Rail fare rise biggest for five years

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Image copyright Getty Images Train fares in Britain will go up by an average of 3.4% from 2 January. The increase, the biggest since 2013, covers regulated fares, which includes season tickets, and unregulated fares, such as off-peak leisure tickets. The Rail Delivery Group admitted it was a “significant” rise, but said that more than [...]

How much of your salary is spent on rent?

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Tenants typically spend more than a quarter of their monthly salary before tax on rent, official figures show, but there are wide regional variations. They paid an average of 27% of their gross salary to their landlord in England in 2016, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) data shows. The picture varies across the country. [...]

Dragons Den businessmen sell Red Letter Days

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Theo Paphitis (left) and Peter Jones (right) bought Red Letter Days out of administration in 2005 TV businessmen Peter Jones and Theo Paphitis have sold the gift experience company Red Letter Days, which they saved from collapse, to rival SmartBox. Both companies sell balloon flights, spa breaks and other [...]