Energy bills to be capped in new year

More than half of all households in Britain are on default tariffs because they have never switched or have not done so recently. Five million customers who have pre-payment meters, or are judged to be vulnerable, already have their energy costs capped. The government introduced legislation earlier this year to…

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Gender pay gap ‘at its smallest yet’

“Millennials appear to be leading the charge, with younger men and women edging towards pay parity,” said Laura Suter, personal finance specialist at AJ Bell. “We now need to see this cohort of women encouraged to progress through to senior management roles. Focus should also turn to addressing the larger…

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A dark day amid talks of peace

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Shankill Bomb: 23 October 1993 Brian Rowan was BBC News NI’s Security Correspondent at the time of the Shankill bomb. Nine people were killed in the 1993 attack in Belfast, as well as one of the IRA bombers. 25 years on,…

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