UK energy-saving efforts collapse after government subsidy cuts

Only 10,000 upgrades such as loft insulation happen each month compared with 65,000 in 2014, report showsEfforts to end fuel poverty and energy waste by making the UK’s draughty homes more efficient have collapsed by almost 85%, according to new govern…

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G7 leaders to back tech revolution for African women

Leaders to back Gates Foundation call to help rural poor and women access mobile bankingWorld leaders are to pledge to shape the technological revolution sweeping through Africa by acting to lift the threat of 400 million predominantly rural women bein…

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Saga looks horribly exposed as hedge fund Elliott buys 5% stake

Over-50s specialist vulnerable to having its insurance arm split away from its cruise operationThis fight looks unfair. In one corner stands Elliott Advisors, the UK end of an aggressive $34bn US hedge fund that can often be found telling FTSE 100 firm…

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City watchdog admits investment rules too complex for staff

Angry investors at public meeting demand answers from FCA over financial scandals that have lost their moneyThe City watchdog has admitted that its rules are so complex that even its staff may not understand which investment products come under its jur…

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