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The smart meter rollout will cost every home about £215 over the next 15 years but consumers will save just 3% annually on the average energy bill by 2030, a public spending watchdog said. The Government estimated that consumers would...
The governor of the Bank of England will face questions from trade union activists on unemployment and how the economic recovery is affecting workers when he addresses the TUC Congress today. Mark Carney will become only the third governor to...
Some rail travellers face fare hikes of up to 117% from today following the axing of some off-peak fares. The price rise affects some evening services run by the Northern Rail train company - increases that have been criticised by...
The head of the Commons expenses watchdog has insisted a controversial 10% pay rise for MPs should go ahead next year. Marcial Boo, chief executive of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, said the economy was recovering and politicians should not...
Consumer body Which? has called for greater "transparency, fairness and clarity" across the UK's £158 billion credit market. The group called on City watchdog the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to clean up an industry that it claims is littered with...
The European Central Bank has trimmed its benchmark interest rate to 0.05% from a record low of 0.15%. The step underlines the bank's determination to keep Europe's weak recovery from going into reverse and could be accompanied later by further...
Ministers have been accused of putting Britain's military capabilities at risk by "bungling" money-saving army reforms. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) criticised the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for failing to consult the head of the Army fully before pushing ahead...
The Ministry of Defence is signing a £3.5 billion contract for almost 600 new armoured vehicles on the eve of Nato's summit in Wales, at which Britain will make the case for increased defence spending by the alliance's 28...
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli have launched the construction of the first part of Gazprom’s Power of Siberia pipeline - which will deliver 4 trillion cubic meters of gas to China over 30 years. “The...
Japan is urging people to stock up on toilet paper, because more than 40% of the nation's supply comes from a high-risk earthquake zone. The Trade and Industry Ministry is promoting special toilet paper for emergency use, marking national disaster...

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