Ben Thompson (@BBCBenThompson )

Ben Thompson

Bio Read out loud on @BBCNews | Wake up early on @BBCBreakfast | Former BBC New York & Middle East Correspondent | Northerner | Instagram ➡️ benthompsontv
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Twitter Media Studio - LiveCut : Contactless payments have risen to £100 from today, but not every shop will accept the new threshold.

Ben Thompson explains the changes to

Twitter Web App : 18 months ago the contactless limit was just £30. From today it's £100. But does it mean more convenience or more at risk from theft? Is it easier to pay, or too easy to spend too much? And can you change it if you DON'T want it? I'll explain just after 0800 on BBC Breakfast

Twitter Web App : The tap and go limit goes up from £45 to £100 today. But do you worry about fraud, or spending too much, too easily? I'm looking at why not everyone is happy with a rise in the contactless spending limit. More on BBC Breakfast…

Twitter Web App : 11 energy firms have gone bust since September, affecting more than 2 million customers. Most are likely to end up on a more expensive tariff with a new supplier. Here's why:

Twitter Media Studio - LiveCut : The Chancellor Rishi Sunak MP says British shoppers should be confident there will be enough presents on the shelves for Christmas.

On he said the government is doing all it can to keep supplies moving.

Twitter Web App : Pure Planet and Colorado Energy become the latest victims of soaring wholesale gas prices. They've gone bust, taking the total to 11 since September. I'll look at what it means for the 250,000 additional customers affected on BBC Breakfast this morning.

Twitter Media Studio : The UK's furlough scheme, which helped pay the wages of 11.6 million workers, will end today.

However some badly-hit sectors are saying support should continue ⬇️

More here:

Twitter for iPhone : I’ve been to two places most reliant on the furlough scheme, that ends today. Crawley is reliant on the success of Gatwick airport and Birmingham still has the highest number of jobs being propped up by the govt. More on BBC Breakfast

Twitter for iPhone : A trip to the pub could be more expensive from this weekend as taxes cut during the pandemic start to rise again. VAT will rise from 5% to 12.5% this weekend before returning to 20% in March. I’ll look at the impact on one of the industries hardest hit by Covid on BBC Breakfast

Twitter Media Studio : Your pint in the pub this weekend could cost a little bit more 🍺

Ben Thompson tells how new tax changes will affect the hospitality industry ⬇️