MSE News

September

Energy duo defy call to end doorstep sales

Eon and Scottish Power are pressing ahead with doorstep energy sales, despite rivals suspending the controversial practice

14 September 2011

London bus and tube fares to rise 7%

Fares on London's Tubes, buses, London Overground, Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and trams will jump in January

14 September 2011

Energy price hikes help inflation climb

The rate of inflation continued to rise last month, as utility bill hikes hit a two-year high and clothing costs soared

13 September 2011

Ofcom bans landline and broadband rollover contract tie-ins

Landline and broadband rollover contracts, which lock consumers into a new deal on expiry, are to be banned from December

13 September 2011

Ryanair 'sticks two fingers up at passengers' with new card fees

Ryanair will make it even harder for passengers to avoid fees by only waiving the £12 return charge for those with the airline's plastic

13 September 2011

Government moves towards new monthly benefit system

Many benefits are to be paid less frequently, in a move ministers say will better prepare jobless claimants for work

13 September 2011

ICB report recommends banks separate retail and investment arms to avert future crises

The report states UK banks should ring-fence money deposited by the public from 'casino' operations

12 September 2011

UK texts cost more than EU roaming caps

It can cost more to send a text to someone a few metres away in the UK than over hundreds of miles when in Europe

12 September 2011

'Delay iPhone purchase' ahead of iPhone 5 launch

iPhone buyers have been urged to wait before buying a new handset as prices could drop, while a new model is also due

12 September 2011

Pension age rise brought forward

The Government is to bring forward an increase in the state pension age to 67, says the pensions minister

12 September 2011

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