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Home Office teams up with industry for new clampdown on mobile phone theft

Stolen mobiles to be blocked within 48 hours

Mobiles phones will be blocked within 48 hours of being reported stolen under a new agreement between industry and the Home Office.

  • MPs warn government must do more to tackle cigarette fraud

    Fake cigarettes cost Treasury £2.9bn a year

    The black market trade in cigarettes and rolling tobacco is costing the Treasury £2.9 billion despite a major drive to combat the problem, a committee of MPs has warned.

  • Ofwat says Thames Water's leakage record is "unacceptable"

    Thames Water slammed over leaks

    Industry regulator Ofwat has condemned as "unacceptable" Thames Water's failure to meet its leakage targets for the second year running.


    Brown: UK will be best for business

    Gordon Brown today set the tone for Monday's pre-Budget report by outlining a whole host of measures designed to "make globalisation work for Britain".


    Consumer watchdogs 'feeble'

    Watchdogs set up to strengthen the voice of consumers in the postal and energy markets are "performing feebly", a committee of MPs says today.

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