Are plants a necessity or a luxury?

A new campaign says we should pay less tax on plants because they are good for the environment and mental health. It’s being backed by the National Garden Scheme at a time when house plants are becoming increasingly popular – particularly among young people who can’t afford gardens. In the UK, plants which don’t produce […]

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HMRC: Beware of tax rebate text message scams

Image copyright Getty Images Earlier this month John, who believed he was due a tax refund, received a text message from “InfoHM”. “I was bleary-eyed from waking up early,” he says. “The excitement of what my tax refund would be overwhelmed my normally pretty rational brain.” He followed online instructions, and unwittingly provided personal and […]

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National Enquirer sold to US magazine distributor

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The newspaper has gained a reputation for outlandish celebrity coverage The owner of US tabloid newspaper the National Enquirer has agreed to sell the title to magazine distributor James Cohen. American Media Inc (AMI) said it would sell the title and two of its sister publications to Mr Cohen. […]

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