UK banks ‘exposed to money laundering in South Africa’ – BBC News – BBC News

UK banks ‘exposed to money laundering in South Africa’ – BBC News – BBC News

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Many protesters are highly critical of the Gupta family UK financial regulators and the Serious Fraud Office are to review if banks HSBC and Standard Chartered are linked to a South Africa corruption scandal. It comes after Lord Peter Hain said the banks may “inadvertently have been conduits” for […]

Brexit: Theresa May demands urgency on citizens’ rights – BBC News

Brexit: Theresa May demands urgency on citizens’ rights – BBC News

Media captionTheresa May: I want ‘urgency’ on citizens’ deal Theresa May has called for “urgency” from EU leaders on the issue of citizens’ rights after Brexit – and said “concrete progress” was being made in negotiations so far. Arriving at a key summit in Brussels, the PM also promised “continued cooperation” on defence and security. […]

Brexit talks: UK must prepare to leave without deal, say ex-ministers – The Guardian

The UK will inevitably leave the EU without a deal and businesses should start preparing for trade on World Trade Organisation terms, the former cabinet minister Owen Paterson has said. Paterson, one of a group of hardline Brexit-backing Conservatives who have written to Theresa May telling her to walk away from talks with Brussels if […]

UK retail sales slump in September as inflation and wage woes bite – The Guardian

High street shops suffered a sales slump in September as the impact of rising inflation and sluggish wage growth dented consumer spending power. Official figures showed that the amount of goods bought by consumers fell 0.8% in September from the previous month, setting the UK on course for a period of slow growth in the […]

UK government could force petrol stations to install EV chargers – Engadget

According to the government, the new network of charging stations will need to be “smart,” which means they can interact with the grid in order to manage demand across the UK. Operators will also be required to provide clear information on the location and operating hours of their points, as well as the available charging […]

Half of UK adults are financially vulnerable, City watchdog finds – The Guardian

Half of the UK population are financially vulnerablewith one in six people unable to cope with a £50 increase in monthly bills, according to a survey of Britain’s personal finances by the City regulator. The Financial Conduct Authority’s biggest ever survey of households found that 4.1 million people are already in serious financial difficulty, falling […]

UK lawmakers say Amazon, eBay not doing enough to combat VAT fraud – CNBC

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Amazon UK now has over 100 instant-order Dash buttons – Engadget

As expected, the large majority of new additions are household products. Brands like Bold, Calgon and Cillit Bang now have their own one-click buttons, as do pet food companies like Purina, Wagg, Bakers and Felix. The English Tea Shop, Evian and Vitacoco have also been added for customers who value hydration. Amazon UK’s Dash catalog […]

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