And Finally

And finally... penny un-wise

A taxpayer was left baffled by a letter from HMRC demanding a sum of £0.01 for the 2017/18 tax year.

Published 15 May 2019

And finally... dead loss

Major funeral firm Dignity has warned that its profits are likely to decline this year because fewer people in Britain have died than they expected.

Published 14 May 2019

And finally... fingerprint cards leave older shoppers out of touch

The rise of financial technology has long come under fire for alienating the generation of baby boomers and and their parents who lack the tech savvy necessary to participate in what has been a revolution for the banking industry.

Published 13 May 2019

And finally... HMRC gaff leaves third of MSPs tax exempt

A blunder by HMRC bosses left almost a third of MSPs without status as Scottish taxpayers, it has emerged. 

Published 10 May 2019

And finally... strewth! Aussie note typo exposed

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has admitted 46 million of the most widely circulated banknotes in the country contain a typo.

Published 9 May 2019

And finally... Edinburgh store ordered to close by administrators asks customers to name their price in stock clear-out

An Edinburgh branch of national retailer Better Bathrooms, ordered to cease trading and close by administrators, FRP Advisory, is inviting local residents to name their price for its stock.

Published 8 May 2019

And finally... HMRC hands out hundreds of thousand of pounds to tipsters who report tax-dodging spouses

Thousands of pounds have been paid by the taxman to people who have tipped-off the authorities about how their spouses or employers are dodging their taxes.

Published 7 May 2019

And finally... dissolve your bank card and make a contactless ring

There is now a new, home-made addition to the rapidly growing trend of wearable fintech after it emerged online that someone has dissolved their credit card and put the RFID chip in a ring to go on their finger.

Published 3 May 2019

And finally… Amazon buildings fire staff

A new report has revealed that online retail giant Amazon uses a stringent set of metrics built into its vast dispatch hubs to not only track the performance of workers in the warehouses but to automatically fire them if they fail to meet certain standards.

Published 2 May 2019

And finally... the rise of the ‘grey gambler’

Latest figures from the Gambling Commission have revealed that over-55s are now the fastest growing group of online gamblers.

Published 1 May 2019

And finally... Sainsbury’s launches UK’s first till-free grocery shop

Starting this week, shoppers at Sainsbury’s Holborn Circus convenience store in London can check out the UK’s first till-free grocery store.

Published 30 April 2019

And finally… catch of the pay

An unemployed Italian fisherman has hooked the big one while still on dry land after he picked up someone's discarded lottery scratch-card worth €100,000.

Published 29 April 2019

And finally… bodies of the rich contain pesticides - because of golf

The bodies of wealthy Britons contain higher levels of pesticides due to their golfing habit, new academic research has revealed.

Published 26 April 2019

And finally… trading prospects looking glue-me

Climate activists blockaded the London Stock Exchange today by gluing themselves across the entrances.

Published 25 April 2019

And finally… money to burn

An Italian businessman had to watch €40,000 go up in smoke after his girlfriend used the oven he had stuffed with illicit cash to bake a strudel.

Published 24 April 2019