UK workers get biggest pay rise in a decade

FILE PHOTO: City workers head to work during the morning rush hour in Southwark in central London April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - British workers had their biggest pay...

Why it makes sense to invest in silver now

Despite a period of uncertainty— US-China trade war concerns, sanctions on Iran, fall in the rupee, etc.—silver, unlike gold, has not seen a rally. The market not recognising the dual status of silver—bullion...

Big rise in UK energy bills likely this spring despite price cap

Millions of consumers face a big rise in their energy bills from April when an increase in the new price cap is likely to take effect, the energy regulator has warned. Around 11m households...

Similar tariffs by telcos may push users to discard multiple SIM cards

The telecom sector could see subscriptions drop by up to 60 million in the next six months or so as customers increasingly discard multiple SIM cards from different operators in favour of one,...

FDs vs NCDs vs small savings schemes: Where should you invest now?

Fixed income investors are a happy lot. Banks have been hiking interest rates on fixed deposits, company deposits and non-convertible debentures (NCDs) are on offer at attractive rates, and today the government hiked...

10 crucial steps to take before starting your own business

Source: Rianka Dorsainvil/Your Greatest Contribution (Click here for a fuller, more detailed PDF of the 10-step chart.) Eliminate or pay down as much consumer debt, such as...

British Airways discharges £4.4bn in pension liabilities

British Airways has offloaded £4.4bn in pension liabilities to an insurance company in a bid to cap its pension responsibilities. Legal & General will effectively take over the liabilities for 22,000 British Airways pensioners...

UK trains 'are packed to near double capacity'

Overcrowding on trains is at the highest level for years, according to official data compiled by Labour showing some major routes are to be 208% of capacity by 2022. A study of government figures...

Schools must budget for rise in pension commitments

Schools are facing a steep increase in the employer contributions they must make for their teachers’ pensions from next April, raising the prospect of further cuts to education provision in one of the...

CII for doubling income tax exemption to Rs 5 lakh, hiking 80C deduction limit

New Delhi: Industry chamber CII has urged the government to double the income tax exemption threshold to Rs 5 lakh and increase the deduction limit under Section 80C to Rs 2.50 lakh to...

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