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  • January Economic Round-Up

    January Economic Round-Up

    By Mark Richards. As we do at the end of every month, CL News looks back over the month just ended. January was a month that brought us plenty of excitement on Brexit – but no real progress. It was a month that brought the World Economic Forum in Davos [...]

The End of the World is Nigh!

February 1st, 2019|Comments Off on The End of the World is Nigh!

By Mark Richards. Nuclear war? Catastrophic climate change? A global pandemic? Right now the end of the world – and the apocalyptic aftermath – is big [...]

  • 2018 – The Year in Numbers

2018 – The Year in Numbers

December 31st, 2018|Comments Off on 2018 – The Year in Numbers

By Mark Richards. It is our last post in 2018 so it is time to look back. We have picked out all the numbers that mattered [...]

Personal Finance

  • I Love You: Give me your Money

I Love You: Give me your Money

February 15th, 2019|Comments Off on I Love You: Give me your Money

By Mark Richards. As we all know, yesterday was Valentine’s Day, but for thousands of people around the world it will have been the day when they fell victim to [...]

  • Will Travel Agents move from the High Street into your Lounge?

Will Travel Agents move from the High Street into your Lounge?

January 25th, 2019|Comments Off on Will Travel Agents move from the High Street into your Lounge?

By Mark Richards. Figures from WH Smith over Christmas clearly showed the continuing decline of the high street. But the company enjoyed considerable success with its travel division, highlighting the [...]

Business News

  • Will Driverless Cars lead to Carmageddon?

Will Driverless Cars lead to Carmageddon?

February 8th, 2019|Comments Off on Will Driverless Cars lead to Carmageddon?

By Mark Richards. The car industry is changing rapidly as both the big manufacturers and the internal combustion engine come under threat. Will the big names survive? How much impact will driverless technology have? And [...]

  • Declining Smartphone Sales lead to Race into Space

Declining Smartphone Sales lead to Race into Space

January 28th, 2019|Comments Off on Declining Smartphone Sales lead to Race into Space

By Mark Richards. Mobile phone sales are in decline: we are no longer upgrading like we once did. In a bid to counter this, smartphone manufacturers will shortly be bringing out all sorts of innovations. [...]

  • Will Travel Agents move from the High Street into your Lounge?

Will Travel Agents move from the High Street into your Lounge?

January 25th, 2019|Comments Off on Will Travel Agents move from the High Street into your Lounge?

By Mark Richards. Figures from WH Smith over Christmas clearly showed the continuing decline of the high street. But the company enjoyed considerable success with its travel division, highlighting the buoyant UK holiday market. But [...]

Small firms come out top in Which? energy survey

January 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on Small firms come out top in Which? energy survey

By Lauren Howells. Small energy suppliers have beaten the Big Six in Which?’s annual customer satisfaction survey. The consumer champion carried out a UK-wide survey, asking 8,000 people what they thought of their energy provider. [...]

  • Demand for UK financial services drops

Demand for UK financial services drops

January 17th, 2019|Comments Off on Demand for UK financial services drops

By Mark Fairlie. One of the UK’s most important business sectors, financial services, has seen a contraction in demand during the last three months of 2018, according to the latest CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey. While [...]

  • Regulator Signals New Deal for Mortgage Prisoners

Regulator Signals New Deal for Mortgage Prisoners

January 16th, 2019|Comments Off on Regulator Signals New Deal for Mortgage Prisoners

By Trevor Clawson. Imagine for a moment that you’re shopping for shoes. You see a pair costing £100 and a swift glance at your bank account confirms that you can afford to make the purchase. [...]

Politics

  • Costs for driving abroad set to soar because of Brexit

Costs for driving abroad set to soar because of Brexit

January 24th, 2019|Comments Off on Costs for driving abroad set to soar because of Brexit

By Mark Fairlie. Britons are expected to spend £36,190,000 on international driving permits if an agreement over the terms of the UK’s departure from the European Union. The sum was [...]

  • Brexit threatens Christmas

Brexit threatens Christmas

December 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Brexit threatens Christmas

With little over three months, until the UK leaves the European Union, a clear transition and plan ought to be in place by now. However, Brexit is in the midst [...]

  • Huawei’s finance director facing extradition to the US

Huawei’s finance director facing extradition to the US

December 6th, 2018|Comments Off on Huawei’s finance director facing extradition to the US

By Mark Fairlie. The daughter of the founder of one of the world’s biggest firms, Huawei, has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in providing US-origin goods to countries sanctioned [...]

Should We Worry about China Spying on Us?

November 30th, 2018|Comments Off on Should We Worry about China Spying on Us?

By Mark Richards. Should we worry about the Chinese state spying on us? Plenty of countries around the world are so concerned that they are now refusing to buy Chinese [...]

  • Business leaders to become British Ambassadors

Business leaders to become British Ambassadors

November 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Business leaders to become British Ambassadors

By Mark Fairlie. For the first time ever, business leaders from across the UK have been invited to become British ambassadors. The Foreign Secretary’s diplomatic shake-up will go to create [...]

Technology

  • I Love You: Give me your Money

    I Love You: Give me your Money

    By Mark Richards. As we all know, yesterday was Valentine’s Day, but for thousands of people around the world it will have been the day [...]