No money for birthday gifts as NHS turns 75 – BBC News

No money for birthday gifts as NHS turns 75 - BBC News

By Lisa Summers Scottish Health Correspondent 3 hours ago Caption, BBC producer Claire McAllister with partner John after the birth of baby Christopher The BBC Scotland office in Edinburgh has been very grateful to the NHS in recent weeks. My colleague, political editor Glenn Campbell, recently disappeared in action – spending a week in the … Read more

SYLVIA MORRIS: The NS&I deal I’m going to take now… and the useless stuff I’m going to throw away!

Improvement: The premium bond reward rate will increase for the second month in a row from 3.7% in July to 4% in August.  An additional £30 million prize pool is up for grabs

National Savings & Investments boosted savers’ chances of winning the Premium Bond prize this summer, raising its prize fund rate to 4 percent—the highest level since 2007. The odds of winning the monthly prize have been shortened to one in 22,000: the best in almost 15 years. The £100,000 prize pool increased by six to … Read more

Where are embattled British consumers spending their money?

Shoppers walk along Oxford Street in London

When Next’s chief executive warned in March that soaring inflation and stagnant sales would result in a “challenging” year ahead, City took notice. Shares of the top-tier leader fell nearly 8 percent following the earnings warning and comments by Lord Simon Wolfson, who is honored as the longest-serving boss of the FTSE 100. But the … Read more