Energy giants sit on £1.2 billion a year belonging to customers in credit because of estimated bills. And they make more than £12 million annual interest from people who pay by direct debit.
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Margaret Thatcher is as helpful to business in death as she was in life.
Set in 440 acres of Oxfordshire countryside and built around a striking 18th-century manor sits the Heythrop Park estate. It hardly screams “We’re all in it together”.
‘We should try to eliminate things that unnecessarily piss people off’
The week in quotes
MPs claimed a record £98.1 million on expenses last year. The inflation-busting 10 percent rise added £9 million to the expenses bill.
The week in quotes
The TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA), or the military wing of the Daily Mail as it should be known, is pushing for jobseekers to do 30 hours of unpaid work a week, or lose their benefits.
The Walkie Talkie building’s concave structure focused the sun into a 50 centigrade solar “death ray” in central London last week. It melted the inside of a car—tragically a sports Jaguar. It happened due to cost cutting during construction. Architect Rafael Vinoly has form.
Warship HMS Brilliant torpedoed whales in Margaret Thatcher’s 1982 war over the Falklands.
Troublemaker’s favourite top cop Sir Norman Bettison just can’t stay away.
Vince Cable’s business department is finding new ways to flog arms around the world.
The Sri Lankan army bathed the Jaffna region in blood as it overran the separatist Tamil Tigers in 2009. Its problem now is what to do with the vast territory it forcibly cleared. So the army has decided to fill it with tourists.
Former chief fundraiser for Tony Blair
A graduate has told of his “humiliation” after being forced to dance during a job interview at
Navy used warship and helicopter to kill whales
Troublemaker looks at an unhappy Royal Mail boss, Starbucks separation, students, holographic receptionists and Jamie Oliver
Tony Blair's efforts to become even richer, and set up a political dynasty. Jack Straw's son and his dodgy support. Dodgy royal goings on.
The August lull has always been traumatic for Britain’s political establishment.