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May vows to protect pensions from ‘unscrupulous bosses’

May vows to protect pensions from ‘unscrupulous bosses’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Tories will pledge to increase the powers of regulators over company pensions Theresa May has announced plans to protect pensions from “unscrupulous” bosses if she wins the election. The Tories will pledge to increase the powers of regulators over company pensions, including fines for employers who deliberately underfund […]

Green heating system accused of causing ‘fuel poverty’

Green heating system accused of causing ‘fuel poverty’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption District heating is seen as a new cleaner, cheaper way to keep homes warm, but some residents say its not working as well as it should. A heating system meant to reduce bills is leaving people in fuel poverty, according to campaigners and residents. The government wants millions of […]

Triple-lock: Call for pensions policy to be revamped

Triple-lock: Call for pensions policy to be revamped

Image copyright Getty Images One of the key figures behind the introduction of the triple-lock pension policy is calling for its revamp. Steve Webb, pension minister from 2010 to 2015 and now a director at mutual insurer Royal London, has proposed a “middle way” on state pension policy. Under triple lock, the state pension rises […]

Household food waste level ‘unacceptable’

Household food waste level ‘unacceptable’

Image copyright Reuters The level of household food waste in England is “unacceptable” and householders have a key role to play in reducing it, MPs have said. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee said 7.3m tonnes of food was wasted in UK households in 2015. The committee said shops should relax standards that prevent […]

Brexit: EU demands ‘serious UK response’ on citizens’ rights

Brexit: EU demands ‘serious UK response’ on citizens’ rights

Image copyright AFP Image caption Donald Tusk wants a serious response from the UK European Council President Donald Tusk has called on the UK to come up with a “serious response” on what will happen to EU citizens in Britain after Brexit. “We need guarantees,” he said in Brussels as 27 EU leaders backed the […]

General Election 2017: May urges Scots to ‘strengthen Union’

General Election 2017: May urges Scots to ‘strengthen Union’

Media captionTheresa May in Scotland: “A vote for me is a vote for the Union” Theresa May has urged Scots to vote for her to “strengthen the Union”, the economy and her hand in Brexit talks. The call came as she was making her first campaign visit to Scotland ahead of June’s snap general election. […]

Brexit: EU demands ‘serious UK response’ on citizens’ rights

Brexit: EU demands ‘serious UK response’ on citizens’ rights

Image copyright AFP Image caption Donald Tusk wants a serious response from the UK European Council President Donald Tusk has called on the UK to come up with a “serious response” on what will happen to EU citizens in Britain after Brexit. “We need guarantees,” he said in Brussels as 27 EU leaders backed the […]

General Election 2017: May urges Scots to ‘strengthen Union’

General Election 2017: May urges Scots to ‘strengthen Union’

Media captionTheresa May in Scotland: “A vote for me is a vote for the Union” Theresa May has urged Scots to vote for her to “strengthen the Union”, the economy and her hand in Brexit talks. The call came as she was making her first campaign visit to Scotland ahead of June’s snap general election. […]

Brexit: EU demands ‘serious UK response’ on citizens’ rights

Brexit: EU demands ‘serious UK response’ on citizens’ rights

Image copyright AFP Image caption Donald Tusk wants a serious response from the UK European Council President Donald Tusk has called on the UK to come up with a “serious response” on what will happen to EU citizens in Britain after Brexit. “We need guarantees,” he said in Brussels as 27 EU leaders backed the […]

Theresa May visits Scotland in election campaign

Theresa May visits Scotland in election campaign

Image caption Theresa May will speak at a campaign rally in Scotland Theresa May is making her first campaign visit to Scotland ahead of June’s snap general election. The PM is expected to ask Scots to vote for her to “strengthen the Union”, the economy and her hand in Brexit talks. In London, Labour’s Jeremy […]

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