beats Waitrose and Harrods in Which? mince pie taste test.

Angela Monaghan Supermarket tops consumer group’s chart but general standards drop due to the rising cost of ingredients. Asda has come out on top in the annual festive mince pie taste test carried out by Which? but the consumer group said overall standards are down...

Government could pay out more than £1bn due to benefits ‘shambles’.

The “historic error” at the Department for Work and Pensions means 180,000 people claimants have been underpaid. The government could pay out more than £1bn in back payments after finding out that tens of thousands of people claiming sickness and...

Is the BBC going to scrap free TV licence fees for over 75s?

The BBC is set to consider the licence fee exemption for over 75s – what could it mean for licence fee costs in the future? By Ben Dowell Wednesday, 17th October 2018 at 3:37 pm Free licence fees for the over 75s have been a welcome perk for the elderly – and a bone...
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