Family finances

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Middle-income households to be hit by ‘£2bn council tax bombshell’
Poorer families set to suffer as local authorities consider whether to put up council tax by maximum of 4.99%

Phillip Inman

21, Feb, 2021 @10:15 AM

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Sky broadband and TV customers to be hit by price increase
Move comes as British Gas and EDF bump up standard energy tariffs by an average of £97 a year

Miles Brignall

20, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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How to beat UK energy price rises and lower your bills
With Ofgem lifting the price cap on standard tariffs from April 2021, here’s what you can do

Hilary Osborne

05, Feb, 2021 @4:59 PM

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‘I got back £4,300 just by checking my tax code was right’
HMRC repaid a woman thousands after she discovered she was taxed as if she received child benefit

Rupert Jones

30, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Ovo to launch 'half-price' electric vehicle charging tariff
New Drive Anytime rate bids to mirror rivals’ off-peak tariff with savings of 60% a year, supplier claims

Jillian Ambrose

26, Jan, 2021 @7:57 PM

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More than half of UK households fear losing savings in Covid crisis
Many low-income families are struggling to pay bills in Covid crisis, survey reveals

Hilary Osborne Money and consumer editor

23, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Experience: my dream flat became a nightmare
Six months after moving in, I got a letter telling me my roof was covered in dangerous cladding

Hayley Tillotson

22, Jan, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Nearly 9m people in UK increased their borrowing in 2020, says ONS
People, many among Britain’s poorest, have taken on more debt to cope with effects of pandemic

Phillip Inman

21, Jan, 2021 @8:42 PM

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The problem is poverty, however we label it | Aditya Chakrabortty
The prefixes ‘food’, ‘child’ or ‘fuel’ make life for 14 million poor Britons seem easily fixable. In truth, radical action is needed, says Guardian columnist Aditya Chakrabortty

Aditya Chakrabortty

21, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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How UK taxpayers can avoid falling into the child benefit trap
Every year high-income charges catch out thousands of families. Here’s how to not fall foul of HMRC

Miles Brignall

16, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Covid crisis prompts financial fears for those organising funerals
Fivefold increase in direct cremations with no service or loved ones present, says SunLife

Rupert Jones

15, Jan, 2021 @1:03 PM

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Morrisons to be first UK supermarket to pay minimum £10 an hour
Bradford-based chain announces it will increase current £9.20 minimum hourly pay from April

Zoe Wood

13, Jan, 2021 @12:01 AM

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