Surge in gas and ram-raid ATM attacks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOne gang used oxy-acetylene canisters to cause an explosion Thieves are increasingly trying to smash or blast their way into UK cash machines – with the number of attacks on ATMs nearly doubling in four years. Attempts to steal cash have risen…

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New bank check could hit online shoppers

But critics say many people are likely to be inconvenienced. “Banks are not yet great at looking after people at the margins – because they’re disabled, or because they live with no mobile coverage,” said James Daley, the managing director of Fairer Finance. “These systems are designed for the 95%…

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Taxpayers ‘treated unfairly’ by HMRC

“Our evidence has convinced us that this balance has tipped too far in favour of HMRC and against the fundamental protections every taxpayer should expect.” HMRC investigates players, clubs & agents HMRC interest rate change is ‘unfair’ Millions of UK voices stored by HMRC The Committee’s report warned that some…

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Dry summer leads to subsidence surge

What is subsidence? Subsidence happens when the ground beneath a building loses moisture and shrinks. It can be caused by several factors, including prolonged dry spells that cause soil to lose water, as well as trees and shrubs which can absorb significant volumes of water from the soil. Clay soils…

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‘Subdued’ demand from house buyers

Prices were up 0.3% month-on-month compared with October, it said. Robert Gardner, Nationwide’s chief economist, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that there was a wide range of ways Brexit could affect the housing market, with a shock hit from a “no deal” still unlikely. “Our central expectation is the…

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