Family finances

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Sure Start director says childcare reform is for UK economy not children
Naomi Eisenstadt, first programme lead, says there is lack of attention on what childcare is actually for

Alexandra Topping

28, May, 2023 @4:00 PM

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‘I was burnt out’ – the joys and fears of economic inactivity
Readers reveal how they have spent their time since retiring – be it helping with childcare, renting property, gardening or worrying about the future

Jedidajah Otte and Guardian readers

27, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Ofgem’s energy price cap cut: how the changes affect you
What are the likely savings and what help is still available for bills – all you need to know about Ofgem’s move

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

25, May, 2023 @11:26 AM

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Inflation calculator: find out how much UK household price rises affect you
This online tool will help you discover what is contributing to your household’s cost of living increases

Ashleigh Carr and Ashley Kirk

24, May, 2023 @7:04 AM

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UK children receive 11% rise in pocket money, outpacing inflation, data shows
Study of ‘youth economy’ shows youngsters are able to prise cash out of parents despite cost of living crisis

Rupert Jones

18, May, 2023 @7:01 AM

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Low pay ‘forcing teaching assistants out of UK classrooms’
Three quarters say they feel undervalued and are thinking about quitting, charity warns

Anna Fazackerley

14, May, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Food price inflation: why the cost of making a family spag bol has hit £10
New more-detailed ONS data on UK basket of goods shows how much staples have shot up since 2018

Pamela Duncan, Anna Leach, Carmen Aguilar García , Lucy Swan and Niels de Hoog

03, May, 2023 @4:43 PM

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Labour calls for energy firms to pay more tax on £60m-a-day profits
Party wants greater taxation on North Sea profits to fund freeze on council tax for cash-strapped UK households

Mark Sweney

01, May, 2023 @9:30 PM

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Help low-paid workers or face curbs to bosses’ pay, fund managers tell UK firms
Investment managers join call for companies to pay real living wage across entire supply chains

Jasper Jolly

30, Apr, 2023 @2:43 PM

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British workers increasingly likely to work into their 70s, research suggests
Cost of living crisis forcing some older people to stay in work as data shows 61% increase in number of over-70s in employment

Rob Davies

30, Apr, 2023 @1:15 PM

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The Bank of England was right, inflation has made us poorer. But whose fault is it? | Larry Elliott
Central banks are keen to blame the surge in inflation on anyone but central banks

Larry Elliott

30, Apr, 2023 @10:37 AM

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UK households facing ‘debt timebomb’, warns Citizens Advice
Charity also says debt advice is fast becoming ‘wild west’ sector much like payday loans industry of 10 years ago

Jess Clark

28, Apr, 2023 @1:28 PM

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