Consumer watchdog urges Government to protect ATMs

Protect our ATMs! Consumer watchdog urges Government to step in and save dwindling number of cash machines  Calls have intensified for governmetn to protect dwindling numbers of ATMs  Many have been replaced with machines that now charge up to £2 a time  Some 12,700 free-to-use ATMs have been removed across country since 2018  By Sean … Read more

UN nuclear watchdog is ‘deeply concerned’ over ‘undeclared material’ at Iranian site 

UN nuclear watchdog is ‘deeply concerned’ over ‘undeclared material’ at Iranian site UN atomic watchdog ‘deeply concerned’ by possible nuclear material at Iran site Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium now over 14 times limit set by world powers   It is the latest in a string of violations of 2015 nuclear deal with world powers By … Read more

Neil Woodford is told by watchdog that his new company must seek approval before operating in the UK

Disgraced fund boss warned over his comeback: Neil Woodford is told by finance watchdog that his new company must seek approval before operating in the UK Neil Woodford announced he is preparing to launch a Jersey-based fund Up to 500,000 were affected when Woodford’s previous business failed in 2019 Events leading up to the collapse … Read more

City watchdog launches crackdown on cryptocurrency firms

City watchdog launches crackdown on cryptocurrency firms amid explosion of interest from investors By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:50 GMT, 14 February 2021 | Updated: 21:52 GMT, 14 February 2021 The City watchdog has launched a crackdown on cryptocurrency firms amid an explosion of interest from investors.  In the year to June … Read more

O2 fined £10.5m by watchdog after it overcharged 140,000 customers

O2 fined £10.5m by watchdog after it overcharged 140,000 customers with the telecoms giant blaming billing errors The network has been fined £10.5m by Ofcom after overcharging customers  It said the mistake was due to a billing error but has since rectified the problem All customers hit have been refunded and received an extra 4% … Read more

Gavin Williamson slams chairman of student watchdog for failing to protect free speech on campuses 

Gavin Williamson slams outgoing chairman of student watchdog for failing to protect free speech on Britain’s campuses Gavin Williamson criticised Office for Students for not protecting free speech He said under Sir Michael Barber ‘little regulatory action’ has been taken In a letter, he urged Lord Wharton of Yarm to ‘use the full range of its powers’ … Read more

NHS patients asked to pay private fees to avoid delays in dental treatment, watchdog warns 

NHS dental patients are being asked to pay private fees while others face two-year waits for appointments, a watchdog has warned. In one instance an individual was offered a procedure for £1,700 which was £60 on the NHS, Healthwatch England said. A document by the watchdog showed complaints of dentists prioritising private care and asking … Read more

Scottish care home where 19 residents died in Covid outbreak is slammed by watchdog

A care home has been slammed for uncleanliness after 19 residents died during the coronavirus pandemic. Staff at Lomond Court Nursing Home in Glenrothes, Fife, left clean laundry on the floor and uncovered milk and food in a dirty fridge that was not connected to power. The Care Inspectorate raised serious concerns and judged the … Read more

Uber’s bid to take over Autocab will be investigated by competition watchdog

Uber’s bid to take over British private hire tech firm Autocab will be investigated by competition watchdog CMA will examine if deal could result in a ‘substantial lessening of competition’ Manchester-based Autocab provides private hire taxi operators across world Uber pledged to keep Autocab independent with its own staff and management  By Joe Davies For Mailonline … Read more

Poor white teenagers are least likely group to go to university, watchdog warns

Poor white teenagers in Britain’s ‘left behind’ ex-industrial and coastal towns are least likely group to go to university, watchdog warns They made up 90% of those in the bottom fifth of people likely to go to university Office for Students suggests more belief in equality of opportunity in big cities Decline of local institutions … Read more