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How do you score on this money quiz for teenagers?

Image copyright Getty Images The money expert Martin Lewis has paid for 340,000 textbooks on personal finance to be sent out to all of the UK’s state schools. The book, called Your Money Matters, is designed to help 15-16 year-olds manage their finances. It has the support of the Department for Education. Financial education has […]

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Online property adverts ‘refusing’ tenants on benefits

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of online property adverts in England are discriminating against tenants who are in receipt of housing benefit, a study says. The National Housing Federation and charity Shelter examined 86,000 online adverts for rental properties. They found that one in 10 of those adverts requested “No DSS” or “No Housing Benefit”. […]

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Argos takeover boosts Sainsbury’s trading

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSainsbury’s Mike Coupe tells BBC Breakfast food “can’t be stockpiled” for a no-deal Brexit Half-year results at Sainsbury’s have been boosted by its takeover of catalogue retailer Argos. Cost savings improved profits, while adding Argos outlets to Sainsbury’s stores was “driving an increase in trading intensity”, the […]

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Dyson wins ruling over vacuum cleaner tests

Image copyright Getty Images Dyson has won a battle in the European courts over the way vacuum cleaners’ energy efficiency is labelled. The UK household appliance maker said the tests behind the efficiency ratings favoured rivals’ models and failed to reflect real life conditions of use. The EU’s General Court found in Dyson’s favour after […]

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Marks and Spencer sales continue to fall

Image copyright Getty Images Marks and Spencer has reported falling clothing and food sales and has warned that it sees little improvement in sales this year. Overall like-for-like sales, which strip out store openings, were down 2.2% for the six months to the end of September. Like-for-like food sales fell 2.9% and clothing and home […]

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How might Brexit affect my European holiday?

Image copyright Getty Images Brittany Ferries has said customers are delaying booking Channel crossings for next summer amid concern over the impact of Brexit. As a member of the European Union, UK citizens have enjoyed friction-free travel to the EU. If the UK can reach some kind of exit deal then those arrangements would be […]

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Uber launches US subscription service in five cities

Image copyright Reuters Taxi-hailing firm Uber has launched a membership scheme dubbed Ride Pass, for passengers in five US cities. The deal allows passengers to avoid price surging, when costs rise at rush hour and other in-demand times. The fixed-fare plan costs $24.99 (£19) a month in Los Angeles and $14.99 in Austin, Denver, Miami, […]