Company directors could be fined up to £500,000 if their business is behind nuisance phone calls, under government moves to clamp down on the problem.The law is to be changed in Spring 2017 to make directors personally liable for breaches of regulations. At the moment only firms can be fined for ignoring rules on cold calling, but many declare bankruptcy – only to open up again under a different name. Consumer group Which? said it was a ‘massive victory’. Housing
Homeowners are paying up to £600,000 over the odds to live in the UK’s most popular market towns, according to the Daily Mail.
Homes in the picturesque villages can come at a premium of up to 160 per cent to the average house price in their county, research has revealed. The houses in almost one in five British market towns are at least £100,000 more expensive than the average property in their county.Figures from Lloyds Bank show that the price of a market town property has risen by an eye-watering £546 a month for the past decade. Pensions
Scaling back final salary pension payouts to savers could be an option to help firms at risk of going bust, an influential industry body has suggested.