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UK blocks merger: Sainsbury’s and Asda would dominate market

The UK has blocked the Sainsbury's-Asda merger after investigation reveals that prices would increase, unfair trading methods could be used, and store closures would severely impact Northern Ireland.
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The importance of talking about debt

Our finances are a topic that we veer away from in conversations with friends and family. This is particularly true when it comes to talking about debt – a subject still very much considered a taboo.
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Over three-fifths of UK adults are in debt

KnowYourMoney.co.uk has commissioned a survey among more than 2,000 UK adults to uncover people’s attitudes towards being in debt and how they are managing it.
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Why are central banks leading blockchain experimentation?

Here, the World Economic forum discusses how central banks are among the most cautious institutions in the world, yet the first to implement blockchain experimentation.
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Time for cyber insurance to grow up: Protect customer data

The U.S. and Europe have very different approaches when it comes to motivating organisations to protect customer data: Which approach is better?
inclusive economies

New and green and fair? Feeling our way towards greener and more inclusive economies

Steven Stone, Chief, Resources and Markets Branch, UN Environment asks if we are making progress towards greener and more inclusive economies.
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Product safety, supporting small business growth and implementing the Industrial Strategy

The work of the Office for Product Safety and Standards, which is part of the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), around product safety, supporting small business growth and implementing the Industrial Strategy vision of simplifying regulation are explored here.
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UK unveils increase to National Living Wage

1.8 million workers will receive an additional £690 over the year from today: Read about the Increase to National Living Wage in the UK.
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High street crisis – Is it possible to avoid the demise of retailers?

RBR Advisory highlight how retailers can avoid closing down their business as empty shop windows become a regular occurrence during the high street crisis.
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Forming HEdpAY Alliance Group for adoption of crypto banking

Founder and CEO of HEdpAY explains how the creation of alliances in various sectors of business can provide financial services solution within the crypto banking ecosystem.
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Brexit: EU completes preparations for possible “no-deal”

As it is increasingly likely that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union without a deal on 12 April, the European Commission has today completed its “no-deal” preparations.

Google fined £1.29 billion for abusive online advertising practices

The European Commission has fined Google £1.29 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules, due to abusive online advertising conduct for over 10 years.
Period Poverty

Initial Washroom Hygiene teams up with Freedom4Girls to help end Period Poverty

To help combat Period Poverty, Initial Washroom Hygiene has partnered with Freedom4Girls, a UK-registered charity actively supporting women and girls in both the UK and worldwide, who struggle to access or afford safe menstrual protection.
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Supplier Overpayments – Fraud and Error – Just the ‘Tip of the Iceberg’

Fraud and error in the public sector is a complex issue which the Government is trying to tackle; Andrew Cushion, Managing Director of Twice2Much discusses.
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Could fingerprint scanning and biometrics be the future of payment tech?

A new study has revealed that a third of Brits think fingerprint scanning and biometrics is the future of payment tech and 31% would embrace new payment technology for added security.
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Pensioners risk £68,000 shortfall as they underestimate the cost of retirement

Pensioners risk a shortfall of more than £68,000 over the course of their retirement as 33% of Brits expect to survive solely on their state pension, new research from Nationwide Building Society shows1.
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2019 Spring Statement: Period poverty, knife crime and STEM

In the 2019 Spring Statement, UK Chancellor Philip Hammond addressed current subjects such as period poverty alongside general poverty, knife crime, and priorities within STEM research funding.
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How often do Brits move in their lifetime?

In this article, we examine the art of house moving in the UK and discuss how often the average person in Britain will move in their lifetime.
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Financial advice services reshape will boost £1.6 trillion pension assets

A radical reshaping of financial advice services used by pension schemes for long-term investment strategies will benefit millions of savers and boost the nation’s £1.6 trillion retirement assets, under plans unveiled by the government.
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How can banks prevent identity fraud?

Tim Bedard, Director, OneSpan, provides his advice on how banks can prevent identity fraud and gain the upper hand during a time of increased cyber attacks.

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