A fall in new car sales has fuelled a slow down in borrowing by consumers, the Bank of England said. Its data showed that the annual growth rate in consumer credit slowed to 7.7% in the year to September. This is down from 8.2% in August - and the weakest...
Hundreds of thousands of private-sector contractors face higher tax and National Insurance (NI) bills from April 2020. The chancellor announced that tighter tax rules for those working in the public sector will be extended to those working for private firms. The rules, known as IR35, are designed to hit those deemed...
The era of austerity is not over for working families on benefits or government departments like transport, according to one of the first independent analyses of the Budget. The Resolution Foundation said Philip Hammond had delivered £55bn in tax cuts and increases in public spending. It said that richer households would...
Philip Hammond has delivered his third Budget as chancellor. Here are the key points of his 72-minute speech. Personal taxation and wages The personal allowance threshold, the rate at which people start paying income tax at 20%, to rise from £11,850 to £12,500 in April - a year earlier than...
Chancellor Philip Hammond has used the Budget to ease the government spending squeeze as he declared that austerity was "finally coming to an end". Against a backdrop of stronger tax receipts, Mr Hammond said borrowing this year would be £11.6bn lower than projected in March, at £25.5bn. Borrowing is expected to...
Thanks to the modern technologies, work from home jobs now are considered as full-fledged employment, which allows you making as much money as an office worker. In addition, work from home now can bring more advantages than disadvantages. First and the most important is time and efforts saving. Flexible...
Camera specialist retailer Jessops is targeting the selfie-generation with new-style stores that promote instant photo gifts. Five years after being rescued from administration by Dragon’s Den panellist Peter Jones, Jessops now has 58 outlets including 11 in Sainsbury’s stores. Sales rose 24% to nearly £100m in the year to April 2017. While the company slipped...
Thousands of self-employed, agency, and zero-hours contract workers will be potentially hundreds of pounds a year worse off under universal credit, according to research. Analysis by Citizens Advice claims that flaws in the new benefit mean self-employed workers whose earnings fluctuate monthly could receive far less over the course of a year...
Ryanair has said that it has agreed to change its longstanding policy and recognise pilot unions in a slew of countries across Europe, including the UK, to avoid widespread disruption for travellers over the crucial Christmas period. The low-cost airline on Friday...
After a bouncing up and down like grasshoppers with ants in their pants, shares in internet grocer Ocado have traded in a range for more than a year because, despite the impressive sales growth it keeps turning in, half the City still thinks...