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Renters will soon be able to find out how much previous tenants charged

Renters will be able to know what a previous tenant was paying for a room under laws to be brought to Cabinet next week.

Bamboozled by bills: 25pc of householders believe they were overcharged

Householders are being bamboozled by bills – with many fearing they are being overcharged, new research has found.

Theresa May rejects accusation of hiding Brexit facts as full legal advice published

EU ‘ready for no-deal Brexit’ if UK sinks deal Irish backstop for UK’s withdrawal deal could last ‘indefinitely’, legal advice states Report also warns of Britain becoming stuck in “protracted and repeating rounds” of negotiations Theresa May said she is listening to concerns on Brexit backstop to find way forward DUP says UK government’s Brexit legal advice is devastating

Britain could be kept “indefinitely” in a customs union with the …

Digital tax kept alive by France and Germany

Europe’s efforts to tax large tech companies were kept on life-support yesterday as France and Germany proposed a final-hour compromise that scales back the broad plan initially envisioned by Paris.

Ireland, along with other countries including Sweden, opposes the tax plan and even the watered down proposals will face resistance.

The updated proposal is to tax the European advertising revenue of digital companies at 3pc. That’s watered down from an …

Mortgage approvals jump by 11pc as values also increase

Mortgage approvals jumped in October, both in terms of volume and value.

Across all types of borrowers, banks approved a total of 4,262 mortgages in October, up 11.4pc month-on-month.

This is a 13.6pc increase in approvals year-on-year, figures from the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland show.

First-time buyers accounted for the lion’s share of activity, with 2,014 mortgage approvals.

The figures also show the value of mortgage approvals rose by …

Drive down wage costs, renegotiate supplier prices to boost profits

Q. Could you give me a few words of wisdom on improving the profitability of a manufacturing business?

Tax windfall won’t boost spending – Paschal Donohoe

Bumper corporation tax receipts pushed the overall tax–take in November to €631m ahead of target.

You’d be crazy not to tap into open-source software and communities

Last week in this diary I discussed our remote-working strategy. By adopting a company culture of remote and flexible work, we gain access to much larger pool of global talent. The trade-off is

Should I accept pension transfer value?

Query: I left my former employer two years ago after working there for almost 20 years. I have an entitlement to a pension from that company’s defined benefit (DB) pension scheme. I have received a letter from my former employer, offering me an ‘enhanced transfer value’. Should I transfer my benefit entitlement out of that DB scheme. I have a defined contribution (DC) scheme with my current employer. What do …

Mortgage approvals jump by 11pc as values also increase

Mortgage approvals jumped in October, both in terms of volume and value.

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