The Phone Co-op wins UK Social Enterprise Awards

The Phone Co-op, based in Chipping Norton and Manchester, has won the Best Consumer Facing award at the UK Social Enterprise Awards. The national competition recognises excellence and outstanding achievements by social enterprises – businesses that reinvest their profits for good, benefitting people and planet. The UK now has more than 70,000 social enterprises, contributing […]

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New Research on Duty Free vs. Online Shopping

After decades enjoying the reputation of offering consumers the best prices on everything from cosmetics and accessories to technology, the air travel retail sector is now facing stiff competition. A new study reveals that online shopping has triggered a shift in power to the consumer over the last 15 years, particularly when it comes to […]

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Consumer credit rules are changing. For the better.

Benefiting consumers and genuine lenders On the 1st April 2014 the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) took over the regulation of consumer credit from the Office of Fair Trading and is bringing in tough new rules for the market. Affecting approximately 50,000 firms, the new regulations will help the FCA to protect consumers and give them […]

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