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Day: April 8, 2019

Is your credit score important
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Is your credit score important

    A credit score may not be the first thing that pops into many consumers minds when they are considering their financial future. For some people, it may not even be something they have ever looked into. Credit scores, however, can have a major impact on the prospect of borrowing to buy big-ticket items such as a car or a house. They may also matter for areas such as employment possibilities, as well as obtaining consumer goods such as a mobile phone. With that in mind, here’s why now could be the right time for all consumers to take a closer look at their credit score. What is a credit score? A credit score provides a snapshot of an individual’s risk level from the perspective of a lender. It focuses on past borrowings and whether a consumer represents a good credi...
PM clings on to hope of compromise deal as Brexit looms
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PM clings on to hope of compromise deal as Brexit looms

    Theresa May has said she agrees with the Labour Party on certain aspects of Brexit, but time is running out for the prime minister to reach a compromise deal ahead of a summit with European leaders this week. Mrs May has angered Tories by holding talks with Jeremy Corbyn, with Brexiteers including Boris Johnson concerned she will accept a customs union as the price for a deal with the leader of the Opposition. Mrs May has told European Union leaders she wants a delay to Brexit until 30 June at the latest, with the possibility of an early exit if she can get a deal through parliament. But Brussels is expected to demand a clear strategy from Mrs May at a meeting of EU leaders on Wednesday and could insist on a longer delay which would require the UK to participate in...
Alert service for food allergy sufferers launched
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Alert service for food allergy sufferers launched

    Scotland’s food watchdog has launched a new alert service for food allergy sufferers. Food Standards Scotland (FSS) wants people to sign up to the free scheme which will send out real time text alerts or an email if an issue is found with missing or incorrect food labelling regarding allergens. Users will be given the option to receive specific alerts about issues involving any of the 14 major allergens which are required to be mentioned on packaging when used as ingredients in food or drink in the UK, including peanuts, sesame seeds, gluten, milk, eggs and fish. FSS said there were 86 allergy alerts for food and drink products in Scotland in the year from April 1, 2018. Head of the FSS Scottish Food Crime and Incidents Unit, Ron McNaughton, said: Food allergies c...
Jaguar begins Brexit shutdown
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Jaguar begins Brexit shutdown

    Jaguar Land Rover has begun its week-long factory shutdown as part of its plans for Brexit, on the day the company posted lower sales in Europe and China. JLR’s four main manufacturing sites in the UK at Castle Bromwich, Solihull and Wolverhampton in the West Midlands, and Halewood in Merseyside, which employ 18,500 people, are closed from Monday until Friday. The production shutdown at Britain’s biggest carmaker is in addition to its usual Easter closure, which runs from next week until 30 April. The extension was agreed with staff in January to prepare for potential Brexit disruption, when the UK’s scheduled departure date from the EU was 29 March. Theresa May is locked in talks with Labour to come up with a plan she can take to an emergency European council sum...