Eight million suffer from 'crashback'
Up to eight million British drivers could be suffering from a post-car accident condition known as 'crashback'.New research says two in five motorists endure the "serious" affliction, which can lead to a "loss of confidence, nightmares about their accident and panic attacks even when they're not driving".Insurance provider More Than, which produced today's survey, claims that 170,000 people take six months to drive again after an accident, while 85,000 people have not driven since being involved in a crash half a year ago.The insurer says that it can take up to five years to recover from the condition, which can also lead to "erratic driving" when an individual gets behind the wheel again."Crashback is a very common condition among drivers who have been involved in an accident. Any car crash, no matter how small, can be traumatic, and there's nothing unusual in feeling upset or anxious after a crash," said Marcia Chambers, from More Than.Citing statistics that show 200,000 people are injured on British roads every year, More Than head of motor insurance Keith Maxwell, added: "Although not often talked about, this sort of anxiety and stress can be serious and people need to take time and concentrate on feeling better. "Drivers should not feel under pressure to get behind the wheel again before they're ready. It can add stress, meaning it takes longer to get back to normal, and could lead to unsafe driving behaviour."
UK using less energy today than a decade ago
18/12/2014 The UK is using less energy than a decade ago, even with the increase in electrical goods in households. New analysis of government statistics by the BBC has shown that the average person in the UK is using 10% less electricity than five years ago, despite the boom in large TVs, computers, smartphones and tablets. The decrease in energy use has been down to government policy,...Read More
Cadbury investor could bail out at 820p a share
Unofficially it is believed that at least one of Cadbury's top-10 institutional shareholders would consider an offer in the region of £8.20 a share for the UK chocolate maker. This comes just hours after Cadbury issued a relatively upbeat trading statement although on reflection some analysts are concerned that the upbeat statement may just be a little shy of what is required to beat off the pote...Read More
Marks and Spencer sounds the warning cries on the high street
While it is no secret that the former bell weather of the UK retail sector, Marks and Spencer, has been struggling of late it seems that things will get decidedly worse before the get better. Reporting a 6.1% fall in first quarter sales it seems as though even those at the top of the tree are finding life very tough. So what next for the high street giant?
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Marketing budgets fell towards end of 2009
The latest Bellwether report has cast doubt on the confidence of UK businesses in the UK economy. The survey, which is well respected in the marketplace, confirms that the final quarter of 2009 saw marketing budgets across the UK fall to a two-year low. This would seem to be at odds with hopes that the UK economy has left the recession behind in the final quarter of 2009 and moved back onto the gr...Read More
Ofgem suggests shakeup of energy market
Energy regulator Ofgem has issued a report which contains radical suggestions for the future of UK energy market. The two main suggestions revolve around tenders for energy capacity and renewable energy generation although there is a more radical possibility in the background regarding the creation of a central energy buyer for the UK energy market as a whole. The truth is the UK energy market...Read More