LONDON (Reuters) - A closely-watched gauge of British house prices struck its lowest level since 2012 during April, another sign of soft consumer demand ahead of a Bank of England interest rate decision on Thursday. A combination of eight...
LONDON (Reuters) - Food prices are likely to rise after Brexit if no trade agreement with the EU is reached, a parliamentary report said on Thursday, and there could be shortages of some products. A woman prepares food in...
BT has revealed plans to axe 13,000 jobs and close its London headquarters as part of a £1.5billion cost-cutting strategy. The telecoms giant will cut the roles, made up mostly of back office and middle management, in the next three years. It...
Buyers rank plenty of electrical sockets above good schools They consider secure windows and doors as more of an essential than a bath Only 9 per cent of buyers considered period features as a property must-have  By Myra Butterworth For...
Should you buy a home with a small deposit rather than pay rent? With low rates meaning that mortgage payments could be similar to rent, that’s a question weighed up by many potential first-time buyers struggling to save a substantial...
Tax on buy-to-let has been heading in only one direction in recent years – up. The chunky extra stamp duty bill, the removal of the wear and tear allowance, and the hacking back of mortgage interest tax relief, have made...
Sainsbury's boss Mike Coupe has struck a deal to buy rival Asda for £7.3bn He has been handed shares in the supermarket worth £1.8m in an incentive plan The 57-year-old sold £864,000 of the shares to cover his...
HEATWAVE BONANZA A UK heatwave lifted sales at Waitrose in the week to May 5. Barbecue sales soared 40per cent while rose wine and Pimm’s sales were both up 84per cent. TURNAROUND BOOST Traders have piled into doorstep lender Provident...
The maker of Winston, Kool and Gauloises is shedding chunks of the company  Chief executive Alison Cooper has admitted vaping is now a big focus Vaping is gaining ground with 30million-50million users around the world  By Rachel Millard City Correspondent...
Shares in Burberry fell after the biggest shareholder sold its stake for nearly £500million. Belgian billionaire Albert Frere’s Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (GBL) got rid of its 6.6per cent stake in the British luxury brand, claiming it was rebalancing its investments. The...
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