MPs press Treasury to abandon ‘absurd’ inflation measure

Ministers urged to ditch RPI, which it is claimed penalises students and rail passengersThe government is coming under intense pressure to either abandon or fix the “grossly unfair” retail prices index inflation measure, which MPs say is penalising stu…

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Calls for regulator to ensure access to cash after bank IT failures

New watchdog required to protect 25 million people who still rely on cash, says Which?The government is facing calls for a new regulator to protect consumers’ access to cash, following several bank IT failures and thousands of cash machine and branch c…

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Labour calls for contactless payment across rail network

Industry criticised for lack of reform as ministers demand overhaul of ticketing system A nationwide system of contactless or mobile payment should be introduced for rail travel, according to the Labour party, which has accused the industry of lacking …

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