19th October 2018

Online sellers ‘pay for positive reviews’

Image copyright Getty Images Some online sellers are offering people free goods in return for positive product reviews, an investigation by consumer group Which? has found. Its investigator joined several “rewards for reviews” groups and…


Worries among tenants over deposit return

Image copyright Getty Images Nearly a fifth (18%) of tenants renting from private landlords say they have waited more than three months to get a deposit back, according to a survey. Mortgage lender the Nationwide…





Facebook hires former deputy PM Sir Nick Clegg

Image copyright PA Image caption Sir Nick Clegg is joining Facebook Facebook has hired former deputy prime minister Sir Nick Clegg as head of its global affairs and communications team. The 51-year-old politician was leader…


Plastic recycling firms accused of abusing market

Image copyright Getty Images The plastics recycling industry faces an investigation amid reports firms are illegally profiting from the market and in some cases polluting rivers. The Environment Agency, the regulator, confirmed it had set…


Government borrowing in September lowest since 2007

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chancellor Philip Hammond will present his Budget later this month Government borrowing fell by more than expected last month, to £4.1bn from £4.9bn a year earlier. It was the…


Brexit: Tories must be as united as EU, says Hunt

Image copyright Reuters Jeremy Hunt has urged Tory MPs to get behind Theresa May – amid a backlash against suggestions the Brexit transition period could be extended. The foreign secretary said the “great strength” of…