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Doorstep lending crackdown to save vulnerable from debt

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Financial Conduct Authority to take action after schemes continue to flourish despite cap on payday loansMeasures to clamp down on doorstep lending and rent-to-own schemes are expected to be unveiled this week following concerns that they are fuelling problem debt.The action comes after warnings that vulnerable people are at risk from the schemes, which have continued to flourish after a cap was placed on payday loans, popularised by lenders such as

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Skripal case: Salisbury tries to return to business as usual

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The Maltings, the city’s main shopping area, has only just reopened after three monthsWithout much fuss or fanfare, but, happily, plenty of shoppers, Salisbury quietly reopened its central shopping centre on Saturday, almost three months after it became the site of an international incident.The Maltings, which connects the coach park to the city centre, has been off-limits to the public and shielded by safety cordons and tents since the former spy Sergei

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China is taking digital control of its people to unprecedented and chilling lengths | John Naughton

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The Chinese government’s unsettling new system will see citizens rated by ‘good deeds’Watching Donald Trump trying to deal with China is like watching a clown dancing in front of an elephant. The US president’s entire approach is transactional – the methodology he employed in his allegedly successful career as a property developer. It’s all sticks and carrots, bluff and counter-bluff, aggressive bluster followed by rapid retreats.Sometimes, it appears to

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Richer Sounds boss launches crusade to expose tax avoiders

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Julian Richer bankrolls new watchdog and backs ‘naming and shaming’A wealthy former Tory party donor is to fund a new independent tax watchdog that will pore over the opaque finances of multinational companies and individuals to expose tax avoidance. Julian Richer, who founded the hi-fi and TV specialist Richer Sounds, is bankrolling the non-profit venture Taxwatch after growing angry at the UK’s increasingly “broken” tax system.“I’m outraged by the

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M&S boss turns to hi-fi entrepreneur to amp up profits

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High-street chain turns to Richer Sounds founder for new ideasWhen they meet it is discreetly, in a small windowless room at the back of a Mayfair cafe in London. But it’s not a clandestine affair. The men, Richer Sounds founder Julian Richer and Marks & Spencer boss Steve Rowe, are debating ways to reinvigorate M&S, which, in a dramatic admission, said last week that it had become “too corporate” and lost touch with its shoppers.“I wanted us to

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Two years after the Brexit vote, Project Fear may be coming true

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Mark Carney’s recent warning about a Leave-affected economy is being ignored. That is unfortunate, because it’s importantOne of the features of the Brexit vote is that it shows economics doesn’t matter very much. At least not to the 52% who voted to leave the European Union, and who the pollsters tell us still largely feel as they did on 23 June 2016.That seems strange when the debate about Scottish independence focused for much of the time on the

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RBS’s profits offer the boss some shelter from shareholders

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Ross McEwan faces some hard questions at the bank’s AGM this week. At least he has some good news to fall back onIt is unlikely Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Ross McEwan expected the positive results announced in April to quell anger among a significant body of his shareholders.That anger is anticipated to become clear on Wednesday at the company’s annual meeting in Edinburgh, when a vote is expected on setting up a new shareholder committee that

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Tory Brexit teeters on the brink – cartoon

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