Sunday’s headlines

Economics

A senior cabinet minister has launched an outspoken attached on the “mad” policy agenda of the European Commission, accusing it of putting jobs and growth at risk. Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, spoke out over plans to reform data protection laws, which Whitehall estimates will cost businesses hundreds of millions of pounds. Cover of the Sunday Telegraph.

Property

A house built over 15 years ago by Bristol architect Andrew Kenyon is still recognised as a home ‘fit for the future’. Its unique glass and timber design was built in a quiet cul-de-sac in Scotland and is now up for sale. P.79 of Mail on Sunday.

Personal Finance

Households are still stretched financially with a third cutting back on spending last month and a quarter dipping into savings to get by, according to Which?’s latest Consumer Insight Tracker. But it is not all doom and gloom, as new research by QuoteMeHappy.com shows that consumers could save £844 a year by using their common sense, such as planning spending in advance and sticking to budgets. Sunday Express, p.6

Recruitment

University leavers are struggling to get on the career ladder. Almost 6 in 10 students finished university last summer without a graduate job because of the financial crisis. An increasing number of jobless graduates are turning towards hairdressing. There is certainly job security in this booming industry where annual turnover is £5billion and top stylists can earn up to £50,000 a year. So it’s little wonder why graduates are competing with 16-year-old school-leavers for a chance to sweep up and make the tea in salons across the country. P.35 of the Sunday Express.

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