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Loneliness ‘epidemic’ costing employers billions per year

An “epidemic” of loneliness could be costing employers billions of pounds a year, a new report warns.

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Prime Minister Theresa May

May to meet Peugeot boss over Vauxhall plan

The Prime Minister is set to meet the chief executive of the PSA Group to discuss Peugeot’s proposals to buy General Motors’ European operation, including Vauxhall.

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Juliette Healey pictured at West One Wellington Street, Leeds....25th April 2013.Picture by Simon Hulme

MPC faces a difficult balancing act as the uncertainty lingers

What should we make of the prospects for the UK economy just over a month into what promises to be another eventful year?

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The new 5 notes

Sorry vegans, the £5 polymer note is here to stay

The Bank of England has said that it will keep the £5 polymer note in circulation and issue a new £10 polymer note as planned, despite concerns from activists over traces of animal fats.

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The Co-operative Bank in Islington, London. The board of the Co-operative Bank has hoisted a for sale sign over the troubled lender as concerns mount over its capital position. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday February 13, 2017. The bank, which has four million customers, said that its ability to meet longer term UK bank regulatory capital requirements has been hampered by low interest rates and higher than anticipated transformation and "conduct remediation" costs.  Photo:  Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire

‘For Sale’ sign hoisted over Co-op Bank

THE board of the Co-operative Bank has hoisted a “For Sale” sign over the lender as concerns mount over its capital position.

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The Government has proposed reforms to housing policy this week.

YP Letters: Political decisions created our housing crisis

From: Bob Swallow, Townhead Avenue, Settle.

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File photo of lit ring on a gas hob, as Ofgem set a temporary price cap to protect over four million households who prepay for their energy. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday February 7, 2017. The energy regulator said the move, which comes into effect from April, would save typical prepayment customers around �80 a year, with many seeing a reduction in their gas bill of around 10-15%. Photo : Yui Mok/PA Wire

Energy regulator sets temporary price cap for prepaying customers

Ofgem has set a temporary price cap to protect over four million households who prepay for their energy.

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The Bank of England must do more to protect small businesses, argues Greg Wright.

Greg Wright: Bank misconduct drains lifeblood of small business

THEIR misconduct has ruined marriages, pushed victims to the brink of suicide and thrown a gigantic spanner in the fragile workings of the British economy.

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David Duffy the CEO for Yorkshire Bank, pictured at their offices at Briggate, Leeds..14th December 2015 Picture by Simon Hulme

UPDATED: Yorkshire Bank owner on track to hit financial targets

LENDER CYBG, which is the owner of Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks, reported a “solid” start to the financial year and said it was making good progress with its efficiency programme.

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Donald Trump and Theresa May meet at the White House last Friday.

Tom Richmond: Why May is right to stand hand in hand with Trump

THERESA May was in a no-win position when she became the first foreign leader to hold hands with the newly-inaugurated Donald Trump at the White House.

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Frank Samolis, co-chair of international trade at law firm Squire Patton Boggs,

Northern Powerhouse could help UK become ‘Singapore on steroids’, says US trade lawyer

A LEADING US trade lawyer has said that the North of England can help to turn the UK into “Singapore on steroids”, by making sure its voice is heard in the US.

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The restoration of the Stationmaster's House at Ribblehead on the Settle to Carlisle Railway.
Pictured the refurbished Stationmaster's House, with the Ribblehead Viaduct in the background.
Picture by Gerard Binks

Contractors join builder’s station cottage protest

Police attended a protest in an idyllic beauty spot in Yorkshire today where a builder has barricaded himself inside a cottage over an alleged pay dispute.

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Yorkshire Bank is under fire for closing local branches.

YP Letters: Banking on internet is bad for health and wealth

From: Don Webb, Rothwell.

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New HQ:  Job Centre Plus on Park Place, Leeds.

Main Leeds jobcentre closes as four teams merge into two

Two Leeds jobcentres - and four separate teams - are being merged as part of a major shake-up of services announced by the Government today (Thursday).

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Yorkshire Bnak has been criticsed for shutting local branches.

YP Letters: Banking on the wrong side of the Yorkshire border

From: Chris Gaunt, Hebden Bridge.

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YP Comment: True value of responsible lending

YP Comment: True value of responsible lending

EVEN though record low interest rates mean that it has never been cheaper to borrow money, personal indebtedness is still endemic with the vulnerable and gullible at the mercy of the more unscrupulous lenders.

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Andrew Bailey Picture Tony Johnson

UK lacks ‘adequate’ resolution system for SMEs with complaints about banks, says FCA’s chief executive

BRITAIN lacks an “adequate” complaint resolution mechanism for small firms who believe they have been mistreated by the banks, according to Andrew Bailey, the chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority.

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A new political order is taking root in the US with the meteoric rise of outsiders such as Donald Trump

Trump and Brexit offer investment opportunities

THE RISE of political uncertainty globally has been largely attributed to inequality. Several countries have been transformed by populism in the last 12 months. Whether it is in the US with the meteoric rise of outsiders such as Donald Trump, or the UK with the Brexit vote, a new political order is taking root.

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frustration: Long queues of people waiting for buses in London following this weeks uses Tube strike. (PA).

Uk strikes and why we aren’t seeing a repeat of the ‘Winter of discontent’

The recent spate of strikes has raised fears that we are seeing a return to the bad old days of widespread industrial unrest. But is this really the case? Chris Bond reports.

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Huge rise in job vacancies in Hull

Huge rise in job vacancies in Hull

It's already the Capital of Culture - and now Hull has been named as a mecca for jobseekers too.

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