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Boost for Chancellor as September borrowing lowest for ten years



News October 20, 2017


The borrowing figure of £5.9bn - which excludes the impact of bank bail-outs - was 11%, or £700m, lower than the same month last year - and was lower than the £6.5bn expected by economists.It was the lowest monthly deficit for ...

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Boost for Chancellor as September borrowing lowest for 10 years



News October 20, 2017


The borrowing figure of £5.9bn - which excludes the impact of bank bail-outs - was 11%, or £700m, lower than the same month last year - and beat the £6.5bn reading expected by economists.It was the lowest monthly deficit for Se...

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Bank of England under fire over lack of diversity



News October 20, 2017


Just one woman currently sits on the Bank's rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), whose members are appointed by the Treasury.Nicky Morgan, chair of the Treasury Select Committee, has now written to Philip Hammond asking f...

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Google owner Alphabet leads $1bn funding round for Uber rival Lyft



News October 20, 2017


The funding is being led by CapitalG, Alphabet's growth investment fund, which has also backed tech companies such as home-renting platform Airbnb and payments firm Stripe.It is the latest challenge to Uber, which is appealing aga...

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Mobile customers still being charged for handsets they have already paid for, consumer group warns



News October 19, 2017


Citizens Advice says Vodafone, Three and EE, three of the biggest mobile companies in the UK, are failing to reduce bills once phones bought under fixed-term contracts - which usually last for 12, 18 or 24 months - have been paid ...

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