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Protect the elderly with a £46k social care cap, say MPs

Today

The current means-tested system is unfair, confusing, demeaning and 'frightening for the most vulnerable people in our society, and their families', according to the health and social care committee.

Hotelier rolling out overnight pre-flight Covid testing

Today

The tests are now being offered at the five-star Sofitel at Heathrow, which connects to Terminal 5, and will be extended to the Arora Group's hotels at Gatwick and Stansted within weeks.

Bosses at rail operator FirstGroup return to full salaries

Today

In a move bound to anger commuters, executives at FirstGroup - which runs Great Western Railway and Avanti West Coast trains - quietly hiked their pay in August after taking a 20 per cent cut in March.

The Very Group shipping million parcels a week for Christmas

Today

Henry Birch acknowledges the sophisticated warehouse means he needs to employ around 1,000 fewer staff. Robots have replaced the product pickers.

No-frills airline Wizz Air plots swoop for one in five Gatwick flights

Today

It agreed a €3billion financing package and now hopes to expand its UK business by taking over airport slots from rival airlines after opening new bases at Gatwick and Doncaster Sheffield.

Serco boss blasts back at critics of Test and Trace 'shambles'

Today

Soames admits underwhelming efforts in the summer left the UK's system trailing other nations and says the service was overloaded by returning university students in September.

HAMISH MCRAE: Britain could profit if Biden beats Trump

Today

Some argue that the UK is likely to get a better trade deal from a Trump Administration than a Biden one. But that is not so clear.

Supermarket Asda plans to hire out space to other shops

Today

The bold plan under its new owners means the stores will remain owned by Asda but it will seek to rent out increasingly large areas to specialist retailers such as toy and fashion firms.

Banks stockpile cash for bumper bonuses: Barclays boosts payout

Today

Documents show Barclays has boosted this year's bonus pool for bankers by 9 per cent. And American investment banks with thousands of British-based staff also appear to be preparing for big payouts.

Crispin Odey's hedge fund mulls name change

Today

Odey Asset Management, the Mayfair-based company he founded in 1991, has also drawn up emergency plans in case he is unable to continue running investments.

How to profit as green firms embrace The Attenborough Effect

Today

There is growing interest in sustainable investing due to Sir David, which has prompted an increasing number of people to care about how they make their money as well as how much money they make.

ETFs manage £5 TRILLION - and cut fees using robots

Today

Easy, cheap and abundant. That is the lure of Exchange Traded Funds - and investors are increasingly giving in to their appeal.

MIDAS SHARE TIPS UPDATE: Gold in Scottish hills with Scotgold

Today

Midas recommended Scotgold a year ago, when the shares were 54p. They have more than doubled since then, to £1.19, as commercial production has moved ever closer.

AXA FRAMLINGTON GLOBAL: Fund can grow on 250% returns

Today

Longstanding manager Jeremy Gleeson is convinced there are still rich returns to be made from investing in the world's established technology companies.

MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Gold miner Yamana hits rich seam of dividends

Today

Gold has been on a roll this year and every piece of bad news makes it look like a smarter investment. That's because gold comes into its own when times are hard.

Relief for investors as property funds set to resume trading

Today

Aberdeen Standard Investments has said the suspension of dealings in Standard Life Investments UK Real Estate and Aberdeen UK Property will be lifted in just over three weeks' time.

Santander making more changes to perks on 123

Today

From Tuesday, the bank will alter the rate of cashback it pays on some bills - while doubling the monthly fee on its 123 Lite account to £2. The changes are disguised cutbacks.

TONY HETHERINGTON: We can't get our wedding deposit back

Today

We booked a reception at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park. The Government restrictions to tackle the pandemic meant this could not go ahead as planned. We asked for a refund, but they refused.

What will Royal Mail's new 'Parcel Collect' service cost?

Today

The concept of having letters and parcels picked up from your house has been around for more than a decade and is being offered by DPD, Hermes, DHL, TNT and the Royal Mail's spin-off Parcelforce.

John Sergeant says being a vicar's son shaped his finances

Today

The best money decision that the broadcast journalist has ever made was buying his home in West London 40 years ago for £56,500. The Victorian pile is now worth well over £1million.