Business

Glitch leaves childminders unpaid for a week

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A glitch in a childcare payment system run by the tax office has left many nurseries and childminders waiting more than a week for their money.The problems came after 22,000 payments made through HM Revenue & Customs' Tax-Free Childcare system were delayed.The tax office has apologised and says all payments have now been made.However, some childminders have contacted the BBC to complain that they are
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Debit card glitch means thousands charged twice

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The issue affected many people who used debit cards to buy goods and services on 29 August Thousands of people in the UK were charged twice for debit card payments.The error occurred due to an issue with a particular card terminal run by Cardnet, a joint venture between Lloyds Bank and First Data.Money came out of bank accounts twice but transactions only showed
Technology

Google Home speakers complain of ‘glitch’

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption Google has said it is not sure how long it will take to fix the problem Google's internet-connected speakers are apologising for being somewhat less "smart" than normal.The Home devices are responding to queries by saying "there was a glitch" or "sorry, something went wrong".Users worldwide are being instructed to "try again in a few seconds", only to face a repeat of the problem.A