July 2019

US interest rate cut fails to impress Trump

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat does the interest rate cut really mean? The US central bank has cut interest rates for the first time since 2008 but not won over President…



Plastic bag charge: Sales in England fall by 90%

Image copyright PA Media Plastic bags sales by the biggest supermarkets in England have dropped by 90% since a 5p charge was introduced in 2015, government figures show. Asda, Marks and Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, The…



Brexit: How have UK councils prepared?

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Lorries queue on the A20 outside Dover, in Kent, where Operation Stack is being implemented Councils have spent money repaving roads, hiring vets, stockpiling food for school meals and…



Lloyds now receiving over 190,000 PPI queries a week

Image copyright FCA Image caption An advertising campaign featuring an animatronic head of Arnold Schwarzenegger has been reminding consumers to make claims Lloyds Banking Group has seen its profits impacted by a last-minute rush in…


Ladbrokes Coral fined after customer lost £98,000

Image copyright Getty Images The owner of Ladbrokes Coral has been fined £5.9m for not protecting vulnerable customers and for failings in its anti-money laundering measures. The Gambling Commission says that over a three-year period,…


Does the US economy need a boost?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Fed Chairman Jerome Powell hinted earlier this month that rates could be cut The US central bank, the Federal Reserve, is expected on Wednesday to cut rates for the…