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  1. Prices of some snacks almost triple if you buy them at the station rather than on the high street a Sunday Mirror investigation can reveal. https://www-mirror-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.mirror.co.uk/money/huge-markups-price-snacks-station-14004342.amp?usqp=mq331AQCCAE%3D&amp_js_v=0.1#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mirror.co.uk%2Fmoney%2Fhuge-markups-price-snacks-station-14004342
  2. NatWest reveals most common financial scams http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/NatWest-reveals-most-common-financial-scams-265e30b4-d606-4361-9fd1-ff8449f6a521-ds Along with the usual scams there are a few new ones - This article worth a read, especially for businesses
  3. Hi, I have recently left an honest low-scoring review on TripAdvisor, to which the restaurant responded by providing the exact location of my work, along with my job title. As I am the only person with this job, I can easily be identified. I flagged the restaurant's response for this reason and it was deleted. However, the restaurant immediately re-posted and, as TripAdvisor approve anything and everything, they have allowed it on to the site once more. Are the restaurant legally allowed to reveal my personal information, which I have not given them permission to provide, online, or am I able to take legal action?
  4. The home page of auction website MadBid makes a series of stunning claims. One bidder snapped up a Fiat 500 for just £193. Another grabbed “a week in the sun” for a mere £3.28. A third is about to take delivery of a brand-new Mini One for the staggeringly low price of £6.83. But a Guardian Money investigation suggests that successful buyers can actually end up paying twice the price for goods available on conventional retail sites, while the far more numerous unsuccessful bidders face losing £28 or more each. We also found evidence to suggest that the company, ultimately based in the Channel Islands, is making extraordinary profits – potentially up to £14,000 on the sale of an Apple MacBook in one of its penny auctions. We also found pricing irregularities across the website, with “sold prices” incorrectly stated across its many international versions. http://www.theguardian.com/money/2015/may/15/madbid-discount-auction-website-most-complained-company
  5. Companies are ignoring new guidelines on card fees. Which? has named the worst offenders. Holidaymakers booking winter escapes still face sky-high charges for paying by card – despite new rules designed to tackle “excessive” fees. Consumer group Which? found evidence of card charges well in excess of the 2pc level considered fair. In April, the Office of Fair Trading said someone spending £100 on a travel ticket should expect to be charged 53p extra if using a debit card, or £2.10 if using a credit card. This is equal to no more than 2.1pc. However, Which? said easyBus charged 3.5pc to use a credit card. Another firm, eDreams, increased the cost of a £93.21 flight from London to Rome by £17.01 on a Visa debit card – equal to 18.25pc more. By contrast, some firms have lowered charges. First Choice and Thomson cut credit card fees from 2.5pc to 2pc on October 1. EasyJet is set to make an identical move on October 17. Which? executive director Richard Lloyd said: “It’s disappointing that six months after the Government banned rip-off surcharges, consumers are still being hit with high fees simply for paying with a card. “While some companies have reduced their surcharges, there should be a crackdown on rogue companies who continue to flout the ban. We’ll be passing on our findings to Trading Standards and asking them to enforce the rules.” Consumer Minister Jo Swinson said: "We know it can often be a nasty surprise when consumers see an advertised price and then have an excessive payment surcharge added at the end. This is why we brought in measures - a year earlier than required by European law - to make sure that UK consumers benefit from clearer and fairer prices. "The prices that businesses charge should always be transparent. They shouldn’t keep extracting more money from excessive administration or booking charges from customers with each transaction. "Enforcers such as Trading Standards, the Office of Fair Trading and the Civil Aviation Authority have the power to seek civil injunctions against traders who break the rules on excessive payment surcharges. I will be writing to all the enforcement agencies about their obligations." Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/borrowing/creditcards/10357423/Worst-offenders-on-card-booking-fees-are-revealed.html
  6. Hi guys, I thought I'd come back for some clarification after reading the BBC news on tv licence excuses. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22947160 First of all, I have noted that there still are 2 bands - Black and White £49 and Colour £149. Seriously who in 2013 has a black and white TV? I thought that was pre 1990s? Second of all, this is the most trickiest bit I have picked up, if you say you dont have to pay a TV licence, you have to prove this. And if you have "any equipment" that can receieve live TV then you must pay. So, someone who doesn't have a TV, but they have a PC with internet - you still have to pay? Or they got a PC, a console, and a TV to use as a monitor for those things, yet no TV aerial, digi box or sky box, you still have to pay? So from my understanding, if you got the internet and a laptop/pc you have to pay TV licence? Shouldn't it be the other way round they have to prove that we watch live TV on the PC? This law is seriously outdated especially with the black and white band. No one even produces black and white tellys to my knowledge...
  7. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2174268/The-148-BBC-stars-avoiding-tax-MPs-attack-immoral-tactics-presenters-reduce-tax-bills-paid-private-companies.html
  8. http://uk.news.yahoo.com/whistleblowers-olympic-security-warning-163115426.html
  9. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2164657/Bank-boss-pay-price-accounts-shambles-RBS-chief-faces-calls-forfeit-bonus-crisis-linked-IT-team-India.html
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