Mobile and broadband prices: UK watchdog reviews inflation-busting rises – The Guardian

Posted February 10th, 2023 in consumer protection, inflation, news, ombudsmen, telecommunications by sally

‘The UK telecoms regulator has launched an investigation into the industry-wide practice of hitting broadband and mobile customers with inflation-busting price rises of up to 17% and could bring in tougher protections against hefty mid-contract increases.’

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The Guardian, 9th February 2023


25% uplift is usual for outdated guideline rates, says judge – Litigation Futures

Posted February 9th, 2021 in fees, indexation, inflation, news, solicitors by tracey

‘The conventional approach in relation to the guideline hourly rates (GHR) is to uplift them by about 25% to reflect the effects of inflation since they were set in 2010, a High Court judge has said. He refused without more evidence to reduce the impact of inflation by commercial pressures on solicitors to keep their fees lower.’

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Litigation Futures, 9th February 2021


Employees must be consulted in advance before pension scheme measure of inflation can be changed –

Posted March 14th, 2012 in indexation, inflation, news, pensions by sally

“Employers with occupational pension schemes will have to consult with affected employees in advance if they want to change the measure of inflation used to calculate the value of benefits.”

Full story, 14th March 2012


Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v Yates – WLR Daily

Posted June 15th, 2009 in domicile, inflation, law reports, pensions, widows by sally

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v Yates [2009] EWCA Civ 479; [2009] WLR (D) 184

“A Canadian widow who, on her marriage to a British national in Canada, received a British pension based on her husband’s contributions and paid at the rate applicable to the inflation uprating he received, frozen at the time he emigrated, was entitled on his death to a higher rate of pension calculated at the same inflation uprating. She was not entitled to have her pension based on the uprating applicable at the time of his death.”

WLR Daily, 12th June 2009


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