Save on your water

By Martin Lewis, March 29, 2012

Water regulator Ofwat has announced that bills will jump on 1 April in England and Wales. The average rise will be 5.7 per cent but in one region it's 8.8 per cent. Now is the time to consider switching to a water meter and save £100s.

If you are billed, then what you pay depends roughly on your home's rentable value.


High hopes for Beatty director

By Candice Krieger, March 29, 2012

Balfour Beatty's Peter Zinkin is not a fan of the word "construction" - at least not when referring to the company he has worked in for more than three decades.

The planning and development director prefers to use the term "global infrastructure business." He explains: "We are not just a construction company.


PA officials pocket fifth of West Bank GDP

By Nathan Jeffay, March 22, 2012

While the Palestinian economy is in a state of "severe fiscal crisis", wages for Palestinian Authority staff eat up a staggering 20 per cent of GDP, according to a World Bank report released on Wednesday.

The report also points out that international aid has kept the Palestinian welfare state running but has not succeeded in kick-starting the private sector.


Strauss-Kahn not looking for Israel bank job

November 25, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn has denied rumours that he and his wife will be making a fresh start in Israel.

After the couple spent last weekend in Israel, French press reported that Mr Strauss-Kahn could be a possible replacement for Stanley Fischer, governor of the Bank of Israel Governor.

But Mr Strauss-Kahn's lawyer, Richard Malka, strongly denied the speculation.


The modern science of job-hunting

By Shraga Zaltzman, November 24, 2011

Youth unemployment has reached more than a million – a 15-year high. Earlier this month, the government released the latest in its series of frightening employment statistics, and we are left to consider what is driving these very scary numbers.


Topshop boss Sir Philip Green planning mass store closures

By Jennifer Lipman, November 24, 2011

Sir Philip Green has announced that up to 260 stores in his Arcadia retail empire will close in the next few years after a dramatic fall in profits.

The billionaire entrepreneur, whose group owns chains including Topshop, BhS and Dorothy Perkins, has revealed that the company saw a 38 per cent fall in annual profits.


Succah at Occupy London Stock Exchange

By Jennifer Lipman, October 18, 2011

Protesters at the Occupy London Stock Exchange have been invited to take temporary shelter – in a succah.

Following in the footsteps of Jewish demonstrators in New York, a group of British activists have decided to put up a "protest succah".


Anti-Jewish protesters at Occupy Wall Street

By Jennifer Lipman, October 17, 2011

A conservative group has highlighted incidents of antisemitism and anti-Israel activity at the Occupy Wall Street protest.


Yom Kippur the Occupy Wall Street way

By Jennifer Lipman, October 7, 2011

More than 300 people have said they will attend a Kol Nidre service in the middle of what may be the biggest protest to hit New York City in decades.

The Yom Kippur service at the Occupy Wall Street site has been organised on Facebook by Daniel Sieradski, a digital entrepreneur who founded a website enabling people to customise prayer books and Haggadot.


Defence cuts 'madness' say IDF chiefs

By Anshel Pfeffer, September 27, 2011

The battle for social justice, demanded by hundreds of thousands on the streets of Israel throughout the summer, is swiftly becoming the battle for the defence budget.