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Stocking up

The news last week that Harvey Nichols’ profits have plummeted left Mole wondering where Ab Fab’s Edina and Patsy will buy their champagne from now on. In their 1990s television reign the characters loved to shop at Harvey Nicks.

But the champagne industry doesn’t need to worry as figures out last week showed the UK downed some 36 million bottles of champagne last year.

Winston Churchill once said of champagne: “In victory we deserve it, in defeat we need it,” which led Mole to wonder how many bottles Gordon Brown has sitting in his office.


Sales jump for mortgage protection insurance

Helpucover says it has seen a 69% increase in the rate of sales for its income protection and mortgage payment protection insurance products in the first two months of 2009 compared with the second half of 2008.

Goldsmith Williams hosts Chinese delegation

Goldsmith Williams, the Liverpool based law firm, has hosted a delegation of Chinese business people who visited the law firm to analyse its use of advanced data management technology.

Ombudsman ready to name and shame firms guilty of mis-selling

The Financial Ombudsman Service says it is upholding 90% of cases made against firms for the mis-selling of payment protection insurance, as it revealed its plans to name and shame those with the most complaints. FOS is handling more than 800 complaints a week about PPI and says for one unnamed company it is upholding […]


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