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Theresa May says VAT will NOT go up under the Tories

Today

The Prime Minister made the promise on sales duty as she insisted voters could trust the Tories to reduce their burden.

SUNDAY SHARE TIPS: Sirius Minerals, Sage and Weir Group

Today

This week Midas looks at Sirius Minerals, while Questor considers whether Sage is a wise investment and Inside the City ponders where Weir Group is going.

MIDAS: International Public Partnerships raises £250m

Today

Midas tipped INPP in June 2012, when the shares were 117¼p and the firm was seeking to raise £180million on the stock market.

WAVERTON PORTFOLIO: Fund increases UK exposure

Today

Based in London’s upmarket St James’s, home to many a secretive investment company, Waverton Investment Management now has more than £5billion of assets under its wing.

A long way from just toy money: Teddy sold for £110,000

Today

The Mail on Sunday’s TOBY WALNE examines the investment merits of this cuddly friend – and other money-making childhood companions.

JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Profits are fine but customers come first

Today

Profits should not be generated – or dividends paid – if they are at the expense of customers. Sadly, most of the evidence suggests this is the case.

MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Sirius digs deep to mine in the Moors

Today

Sirius is developing a 200-square mile mining project in the middle of the Yorkshire Moors and just a few miles from Teesside.

Boom in credit sparks fears as economy slows

Today

The country’s biggest payday lender Enova, owner of lending sites including QuickQuid, said it had seen 16 per cent growth in the first quarter compared with a year ago.

Sian Lloyd on how she tripled her money on property

Today

Lloyd, Britain’s longest-serving female weather forecaster, admits to a life of privilege and luxury – and says it is primarily down to the money lessons her parents taught her as a child.

£6.5m paid for Fred Goodwin legal expenses under spotlight

Today

Louise Haigh, Shadow Minister for the Digital Economy, tabled three parliamentary questions about the payments last week.

Six safe places to stash your money

Today

These ‘insurance policy’ investments might not produce returns that shoot the lights out, but they can provide much needed shelter if stock markets take a tumble.

TONY HETHERINGTON: PPI reclaim firm asked me to pay £495

Today

In 2014, I was contacted by Litchfield Price about reclaiming payment protection insurance. I gave details of my bank accounts and was asked to pay £495.

Bosses hold their tongues over General Election prospects

Today

Elections are usually not complete without a letter to newspapers signed by company chiefs to urge support for their chosen party, but experts say that is less likely to happen this time.

May’s plan to cap energy bills 'could break EU law'

Today

The Conservatives have indicated they are preparing to introduce curbs on energy charges with the proposals likely to be outlined in the party’s forthcoming manifesto.

How to fight back private companies issuing parking fines

Today

Although car park operators are using increasingly sinister tactics to ensure parking fines are paid, victims can hit back. About half of fines challenged are overturned.

Theresa May promises tough new laws if she wins election

Yesterday

The Tory manifesto will include plans to stop ‘irresponsible bosses’ making millions while company pension schemes go bankrupt, dubbed the anti-Philip Green charter.

Sales rise again as recovery goes on at Morrisons

Yesterday

Same-store sales are expected to have risen by as much as 2 per cent in the past three months.

UK turnover soars 30% for Chinese telecoms group Huawei

Yesterday

Huawei saw turnover jump by a third thanks to the continuing rollout of 4G wireless networks, fixed rural phone network connections and growing demand for smart TV products.

Investment cash plunges 12% as tax rules change

Yesterday

Revenue & Customs has revealed the amount raised by companies using the Enterprise Investment Scheme tax relief fell 12 per cent in 2015-16.

Seed Fund gets a taste for food stars of the future

Yesterday

The Seed Fund will select 12 of the 24 start-ups for its academy over the summer, where they will receive mentoring and attend workshops, with one winner receiving a prize worth £100,000.