John Lewis has decided against closing its final salary pension scheme, leaving it as one of the only retailers in the country that still offers new staff the gold-plated retirement payouts more commonly associated with politicians and civil servants.
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Monday 09 December 2013
Don’t go in expecting this season’s designs for £4.50. But you can find the odd gem
Friday 06 December 2013
Prices rose by 1.1 per cent month on month to reach £174,910 on average
Wednesday 27 November 2013
The Office for National Statistics maintained growth figures unchanged at 0.8% for the third quarter
Wednesday 20 November 2013
Despite its cost, London's reputation as a global hub for culture and study is (practically) unrivalled
Tuesday 19 November 2013
Soaring prices and poor customer service have contributed to a surge in complaints from energy customers - with npower receiving a higher rate of customer dissatisfaction than any other “big six” company.
Wednesday 13 November 2013
Co-operative Energy has scaled back a planned price increase amid expectations that the Government will axe green levies from bills.
Wednesday 13 November 2013
The prospect of an early hike in interest rates by the Bank of England receded yesterday as prices rose by considerably less than expected last month.
Inflation falls to its lowest level for more than a year as consumers benefit from petrol pump price war
Tuesday 12 November 2013
Figures ease pressure on the Bank of England as it strives to meet its inflation target of 2 per cent
Friday 08 November 2013
Wednesday 06 November 2013
Shopkeepers are still furiously cutting prices in an attempt to retain market share and boost sales, despite the brisk economic recovery, a survey shows.
Tuesday 15 October 2013
Meanwhile the Retail Prices Index fell from 3.3 per cent in August to 3.2 per cent in September
Monday 14 October 2013
There is pressure for the City to clean up its act, but today’s first-quarter update from soap-to-detergent maker McBride might not be what people had in mind. Analysts expect the squeaky-clean update to be largely lacklustre because its results usually improve in the second half.
Sunday 13 October 2013
Looming hikes in gas and electricity costs are likely to keep inflation higher for longer next year despite another fall in the cost of living expected in September, economists have warned.
Friday 11 October 2013
I'm not angry at energy giant SSE which on Thursday announced an 8.2 per cent hike in prices from November. The company is just the first of the Big Six to make a move and the others will certainly follow with similar – or higher – increases.
'A gimmick': David Cameron hits out at Ed Miliband in PMQs clash over Labour energy price freeze vow
Wednesday 09 October 2013
Labour leader says PM has 'no answer' to pledge introduced last month
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
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