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Evening Standard – UK households cut carbon emissions by 33 million tonnes during pandemic – report
October 15, 2021

View this article here. UK households cut their carbon emissions by an estimated 33 million tonnes in 2020 as people spent less during the pandemic, according to a report. Reduced spending on eating out, transport and clothing were some of the biggest drivers behind a 10% fall in the amount of CO2 produced by households’ consumption of

Research Live – Fall in Confidence in UK Household Finances
October 14, 2021

View this article here. UK – Confidence among UK consumers fell by 2.3 points in September, with considerable declines in confidence around household finances, according to analysis from YouGov and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr). The drop to an overall confidence level of 110.5 means confidence has returned to the same level

The Paypers – Huge potential growth for Open Banking in Europe, YTS study says
October 14, 2021

View this article here. Open Banking provider Yolt Technology Services (YTS) has launched its inaugural European Open Banking Outlook (EOBO) revealing huge growth potential for Open Banking. The paper shows that 40% of banking customers across Europe’s biggest markets are not currently using any Open Banking solution. YTS also sets out how this potential can be unlocked. The EOBO,

Bywire News – YouGov: consumer confidence has been knocked by a squeeze on the cost of living
October 13, 2021

View this article here. LONDON (Bywire News) – On Monday, a survey by YouGov showed that consumer confidence hit a five-month low in September, due to an increase in inflation and goods shortages households became less confident about their financial situation. According to YouGov and consultancy company CEBR, the gauge of consumer confidence dropped by

The Herald – Consumer confidence deteriorates – YouGov and CEBR survey
October 13, 2021

View this article here. The last six months of consumer confidence index gains have been lost amid the fuel crisis and labour shortages, according to the latest analysis from YouGov and the Centre for Economics and Business Research. The pair’s consumer confidence index fell in September by 2.3 points to 110.5, a level last seen in April

Construction Global – Gloucester Forum targets 2023 opening
October 11, 2021

View this article here. Gloucester has unveiled plans for a digital-come-lifestyle development which aims to transform the city centre. Gloucester Forum, targeting a 2023 opening, will feature two smart offices spanning over 100,000sq ft, a 131-bedroom four-star hotel, 43 apartments, retail facilities, member’s club, gym, creative hub, public spaces, transport hub (new bus station, revamped train

Today UK News – Parents devoted to junior cash Isas missed out on £13.5bn since 2011
October 11, 2021

View this article here. Parents saving for their children in cash Junior Isas have missed out on up to £13.5billion in potential returns over the past decade, new research suggests.  Those who favoured the ‘stocks and shares’ version of the popular tax-free savings account over the cash option would have earned up to £32,300 each

Daily Mail – No Quality Street at Christmas? Nestle warns it is ‘working hard’ to get festive favourite on shelves this winter after being hit by supply chain crisis
October 8, 2021

View this article here. The maker of Quality Street has said it is ‘working hard’ to make sure the Christmasfavourite is on shelves before December 25 after also being hit by the ongoing supply chaincrisis which is threatening to detail the winter holiday for millions this year.  Nestle, which also makers Lion bars, Aero and KitKat, admitted

Daily Mail – Revealed: Household staples including organic eggs and sausages that have shot up since start of pandemic – how much has the cost of your shopping basket soared?
October 7, 2021

View this article here. Foods from pasta to eggs and chipolatas to chopped tomatoes have risen in price at supermarkets since the pandemic began, as hard-up British families face spiralling costs of living amid the threat of rising inflation. Analysis by MailOnline of prices today compared to those in March 2020 found other goods that

The Telegraph – Spiralling household bills ‘will wipe £15,000 from your mortgage offer’
October 7, 2021

View this article here. Property buyers risk having their mortgage offer cut by £15,000 as banks take a negative view of spiralling household bills.  The cost of energy, fuel, food and clothing has risen in recent weeks and is likely to increase further. The energy crisis in particular has added huge pressure onto household bills.  If

Daily Mail – Britain’s energy crisis deepens as gas prices soar by a fifth to all-time high as experts warn surge could send household bills soaring to £1,700 a year
October 6, 2021

View this article here. Britain’s winter of discontent looks to be getting worse as the price of wholesale gas surged by 20 per cent in a day to record levels yesterday – and is now 500 per cent higher than the start of 2021 – as it was revealed families face paying £1,700 more for

Your Money – Parents’ loyalty to cash savings costs kids a small fortune
October 6, 2021

View this article here. Analysis by Scottish Friendly and the Centre for Economics and Business Research shows that a cash junior ISA holder who maxed out their annual ISA allowance every year since 2011 would have built up a pot worth £52,200 after depositing a total of £44,800. However, if the same person had opted

Pensions Age – Guest comment: Tackling the gender pensions gap
October 6, 2021

View this article here. The gender pensions gap has been grabbing headlines recently, with an alarming new study by the Centre for Economics and Business Research unveiling that the pandemic has increased the gender pensions gap to almost £200,000. Indeed, despite women putting a bigger proportion of their income into pensions, this gap is still

Daily Mail – RUTH SUNDERLAND: Inflation could be the biggest 70s comeback since Abba – and it would be our ruin
October 5, 2021

View this article here. After decades of quiescence, inflation — that insidious, silent thief — is on the prowl in Britain again, threatening to be the biggest Seventies comeback since the Abba revival. Worse, the spectre of ‘stagflation’, rapidly rising prices combined with low growth, is scaring the markets. And no one is more alive to the

The National – Soaring energy prices push eurozone inflation to 13-year high
October 4, 2021

View this article here. Eurozone inflation hit a 13-year high in September, rising at its fastest pace since 2008 as energy costs skyrocketed, with analysts warning that high inflation could continue for several months. Consumer price inflation in the 19 countries sharing the euro accelerated to 3.4 per cent in September compared with the same month

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