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Shortage of homes keeping prices high, says Nationwide

The shortage of homes coming on to the market is helping to keep house prices high, the Nationwide has reported.The building society said that prices increased by 0.3% in July, the second month running there has been a rise.Nationwide said the increase appeared to be at odds with recent …

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British American Tobacco investigated by Serious Fraud Office

UK tobacco firm British American Tobacco (BAT) says it is under official investigation by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) over allegations it paid bribes in East Africa.The allegations were first made in a BBC Panorama programme in 2015.BAT said that it had been investigating the claims through external legal …

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Researchers say UK law should be tougher on high heels

Researchers from the University of Aberdeen say the devolved nations of the UK should be more specific in legislation on high heels.They examined research into the physical damage and injury that can be caused, as well as the social and cultural aspects surrounding the wearing of high heels. Source: …

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British Gas to put up electricity bills by 12.5%

More than three million British Gas customers will see their electricity bills go up by 12.5% from 15 September. Energy giant Centrica confirmed the end of its long-standing price freeze after it mistakenly published an incomplete statement about the price hike on its website on Monday. It said gas …

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