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Falling fuel prices help boost pre-Christmas spending power
The rate of inflation has fallen to its lowest level since March last year - boosting consumer spending power for struggling retailers in the run-up to Christmas.
Regulator acts on £4bn loyalty penalty 'rip off' affecting millions
A series of reforms are being promised to tackle a "£4bn loyalty penalty" facing millions of mobile, broadband, home insurance, mortgage and savings customers.
GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer agree £10bn healthcare merger
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is to merge its consumer healthcare unit with that of rival Pfizer, to create a new market leader with almost £10bn in annual sales.
Santander fined £32m for keeping dead customers' money meant for beneficiaries
Santander has been fined more than £30m for "serious failings" in processing the accounts of dead customers, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) says.
Banks warn on UK tax rate burden as threat of 'no-deal' Brexit looms
The banking sector has demanded a "rethink" of tax policies, saying it is "important to consider the UK's competitiveness" as the government steps up its preparations for a possible no-deal Brexit.
Post-Brexit immigration: An end to EU free movement and no cap on high-skilled jobs
Home Secretary Sajid Javid will outline plans to meet "the clear instruction to get control over our borders" when he reveals a new post-Brexit immigration system.
Business groups 'watching in horror' as they plead with MPs to stop no-deal Brexit
Five leading business groups have joined forces to urge politicians to prevent a no-deal Brexit as firms "reach the point of no return" ahead of the UK's departure from the EU on 29 March.
Bank of England needs 'cost-conscious culture', says spending watchdog
The Bank of England (BoE) must "embrace a more cost-conscious culture" if it is to meet obligations to rein in poor spending practices, according to the National Audit Office (NAO).
Banks could be banned from charging high fees for unarranged overdrafts
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is planning new rules to bring down the cost of many overdraft fees, which raked in over £2.4bn for banks last year alone.
Ofgem takes on network firms with plans to cut bills
Ofgem said it was "driving a harder bargain" with energy network companies as it set out plans to cut returns paid to investors which it said could help save consumers £45 a year.