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Pubs facing triple tax whammy, says Camra

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) is calling for a fundamental review of the tax system to stem the tide of pub closures. It says pubs are being hit hard by a “triple whammy” of one of the highest rates of beer duty across Europe, rapidly rising business rates and […]

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Instagram stars: From influencers to entrepreneurs

[ad_1] Image caption Mille Mackintosh told her 1.3m Instagram followers in March that she had made the “tough decision” to close her fashion business When Bradley Simmonds’ career as a professional football player at Queen’s Park Rangers came to an abrupt end at 19, he had to find another way to earn a living. A […]

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Blooming pensions

[ad_1] Image caption Employees on the Wiston estate are among those facing a pensions dilemma Since auto-enrolment pensions began in 2013, the average employee has only been paying in a few pounds every week. But from 5 April, contributions will rise dramatically. Workers will need to decide whether to contribute hundreds of pounds extra into […]

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Singled out

[ad_1] Image caption At a speed dating night in Hove, many said life as a singleton was more expensive. Are you single, and suspect that life is more expensive for you than it is for your coupled-up friends? Well you could be right. There are 7.7 million people living alone in the UK, and according […]

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Tesla boss in line for mega-pay deal

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Tesla’s Elon Musk is facing a vote on pay that will be a signal of confidence in the company Electric carmaker Tesla, facing pressure on a number of fronts, is asking shareholders for a show of support for chief executive Elon Musk. The firm has called a special meeting […]

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'Misleading' online shopping returns policies revealed

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Online shoppers receive misleading information about their rights to return items, leading to widespread confusion, a consumer group has said. Which? studied the websites of 46 retailers and supermarkets. It found that all but one had errors. The only retailer to pass the test was hi-fi seller Richer Sounds. Ten others […]

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Insurers warn of travel premium rise

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Insurers have warned that the cost of new travel policies could soon rise if the principles of a Brexit deal aren’t hammered out next week. Drivers going on holiday could need also need extra paperwork, the Association of British Insurers said. Next Thursday Prime Minister Theresa will try to win […]

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Farm Bank: Founder accused of defrauding gamers

[ad_1] Image copyright @ciftlikbank Image caption A photograph of Mehmet Aydin, founder of Farm Bank, feeding a calf was posted on the company’s Twitter account A popular mobile gaming app is making headlines in Turkey after its founder was accused by players of defrauding them of their investments. Turkish media claimed Mehmet Aydin, the 26-year-old […]

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Goldman Sachs reveals gender pay gap

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Goldman Sachs has reported a median UK gender pay gap at its international business of 36.4% for hourly pay and a median bonus gap of 67.7%. Its mean average pay gap for hourly pay was 55.5%, and 72.2% for bonuses. The bank said this reflected an imbalance between men and […]

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Vanilla pod farmer: 'Timing is everything'

[ad_1] In Mauritius almost 90% of cultivated land is dedicated to sugarcane farming. However, some farmers have also started investing in the more exclusive, luxury crop of vanilla. The BBC’s Lerato Mbele went to see how vanilla is farmed and spoke to specialist Charlotte Daguenet about the challenges of producing the perfect pod. [ad_2] Source […]