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Proposed solar panel subsidy cuts 'threaten tens of thousands of jobs'

4th September 2015  | Latest News Management

Government plans to slash subsidies for solar panels on homes could cost more than 20,000 jobs, green campaigners have claimed.Ministers have announced proposals to cut the amount paid for domestic solar arrays from 12.47p per kilowatt hour to 1.63p for new systems from January 2016 - a fall of 87%.The plans could mean almost a million renewable installations will be prevented from going ahead over the next five years, according…

Economist recommends 'better use of current housing stock' to aid sales recovery

4th September 2015  | Finance Latest News

The housing market is "dysfunctional" and its deep-seated problems will not be solved just by building more homes, the Council of Mortgage Lenders' (CML) chief economist has said.Bob Pannell advised that a range of "deep-seated and inter-related" problems in the housing market were holding back a recovery in property sales.He said: "We now have a dysfunctional housing market, beset by long-term structural problems that are difficult to address."Mr Pannell said…

One million could have homes repossessed over mortgage 'financial black hole'

4th September 2015  | Finance Latest News

Nearly one million people could have their homes repossessed because they have no plan to pay off their interest-only mortgages, Citizens Advice has warned.The charity said "time is running out" for an estimated 934,000 homeowners after research found they had made no arrangements to pay off their debt when their mortgage term ends.They would be forced to sell their properties or could risk having their homes repossessed unless they find…

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60 per cent of businesses risk attack with end-of-support devices

Organisations are placing themselves at higher risk of security breaches by continuing to use end-of-support devices on their networks. Approximately 60 per cent of businesses have end-of-support devices, which cannot be fixed or updated in the event…

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5 expert fraud prevention tips from Frank Abagnale

Frank Abagnale, fraud expert and respected authority on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents, gives Business Reporter his most important measures for keeping your identity safe. 1. Use a security micro-cut shredder Shredding your personal documents and important information is…