Mastercard ruling: almost every UK adult could receive payout | Business – Business Article

Almost every adult in the UK could receive a payout of up to £300 from Mastercard after a court ruling paved the way for a £14bn class action lawsuit. The legal action taken by former financial ombudsman Walter Merricks claims that 46 million UK consumers paid higher prices in shops over a 16-year period because of allegedly excessive transaction fees charged by Mastercard. Two years ago, the Competition Appeal Tribunal threw out Merricks’s claim, ruling it would not grant an…

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Council tax debts soar 40% in six years | Money – Business Article

Council tax debts have soared by nearly 40% in six years, Guardian research has found, with charities warning these arrears now rival credit card debts as their biggest concern. Amid warnings that “heavy-handed” collection tactics are putting severe pressure on those already in financial difficulty, households face a fourth consecutive year of above-inflation council tax rises as local authorities attempt to recoup money cut from their budgets by central government. The annual band D bill will rise by an average…

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The Law on Fonts and Typefaces in Design and Marketing: Frequently Asked Questions (about commercial and non-commercial use) – Business Article

The right typeface is often the key to strong brand identity, a well-designed website, sharp looking brochures, and strong marketing materials. But there’s much confusion and misinformation about typefaces, fonts and how designers and marketers can lawfully use them commercially. The truth is that most people, and especially designers and marketers, do not understand the law governing the use of typefaces and fonts. There’s no shame in this. After all, most lawyers don’t understand design or marketing. Far too…

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Philip Green ends ‘gagging order’ action against Telegraph | Business – Business Article

It promised to be one of the highest profile court cases of the year, pitting the billionaire owner of TopShop against a national newspaper over its right to report claims of sexual and racial harassment. Instead, Sir Philip Green chose to duck a head-on fight with the Daily Telegraph at the last minute, avoiding a high court trial and leaving the businessman with a hefty legal bill and a battered reputation. The decision by Green and his business empire, Arcadia,…

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