Brexit healthcare worries for Brits in Spain

Image caption "We love the Spanish way of life - bowls in the morning followed by a long lunch," says Sue Davies British nationals who have retired to EU countries may no longer have their healthcare costs covered by the NHS in the event of no-deal Brexit deal, reports Vishala Sri-Pathma. The British love affair…

Japan turns to tech to cut long working hours

Video Overwork is a longstanding problem in Japan and companies are turning to technology to find solutions.

Family gangs 'exploit pension savers'

Image copyright Getty Images Fraudster families are spearheading attempts to steal pension savings totalling millions of pounds, investigators have said.Married couples and their adult children have been identified as leading crime groups involved in the fraud by those tackling the scams.They try to steal life savings or persuade people to invest in high-risk schemes.Rogue financial…

British Gas prepayment top-ups hit by IT fault

Image copyright Getty Images Customers have been struggling to top up their pay-as-you-go energy meters owing to a fault at British Gas.Those on prepayment meters have been unable to pay via the supplier's website and app.The company - the largest supplier in the UK - has apologised, said the app had now been fixed, and…

Taxi and private hire drivers to face enhanced criminal record checks

Image copyright Getty Images Taxi and private hire drivers could have to pass enhanced criminal record checks before being granted a licence.Under the scheme, every council in England would be told to carry out checks on all applicants.Current guidelines allow councils to set their own driver standards, including whether to make the checks.The plans also…

New Ofgem cap prompts E.On to raise energy prices

Image copyright Getty Images Energy supplier E.On has become the first major company to announce price rises in response to a new cap set by the regulator for the start of April.On Thursday, Ofgem said it would allow suppliers to charge more to those on default tariffs owing to a rise in wholesale costs.Now E.On…