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Consumers ‘wrongly’ told they do not have PPI

Image copyright Getty Images Banks are being accused of giving wrong information to customers looking to get compensation for mis-sold Payment Protection Insurance (PPI). The accusation has been made by the Alliance of Claims Companies – a trade body for claims management companies. It said a number of customers had been incorrectly told by their […]

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‘Tulip’ tower planned for London’s skyline

Image copyright DBOX for Foster + PartnersImage caption The building will be the tallest skyscraper in London’s financial district London’s had the Gherkin, the Cheese Grater and the Walkie Talkie and now, if the plans are approved, a new tower called the Tulip will join the skyline. At 1,000ft (305m) high, it will be the […]

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Mental health: Firms ask PM to deliver on pledge

Image copyright iStock Some of Britain’s biggest employers are pressing the government to honour a promise to give mental health the same status as physical health at work. Royal Mail and WH Smith are among the companies asking the PM to follow through on her manifesto pledge to update health and safety legislation. That would […]

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The streaming wars: Can Disney topple Netflix?

Image copyright Marvel/DisneyImage caption Disney, owner of the Avengers and Star Wars franchises, will test its brand appeal with the start of its own streaming services Last year Disney put Netflix on notice, announcing it would launch its own streaming services and end distribution agreements with the online video giant. The move was yet another […]

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Johnston Press: Publisher of i paper bought out

The future of newspapers previously owned by Johnston Press has been secured after they were acquired by JPIMedia, a spokesman said. The newly-formed company bought out Johnston Press, publisher of the i, The Scotsman and the Yorkshire Post, following the court appointment of administrators earlier on Saturday. Johnston Press said it meant employees would keep […]

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UK shares slip amid Brexit political turmoil

Image copyright Getty Images The UK stock market has gone into reverse amid the political fall-out from Theresa May’s Brexit plan. The FTSE 100 share index has fallen 0.7% to 6,987.88, with shares in UK-focused stocks such as banks and housebuilders continuing to slide. However, the pound – which suffered its biggest fall for two […]