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Why maternity leave can be harder and lonelier than you imagine

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 00:12
Maternity leave is often seen as an idyllic time but the reality is much harder, says BBC presenter Emma Barnett.
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'Opaque' tax system leads to scams

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 00:02
Ordinary taxpayers are the weak point in the battle against fraud, an expert says, but they should not be blamed.
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Estate agent 'demanding money to view properties'

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 00:01
Prospective tenants at one letting agency have been asked for money in order to view rental properties.
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Brexit: What is an economic forecast?

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:36
The government has published its forecasts on Brexit, so how do they work?
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Cost of 118 calls to be capped after charges soar

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 09:05
Most popular directory inquiries service charges more than £11 for a 90 second call, regulator says.
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The people who return most of what they buy

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 00:57
Serial returners are raising costs for struggling shops, but why do they do it and what should shops do?
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'Fraudsters exploited my angry tweet'

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 00:52
A writer thought he was dealing with a bank after complaining of poor service, but it was a con-artist.
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Viagogo ordered to clean up ticket sales

BBC Money News Feed - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 13:49
A court instructs the ticket reseller to warn buyers if there is a risk of being turned away at the door.
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Fast fashion: 'How do you justify selling a £2 T-shirt?'

BBC Money News Feed - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 12:49
MPs quiz big clothes retailers about the environmental impact of so-called "fast fashion".
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Minimum wage rises 'hit profits, not jobs'

BBC Money News Feed - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 12:45
Prices have risen in some sectors but fears of job losses have been unfounded, a report says.
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Women gain higher earnings from degrees

BBC Money News Feed - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 01:10
University gives women a 28% pay advantage but a degree has much smaller gains for men.
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Is it ever ok to charge family for Christmas lunch?

BBC Money News Feed - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 16:25
Is asking friends or family for a financial contribution a good way to cope with the cost of hosting the festive meal?
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Fury over 'mocking' response to bank fraud

BBC Money News Feed - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 16:07
A jokey internal email was accidentally forwarded to a scam victim amid criticism of a bank's response to fraud.
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New £50 note scientist nominations released

BBC Money News Feed - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 15:53
The list of suggested scientists who might appear on the new £50 note includes Stephen Hawking and Ada Lovelace.
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Can the 'broken' fashion industry become more sustainable?

BBC Money News Feed - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 15:37
Bosses of the UK's biggest fashion retailers to face MPs' questions about their environmental impact.
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Shoppers switch to credit card use

BBC Money News Feed - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 11:27
Rewards points and greater protection for bigger purchases are behind the increase, banks say.
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Energy company apologises for bill mix up

BBC Money News Feed - Sat, 11/24/2018 - 00:07
Outfox the Market has apologised to all 100,000 of its customers after accidentally increasing bills by 25%.
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'Our new-build home has 354 defects'

BBC Money News Feed - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 22:11
A couple says they still can't live in their new house in Worcester, two years after they bought it.
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How Bet365's Denise Coates hit her own jackpot

BBC Money News Feed - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 22:07
Denise Coates - Bet365's driving force - was named the UK's best-paid boss this week. What's her system?
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Should we still be giving gift cards this Christmas?

BBC Money News Feed - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 22:02
We spend £6bn a year on gift cards but waste £300m by forgetting to use them before they expire.
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