Weak pound to put petrol and supermarket prices up

The Brexit is playing havoc with the pound, and thanks to it currently being so weak, we could see prices going up on essentials, like petrol and everything at the supermarket. Retail analysts have said that supermarket are likely to go up if things carry on like this. They've said that around 40% of food…

The price of milk is going up

The price of milk is important - it's the one thing celebrities are asked about, to see if they're out of touch or not. Well, the price of milk is going up, as checkout prices of a pint has gone up by 75%. There's been something of a price war on milk among retailers, with…

Morrisons treat their suppliers 'worst'

Morrisons supermarkets have the worst record when it comes to mistreating their suppliers. This is according to The Times, who quoted the industry watchdog. As a result, Morrisons saw their shares dropping in price (presumably hit by the Brexit vote also). Morrisons' share price dropped by 4.54%. The supermarket was found to have breached the…

Taxman doesn't want you asking about Brexit

More Brexit news (sorry, it really isn't going away any time soon), and this time, to HMRC. They've had to put a message on their answering service in a bid to deter everyone from ringing them up about about the result of the EU Referendum. If you call the tax office, you'll be told: "There…

Microsoft successfully sued over Windows 10 update

There's been a lot of fuss over Windows 10. Reviews have been largely good, but many people have been annoyed by Microsoft's insistence that users download it. Some people feel like they were 'tricked' into using it. Of course, there are ways of stopping the automatic Windows 10 update, and you can see how to…

Ignore “posts can become public tomorrow” Facebook nonsense

Every so often, something goes around Facebook that gets everyone concerned about the privacy of their account. Of course, the simple act of having a Facebook account means that your details, messages, and everything else, isn't exactly private, but that's not what we're talking about here. You'll see messages saying that your Facebook posts (among…

UK market still all over the place after EU Ref

The Brexit aftermath still rumbles on, with the UK being stripped of its AAA rating, business sectors seeing their share value dropping through the floor, and even at one point, trading in Barclays and RBS shares got suspended. Barclays dropped 10.3% and RBS plunged by 15%, which triggered automatic circuit breakers on the London Stock…

Regulator to probe audit of BHS

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) are going to be investigated by the accountancy regulator, over their audit of doomed retailer BHS. The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) have said that the probe is looking at the year ending 30th August 2014, which just so happens to be the period when BHS was still owned by Sir Philip Green. PwC…

Post Offices feel rush on Irish passports

The Brexit could have a big impact in Northern Ireland, what with it being the only part of the United Kingdom (doesn't feel particularly united this week, but there you go) that touches a bit of the EU. Some people's back gardens are in the UK, but lead out into the EU. People are worried…

Is the best loan actually a credit card?

Obviously there's a difference between loans and cards. You know what they are. However, there's a card out from MBNA which is pretty much a combination of the two. As of today, you're going to be able to take out a 5-year loan (of up to £10,000) at 4.9% interest, with the money being paid…

£3 smartphone to be released

It is being billed at the cheapest smartphone in the world, and at £3, you'd be hard pressed to find a cheaper one unless you're a pickpocket. The phone is going to start shipping this week, and at its core, is an attempt to connect poorer places in India. The phone is called the Freedom…

Google to make own branded phones

Google have done rather nicely with their Android software, with the majority of the world's phones using their operating system. Now, the tech giant are taking on Apple and Samsung with a range of their own-branded smartphones. Google have just created a division create their own hardware and work with partners. Of course, Google already…

Should you keep paying into your pension, post Brexit?

A lot of people are very jumpy about the state of their pensions as the markets fluctuate after the EU Referendum vote. Should you draw all your pension out and make sure you can look after your money? As the value of pensions slide, will they stay like that? Are low interest rates going to…

Spam cocktail anyone?

Cocktail drinkers may well enjoy an Old Fashioned, an espresso Martini, or something that comes in a glass that's on fire. However, you may be wishing that processed meat could somehow get involved. You could, of course, pour some vodka in your Bovril and stir it with a sausage, if that's your thing. Or, you…

Post Brexit, the pound continues to wobble

The pound is still having a rough time in the fallout of the Brexit vote, dropping against the US dollar. After Friday's result in the EU Referendum, it saw a spectacular crash, then climbed a bit, and has been wobbling ever since. It has dropped by more than 2% on top of the 10% plunge…