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Private land wheel clamping to be made illegal

As from Monday 1 October 2012, wheel clamping on most private land in England and Wales will be illegal, although ticketing laws have been made tougher. Drivers who park on private property without permission will not have their vehicles clamped … Continue reading

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Changes to the Insurance Market

The market for car insurance has been referred to the Competition Commission for investigation on the basis that it is not working well for motorists / businesses. The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) made the referral because it was worried … Continue reading

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freight 4u no longer trade with Quality Furniture 4u

freight 4u no longer trade with Quality Furniture 4u and although the company names have similarities we are and never have been connected to them.

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Diesel prices

The brief dip in petrol prices appears to have come to an end, new figures from the Automobile Association (AA) have revealed. But with predictions of an increase in prices ahead, the AA also claims drivers have been ‘ripped off’ … Continue reading

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Bank of England split three ways

Bank of England split three ways over policy.The Bank of England”s Monetary Policy Committee was split three ways during its October meeting, released minutes have revealed. Seven of its members voted for no change to interest rates and no additional … Continue reading

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Argos sales fall

Argos sales fall as its customers feel the pinch. Sales at Argos have fallen sharply due to “particularly challenging conditions for its customers”, owner Home Retail Group (HRG) has said. HRG reported that like-for-like sales at Argos – which excludes … Continue reading

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Renewed economic optimism

Renewed economic optimism has helped the FTSE 100 index climb to a 16-month high on the first trading day of 2010. The index of leading shares edged 39.3 points higher at 5,452.4 points. The rise followed a survey of manufacturing … Continue reading

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More doom from the BRC

The British Retail Consortium said the value of like-for-like sales fell 0.8% after a 4.6% rise in April.The BRC said the Easter boost had proved hard to sustain. The turnaround in sales of big-ticket items such as furniture and large … Continue reading

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CBI’s survey

The CBI’s distributive trends survey said that UK retail sales had fallen by more than expected in May and that retailers were expecting a further deterioration next month. But analysts expect the pound to remain strong as it rebounds from … Continue reading

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Oil prices

Oil prices have fallen back slightly from Wednesday’s six-month highs as a meeting of the oil producers’ cartel Opec decided to keep output unchanged.

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