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Treasury outlines proposals for ‘tax on plastic waste’

In response to a recent call for evidence, the Treasury has outlined proposals to use the UK tax system to reduce plastic waste from single-use items, such as straws, cutlery, coffee cups and takeaway packaging. The call for evidence had a high response rate, with 162,000 individuals, businesses and campaign groups...

In response to a recent call for evidence, the Treasury has outlined proposals to use the UK tax system to reduce plastic waste from...

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cryptocurrency fraud

£2 million lost to cryptocurrency fraud over last two months, data reveals

Data published by Action Fraud has revealed that UK consumers lost £2 million to cryptocurrency scams during June and July. According to Action Fraud, criminals are using social media platforms in order to advertise ‘get rich quick’ investment schemes and trading in cryptocurrencies. Criminals convince their victims to register with cryptocurrency...

Data published by Action Fraud has revealed that UK consumers lost £2 million to cryptocurrency scams during June and July. According to Action Fraud,...

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banks

New regulation requires banks to disclose customer satisfaction scores

Following a joint investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), banks will now be required to publish their customers’ satisfaction scores on their websites, apps and in their branches. The new requirement aims to improve competition in the banking sector, and provide consumers with better information...

Following a joint investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), banks will now be required to publish...

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growth prospects

SMEs ‘confident in regard to growth prospects’, survey finds

A survey carried out by Wesleyan Bank has suggested that UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are confident about their future growth prospects. The Bank polled 500 SMEs, and found that 54% are now more confident in regard to their business prospects than when compared to a year ago....

A survey carried out by Wesleyan Bank has suggested that UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are confident about their future growth prospects. The...

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credit card fraud

Research finds over £2 billion stolen via credit card fraud in last year

Research carried out by comparison website comparethemarket.com has revealed that more than £2 billion has been stolen from individuals’ debit and credit card accounts in the last year. The research found that 4.7 million people across the UK have been victims of fraud in the last year. According to...

Research carried out by comparison website comparethemarket.com has revealed that more than £2 billion has been stolen from individuals’ debit and credit card accounts...

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over-50s

Almost two-thirds of over-50s will ‘retire later than expected’, survey suggests

A survey carried out by insurance firm Aviva has found that 63% of over-50s in work are planning to retire later than they previously intended. Of the 2,497 people polled, 38% of those aged over 50 have ‘insufficient retirement savings’, while 40% cited the rising cost of living as...

A survey carried out by insurance firm Aviva has found that 63% of over-50s in work are planning to retire later than they previously...

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