Fears over the future of free debt advice

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There is growing concern that free, face-to-face advice which helps hundreds of thousands out of debt each year could be cut. New contracts from the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS), which funds...

Inflation likely to hit 5%, warns Bank of England chief economist

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The Bank of England’s new chief economist has warned that UK inflation is likely to hit or surpass 5% by early next year. Huw Pill told the Financial Times that the Bank...

Secrets of Success: Sean McMenemy, founder and MD of Ark Wildlife

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Lockdown saw the country’s appreciation of nature and wildlife increase. As one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of garden wildlife products this trend shows no sign of stopping … Sean began...

Could VDI be the answer for your business? Keith Ali, MD at Creative ITC...

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As working from home is more commonplace, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is fast becoming a consideration for businesses. VDI essentially hosts entire desktop environments on a centralised server and deploys them to...

Fall in retail sales suggests faltering economic recovery

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Retail sales fell unexpectedly last month in another sign that Britain’s economic recovery is slowing, official figures show. Sales dropped by 0.2 per cent in September, according to the Office for National...

Why is security so important with Big Data?

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Big Data is one of the most promising branches of the IT industry – but also one of the most vulnerable one. What are the risks of using Big Data and how...

UK’s buy now, pay later credit industry to face regulation even though limited evidence...

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Tighter regulation of the buy now, pay later credit industry is on the way, though the government has concluded there is “relatively limited evidence” of widespread consumer harm. The comment, in a...

Post-Brexit New Zealand deal cheers drinkers but British farmers fear cheap meat imports

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Ministers sealed what is only the second bespoke Brexit trade deal after agreeing terms with New Zealand that will allow cheaper wine imports but open British farmers up to competition. Under the...

Barclays signals more branch closures are on the way as profits double

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Barclays has warned it may move to accelerate its transformation programme in the UK before the year’s end while reporting record group profits for the first nine months of 2021. It revealed...

PayPal bid $45Billion for Pinterest in pollen to create new retail force

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Pinterest was the centre of attention on Wall Street last night after reports that PayPal had offered to buy the popular social media platform for $45 billion. The giant payments group was...