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2017

Cash Isa deals of the week

Discover the best cash Isa deals currently available with the Which? Money roundup. Each year, you can deposit your savings into a cash or stocks and shares Isa, or both. The overall limit for the 2016-17 tax year for both cash and stocks and shares Isas is £15,240. Here, we take a look at some...

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Airlines ordered to compensate delayed passengers

Five airlines that fly into Europe have been told they must pay compensation to passengers for delays. American, Emirates, Etihad, Singapore and Turkish Airlines will have to obey European laws or face court action. All had told the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) that they did not pay compensation when delays on their services led to passengers missed...

Heavier lorries likely to increase number of potholes

The number of potholes is likely to surge in line with an increase in heavier lorries on the road, councils have warned. The Local Government Association (LGA) highlighted that heavier vehicles exert more pressure on road surfaces, increasing the rate of crumbling and leading to faster formation of potholes. Latest Department for Transport (DfT) figures show...

Failing food hygiene at top-rated UK hotels

There may be five-star facilities and a restaurant feted with awards, but a Which? Travel investigation has found that some luxury hotels have failed their food hygiene inspection. Worse still, the scores are being kept a secret. In total, 652 UK hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses have poor food hygiene ratings, indicating that improvement is necessary,...

Bosch and Neff gas hobs pose explosion risk

Thousands of Bosch and Neff gas hobs urgently need repairing as they could be vulnerable to leaks or explosions. Bosch says that owners of some of its built-in gas hobs should stop using them immediately, as damage to gas connectors could cause an uncontrolled gas leak in certain circumstances and – in very rare cases –...

Three common Amazon issues and how to avoid them

Feedback from Which? members has identified three common problems people encounter when using Amazon.  Amazon has tried to make the process of online shopping as streamlined as possible. One-click ordering, a huge catalogue of products and Amazon Prime have made the online giant one of the most successful retailers of all time. Amazon has even enjoyed...

Is your state pension forecast inaccurate?

Millions of people may have received inaccurate forecasts from the government’s online state pension calculator, according to a new investigation.  The Sunday Times reports that those with defined-benefit workplace pensions may have had the value of their contracted-out state pensions calculated using the wrong rates. Find out more: state pension video guide – the new...

How first-time buyers can save thousands with a 90% mortgage

It’s well known that the bigger your deposit, the better the mortgage deal you’ll get. But new Which? research can reveal that striving to hand over a 10% deposit and secure a 90% mortgage deal can save first-time buyers as much as £2,500 on a two-year fixed-rate deal. On 16 February 2017, we used Moneyfacts data to...