News in April 2008

 
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  • 30 Apr 2008Competition watchdog unveils shake-upThe UK's competition watchdog today unveiled a planning shake-up in a bid to boost competition in the £95 billion grocery market.
  • 30 Apr 2008Bank slashes mortgage ratesRoyal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is today slashing its fixed-rate and tracker mortgages by up to 0.3% in a bid to boost its market share.
  • 30 Apr 2008Record number of ads draw complaintsA record 14,080 adverts drew complaints last year, according to new figures which show objections about environmental claims have doubled.
  • 30 Apr 2008Savings rates break through 7% rateSavings rates broke through the 7% barrier today with the launch of a new bond from Icelandic bank Icesave.
  • 30 Apr 2008OFT contacts top brands in probeOffice of Fair Trading (OFT) investigators have contacted manufacturers of leading household brands as part of an inquiry into alleged price fixing.
  • 30 Apr 2008British Airways hikes surcharges againBritish Airways is to increase its fuel surcharges with passengers on the most-distant long-haul routes paying £30 more for a return flight.
  • 29 Apr 2008Tesco launches carbon footprint labelsTesco launched a labelling system today showing the carbon footprint of grocery items.
  • 29 Apr 2008Which? Holiday reveals hire car extrasHolidaymakers can be driven to distraction when trying to hire a car abroad, Which? Holiday says today.
  • 29 Apr 2008Cash warning as people live longerPeople in the UK are leaving themselves open to financial hardship in the future because they 'massively' under-estimate how long they will live, a new survey says.
  • 28 Apr 2008Supermarkets confirm OFT probeMajor supermarket chains have confirmed that they had received visits from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), which is said to be investigating allegations of price fixing.
  • 28 Apr 2008Anticipation growing over Freesat launchSpeculation is growing about the imminent launch of Freesat, the free-to-air satellite service jointly provided by the BBC and ITV.
  • 26 Apr 2008One in 10 would keep cash under the mattressThe number of people who think the best place to keep their money is under their mattress has nearly trebled during the past year, figures showed today.
  • 26 Apr 2008Bid to restrict junk food ads blockedA bid to tackle growing obesity by tougher controls on advertising junk food to children has been blocked by Tory backbench critics in the Commons.
  • 25 Apr 2008New cars and hot deals, 25 April 2008For your weekly fix of car news and reviews, sign up to our NEW Which? Car email. We'll drop you a line every Friday with what's hot in the world of motoring - and some very tempting deals, too…
  • 25 Apr 2008New all-in-one printer from KodakKodak has announced the latest addition to its family of inkjet printers – the ESP5. 
 
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