General Election 2015: Ed Balls hits out at George Osborne’s “dodgy dossier” spending report

first_imgMonday 5 January 2015 9:05 pm whatsapp Tags: General Election 2015 George Osborne People Shadow chancellor Ed Balls yesterday hit back at claims that Labour’s made over £20bn of unfunded spending commitments for 2015-16, accusing George Osborne of publishing a “dodgy dossier, riddled with untruths and errors”.The emotive phrase, coined following the publication of the Iraq war dossier which was later found to contain a string of mistakes and exaggerations, is an unusual choice given its longstanding negative connection to the Labour government of the time.Balls was responding to a report published by the Conservatives – based on Treasury research – which claims Labour has made a raft of unfunded commitments which would result in higher spending if the party is elected. Five senior cabinet ministers, including Osborne, gave a press conference outlining the findings yesterday, which included a number of policies Labour claims it has shelved. “It isn’t an impartial exercise but a political smear based on false assumptions made by Tory advisers, including dozens of claims which are not even Labour’s policies,” Balls said. Labour has previously called on the Office for Budget Responsibility – the UK’s independent fiscal watchdog – to audit each party’s pre-election manifesto.A Treasury spokesman denied that some of the figures in the report are based on flimsy assumptions, saying that the policies have all been announced by shadow cabinet members. “Voters have a legitimate expectation that if a member of the shadow cabinet stands up and makes a promise that is a promise from the Labour party,” he said. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive Supplementzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory whatsapp Express KCS center_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap Share Show Comments ▼ General Election 2015: Ed Balls hits out at George Osborne’s “dodgy dossier” spending report last_img read more

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Santander could buy up banks with €7.5bn fundraising

first_imgThursday 8 January 2015 8:58 pm whatsapp SHARES in troubled Italian bank Monte dei Paschi soared yesterday after Spanish giant Santander asked investors for €7.5bn (£5.9bn) in a share sale, prompting takeover speculation.Executive chairman Ana Botin took the reins in the autumn after her father and predecessor Emilio Botin died. “We are confident in the bank’s potential to grow organically,” she said.But the sheer scale of the fundraising round, combined with the bank’s stated intent to expand in many of its markets across the globe prompted speculation it could seek acquisition targets.Santander comfortably passed regulatory requirements in the European stress tests last year. Its capital position was found to be more robust than of German rival Deutsche Bank, under a fictional recession scenario.But Spanish bank BBVA came in above Santander, indicating there was room for improvement in its capital buffers.The bank said yesterday that it wanted to use some of the funds raised to meet incoming tougher targets this year, rather in 2019 as regulators demand.Monte dei Paschi’s shares jumped 12.39 per cent on the speculation.Santander’s shares were suspended on the issuance.Ana Botin ran Santander UK until she took over at boss of the global group.The UK arm is expected to be floated off as a separate entity in the coming two years, boosting the group’s capital position further. Santander could buy up banks with €7.5bn fundraising Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap whatsapp Sharecenter_img Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoHero WarsAdvertisement This game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramUndoFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDUndoThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickUndoLux & LushAfter 220 Years Two Brothers Finally Found The Oak Island TreasureLux & LushUndo Express KCS last_img read more

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Bored RBS selfie boss quits his new top job at investment bank

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Express KCS whatsapp Bored RBS selfie boss quits his new top job at investment bank Monday 30 March 2015 9:01 pmcenter_img Share More From Our Partners Inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com Tags: NULL TOP RBS executive Rory Cullinan stepped down yesterday, after disagreeing with its board over the implementation of its investment banking strategy.The executive chairman of the corporate and institutional banking arm has been in the role only for a matter of weeks, but has been at RBS as a turnaround specialist for six years.Cullinan shot to undesired fame earlier this month after it emerged that he had sent his daughter pictures of himself complaining that meetings were “boring”. He sent the pictures with the Snapchat app, which automatically deletes photos, but she added them to the Instagram website.His departure is not thought to be related to the images.Instead, he is understood to have disagreed with the bank over how best to implement its strategy of reducing the size of its investment banking arm.He is not the first casualty of this process. Former chief executive Stephen Hester left after he disagreed with the board and HM Treasury over the plans to shrink the unit.“We would like to express our thanks to Rory for his very significant contribution to the rebuild of RBS over the past six years,” said chief executive Ross McEwan. “He has built and led the Asset Protection Scheme, Non-Core, RBS Capital Resolution and recently completed the very successful follow-on sale of Citizens post its initial public offering last year. We wish him every success in the future.”Corporate and investment bank boss Chris Marks and capital reso­lu­tion chief Mark Bailie will now share the role. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyInteresticleMan Finds Wierd Cave In Scottsdale, Enters And Drops To His KneesInteresticlelast_img read more

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“Flash crash” trader Navinder Singh Sarao can’t pay £5m bail because his assets have been frozen

first_img Share “Flash crash” trader Navinder Singh Sarao can’t pay £5m bail because his assets have been frozen whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Lynsey Barber Tags: Navinder Singh Sarao People Wednesday 6 May 2015 6:53 am whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com The British trader accused of causing the U.S. 2010 flash crash cannot pay his £5m bail because U.S. authorities have frozen his assets, a court heard today.Navinder Sarao, who was arrested on 21 April and charged with 22 counts of illegal trading activities, appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court this morning for a scheduled bail hearing. He is fighting extradition to the U.S.A judge set his bail at £5m a fortnight ago but Sarao has been unable to access the cash due to an asset freeze ordered by US authorities.His legal team asked the judge, Elizabeth Roscoe, to modify his bail terms but the request was rejected. “I haven’t done anything wrong apart from be good at my job,” Sarao told the packed court in an unscheduled interjection.“It’s a bail condition he cannot meet,” his lawyer told the court.Sarao faces up to 380 years in jail if he is convicted on all charges.He was remanded in custody. last_img read more

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First Libor-fixing accused heads to court

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Force majeure stops shell’s Ukraine project

first_img whatsapp Share whatsapp Shell may pull out of its last exploration well in Ukraine as the project has been on hold for nearly a year due to the conflict between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces. The oil major said yesterday it has been unable to perform its commitments due to a force majeure. Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayotHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat is ‘Ranked-Choice Voting,’ the New System for New York’s MayoralFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily Proof Force majeure stops shell’s Ukraine project center_img Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoForbesDownsizing? 10 Things Kids Don’t Want To Inherit!ForbesUndoElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndoBeach RaiderDo You Agree That She’s The Most Beautiful Woman In The World?Beach RaiderUndoComedyRichest NBA Players of All Time Ranked in OrderComedyUndoTotal PastAfter Céline Dion’s Major Weight Loss, She Confirms What We Suspected All AlongTotal PastUndo Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Thursday 11 June 2015 9:24 pm Express KCS last_img read more

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NHS medicine will be labelled with prices

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorTotal PastAfter Céline Dion’s Major Weight Loss, She Confirms What We Suspected All AlongTotal Past More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.com whatsapp NHS medicine will be labelled with prices Share A price tag is to be put on medicines in the UK under a plan to cut waste in the National Health Service, along with a stamp reading “Funded by the UK taxpayer”.All pharmaceuticals over £20 will have an “indicative cost” on the packaging, once the scheme is rolled out next year, as part of an effort to reduce the £300m bill for “wasted” medication, which is prescribed but not used. In a speech to the Local Government Association in Harrogate, Hunt said “this will not just reduce waste by reminding people of the cost of medicine, but also improve patient care by boosting adherence to drug regimes.”Read more: General Election 2015: Conservatives pledge £8bn a year for the NHSHealth secretary Jeremy Hunt said it is vital that patients understand there is “no such thing as a free health service”, as he called for a new social contract between the NHS and the public.Everything we are proud of in the NHS is funded by taxpayers, and every penny we waste costs patients more through higher taxes or reduced services.We spend £300m every year on wasted medicines. People who use our services need to know that in the end they pay the price for this waste. So we intend to publish the indicative medicine costs to the NHS on the packs of all medicines costing more than £20, which will also be marked ‘funded by the UK taxpayer’.Initiatives such as these aim to increase transparency, and fit into a government push of increasing awareness of costs and choices involved in public spending.Hunt says, while integration of health and social care is vital to delivering high standards of health care, personal responsibility needs to sit alongside system accountability.By the end of this Parliament we will have a million more over 70s, one third of them living alone. Yes the health and social care system must do a much better job of looking after them. But so too must all of us as citizens as well. center_img Thursday 2 July 2015 4:15 am Show Comments ▼ Tags: NHS whatsapp James Nickerson last_img read more

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Sony signs deal to make Emojis, the movie – coming soon to a cinema near you

first_imgThursday 23 July 2015 4:38 am whatsapp It was only a matter of time before this happened: Sony has signed a new deal to make a movie based on emojis, the colourful little smiley faces sand symbols embedded on your mobile device. Is a cash of thumbs up – or more a smiling pile of poo? We’re not sure…Reports suggest the movie will be co-written by Eric Siegel and Anthony Leondis, the director of Kung-Fu Panda. Deadline reported that while three Hollywood studios bid for the film, Sony Pictures Animation clinched the deal. The unusual thing about the movie is that there are no rights to be bought: emojis are controlled by the Unicode Consortium, the body in charge of the Unicode Standard, which is designed to make character encoding completely consistent across all devices. It doesn’t own the rights to emojis – it just makes sure they look similar on all devices. It’s everyone’s favourite emoji – but can it be turned into a character? (Source: Getty)Emojis have become something of an obsession since the 1990s, when their older, less jazzy cousins, emoticons, became symbols of the texting generation. In the 1990s Japanese mobile giant NTT DoCoMo came up with a set of 172 pictograms, to be used in lieu of emoticons. These days, there are 722 official emojis – with the latest additions including a bottle with a popping cork, a burrito and a unicorn face.And everyone is getting in on the act. Yesterday, Tesco created the world’s biggest emojis in a field near Bath to “cheer up commuters”. Earlier this month, a fiendishly difficult London Underground stop emoji quiz had most of the internet scratching its head. Bow, car, car, car, car, car? We’re still confused… Share Sony signs deal to make Emojis, the movie – coming soon to a cinema near you center_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Emma Haslett Tags: Sonylast_img read more

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Scor names ex-Alstom adviser as chief operating officer

first_img Express KCS Share whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.com whatsapp Tags: NULL Monday 31 August 2015 10:51 pm Show Comments ▼ REINSURANCE group Scor has appointed Nicolas Tissot as its new chief operating officer.Tissot, who was previous finance chief at French energy firm Alstom, took up his new role yesterday.Scor said he has been put in charge of “implementing the means necessary to reinforce operational excellence and providing the group’s business units with the support that they need”. He has also joined the firm’s executive committee.Tissot will report directly to Scor chairman and chief executive Denis Kessler, who said the new recruit “will be in charge of rolling out the means necessary to reinforce the group’s operational excellence”.Kessler added that Tissot’s “managerial and financial skills, along with his experience within global industrial groups, will be major assets for Scor in the implementation of the ‘Optimal Dynamics’ plan”.Optimal Dynamics is Scor’s three-year strategic plan covering the period from mid-2013 to mid-2016, which has two main objectives – a return on equity of 1,000 basis points above the three-month risk-free rate over the three years, and a solvency ration in the 185 to 220 per cent range.Tissot joined Alstom in 2010, and in 2014 was appointed as an adviser to the group’s chairman and chief executive. Before that, he held several executive and financial management positions at Suez and GDF, and previously worked at the French ministry of economy, finance and industry.Scor, which is headquartered in Paris, recently reported gross written premium of €6.5bn (£4.8bn) in the first half of 2015, up from €5.4bn in the same period of last year. The company also maintained a combined ratio of 90.9 per cent in its global property and casualty division. Scor names ex-Alstom adviser as chief operating officer last_img read more

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Durham, Exeter and St Andrews: These are the university where students get most for their money

first_img Tags: Higher education Durham, Exeter and St Andrews: These are the university where students get most for their money Show Comments ▼ Out of the top 20 universities in the UK, Durham is where students’ money goes the furthest, according to research by Moneysupermarket.  By looking at a series of living costs, including rent, average price of a pint and cost of car insurance, they found that students at this northern university were most likely to be able to afford a high standard of living.  Exeter came in second place for the second year running, while St Andrews, which was last year’s number one, fell into third place. [infographic id=”313″]Durham has risen a few places since 2014, when it was fifth out of 20. Warwick was another big riser, going up from 14th place to fifth place. This is mainly because of a decrease in rental prices, which are now the lowest of all the universities at an average of £93 a week. Read more: The one degree you should study if you want to become a billionaire Unsurprisingly, the three universities where students get least for their money are the London ones – Imperial, UCL and the London School of Economics (LSE). These had the highest living costs when all factors were combined. Oxford and Birmingham came slightly above London, but still left students with little spare money.  Kevin Pratt, insurance adviser at Moneysupermarket, said: “Going to university is life changing, not just for students, but for their parents and families too – and managing the financial commitment is a major part of the steep learning curve. “Although tuition fees don’t vary a huge amount among the top universities, the cost of accommodation, bills and even the price of a pint differ dramatically.” Tuesday 8 September 2015 4:09 pm whatsapp Share Sarah Spickernell whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirrorzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comTheFashionBallAlica Schmidt Is The Most Beautiful Athlete To ExistTheFashionBallLoan Insurance WealthGrab A Tissue Before You See Richard Simmons At 72Loan Insurance Wealthlast_img read more

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