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Private Covid tests to be subject to quality checks after more than 75pc found insufficient

Private Covid tests to be subject to quality checks after more than 75pc found insufficient


ECB must accept no further delay in lifting inflation: Panetta

ECB must accept no further delay in lifting inflation: Panetta


Fury as EU orders AstraZeneca to hand over Dutch jabs - Boris told 'pull funding now!'

THE EU has been hit by a furious backlash from Britons over its latest vaccine move, with some warning the UK is allowing the bloc to "walk all over us" by diverting vital jabs away from Britain.


Fears for small firms as banks prepare to claw back billions in Covid loans

HSBC, NatWest, Barclays and Lloyds have all begun dispatching letters to customers to warn them that repayments will soon be expected.


Bitcoin above $60,000 again on talk of reduced supply

Bitcoin above $60,000 again on talk of reduced supply


Grandparents could boost state pension by up to £2,340 per year - could you?

STATE pension payments will be important for millions of Britons to consider as they draw closer to the eligible age. However, some individuals may get the chance to increase their entitlement.


UK should thank us! Brussels demands Boris Johnson's praise for EU vaccine production

BRUSSELS' vaccine task force chief urged Boris Johnson to show appreciation for the EU's efforts in the productions of vaccines.


One of UK's wealthiest businessmen plans £300m bid for DIY chain Homebase

One of Britain's wealthiest businessmen is assembling a £300m takeover bid for Homebase, the DIY chain revived from the brink of collapse just three years ago.


Best STEM Toys

When looking for a new toy for your baby or toddler, you want to find something that is going to keep them entertained for hours, be great value for money, and ideally teach them a thing or two.


TONY HETHERINGTON: Winners Circle? You're likely to end up a loser!

I have been invited to join the Winners Circle, a multi-level marketing company. It seems you earn an income from recruiting other people, but is it legitimate? HETHERINGTON replies.


Countryside OpenRan test call to limit reliance on high-risk firms

Countryside OpenRan test call to limit reliance on high-risk firms


COP26: ‘City's eye off the ball on climate change’

Windows were smashed at Barclays headquarters this week by climate activists who urged the bank to cut its climate destructive The post COP26: Is the City ready for its leading role in the fight against climate change? appeared first on CityAM.


EU's new export rules leave small British firms struggling

British exporters like Jerry Lawson of Frogbike (pictured) are 'wading through treacle', navigating labyrinthine new paperwork to deliver to the EU as they suffer mounting problems.


See inside Brad Pitt's amazing home renovation

From Pharrell Williams' mega-mansion makeover and Selena Gomez's fabulous house flip to Brad Pitt's dusty garage transformation, check out these amazing celebrity home renovations


Tax relief: Couples may be able to save hundreds in tax - can you claim back £1,218?

TAX RELIEF manifests in a variety of ways, and this includes Marriage Allowance - something which enables some couples to save hundreds of pounds in tax.


HAMISH MCRAE: We need to get back to the office... and to the coffee bars

In London, JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs have started to bring back some more people to the office.


How to tell if you're a prudent investor or a reckless gambler

According to the City regulator, a growing number of stock market enthusiasts misguidedly think they are investing when, in truth, they are putting their savings in serious danger.


Britons to enjoy first social tipples of 2021 after latest relaxation of lockdown measures

MILLIONS of people across England will enjoy their first social tipples of the year tomorrow after the latest relaxation of lockdown measures - and most will be toasting a bright furture, a Sunday Express poll shows.


Currys clearance sale offers cheap TVs, Windows 10 laptops and more - stores open tomorrow

CURRYS is launching a huge clearance sale as its stores reopen after months of lockdown restrictions. Here are some of the products on offer and how much you can save.


Brexit trade deals must help Scotland - your views

"The content and quality of trade deals affect local communities and should be an issue at every election”


2021/22 tax year: All the changes you need to know & how to prepare - from IHT to pensions

THE 2021/22 tax year has now begun and with it, new opportunities for financial planning. While many savers will be looking at the year ahead with their savings in mind, new guidance and warnings have been issued on what could be on the horizon.


After dire year England's shops hope for end-of-lockdown shopping spree

After dire year England's shops hope for end-of-lockdown shopping spree


Products in short supply over the past year

Tomato ketchup is the latest in a growing list of products in short supply across the world.


House price rises and how long to fix a mortgage: Q&A for first-time buyers

Should I fix my mortgage for more than two years? The rates on two- and five-year fixed-rate mortgages are close – at Royal Bank of Scotland, for example, you can fix for two years at 3.18% and for five at 3.4%, which on a £160,000 mortgage means a difference of about £20 a month. If keeping your monthly costs down is your prime concern, the short-term deal will suit you better. But when you get to the end of the term you are unlikely to want to...


Brexit LIVE: Boris Johnson makes fresh pledge to protect UK fishing fleet from EU red tape

BORIS JOHNSON has pledged to strengthen the UK fishing industry after thousands of fishermen faced post-Brexit red tape causing export chaos.


People could get cashback from local retailers without first having to buy something under new proposal

An amendment to the Financial Services Bill, due to be debated tomorrow in the House of Lords, could pave the way for people to get cashback from local retailers without first having to buy something.


UK consumers need clear idea of cost of EU purchases, Which? says

Consumers in Britain should be given a clearer idea of the costs they face when buying from EU retailers following Brexit so they are not left with unexpected fees or scammed, the consumer group Which? has said. Since the transition period ended, many customers buying from the EU have faced bills for VAT and, when the item has been imported from another country first, import duties. On top of these costs, couriers have their own fees for...


Aramco sells minority stake in pipeline network for $12bn

Oil giant Saudi Aramco has agreed a $12.4bn (£9bn) deal to sell nearly half of its pipelines business to a The post Aramco sells minority stake in pipeline network for $12bn appeared first on CityAM.


EU vaccine chief quotes fable in bizarre remark suggesting bloc will catch UK

BRUSSELS vaccine chief Thierry Breton has compared the EU and UK Covid jab roll-outs to the fable of the hare and the tortoise and suggested Britain should be grateful to European workers for its successful programme.


John Lewis slashes prices in new low-cost homeware range

JOHN LEWIS has introduced a new homeware range which features the retailer's usual products, but at lower prices. The launch comes after some John Lewis stores across the country have been forced to close due to the coronavirus pandemic.


From Vietnam to the UK: What fund experts say you should put in your 2021 Isa

Money can be saved in cash or invested anywhere in the world, not just in the UK, but in the US and emerging markets such as Vietnam (an equity market liked by one of our experts).


China fines e-commerce giant Alibaba a record £2bn

Alibaba has been slapped with a £2billion fine amid a crackdown on technology conglomerates by the Chinese state. It comes after founder Jack Ma criticised the country's regulatory system.


Future of Stanlow oil refinery up in the air

The future of the Stanlow oil refinery in Cheshire was up in the air last night after it emerged that The post Future of Stanlow oil refinery up in the air appeared first on CityAM.


Let all banks share abandoned high street branches, says Ceeney

Natalie Ceeney says the Government and regulator have just 'months left' to introduce rules that will safeguard nationwide access to cash.


Everything must go! £200m fire sale at Debenhams as chain prepares to shut last 97 stores

Bust department store giant Debenhams will kickstart a £200million fire sale of stock tomorrow in the biggest closing down sale since the demise of Woolworths.


South Korean battery makers agree last-minute deal in boost to Biden's EV policy

South Korean battery makers agree last-minute deal in boost to Biden's EV policy


Expat warning: Expert tells Britons in EU to have paperwork in order or face chaos

UK EXPATS living across the EU have been urged to have all their paperwork in order or face deportation threats and denials of health services.


Travel money warning: Expert shares top tips to avoiding 'getting ripped off'

HOLIDAYS could be on the horizon if Boris Johnson's roadmap out of lockdown goes to plan. While Britons may snap up a bargain when it comes to the many holiday deals on offer at the moment, one expert has warned they could end up losing out when it comes to exchanging travel money.


Brits without ‘vaccine passports' could pay more in travel insurance

BRITS without vaccine passports could face higher travel insurance premiums when going on holiday.


RIVER & MERCANTILE UK RECOVERY: Fund to benefit from recovery

Veteran fund manager Hugh Sergeant has rarely been more positive about the UK equity market in a City career spanning more than a quarter of a century than he is now.


SNP run out of cash! £60m Scottish Government home fund bled dry after just 8 days

A £60m SNP Scottish Government fund designed to help Scots get on the housing ladder has run out of money after just one week.


How to claim 4th self-employed grant: The next SEISS payment explained, and when to apply through HMRC

Mr Sunak unveiled more details about the fourth self-employed grant during his 2021 Budget announcement


19 amazing garden transformations

Once shabby, dysfunctional or downright ugly, these gardens have all been completely transformed on a shoestring budget, thanks to some rather creative DIYers.


HMRC update: Britons urged to check tax codes - the new 1257L code explained

HMRC issues tax codes to Britons each year which are essential for individuals to understand their finances and taxes. As such, individuals should check their code is correct as the new tax year has now begun.


Brewdog toasts online sales as revenue grows a tenth

Craft brewer Brewdog today said that an explosion on online sales had helped grow its revenue 10 per cent in The post Brewdog toasts online sales as revenue grows a tenth appeared first on CityAM.


Currency exchange giant ICE set to change hands

City sources said advisers from Houlihan Lokey had been appointed to sell International Currency Exchange on behalf of HNA, the Chinese conglomerate that recently declared itself bankrupt.


Iconic high street favourites that have closed their doors forever since start of Covid

More than 17,500 chain outlets disappeared from high streets, shopping centres and retail parks across Great Britain last year as the Covid-19 pandemic spurred the worst decline on record


Your new (tax) year resolution … give your finances a spring clean

Happy new tax year. While it is unlikely that many champagne corks were popped, 6 April was a landmark for anyone who wants to take a fresh look at their finances. “This is often a good time to take stock,” says Sarah Coles, a personal finance analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown. “Revisit things like savings, investments and pensions at least once a year to make sure they still reflect your needs.” Here’s how to prepare yourself for the (tax) year...


15 things you need to know about shops reopening - including returns and opening hours

The government has set out clear rules for shoppers ahead of stores reopening next week. But alongside face coverings - what official guidance must you follow?


Rick Stein 'nearly lost business' due to Covid pandemic

The chef and TV presenter, 74, who runs his restaurant empire from Padstow and employed 600 people at the time, was on the brink of bankruptcy.