The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. What Boris Johnson said: It may seem a bit premature to make a speech now about Britain after Covid, when that deceptively nasty disease is still rampant in other countries. What he really meant: Why am…Continue Reading

Help the Hungry: Families face 'summer of hardship', food charities warn

Families across the UK face a “summer of hardship” as mounting money problems caused by the pandemic leave those on low incomes at grave risk of going hungry, food charities have warned. Over the last three months, hundreds of inspiring local groups have sprung into action, using fresh produce from The Independent’s Help the Hungry…Continue Reading

British hunters have killed at least 60 lions since Cecil shot, as ministers delay trophy imports ban again

Subscribe now Login Support us Contribute Subscribe Login Please wait…. News UK World US UK Politics Brexit Tech Science Education Environment Health Business InFact Coronavirus Advice Lockdown Guide US Politics Voices Stop the Wildlife Trade Editorials Shappi Khorsandi Mary Dejevsky Robert Fisk Mark Steel Janet Street-Porter Chuka Umunna John Rentoul Jenny Éclair Matthew Norman Sean…Continue Reading

Anti-money laundering regulation easier under all-in-one agency

Navigation for News Categories The government should consider setting up one agency for better Anti-Money Laundering (AML) enforcement, a lawyer specialising in regulation and financial crime says. The Reserve Bank has yet to take an entity to court for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) enforcement. Photo: 123RF The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA), the Financial Markets Authority…Continue Reading

Meridian spilled water to hike electricity prices

Navigation for News Categories The Electricity Authority has found that generator Meridian Energy manipulated the power market, costing consumers about $80 million. File photo. Photo: 123RF A complaint from a group of small power retailers has been upheld by the Authority against Meridian, for spilling excess water from its South Island hydro dams which caused…Continue Reading

Surge in fraud during Covid-19 likely to increase, KPMG says

Navigation for News Categories Fraud cases surged during the Covid-19 pandemic and are only likely to increase in the coming months, multinational accounting firm KPMG says. KPMG partner Stephen Bell said Covid-19 had created an opportunity for potential fraudsters with the relaxation of normal working conditions. File image. Photo: 123RF KPMG partner Stephen Bell said…Continue Reading

Lender who charged interest up to 803% forced to repay borrowers

Navigation for News Categories A high-cost lender that charged interest as high as 803 percent has been forced to repay dozens of borrowers after it failed to make sure its clients really needed the money, and failed to exercise care with its advertising. Photo: 123rf.com Finland-based Ferratum, which also traded as “Just Cash” and “Simple…Continue Reading