This means that many car insurance customers can make tweaks to their policies without fee or risk of suffering any heavy losses.Experts at uSwitch have urged customers that it could be worth going to firms to waive these fees and make changes which could reduce costs.

They specifically highlight how road users can update their mileage details to reduce their perceived road risk and therefore lower charges.

They warn that if your car is due for renewal, it is worth recalculating mileage based on how much you have driven in 2020.

This is expected to be wildly different from the mileage predictions submitted at the start of last year before the lockdown was considered.

This is especially the case for road users who may have been forced to work from home for long periods and give up a long daily commute.

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“So if you want to recalculate your mileage, it could be worth giving them a call to waiver the amendment fee.
“If you have a record of your mileage from the last time you applied for cover, you could use this to calculate the difference used this year.

“If you don’t, you can always sum up how far you’ve travelled each day on average to get a rough estimation.”

MoneySavingExpert Martin Lewis has previously urged road users to take advantage of the sudden cut in cancellation and amendment fees to their advantage.

He revealed it was a great time for customers to shop around and switch for a new agreement as drivers would not be liable for costs.

Switching mid-agreement would result in heavy cancellation costs but under current measures, drivers can swap completely free of charge.

He has urged drivers to switch policies regularly to

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Oct 12 (Reuters)Link Administration Holdings Ltd LNK.AX said on Monday it received a conditional A$2.76 billion ($2 billion) takeover offer from private equity firms Carlyle Group CG.O and Pacific Equity Partners, sending its shares up nearly 30%.

The non-binding offer of A$5.20 a share is at a 30.3% premium to the shareholder registry firm’s last closing price and has the support of Perpetual Ltd PPT.AX, which owns 9.7% of the company.

Link shares jumped as much as 27.8% to A$5.1, slightly under the private equity duo’s offer, their highest since the end of February.

Pacific Equity Partners previously owned Link before it floated on the Australian stock exchange at A$6.37 a share in 2015.

Link, which also provides services to fund managers and trading firms, has lost nearly a third of its value since the start of the year and swung to a full-year loss in August, as the COVID-19 pandemic wrecked havoc across markets.

The company said it would consider the offer but asked shareholders not to take any action yet.

An external communications firm representing Carlyle and Pacific Equity Partners declined to comment.

Macquarie Capital and UBS have been appointed by Link as its financial advisers.

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Weightlifting costs about £31 per pound lost if you choose a “vigorous” workout. Photo: Danielle Cerullo/Unsplash
Weightlifting costs about £31 per pound lost if you choose a “vigorous” workout. Photo: Danielle Cerullo/Unsplash

Brits have made 22 million visits to the gym since COVID-19 restrictions eased in July – proving that even during the pandemic, many are trying to maintain fitness. Or, perhaps, lose a few of the pounds gained in lockdown.

But with many feeling the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which workouts are the most cost-effective?

If you’d prefer to exercise without shelling out for memberships and sessions, stick to running, which costs just £10 ($13) per pound lost on the treadmill at a speed of 10 miles per hour, analysis by Ocean Finance found.

Cycling is also a cost-effective way to shift a few pounds, with “vigorous” spinning costing about £17 for every pound lost.

READ MORE: Coronavirus – Brits could be saving hundreds in lockdown over gym memberships

Some time on the elliptical trainer, ski machine or doing step aerobics can also be an affordable way to lose weight, costing about £19 per pound lost.

On the other end of the scale, although many may enjoy bragging about the amount they can lift, weightlifting is the least cost-effective workout.

Weightlifting costs about £31 per pound lost if you choose a “vigorous” workout, or a shocking £61 if you take it a bit easier, the research found.

Meanwhile, water aerobics (£46), calisthenics (£40) and cross training (£36) are similarly costly.

When it comes to sports, high-impact games like rugby and squash are the most cost-effective, at £15 and £17 per pound lost, respectively – further demonstrating the importance of intensive cardio on value-for-money calorie burn.

The most cost-effective gym workouts. Chart: Ocean Finance
The most cost-effective gym workouts. Chart: Ocean Finance

READ MORE: Coronavirus – Exercise equipment sales spike 5,800% as Brits cancel gym memberships

Basketball and hockey follow closely behind,

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ZURICH, Oct 9 (Reuters)Liberty Global LBTYA.O cleared a key hurdle in its all-cash 6.8 billion Swiss franc ($7.43 billion) tender for Switzerland’s Sunrise Communications SRCG.S, with provisional results on Friday showing an acceptance rate of nearly 82%.

In the surprise deal announced in August, Liberty Global offered 110 Swiss francs per share in Sunrise, Switzerland’s No. 2 telecoms company. One condition was that it get at least two thirds of the shares.

Shares closed on Thursday at 109 francs, up 43% this year.

An additional acceptance period now runs until Oct. 28. Liberty Global intends to initiate a squeeze-out procedure and delist Sunrise shares from trading on the SIX Swiss Exchange once the deal is set.

The agreed deal reversed Sunrise’s failed bid to buy Liberty’s Swiss business last year and marked a strategic reversal by the U.S. company, which had been divesting European assets.

Sunrise’s bid to buy Liberty Global’s Swiss cable business UPC last year collapsed in the face of opposition from Sunrise’s biggest shareholder, Germany’s Freenet FNTGn.DE, and activist investors including Axxion and AOC, who baulked at the price.

Freenet, which owns 24% of Sunrise, had committed to tender its shares for Liberty Global’s bid.

The deal, which is subject to regulatory approval, is the latest sign of consolidation in the telecom industry as companies try to cut costs and ramp up investments in technology.

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Oct 8 (Reuters)TalkTalk TALK.L said on Thursday it has received a preliminary offer from its third-largest investor, Toscafund Asset Management, to take the British broadband operator private for 97 pence per share, a 16.4% premium to its last closing price.

The company said while the board has decided to discuss the proposal with its advisers, Toscafund has to get the support of the second-biggest shareholder and TalkTalk Chairman Charles Dunstone to make any firm bid.

Dunstone owns a 29.86% stake in TalkTalk, while Toscafund holds 29.09%, according to Refinitiv Eikon data. The proposal values TalkTalk at 1.12 billion pounds ($1.45 billion), according to Reuters calculations.

Shares of TalkTalk jumped 17% to the top of London’s midcap index .FTMC in early deals to trade closer to the offer price, indicating the market’s approval.

Sky News had reported in July the British company had rejected a 135 pence per share offer from Toscafund last year.

Barclays Bank and Deutsche Bank are TalkTalk’s advisers.

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