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  1. DVSA need your help to make GOV.UK simpler, clearer and faster for finding and using publically available information about MOT. To do this, we’re planning a new way of structuring the information on the website. We’d like you to test how easy it will be to use. This is so we can make any changes that are needed before it’s launched. The exercise The short exercise will take between 5 and 10 minutes to do. You’ll be shown headings for 15 short tasks and asked which heading you’d click on. There are no right or wrong answers. Start the survey now
  2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20803548 Was listening to the usual defensive utterances from the BBA who are saying some of the proposals are likely to ward off investors. They even have the nerve to try and say that any punitive measures would mean the banks having less to lend to businesses.!! As if they have even been bothering to give much needed cash to struggling businesses. In fact even the Government backed 80% guarantee EFG program saw the greedy banks forcing directors to sign personal guarantees and forfeit rights under CCA !!
  3. Follows the Southern Cross closures and others. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20564151
  4. on twitter about 2 hours ago Bill confirms powers to increase consumer protection, includes better regulation of payday loans first laid in Parliament Jan 2012 #FSBill
  5. We'll who would have believed it? Just looking for ESA 2012 rates when I came across this little gem on the new government portal website. https://www.gov.uk/employment-support-allowance/what-youll-get Now I know the DWP and ministers want it to be JSA light but as far as I'm aware preparation and looking for are two separate and fundamentally different things? You can complain highlight errors on the site by going to the home page, scroll down and select contact us.
  6. The US Government have announced a $1b lawsuit against Bank of America for toxic loans. There have been 8 others this year. Published fines from the FSA show the growing figures following market abuse in the UK. Here is their list from last 10 years. Total amount of fines in 2002 - £7,444,000. Total amount of fines in 2003 - £10,975,000. Total amount of fines in 2004 - £24,769,000. Total amount of fines in 2005 - £16,965,860. Total amount of fines in 2006 - £13,309,143. Total amount of fines in 2007 - £5,341,500. Total amount of fines in 2008 - £2
  7. GOV.UK is the new Government information website that will replace Direct Gov and the Business Link websites from Wednesday 17th October 2012. The idea behind GOV.UK is to bring almost everything published by the Government together under one ‘domain name’ i.e. GOV.UK – and the new website will also include the business advice and information formerly included on the Business Link website. Launched this week, the website will aim to be a simpler, clearer and faster way to use government services online. The designers of the website, the Government Digital Service, claim that ‘u
  8. http://www.startups.co.uk/startup-loans-scheme-receives-2-000-applications-from-young-entrepreneurs.html
  9. Compliance is expected to take effect from January 2013. Some firms including airlines,have already sought to get around this by removing the itemised debit or credit card fee from the billing screen and including it in the booking fee/charge. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19438820
  10. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-2207566/Santander-snubs-Governments-cheap-loan-scheme.html
  11. HSBC is to allow customers to use the Post Office counter network for basic transactions following criticism by the government. Most UK banks, except for HSBC and Santander, allow customers to make withdrawals and deposits at post offices. A previous consumer minister last year accused the duo of "holding out" against offering the service. HSBC said that it was changing its policy owing to customer demand. A year ago it had claimed that fewer than three in 10 of its customers actually wanted such access. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19623327
  12. Follows claims of £40m savings achieved by restructuring. The price reductions affect all passports and services -At a glance; 32 page adult standard down £5.00 to £72.50 ( Fast Track down £9.50 to £103) 48 page adult standard down £5.00 to £85.50 (Fast track down £9.50 to £111) Adult Premium 32p (4 hour service) down £1.50 to £128 Adult Premium 48p (4 hour Premium ) down £1.50 to £137 Child Std down £3 to £46.00 Child Fast track down £9.50 to £87.00 Child Premium (4hours) down £3 to £106.50 http://lifeintheuk.net/index.php/news/price_for_passports_to_be_reduc
  13. http://www.sfha.co.uk/sfha/latest-news/right-to-buy-consultation-response/menu-id-8.html
  14. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-2180551/Government-guarantee-credit-card-spending-Britons-Greece-hit-euro-exit.html
  15. Well with oil prices falling to $90 a barrel and forecasters saying it could drop to $50 as demands fall,you can bet they will be looking at a bigger increase than 3p come January. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18588855
  16. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-2164485/Oil-price-plunge-boosts-consumers-economy-Brent-crude-sinks-90.html
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