Fuel and heating

Fuel poverty crisis: 3,000 Britons dying each year because they can’t heat their homes, study shows

More than 3,000 people are “needlessly” dying each year in the UK because they cannot afford to properly heat their homes, new research has revealed. The UK has the second-worst rate of excess winter deaths in Europe, a study by National Energy Action and climate-change charity E3G found. The organisations called for urgent action to […]

Dormant pensions

Government plans to raid £500m in ‘forgotten’ pension funds for charity

New proposals that would see ‘dormant’ pension pots raided by the Government for charity have been slammed by retirement funding experts. Following a successful scheme that began in 2011, Tracey Crouch, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, has now announced proposals to extend the dormant assets scheme to a wider range of financial products including […]

Brexit and Europe

UK must boost productivity and focus on international competitiveness to weather Brexit, says IMF

The UK must focus on enhancing its economy’s productivity and international competitiveness in order to weather the shock of Brexit, the International Monetary Fund has warned. In its latest country report published on Wednesday, the IMF reiterated that the British economy had faced challenges since June 2016’s referendum on EU membership, which triggered a sharp […]


Norwegian launches London-Buenos Aires flights for Valentine’s Day as part of expansion plans

Brexit will not dent the long-haul expansion plans from Britain of the fast-growing low-cost airline, Norwegian. The Oslo-based airline plans new routes and higher frequency services from Gatwick, its UK hub for transatlantic and Asian services. It will also base its newest Boeing 787 “Dreamliners” at the Sussex airport. The chief executive, Bjorn Kjos, said […]