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Thousands may be let down by funeral plans, report warns

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of people could be let down by poor funeral plans they don’t understand, a new report has claimed. Consumer group Fairer...

Volvo goes electric across the board

Image copyright Getty Images Carmaker Volvo has said all new models will have an electric motor from 2019. The Chinese-owned firm, best known for its emphasis on driver...

BA cabin crew to stage new 14-day strike

Image copyright Reuters British Airways (BA) cabin crew are to stage a further two weeks of strikes, in a long running dispute over pay and benefits....

UK productivity falls to pre-crisis level

Image copyright Getty Images The productivity of UK workers has dropped back to pre-financial crisis levels, according to official figures. Hourly output fell 0.5% in...

Minimum wage for the self-employed, suggests think tank

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Workers in the gig economy are especially low paid, says the Foundation Some of the self-employed should be entitled to the...

Worldpay shares soar further on takeover approaches

Image copyright Worldpay Shares in the payments processing firm Worldpay have jumped 28% after the company said it had attracted takeover interest. Worldpay said it had...

Mike Ashley dismisses £14m claim as ‘drink banter’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mike Ashley was at the High Court for the hearing Billionaire Mike Ashley has dismissed claims he owes a finance expert £14m and said...

Tesla boosted ahead of Model 3 electric car launch

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tesla is hoping to expand with the lower-priced Model 3 electric car Shares in electric car maker Tesla have risen after founder...

Mike Ashley ‘vomited into fireplace at pub meeting’

Image copyright PA Image caption Mike Ashley is at the High Court but is not expected to give evidence Sportswear tycoon Mike Ashley once hosted a management meeting in...

Ex-Barclays bankers appear in court

Image copyright PA Image caption Former Barclays chief executive John Varley arrives at Westminster Magistrates court Four ex-Barclays bankers, including the former...