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Black Friday focus goes online as Britons hunt bargains


LONDON Britons chased "Black Friday" shopping bargains on Friday with initial signs that many were going online rather than heading to stores for an event imported from the United States.


UK house price growth slows in November 27 Nov 2015

LONDON British house price growth slowed this month, according to a survey published on Friday which suggested the recovery in the housing market, which recently pushed prices to new record highs, is advancing at a modest pace.

UK consumer confidence slips to six-month low 27 Nov 2015

LONDON British consumer morale has slipped to its lowest level in six months and growth among services companies cooled, according to two surveys that suggested to a further moderation of economic growth.


FCA sets 2018 deadline for claims in UK's costliest bank scandal 26 Nov 2015

LONDON Britons who were missold loan insurance, in what turned out to be the country's costliest consumer finance scandal, will have until 2018 to claim compensation under regulatory plans intended to draw a line under the issue.


Barclays fined for lax crime checks in "deal of century" 26 Nov 2015

LONDON Britain's financial watchdog has fined Barclays 72 million pounds for cutting corners in vetting wealthy customers in order to win a huge transaction described by one senior manager as potentially the "deal of the century."


FCA seeks data on charges for cashing in pension pots 26 Nov 2015

LONDON Britain's financial regulator will ask pension and insurance companies to spell out how much they charge people to cash in their pension pots, it said on Wednesday.


Osborne's U-turn on tax credits unlikely to hurt UK welfare push 26 Nov 2015

LONDON Chancellor George Osborne's U-turn decision not to cut state support for low-income workers will provide short-term relief for many households across Britain, but is unlikely to dent his broader attempt to rein in welfare spending.

Factbox: Key announcements in budget update from Osborne 26 Nov 2015

LONDON Chancellor George Osborne delivered a half-yearly budget update on Wednesday, slightly raising his budget surplus target for the end of the decade while scrapping a controversial plan to make big savings in one part of the welfare budget.


Osborne uses tax forecast to soften spending cuts 25 Nov 2015

LONDON Chancellor George Osborne took advantage of stronger forecasts for tax revenues to drop an unpopular plan to scrap some benefits for low-earners and ease other deep cuts, but he stuck to a target for budget surplus in 2020. | Video

Government to raise property tax on buy-to-let and second homes 25 Nov 2015

LONDON Britain will raise the level of a property tax for those who buy a house in order to rent it and on second homes, Chancellor George Osborne said on Wednesday, as part of plans to cut government spending and raise revenues.

UK housebuilders trim gains on stamp duty plan

LONDON UK housebuilders surrendered part of their hefty gains in afternoon trade on Wednesday after Chancellor George Osborne announced plans to raise property tax for those who buy a house in order to rent it and on second homes.

Financial Times journalists vote to strike over pension changes

LONDON Journalists at Britain's Financial Times have voted to take strike action over changes to the group's pensions after the sale of the newspaper to Japan's Nikkei, the National Union of Journalists said.


BoE to hike rates in Q2 2016, but dependent on December Fed move - Reuters poll

LONDON The Bank of England will hike interest rates in the second quarter of next year but the timing may rest on whether the U.S. Federal Reserve tightens policy in the world's largest economy next month, a Reuters poll found.

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