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Young People With Gambling Problems Suffer In Silence

Gambling charity GamCare believes not enough young people know where to turn when they have a gambling problem, leaving them to suffer in silence. In 2013-2014 GamCare received about 3,000 calls for help from 18-24 year olds gripped by some kind of gambling problem.

Which? Outs Misleading Packaging Tactics

An investigation by consumer group Which? has found that packaging tactics used by supermarkets and manufactures run the risk of misleading shoppers about products and deals.

Sainsburys Report Half Year Loss Of £290 Million

Supermarket Sainsburys have reported a half year loss of £290 million before tax and a fall in sales of 2.1%. They have also announced that they expect sales to be negative “for the next few years”.

Wage Growth Overtakes Inflation For First Time In Five Years

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed new figures that show growth in average pay for workers has overtaken inflation rates in the UK. Wages, excluding bonuses, have risen by 1.3% in the year to September, and the inflation rate has only risen to 1.2%.

Five Banks Fined £2 Billion After Currency Rigging Investigation

UK, US and Swiss authorities have fined five banks more than £2 billion after widespread manipulation by the banks traders in the foreign exchange markets. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) , the US Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Swiss regulator Finma have fined the Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC, Citigroup, JPMorgan and USB for "ineffective controls at the banks" which allowed traders "to put their banks’ interests ahead of those of their clients".

Aldi To Create 35,000 UK Jobs

Aldi have announced plans to create 35,000 new jobs in the UK, as it aims to have 1,000 stores in the UK by 2022. The discount supermarket will open 54 new stores this year alone, with 60 to 65 planned next year. The store plans to invest £600 million into the British economy as it extends its operations.

10 Million Jobs At Risk From Advancing Technology

One in three jobs could be taken over by some form of technology in the next 20 years, new research has warned. According to a joint report from Deloitte, the accountancy firm, and the University of Oxford, up to 10 million jobs could be taken over by computers or robots due to huge advances in technology.

CBI Calls For Wage Rises And More Free Childcare

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) believe more free childcare and tax cuts for the low paid are two of many measures that are needed in Britain to raise living standards. The CBI represents 190,000 businesses in Britain and is having their annual conference in London this week.

Sainsburys And Netto Team Up

Sainsburys is set to open 15 discount stores in partnership with Danish discount chain Netto. The first Netto store opened today in Moor Allerton, Leeds. Sainsburys will not be taking on rival discount stores Aldi and Lidl, who’s share of the market is increasing at a substaintial rate.

Child Maintenance Payments To Affect Credit Files

Parents who miss child maintenance payments may now have their credit files affected, under new government proposals. From March 2015, evidence of parents’ child maintenance payment history could be shared with credit reference agencies.

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