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Smart Pension examines the state of the nation’s SME pension affairs


If you employ people you should be aware of ongoing roll out of new pension regulations commonly referred to as “auto enrolment“. Leading Provider Smart Pension has taken a snapshot of the current situation with a Yougov survey. See the results below. Will Wynne, co-founder and MD of Smart Pension, said: “Auto enrolment has already […]

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How the time of day affects the price you pay


Research by electrical comparison website Kagoo has proven buying your TV between 3am and 8am means you’re more likely to find your TV is 8% cheaper than if you bought it later the same day. The early bird catches the best deals, with shoppers saving £80 by simply timing their purchase right. Prices can change […]

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Gumtree introduces new Motors trading features and fees


If you’re selling a single car, or many vehicles on Gumtree, change is coming your way. In October they’ll be introducing a tiered price structure and also encouraging verification with a mandatory HPI check. There will be three pricing plans: Basic, Plus and Premium. Gumtree is owned by eBay. Plus and Premium subscribers will get […]

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BT Acquire Pelipod delivery solution


Pelipod have been acquired by British Telecommunications for an undisclosed sum. The secure home delivery box solution will join BT’s Wholesale and Ventures division. Karl Wills, Managing Director at Pelipod told us “It is an exciting time for Pelipod, as we look forward to integrating our products into BT’s portfolio. By joining BT, we can […]

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Labour’s plan for a £10 minimum wage

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In April this year, former Chancellor George Osborne’s proposal that a “living wage” of £7.20 for the over 25s came into force. And that rate will rise to £9 per hour across the UK by 2010. Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has said at their national conference in Liverpool that Labour will introduce a minimum […]

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Aldi to expand in the UK to 1000 stores


Aldi, the German supermarket group grew sales by 14% in the last year although overall profits margins fell as supermarket price wars continue. Aldi also announced that they plan a £300 million revamp of 100 stores as well as aiming to increase their total number of stores from 659 to 1,000 by 2022. Aldi, along […]

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2014 hack compromised details for 500 million Yahoo! users


Another big internet player has confessed to being the victim of a past significant data hack. This time it’s Yahoo! and it says that late in 2014 they were the victim of a “state-sponsored” data breach. You can read the full statement here. So what data was stolen? User names, addresses, phone numbers, encrypted password […]

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AusPost prices to rise on 3rd October


If you’re posting from Australia you should be aware that postage prices are set to rise on the 3rd of October. We’ve not checked out all the price changes, but at the lower end a 500g parcel price will rise a modest 15 cents from $7.45 to $7.60. Regardless of how modest price rises are, […]

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