Bentley CEO reveals they're moving to electric cars Get pensions news and advice plus latest money alerts for FREE now SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Aiden McClean, founder of UFODRIVE, the world’s first electric car rental company told Express.co.uk that there is a perception that electric cars are more expensive than their ICE counterparts. However, with rising fuel prices and the falling price of electric car technology, he argues that this is fast becoming untrue. On average electric cars are 10 percent more expensive to buy than traditional ICE vehicles. However, they are much cheaper to run. Related articles Britons could lose hot water over gas strike Cost of living tips: Save … [Read more...] about Electric cars: Fuel price chaos ‘eroding loyalty’ to ICE vehicles – Brits tipped to switch
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Supermarket chain Iceland has announced that customers aged over 60 will now receive a 10% discount on groceries every Tuesday. There will be no minimum spend for shoppers to get the reduced cost, but senior customers will need to provide proof of their age. This could include a driving licence or senior bus or rail card. The discount will be available in-store at both Iceland and The Food Warehouse. Iceland claims to be the first UK supermarket to introduce such a discount after Age UK research found that three-quarters of older people were worried about the current cost of living. It’s no surprise that pensioners and retirees are fearful about being able to afford groceries considering the current level of inflation, fuel price hikes and energy crisis. Iceland is also looking at rolling out £30 vouchers to those receiving a state pension after doing so at a regional level at Christmas. Richard Walker, managing director at Iceland, said: “We have a long history of … [Read more...] about Iceland is giving over-60s a 10% discount on food shops every Tuesday
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Published 3 days ago comments Comments Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Iceland is to launch a new discount for shoppers who are over 60, as soaring prices hit household budgets. The supermarket chain said it would offer over-60s 10% off every Tuesday to support its older customers through the cost of living crisis. The move comes as supermarkets battle for customers, with prices rising at their fastest rate for 40 years. Morrisons and Asda, which have been losing shoppers to discounters Aldi and Lidl, have already cut prices. Grocery prices were 5.9% higher in April than a year ago, according to research company Kantar . That figure was the biggest increase since December 2011, with supply chain issues, increased raw material costs and the war in Ukraine all contributing to rising food prices. Why are prices rising so quickly? Five … [Read more...] about Iceland to launch over-60s discount as cost of living soars
Another Downing Street U-turn is coming and Sir Keir Starmer is leading the charge. Never mind that this impending volte face is socialist and anti-business. And who cares if it hits those with private pensions? Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor, appears to be in favour of this counterproductive policy shift and the matter seems to have been settled. I’m talking, of course, about the threatened windfall tax on profits generated by oil and gas companies. Whenever Boris Johnson claims he is reluctant to act on an issue, whether lockdowns or tax rises, just know that in the end he will buckle. His is a Government that follows opinion polls rather than trying to lead them. The evidence for his vacillation is that on 3 May he told the Good Morning Britain programme: “If you put a windfall tax on the energy companies what that means is that you discourage them from making the investments that we want to see that in the end will keep energy prices lower for everybody.” Nine days later, he told … [Read more...] about When will the Tories give up socialist economics?
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