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September 2014

Britain's elderly forced into poverty by "failing" pension system

BRITAIN’S elderly are being failed by the pensions system and losing billions of pounds in unclaimed benefits, a damning report out today (Tuesday) claims.

Around a third of people eligible for a top up on their state pension don’t claim with many simply unaware they are entitled, according to ‘Later Life Ambitions’.

The document slams  the pensions system as “not the comprehensive safety net that most people expect” and warns of the growing elderly poverty crisis.

EU allergens rule to send cost of eating out rocketing

THE cost of eating out is about to rocket thanks to a European edict on food allergens due to come into force at the end of the year.

As exclusively revealed in The Sun this week, Restaurants, cafes and other venues serving food are currently “in crisis” rushing to prepare for stringent rules which take effect in December.

All businesses including hotels, pubs, takeaways, and motorway service stations will be required to record, label and track all foods which could contain any of 14 allergens.

Is there ANOTHER ex-hurricane on the way this month?

BRITAIN could be looking at another hammering from the elements with the “seeds” of yet more tropical storms currently sprouting near the Atlantic.

Forecasters last night said they have spotted signs of a “hurricane-force” storm brewing off the coast of Africa threaten to  disrupt Britain’s calm autumn weather later this month.

If it develops it is likely to swing northwards with Europe and the UK in the firing line in around 10 to 12 days, they added, though said it is far too early to start panicking.

Energy UK boss Angela Knight steps down from top job

ANGELA Knight, the so-called vo ice of the Energy industry, is to step down from her post as chief executive of Energy UK.

Ms Knight, 63, sad she wants to “develop further a non-executive portfolio career” and will leave the role at the end of the year.

After joining Energy UK in September 2012 she brought together a number of organisations to create the organisation.