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Brexit worries 'add to car insurance costs'

Image copyright Getty Images Car insurance costs are climbing for the first time since 2017, partly because of Brexit uncertainty, according to the AA.Over the last three months, the cost of a fully comprehensive policy climbed 2.7% to £609.93 on average.Premiums have also climbed because an expected cut in claims costs won't now take effect…
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Can pubs stand many more Dry Januarys?

Image copyright Rocket Leisure/ Graham Turner Image caption The Old Street Records bar in Shoreditch "As a small independent bar group, we do feel a hit at the start of the year," says Tom Jackman, director of the Northcote, Venn Street and Old Street Records bars in London. In January people are naturally recovering from…
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Hundreds could lose money as Dream Lodge Group enters administration

Image copyright Dream Lodge Group Image caption Dream Lodge Group, which owns eight luxury lodge parks, has gone into administration Hundreds of holiday park goers and investors have been potentially left out of pocket after a luxury lodge firm went into administration. Eighty of the 121 Dream Lodge Group staff, who worked at eight parks…
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Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland customers face payments problems

Image copyright Getty Images Hundreds of thousands of Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland customers were unable to make payments from their online accounts today. Some have been facing the frustration of not being able to pay and transfer money online.Others were not able to confirm whether funds were arriving in their account. A spokesperson…
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Brexit: Liam Fox yet to seal no-deal trade agreements

Image copyright Reuters The UK has yet to finalise agreements to replace existing free trade deals the EU has with 40 big economies if there is a no-deal Brexit.International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said he "hoped" they would but it depended on whether other countries were "willing to put the work in".He said more deals…
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Amazon issues no-deal advice to UK sellers

Image copyright Getty Images British businesses trading on Amazon have been advised to prepare for a no-deal Brexit to ensure they can continue selling to customers in the EU.The online retail giant has informed sellers that the government said that the "free circulation of goods" between the UK and EU would stop in the event…