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Port Talbot steelworkers' pension help 'grossly inadequate'

Action to protect steelworkers’ pensions has been “grossly inadequate”, a committee of MPs has said. The regulator the Financial Conduct Authority has been investigating 17 companies after Tata employees said they got bad advice about moving from the British Steel Pension Scheme.Works and pensions select committee chairman Frank Field …

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Mobile phone and broadband services need 'radical improvement'

The head of the National Infrastructure Commission has called for urgent action to tackle poor mobile phone coverage. Lord Adonis has written to the telecoms regulator Ofcom urging it to take action to deal with the issue. It follows a report that one million homes have poor broadband and …

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Bitcoin trading starts on the huge CME exchange

Bitcoin has moved another step towards mainstream investing with the start of trading on the huge Chicago Mercantile Exchange financial futures market.It comes as the value of the digital currency approached $20,000 on Sunday, before drifting below $19,000.Last week, Chicago’s CBOE exchange began Bitcoin futures trading – bets on …

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IPPR proposes creation of ‘shared market’ for UK and EU

A think tank is proposing a post-Brexit trading deal based on the UK and the EU sharing each other’s markets.It would see the UK and EU continuing the regulatory alignment that exists today, and the formation of a new customs union similar to the existing one, the centre-left IPPR …

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Ryanair pilots in Ireland suspend strike plans

Ryanair pilots have suspended a pre-Christmas one-day strike, union bosses have announced.The Impact union, which represents Irish-based pilots, has agreed to meet Ryanair’s management on Tuesday ahead of the planned action on Wednesday.It follows Ryanair’s decision on Friday to recognise unions, in a bid to avert strikes across its …

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi takes $450m on opening weekend

The latest Star Wars film generated more than $450m (£337m) in global ticket sales on its opening weekend.The total for The Last Jedi includes $220m (£165m) from box offices in the US and Canada, placing the film second in the all-time list for North America.It trails behind the 2015 …

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Make and bake

For people who celebrate Christmas, the catering, the entertaining and present-buying can prove costly, unless you plan wisely. Bargain hunters have picked up their gifts earlier in the year as well as on the discount days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday last month. But for those of us …

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