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OFT to investigate the price of petrol

September 5, 2012

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  Motorists around the country groaned as the price of petrol rose once again as they went to fill up. But motorists could potentially have something to shout about. The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has announced it will investigate whether motorists are getting a fair deal from the fuel industry. When there is a [...]

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Top 5 Places to Retire in England

August 6, 2012

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Honestly, I’ve got a while to go before I can start thinking about retiring so the thought doesn’t really cross my mind. Still, it’s nice to know that when I do eventually retire I can take my pick of the best places to do so. The Guardian recently posted an article about the best places for [...]

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UK GDP slumps 0.7%

July 25, 2012

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  Throw a dart at any European country the a map and you’ll find economic struggle it seems; we’re no different. On Wednesday, the official report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) will confirm that we’re experiencing the worst double dip recession for 50 years. Not only that, but the figures are worse than [...]

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£9.4 billion railway infrastructure investment announced

July 16, 2012

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  The UK government has this morning announced a major new railway infrastructure investment package. The total investment has been quoted as £9.4 billion; £5.2 billion is earmarked for the completion of current projects such as the London and South East Cross rail scheme and the improvements to the Thameslink routes. The other £4.2 billion [...]

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News: UK retail sales fall due to wet weather and low fuel sales

May 23, 2012

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  It has just been announced that retail sales in the UK fell by 2.3% in April according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The fall has been attributed to a record drop in fuel sales which were down 13.2% in April. This has been explained with the panic-buying which took place in March [...]

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Income drop takes us back to 2008

May 13, 2015

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People in the UK are being warned that we could be facing the biggest drop in income for 30 years. The average income is set to fall by about 3% in 2015, which would take us back to a 2007/5 level of earning, however everything is going to still cost the same. Bad news for [...]

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