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Veggie box company wants £50 a day after bad review

Have you heard of Kelly's Vegies? If you have, you may have given them a wide berth, thanks to the crappy spelling of 'veggies'. However, it looks like there's a whole other reason to avoid them, as one customer was hit with a number of charges after giving the company a negative review. According to…

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River Island jobs on the go!

River Island jobs on the go!

Jobs time again on Bitterwallet! Yes indeed, we're looking at getting the out-of-work, very much into god-I-hate-having-to-work-all-the-time-but -wages-pay-for-the-booze-so-I-can-forget. This time, we're looking at River Island who have LOADS of roles going. Of course, they'll be taking on staff for Christmas, but they seem to have all manner of jobs going, should you be looking for…

Takeover to see a world of very average beer combining

Anheuser-Busch InBev, who happen to be the largest brewer in the world, are looking to do a takeover of SABMiller, which means, between them, they'll make around a third of the world's beer. Together, they'd have a market value of roughly $275 billion, and they'll make a killing in the growth markets of Latin America and…

Government to change strike law reforms

Striking is a touchy subject among many, but here at Bitterwallet, we tend to side with workers, rather than chief executives and MPs. Now, there's news that the government are drawing up new legislation which is designed to make it harder for workers to go on strike. This means, there's going to be a lot…

Directors bonuses must now be justified

Are you one of those people on the internet who likes hitting out at 'fat cats'? Like griping about those who make loads of money because you  can't stop mentioning your socialist leanings down the pub, much to the mild irritation of your pals? Well, get this - all companies (so, not just banks) will…

Lloyds want you to ditch your free current account  - and pay £60

Vantage account holders at Lloyds are being persuaded to get rid of their free current account and replace it with another current account which could charge up to £60 a year. WHAT A GREAT DEAL! The ‘incentive’ is rather dubious, too –basically if you don’t quit your Vantage account and take the new ‘Club Lloyds’…

DEATHWATCH: Tie Rack hangs up its hat. (And ties. And scarves.)

When was the last time you said to yourself: ‘Hmm, I really need to buy a tie. I think I’ll go to TIE RACK?’ Well it seems nobody has done that since 1985, so it’s time for the station concession to pack up its mid-priced umbrellas and go home. Sadly, its repeated losses – and…

Now even COINS have to be sexy

Before the whole Jane Austen banknote debacle, nobody really considered pictures on money as being a contentious issue involving rape/bomb threats. ‘Bonneted slaaaaaag!’ cried little trolls who can’t read. ‘What’s she done apart from writing hugely influential comic social satire? I’m gunna send her a threatenin' tweet as soon as my mum goes to Asda!’…

The idiot's guide to Quantitative Easing

Do you remember when you were a child and you thought the money that came out of cashpoints was just free money? And that your parents were obviously mean spiteful individuals who refused to buy you The Best Toy Ever just because they could? Phrases like “money doesn’t grow on trees” and “you can’t just…

Cheques are bouncing back, and other terrible puns

The cheque is dead! Long live the cheque! That's right folks, those slips of monetary paper that you have to fill in yourself are going anywhere, despite the fact we were told they were definitely going to wither and die. The glamorous sounding Payments Council have decided to scrap their plans to phase out cheques…

Durham Tees Valley Airport to charge you simply for walking through the door

If you're planning on flying from Durham Tees Valley Airport, you'll love this. Soon, you'll have to pay a fee just to get through the doors. That's right! From November, adults will be charged £6 and children £2. Owner Peel Airports reckon that this fee is a way of safeguarding the future of the airport,…

Newspapers promote no-win-no-fee benefit fraudster

And so to the letters page of yesterday's Evening Telegraph, a local newpaper for Dundee: An organisation called the Benefits Information Service quoting figures concerning allowances and receiving promotion in a local newspaper - that sounds like a government-run scheme, doesn't it? And it's not the first time the Daily Telegraph has published letters from…

The Black Horse will trample your complaints under its iron hoof

Are you a Lloyds TSB Black Horse Finance customer who has found reason to complain to the company at some point in the past? You are? Didn't go well did it? We know that for a fact now, because it's been shown that their the Horse is the top dog when it comes to wrongly…

Those undated 20p pieces - how many are REALLY in circulation?

Barely two weeks ago, we updated you on the undated 20p piece situation and laid out your options if you'd found one amongst your pocket shrapnel. Our advice? We suggested you keep hold of them for now. Given all the evidence, there were possibly far fewer coins in circulation than numbers estimated by The Royal…

The 20p coin that could bag you a cool £50

Quick everyone! Turn out your pockets! If you've got a 20p coin that has no date on either the front or back, you could be quids-in to the tune of £50. The coins in question are the new design 20p pieces that were introduced last year with the date stamped on the heads side instead…