Arthur Scargill returns to the picket lines for second time as he joins rail workers on strike

Former leader of the National Union of Mineworkers Arthur Scargill has been spotted on the picket line for a second day – standing in solidarity with Mick Lynch’s mass rail strikes. The far left firebrand was previously seen with strikers from The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) at Westgate Train Station … Read more

NHS nurse says she skips meals so her children can eat

‘I skip meals so my children can eat’: NHS nurse and mother-of-three who’s left with just £80 a week after bills says she’s ‘at breaking point’ but has to ‘find a way’ for the sake of her family Rebeccah, from Leicester, is a part-time radiology nurse and a mother of three After paying bills, she … Read more

UK moves a step closer to joining £8trillion trans-Pacific trading club

Britain moves a step closer to joining £8trillion trans-Pacific trading club including Australia, Canada, Japan and Mexico UK has entered final stage of accession process to trans-Pacific trading group Group including Australia, Canada, Japan and Mexico has GDP of £8trn-plus Joining is central to Boris Johnson’s pivot away from EU to faster-growing areas  By James … Read more

UK households are borrowing more and saving less as inflation surges, Bank of England figures reveal

Households are borrowing more and putting less money into savings, according to Bank of England figures. Some experts pointed to the statistics as evidence of people trying to maintain their lifestyles as their incomes are battered by high Inflation. They also said the figures suggest householders are starting to dip into extra savings built up … Read more

Retired engineer becomes first person in England to supply households with cheaper green energy

A retired engineer has become the first person in the country to supply local households with cheap green energy from his own wind turbine.  Pete Bailey, 69, provides 17 households with electricity from his 50kw turbine, which is located on his land in Salwayash near Bridport, Dorset, as part of a pioneering scheme. The renewable generator … Read more

Inflation may give homeowners MORE mortgage pain after Bank of England base interest rate rise

Millions of homeowners face MORE mortgage pain in new year: Bank of England’s chief economist warns ‘a lot more rate hikes’ could come if inflation persists Huw Pill was today asked whether there would be ‘a lot more rate hikes to come’ Asked if it may come if inflation stayed the same, he said: ‘Well … Read more

UK house prices could grow by 35% between 2020 and 2025

The average property price could still grow by up to 7 per cent in 2022, according to one forecast – as separate research revealed that Merseyside and Lancashire towns have seen the biggest collective price growth since the pandemic began.  High-end estate agent Strutt & Parker has predicted that prices will increase by 7 per … Read more

NatWest’s online banking is working again after two-hour outage

NatWest’s online banking system is back up and running after customers were left unable to access their accounts during an outage that lasted for almost two hours. According to Down Detector, which monitors website outages, hundreds of users began experiencing issues from around 12:30 BST. NatWest said the problem was resolved at about 14:30 BST … Read more

Primark sets new sales records as shoppers flood back to its stores

Primark fashions new sales records as shoppers flood back to its stores after lockdown By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 22:04 BST, 1 July 2021 | Updated: 22:06 BST, 1 July 2021 Primark has set sales records after post-lockdown demand surged.  Several records were set in its stores following the easing of restrictions, … Read more

Rishi Sunak ‘wants City of London to be excluded from G7 tax crackdown’

Rishi Sunak ‘is pushing for the City of London to be excluded from new global tax crackdown’ despite leading G7 efforts to make big firms pay more G7 finance ministers agreed plan last weekend to introduce global tax changes Plan designed to make big firms pay their fair share of tax where they operate  But … Read more

UK minimum wage increases 2.2%, with pay rise for 2m low-paid workers

Pay hike for 2million low-paid workers as minimum wage increases today by 2.2%… more than £300 extra a year for full time staff The National Living Wage rises by 2.2 per cent to £8.91 per hour from Thursday The boost is the equivalent of £345 extra per year for someone working full time The rate … Read more

UK first-time homebuyers need £59k deposit – up £12k on a year ago – study finds

First-time buyers need average deposit of nearly £59,000, which is £12,000 more than a year ago, study finds First time buyers need £12,000 more for a deposit than this time last year Halifax study found deposit requirement increased in every region of the UK Wales was found to have most significant increase with average amount increasing … Read more