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Historical Budgets serve as warning to Philip Hammond
As he prepares for Wednesday's Budget, Philip Hammond is looking to avoid a major mis-step. Many recent Budgets have proved unexpectedly unpopular or had unintended consequences.
Business organisations reveal their Autumn Budget wishlist  Manchester Evening News
From Housing to Retail: What Companies Want From the UK Budget  Bloomberg  
Fresh call for crackdown on gig economy
Firms in the "gig economy" are exploiting loopholes in employment law leaving workers worse off, say MPs. Minicab drivers and delivery riders face an "unacceptable burden" of having to prove they are "workers" not self-employed, two Commons committees ...
MPs propose law to crackdown on 'gig economy' loopholes  Financial Times
Fines for firms that cheat on status of gig workers  The Times
Black Friday discounts often 'not so special', shoppers warned
Bargain hunters hoping to find unbeatable discounts during this year's Black Friday shopping frenzy are warned the deals are often no different to other times during the year.
Majority of last year's Black Friday deals on technology and home goods ...  The Sun
Value of Black Friday deals called into question by new study  Yorkshire Post
Christmas spending expected to fall for first time since 2012, Visa says
Christmas spending across the UK is expected to fall for the first time since 2012, research by Visa and IHS Markit shows. According to a report published on Monday, a challenging economic environment, in which real wages are falling and economic ...
Festive spending to shrink for first time in five years
Christmas spending `set to fall for the first time since 2012�  Daily Mail
London's iconic red buses to run on biofuel made from old coffee
As public pressure mounts against using food for fuel, companies are increasingly focusing on biofuels made from waste such as used cooking oil and inedible plants.
Coffee set to power London buses in green initiative  Channel NewsAsia
London buses to get a caffeine kick from today
Giant airship comes loose in UK
One woman was taken to hospital after the world's largest aircraft, Airlander 10, came loose from its moorings, causing its hull to rip and deflate.
World's longest aircraft the 'Flying Bum' crashes into field  Metro
Two people injured after 'flying bum' Airlander crashes in field  Cambridge News
British Airways passengers in cheap seats to board last
British Airways is to introduce the aeronautical equivalent of the poor doors, with passengers who pay the least being made to board last.
British Airways passengers to board in order of their ticket price  New Zealand Herald
BA: Paid the lowest fare? You'll be last to board  The Independent
Toshiba $5 Billion Stock Issue Results in Huge Dilution but Delisting Risk Removed
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Toshiba Corp is seen as window cleaners work on the company's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, February 14, 2017.
Toshiba shares drop after plan to issue $5.4 billion in new shares  Reuters
Toshiba shares fall on new share sale plan  BBC News
Black Friday has officially taken over November
Amazon opened its Black Friday Deals Store on a Wednesday - Nov. 1 to be exact - and proclaimed, "the holiday shopping season starts now.
AO Black Friday 2017 – best offers, cheap deals and discounts  Radio Times
Amazon launch 2017 Black Friday deals with toys, games, fashion, jewellery ...  Coventry Telegraph
Private parking firms are buying 15000 DVLA driver records a day so they can ...
Private parking firms are buying the details of almost 16,000 drivers a day from the DVLA so they can hound them for fines. Latest figures released by the government agency revealed it sold more than 1.4million vehicle keeper records between July and ...
Shoppers told to be 'wary' as millions of driver details are sold to ...