Furlough costs soar by £2billion with more than 100,000 new claims in the last week of July

The cost of furloughing millions of British workers rose by more than £2billion in the last week of July,  new figures show. Some 9.6 million jobs had been covered by the coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS) up to August 2, Government figures show. This was an increase of 100,000 on the previous week. The cumulative … Read more Furlough costs soar by £2billion with more than 100,000 new claims in the last week of July

First-time buyers face rising mortgage costs as HSBC and TSB up high LTV rates

First-time buyers face rising mortgage rates as lenders hike rates on high loan-to-value loans HSBC, TSB and Skipton BS upped rates on high LTV mortgages last week  Those worst affected will be first-time buyers, who typically borrow 90% of value By Sarah Bridge for The Mail on Sunday Published: 22:30 BST, 1 August 2020 | … Read more First-time buyers face rising mortgage costs as HSBC and TSB up high LTV rates

Torsus Terrastorm is a hardcore off-road minibus that costs £52,000

If Amazon ever needs to deliver to the middle of the Amazon rainforest, there’s a new vehicle that’s more than up to the task. It’s – brilliantly – named the Terrastorm and is created by Czech firm Torsus. It takes a £32,000 Volkswagen Crafter van, adds four wheel drive and then bolts on a hardcore … Read more Torsus Terrastorm is a hardcore off-road minibus that costs £52,000

Coronavirus UK: Pandemic deaths cut £100bn off pension costs

Coronavirus pandemic to cut £100bn off pension costs: Lower lifespans lead to big savings By Ben Wilkinson, Money Mail Published: 21:51 BST, 24 July 2020 | Updated: 22:05 BST, 24 July 2020 The deadly impact of coronavirus could save pension providers close to £100billion, analysis has revealed. Pension experts say the virus could wipe as … Read more Coronavirus UK: Pandemic deaths cut £100bn off pension costs

Spray that costs pennies and kills viruses instantly could be a simple solution to Covid nightmare

Whether they’re in China, Hong Kong or Japan, they’ve become a familiar sight: men with giant cylinders on their backs spraying everything around them. Lampposts, train carriages, classrooms, railings, restaurants, bars, shops, airports, entrances to hospitals, schools, government buildings – they are all targets. And it seems to have paid off in the fight to … Read more Spray that costs pennies and kills viruses instantly could be a simple solution to Covid nightmare

Samsung’s 2021 smartphones may not include a free charger as the firm looks to cut costs 

Samsung’s 2021 smartphones may not include a free charger as the firm looks to cut costs A report suggests Samsung will remove default chargers starting in 2021 The firm’s new smartphones typically come with a power adapter However, a report says Samsung is looking to cut costs by eliminating it  The news follows a week after … Read more Samsung’s 2021 smartphones may not include a free charger as the firm looks to cut costs 

Teetotal shopkeeper is facing £8,000 in legal costs after drinking CARROT JUICE from a lager can

Teetotal shopkeeper is facing £8,000 in legal costs after drinking CARROT JUICE from a lager can in no alcohol zone as he tried to ‘test’ police during quarantine Alex Snowball, 33, drank a Foster’s can filled with carrot juice outside his shop The area around the shop in High Wycombe, Bucks, was an alcohol-free zone … Read more Teetotal shopkeeper is facing £8,000 in legal costs after drinking CARROT JUICE from a lager can

Teetotal shopkeeper is facing £8,000 in legal costs after drinking CARROT JUICE from a lager can

Teetotal shopkeeper is facing £8,000 in legal costs after drinking CARROT JUICE from a lager can in no alcohol zone as he tried to ‘test’ police during quarantine Alex Snowball, 33, drank a Foster’s can filled with carrot juice outside his shop The area around the shop in High Wycombe, Bucks, was an alcohol-free zone … Read more Teetotal shopkeeper is facing £8,000 in legal costs after drinking CARROT JUICE from a lager can

Boohoo slavery scandal costs founders £335m as shares crash 33%

The sweatshop slavery scandal engulfing Boohoo has cost its founders more than £335million in just two days. Its shares fell another 11.9 per cent, or 35.3p, yesterday to 261.4p – taking losses so far this week to 32.5 per cent. That has wiped £1.6billion off the value of the company, and cost founders Carol Kane … Read more Boohoo slavery scandal costs founders £335m as shares crash 33%

Greensill helps Britain’s struggling pharmacies cut costs

Finance provider Greensill develops technology to help Britain’s struggling pharmacies cut costs By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 00:05 BST, 6 July 2020 | Updated: 00:05 BST, 6 July 2020 Finance provider Greensill has developed a technology to help Britain’s struggling pharmacies cut costs.  It is using data analytics to forecast which prescriptions … Read more Greensill helps Britain’s struggling pharmacies cut costs