Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Co-op appeal tax on cash machines that could end free ATMs at shops and petrol stations

SOME of Britain’s biggest supermarkets have launched an appeal against a controversial tax ruling that could mean customers are charged for using cash machines. Retail giants including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and the Co-operative Group are taking the Government to the Court of Appeal after a costly legal ruling in April over business rates on cash machines.

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Woman launches her own candle business with £200 after being made redundant from city job – and it now makes £50K a year

GETTING made redundant from a job can be tough but instead of dwelling, this woman turned her hobby into a thriving business of her own. Rebecca Cope, 34, from London, learned to make candles by watching YouTube videos and launched Lit Wicks with just £200 in November last year. Rebecca Cope, 34, taught herself to make candles by

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Aussie businessman cops ‘cruel’ $600k blow over ugg boots

  Australian ugg boot-maker Eddie Oygur has suffered a $US450,000 ($A643,000) loss in his “David versus Goliath” legal fight with a major US footwear and apparel company. A jury in Chicago on Friday found Mr Oygur’s business, Sydney-based Australian Leather, wilfully infringed a trademark registered to California-based Deckers Outdoor by selling ugg boots online to

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Massive CommBank outage sparks fury

FURIOUS Commonwealth Bank customers are now having trouble logging into online banking services after a five hour outage saw transfers and some cards not being accepted by businesses The bank issued a statement at 12.30pm saying that services for non-CommBank Visa cards were being restored along with transfers and payments through the online system. “We’re

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Coles’ bizarre new products for Christmas

SOMEBODY might want to check if there’s something in the flat whites at Coles’ Melbourne headquarters because the supermarket has come up with some seriously weird new products. But despite the textbook disaster that was the launch of Vegemite iSnack 2.0, the retailer is unfazed and has said customers can’t get enough of “creative and

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Can Australia’s superannuation trustees be trusted with our $2.6 trillion in retirement funds?

AUSTRALIA’S $2.6 trillion superannuation industry is operating in darkness with no dedicated regulator watching the trustees running the funds, a royal commission has heard. The financial services royal commission’s investigation into the superannuation industry wants to know: “What happens when we leave these trustees alone in the dark with our money?” It is difficult, if

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Limited edition product only available in the UK

KFC lovers are scrambling to get their hands on a bizarre new product — but if you’re an Aussie fried chicken fan, tough luck. That’s because the fast food giant has just released a brand new candle, of all things — and apparently, it smells just like the chain’s trademark gravy. But if you’re hoping

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