Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturday’s paper. … [Read more...] about What was your best purchase during lockdown?
The founder of Busy Bees nurseries set up one of the first childcare voucher schemes in the UK and is now campaigning for a similar scheme for adult social care. Although the chancellor pledged £49bn to support public services, Woodward was disappointed that the summer statement did not include extra funding for the social care sector. … [Read more...] about ‘Pensioners are already suffering’: responses to the summer statement
The Loop, which launches next month, is one of the most ambitious attempts yet to eliminate plastic waste from the weekly shop. It is backed by major consumer goods companies Unilever and PepsiCo, who have created eco-versions of popular brands including Tropicana, Persil and Hellmann’s, to sell via the website. … [Read more...] about The milkman gets an eco-makeover as refill service knocks on door
New Delhi | Bengaluru: The govt has asked ecommerce platforms such as Amazon and Flipkart to display the country of origin on new products listed by sellers on their sites by August 1 and legacy items by October 1 without stipulating a deadline. The companies sought more time to implement the changes, which are part of the government’s plan to curb imports, at an online meeting with officials on Wednesday. The platforms said the measures should be introduced in a phased manner with the involvement of manufacturers and sellers in the process, said people with knowledge of the matter. The government will take a call on the final deadline soon, an official said. Issues Flagged Under the current law, there is no requirement to display country of origin on non-packaged goods. The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) will discuss introduction of the relevant legal provisions with the consumer affairs ministry on listing such information, said the people … [Read more...] about Boycott China: Display country of origin by August 1, ecommerce companies told
The letters, according to a reliable source close to the power pay was written by the top management at the African Development Bank, AfDB, intimating the President, Muhammadu Buhari on the implication of removal of the former Managing Director of Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, Mr. Usman Gur Mohammed, particularly with the donor agencies considering to decline further transactions in power sector. … [Read more...] about Power: Anxiety over leak AfDB, Finance Minister’s memo to Buhari