Kiwis consider foreign house buyer ban

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The dream of home ownership is fading for many New Zealanders In one of the world’s most liveable cities, and arguably its windiest, there are tough choices for prospective first-time property buyers in Wellington, where real estate prices soared by more than 18% in the year to June 2017. […]

Oxfam agrees to withdraw government funding bids

Image copyright Reuters Oxfam has agreed to stop bidding for UK government funding until it can show it meets the “high standards” required, ministers say. International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said the charity had “a long way to go” before regaining the trust of the public, its staff and the people it aims to help. […]

Ofgem to investigate Nottinghamshire energy firm Iresa

Image copyright PA Image caption The energy regulator will investigate Iresa’s treatment of customers, who have complained about difficulty contacting the firm The energy watchdog, Ofgem, has launched an investigation into a gas and electricity supplier over its treatment of customers. The probe into Iresa, based in Nottinghamshire, was launched after a raft of complaints […]