Consumer affairs

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Colder early winter in Europe could worsen cost of living crisis, say forecasters
EU’s meteorological agency warns La Niña weather pattern makes cold, still and dry snap more likely

Matthew Weaver and Alex Lawson

03, Oct, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Tell us: have you delayed turning your heating on?
We would like to hear from people in the UK who have put off turning their heating on this autumn

Guardian community team

03, Oct, 2022 @12:02 PM

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Vodafone confirms talks with Three UK about merger
Combined networks would be Britain’s biggest mobile operator, challenging EE and O2

Mark Sweney

03, Oct, 2022 @11:28 AM

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‘It’s just so easy, isn’t it?’ How buy now, pay later can leave Britons struggling with debt
We spend almost £1bn a month through retailers’ spread-the-cost payment schemes. But many borrowers find themselves missing payments, covering instalments with credit cards – and using the schemes to pay for food and other essentials. Is online credit spiralling out of control?

Emine Saner

03, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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How to insulate yourself from energy bills that are going through the roof
Britain’s old houses leak heat, which means needless spending to keep them warm. Here are some ways to cut costs

Shane Hickey

03, Oct, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Water companies forced to cut £150m from customers’ bills
Thames, Southern and nine other firms penalised after missing targets on pollution

Jasper Jolly

03, Oct, 2022 @7:15 AM

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Electric car subscription service Onto is slow sorting my insurance claim
It took a £1,000 excess upfront, although it has the numberplate information it asked for

Zoe Wood

03, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Make money by renting out your stuff: from clothes to cars
From cameras to electric chargers, or using your time to pet-sit, you can bring in extra income

Suzanne Bearne

03, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Retailers have stocked up on festive goodies, but will anyone buy them?
The fallout from the mini-budget is adding to high street jitters in the run-up to what is traditionally the busiest time of the year

Sarah Butler

01, Oct, 2022 @11:05 PM

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Ministers warn of scammers posing as energy bill support scheme
No need to apply because £400 discount will ‘reach people automatically’, says Rees-Mogg

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

01, Oct, 2022 @9:30 PM

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‘Huge turnouts’ reported at UK cost of living protests
Organisers describe gatherings as largest wave of simultaneous protests in Britain for years

Mark Townsend and Alex Lawson

01, Oct, 2022 @1:47 PM

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Investments and pensions: what can you do about UK financial turmoil?
The impact the fallout from Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-budget has had on your money

Patrick Collinson

01, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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