Consumer association says few people compensated and voluntary code should be mandatory
Many victims of bank transfer scams are being treated unfairly and the chances of them getting their money back is often a lottery, according to Which?.
The UK consumer association is pressing for the voluntary code that is supposed to protect consumers to be made mandatory, and said the number of people being reimbursed by their bank was “woefully low”.
Were you heartbroken when your favorite restaurant closed, and then ecstatic when it reopened, only to be traumatized when it closed again? If that is how you feel, imagine what the owner behind the counter is going through. I didn’t understand myself until I met Chef Russell Jackson.
This was back in March, in the early days of our new Zoom reality, and I was there to inform Jackson, the owner of the Harlem restaurant Reverence, that his business was one of the first recipients of Hello Alice’s $10,000 Covid-19 Business for All Emergency grant program to help small businesses through the pandemic. These calls are always emotional, but he seemed at a loss for words. Russell paused for a moment before turning to call his wife and son into the camera frame. “This is our motivation,” he told me, looking down at his child sitting in his lap.
When it comes to getting car help, there’s no shortage of things that owners want to know. And there’s no shortage of important vehicle-related information to learn. Start with the essentials. Take a look at five of the most common car questions drivers ask car mechanics — and their answers.
1. Why does my “check engine” light come on?
One of the common reasons your check engine light comes on has an easy (and free) solution. If your gas cap wasn’t put on tightly the last time you filled the tank, it can affect the pressure in the fuel-delivery system — and that triggers the check engine warning. Try tightening your gas cap first. If that doesn’t work, see your mechanic; it could be anything from a failing catalytic converter to faulty spark plugs to an oxygen sensor failure. Because this light could indicate a number of different problems, … Read more
- Tax authorities increasingly concerned by tax loophole
- Players pay 19% tax on image rights compared with 45% on wages
The number of footballers investigated by HMRC rose dramatically in the tax year 2019-20, going up from 87 to 246 individuals, according to research by the accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young.
The figures show footballers and their image rights are coming under increasing scrutiny as the UK tax authorities look to clamp down on loopholes in the way players are paid.