Energy watchdog accused of stalling action to tackle climate crisis | Business

The energy regulator has been accused by Scottish Power of hindering the UK’s electric vehicle rollout due to its “colossal disconnect” with Britain’s climate policies. Keith Anderson, the chief executive of the “big six” energy company, said businesses in the sector could do more to help the UK become a carbon neutral economy, but efforts […]

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I was left feeling in the danger zone after Ford’s safety recall | Money

I was left feeling in the danger zone after Ford’s safety recall | Money

I received a letter from the Ford Motor Company advising of a safety recall on my vehicle. It told me “urgent action” was required on the engine coolant sensor system. I immediately booked my car into the local dealer and was told that the work might take up to two days. But I was subsequently […]

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PayPal refused protection as a known fraudster bags my £3,100 | Money

PayPal refused protection as a known fraudster bags my £3,100 | Money

I sold a Dior bag for £3,100 on eBay along with documents proving authenticity. I had advertised for UK buyers only, but the address on the buyer’s PayPal account turned out to be in the Czech Republic. When the buyer received it they claimed it was “not as described” as her local Dior store had […]

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Hearing aids: is going private really better than the NHS? | Money

Hearing aids: is going private really better than the NHS? | Money

When Alan Wright* decided to take the plunge and spend £2,800 on new hearing aids, he thought he was buying a significant upgrade on his old NHS-provided models. The 70-year-old, who had largely given up going to the theatre and other similar activities due to being quite deaf in one ear, hoped that by spending […]

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Green Star Energy won’t switch off fraudulent account | Money

Green Star Energy won’t switch off fraudulent account | Money

I have had ongoing issues with Green Star Energy. When my bank detected fraudulent activity on my account, Green Star was one of the payees. My compromised bank account was refunded and closed, and my credit file updated. Green Star confirmed that a fraudulent email address had been used to set up an account in […]

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Electricity and gas bills: now is the time to switch energy supplier | Money

Electricity and gas bills: now is the time to switch energy supplier | Money

The experts are in agreement: now is the moment to grab a new fixed-price gas and electricity tariff in time for the big central heating switch-on, in order to protect yourself against the chunky price hikes that appear to be heading our way. Uncertainty in the Middle East, concerns over French nuclear supplies, gas restrictions […]

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