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Broadband users are being charged huge cancellation fees when they try to switch provider, Citizens Advice says © PA
Thomas Cook said it has been encouraged by summer trading in the UK, with 85% of its holidays sold © Geoffrey Swaine - Rex
The introduction of a 50p minimum unit price on alcohol would target heavy drinkers and have little impact on low-risk ones, experts said © PA
Rolls-Royce said it expects an improved performance over the rest of this year © PA
  • Rolls-Royce targets profit revival

    Rolls-Royce has promised a significant improvement in its performance after "growing pains" caused half-year profits to drop by a fifth.

Profits at British Gas fell 26% to £265 million as earnings were dented by mild weather © PA
  • British Gas profits plunge 26%

    British Gas profits fell by a quarter in the first half of the year, owner Centrica reported today as it came under renewed pressure over household bills.

The Conservatives and Labour have been arguing over tax policy © PA
Some 31% of adults living with children under the age of 18 said they have squeezed into a smaller room to give their offspring more space © PA
Reckless bankers could have bonuses clawed back under a new Bank of England policy © PA
  • Reckless bankers face bonus losses

    The Bank of England's plans to claw back rule-breaking bankers' bonuses up to seven years after they are awarded are a good idea in principle, the boss of Barclays has said.

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