Family finances

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Marmite maker Unilever raises prices by 4% amid high UK inflation
Group behind Dove and Domestos ‘steps up’ pricing as packaging, energy and distribution costs surge

Zoe Wood

21, Oct, 2021 @11:40 AM

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Third of low-income households unable to pay bills, finds research
Nearly 4 million households earning £25,000 or less report falling behind, up threefold since pandemic

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

21, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Bill for family days out at some UK attractions ‘almost doubles’
From Carlisle Castle to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, study highlights hefty rises since 2016

Miles Brignall

16, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The UK government can’t stop inflation rising – but it can act to ease the pain | Carsten Jung
Helping low earners is a priority now. And that means reversing the cut to universal credit, says Carsten Jung of the IPPR

Carsten Jung

13, Oct, 2021 @11:09 AM

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Should you ask for a pay rise? Not according to the former Pepsi CEO | Arwa Mahdawi
Indra Nooyi claims she has ‘never, ever, ever’ asked for a raise – and finds the whole idea cringeworthy, writes Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi

13, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Keir Starmer: universal credit cut is an attack on the poorest
Labour leader says Boris Johnson’s decision to remove £20 uplift comes at ‘worst possible time’

Ben Quinn

08, Oct, 2021 @8:17 AM

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Barclays won’t accept I have power of attorney for my father
I have an activation code but it’s not good enough for the bank

Anna Tims

07, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Does the UK have a wage problem?
Business leaders have hit back at Boris Johnson over claims they allowed Britain to become a low-wage and low-skilled economy

Phillip Inman

06, Oct, 2021 @5:40 PM

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How to boost your pension savings at any stage of your career
No matter how old or young you are, now is a good time to secure a better retirement for yourself

Hilary Osborne

02, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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UK’s new £500m winter hardship fund branded as ‘sticking plaster’
Charities and Labour call grants for struggling families an ‘11th-hour bid to save face’ as furlough and benefit cuts loom

Patrick Butler and Jasper Jolly

30, Sep, 2021 @10:53 AM

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UK energy bill crisis prompts flood of calls to Citizens Advice
Charity warns of ‘very difficult winter’ ahead for low-income households amid rising bills, cut to universal credit and end of furlough

Zoe Wood

23, Sep, 2021 @5:34 PM

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UK pensions shortfall is ‘tip of the iceberg’, says former minister
Steve Webb says IT and human errors are systemic and may also affect tax credits and universal credit

Amelia Hill

22, Sep, 2021 @5:43 PM

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