Sainsbury's to spark supermarket petrol price war by cutting unleaded by 4p and diesel by 3p from todayOther retailers will follow suit as many struggle to afford to run a carIt comes after months of rises with 5p alone added in the past monthChancellor being urged to scrap 3p-a-litre fuel duty rise in upcoming budget By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 16:04 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 03:42 GMT, 13 March 2013 Sainsbury's may have sparked a supermarket petrol price war today by dropping its fuel prices likely forcing other retailers likely to follow suit. From today, the cost of petrol at its 279 forecourts across the UK will dip by 4p a litre, with diesel being reduced by 3p a litre. Sainsbury's head of fuel Richard Crampton said: 'We know that fuel is a big part of many customers' weekly budget so we're keen to do anything we can to help.' Price battle: Sainsbury's has cut the cost of fuel from today, with other retailers likely to follow suit The move is likely to spark a similar response from its rivals as latest petrol price figures show the cost of filling up is continuing to put the squeeze on motorists, going up by another 5p a litre in February alone
Number of people in employment hits record level with almost 30 million in work – but the squeeze on wages continuesMore Britons are in work than ever before as unemployment falls to 7.8%But wages rise by just 1.4% to 472 per week, with inflation at 2.7%'UK is now ahead of international rivals', claims Iain Duncan Smith By Hugo Gye PUBLISHED: 10:17 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:01 GMT, 20 February 2013 A huge rise in employment means that there are more people in work than every before, with almost 30million Britons holding jobs, it was revealed today. And the number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance has fallen to its lowest level in nearly two years.
HSBC will now refund customers who left money at the ATM after RBS agrees to pay customers back 10mBank will refund 300,000 customers after changing 'retraction' policyMost banks automatically refund cash to those who forget to take itUntil recently RBS would wait until complaint received before acting | UPDATED: 00:17 GMT, 27 December 2012 HSBC will offer refunds to hundreds of thousands of customers who made ATM withdrawals but forgot to pick up their cash. Those who left money in HSBC cash machines between 2005 and 2011 will receive compensation after the bank pocketed the money instead of refunding it to customers’ accounts straight away. HSBC’s move follows that of state-backed Royal Bank of Scotland, which also owns NatWest