Articles by Reese

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption What would you do with £10,000? The government should give £10,000 to every citizen under 55, a report suggests. The Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) said it could pave the way to everyone getting a basic state…

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Image copyright Airbus Airbus has written off another €1.3bn (£1.2bn) on its troubled A400M military transport plane, bringing total losses on the project to more than €8bn. The A400M has had setbacks over the years, most seriously a crash during a test flight in Spain in 2015 which led to…

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Image copyright Standard Life Aberdeen Lloyds Banking Group and Scottish Widows have ended a £100bn asset management contract with recently-merged Standard Life Aberdeen. They said last year’s merger between Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management created competition issues. Keith Skeoch and Martin Gilbert, chief executives of Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA),…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The target is for children to have about 30 hours per week in paid-for nursery provision The public spending watchdog has questioned plans to fund increased nursery provision in Scotland. Audit Scotland said in a report there was a “significant risk” councils would not…

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Image copyright Getty Images Girls start spending more than boys as they enter their teens and discover more expensive shampoo and make-up. At the ages of seven to nine, weekly spending is higher among boys (£8.50) than girls (£7.50), the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. Girls’ spending then overtakes…

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Image copyright LFB Image caption The damage caused to a seventh floor flat in Shepherd’s Bush, London Faulty household appliances – primarily washing machines and tumble dryers – account for 60 house fires a week in the UK, consumer group Which? has said. It said the number of fires has…

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Image copyright Getty Images Another major financial mis-selling scandal is “already erupting” according to a report by MPs into British Steel’s pension scheme. Members were exploited by “vulture” financial advisors and “apparently neglected” by government, Tata Steel and regulators, said the Work and Pensions Select Committee. The UK government has…

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Image caption Tara Westover secretly bought the textbooks that she needed to pass tests for university There can’t be many people with a doctorate from the University of Cambridge who never got a single school-age qualification. But Tara Westover’s story is more like something from another era, than a tale…

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