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How much do appliances cost to run? We reveal the biggest electricity guzzlers in the home

Today

Have you ever wondered how much individual daily tasks such as boiling a kettle and charging your phone cost? Will wonder no more, as exclusive research breaks down the cost of each appliance.

Holiday prices slashed by 50 per cent in the week after Britain's withdrawal from the EU

Today

The cost of a sunshine break is being cut by up to 50 per cent the week immediately following Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union on March 29.

Should you buy a French chateau? Dick and Angel star in new DIY show

Today

Dick Strawbridge and his wife Angel swapped their two-bed flat in Essex for a French chateau - and now their helping others to do the same in Channel 4's Escape to the Chateau DIY.

Think houseboats are scruffy and cold? Floating homes can have lavish interiors and high price tags

Today

Long gone are the days when a houseboat was a scruffy, lop-sided craft tethered to a post on the sodden canal bank.

Double trouble at the top of Standard Life: Pension giant hit by savings exodus after mega-merger 

Today

The Standard Life investment group has been run by two chief executives, Martin Gilbert and Keith Skeoch, since Standard Life merged with Aberdeen Asset Management in 2017.

RAY MASSEY: Thinking of buying a new car? There are bargains to be had as the new 19 plate comes in

Today

The new 19 plate comes in on Friday, just ahead of the start of the Geneva Motor Show, so buyers will face a bewildering choice of new models, but also have the chance to save thousands.

Britain's biggest housebuilder Persimmon 'faces losing its right to sell homes

Today

British housebuilding company Persimmon face allegations of poor quality and hidden charges which could see them lose their right to sell homes as part of the government Help to Buy scheme.

First-time buyers forced to borrow nearly four times their salary to get on housing market 

Yesterday

Buyers are also stretching their budgets more than ever to get on the property ladder – borrowing a record 3.64 times their salary on average, according to trade body UK Finance.

Dairy Crest snapped up by Canadian giant Saputo in £975m deal 

Yesterday

Shareholders will get 620p per share, an 11.7 per cent premium on Thursday’s closing price before the takeover was announced. Shares in the firm soared 15.3 per cent, or 85p, to 640p last night.

ABERFORTH SMALLER COMPANIES TRUST: Aiming for long term growth by investing in small UK firms

Yesterday

Aberforth’s usual portfolio consists of 80 individual companies. Some of the largest include First Group, specialist magazine owner Future, furniture retailer Dunelm and pub group Mitchells & Butlers.

Sainsbury’s braced for boardroom shake-up under new chairman after merger debacle

Yesterday

Chief exec Mike Coupe, suffered an embarrassing defeat this week when the £14bn Sainsbury’s and Asda merger was effectively blocked by the Competition and Markets Authority.

Serious Fraud Office ditches high-profile probes into Glaxosmithkline and Rolls-Royce 

Yesterday

SFO director Lisa Osofsky declared there was either 'insufficient evidence' or it was 'not in the public interest' to continue with the cases. The SFO's case against Tesco collapsed in December.

MARKET REPORT: Metro Bank wins £120m grant to boost business despite accounts blunder 

Yesterday

Metro is the biggest winner so far from a £775million fund designed to boost competition in corporate banking and weaken the stranglehold of the big High Street players.

Merlin Entertainments offloads Australian ski resorts to American firm in £95m deal 

Yesterday

Vail Resorts will buy Falls Creek and Hotham in Victoria, Australia, leaving it with three of the largest ski resorts in the country including Perisher Ski Resort in New South Wales.

MAGGIE PAGANO: Regulators must continue to clamp down on doorstep lenders

Yesterday

When John van Kuffeler retired as Provident Financial chairman in 2013, the board asked what return an investor would have made had they put money in on the day he joined.

Interserve shares soar by 50% on reports its lenders will sweeten the terms of a £500m rescue deal

Yesterday

The group, which is one of Britain's biggest Government outsourcers, is in talks to double the proportion of stock in the company that would be owned by its existing investors.

Ailing Provident Financial targeted in £1.3bn takeover swoop by former boss John van Kuffeler 

Yesterday

John Van Kuffeler's firm Non-Standard Finance is seeking to woo disgruntled Provvy investors after a 76 per cent slump in the doorstep lender's shares in less than two years.

PUNT OF THE WEEK: Online electrical retailer AO World is on track to deliver full-year goals

Yesterday

Bolton-headquartered AO World may already be familiar to anyone who buys – or has thought of buying – electrical goods online. The retailer sells everything from fridges to laptops.

How to challenge a will: would you do it? This is Money podcast

Yesterday

High property prices and increasingly complicated families are being blamed for the rise in disputed wills, but would you challenge one and what's the most common reason for doing so?

Solarplicity is banned from taking on new customers by Ofgem - as two providers hike their prices

Yesterday

Ofgem said the ban will remain in place for three months unless Solarplicity can prove it has significantly improved its customer service and ensures that people can switch smoothly.