Family finances

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‘UK national price hike day’: what to expect and how to lessen blow
From phone and broadband contracts to council tax to energy, a raft of increases come into effect in April

Rupert Jones, Miles Brignall and Jess Clark

31, Mar, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Rising bills and tax hikes to make UK families hundreds of pounds worse off
Study commissioned by Guardian details scale of hit to household finances from April

Phillip Inman and Rupert Jones

31, Mar, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Labour would freeze council tax for one year, says Keir Starmer
Party leader says Labour would use windfall tax profits to stop rises, as local election campaign begins

Aletha Adu

30, Mar, 2023 @3:18 PM

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Winning the lottery sends women rushing off to the divorce court. Men stay married | Torsten Bell
Small grants give expectant families a boost, but the impact of larger sums depends a lot on the recipient’s gender

Torsten Bell

25, Mar, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Money coaches: the mentors who focus on financial health, not wealth
A new breed of ‘personal trainer’ has a more user-friendly, holistic approach to how you spend

Laura Whateley

25, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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‘Money is a constant worry and it’s infecting everything’: one family’s experience of the soaring UK cost of living
With food prices increasing at their fastest rate in 45 years, we hear how one family is coping with the financial pressure

Zoe Wood and Ashley Kirk

22, Mar, 2023 @11:00 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

22, Mar, 2023 @10:27 AM

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Aldi raises UK shop worker pay for fourth time in just over a year
Minimum of £11.40 an hour from July takes total investment in pay to more than £100m over 12 months

Sarah Butler

17, Mar, 2023 @11:50 AM

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People in England: how will you be affected by council tax rises?
We’d like to hear from people in England about how much more council tax they will have to be paying from April, and what the higher charges will mean for them

Guardian community team

16, Mar, 2023 @4:39 PM

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Pensions: why do those retiring face ‘massive’ losses despite FTSE highs?
Retired planner was shocked to see that his Aviva pension had dropped 20% in value last year

Patrick Collinson

11, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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UK state pensions: later deadline for NI top-ups that can mean £55,000 extra
By plugging gaps in their national insurance record, some people can increase their entitlement

Rupert Jones

11, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Women in UK ‘more likely than men to be on low pay and struggling’
Half a million more women than men are paid below real living wage and 13% are on zero-hours contracts

Joanna Partridge

03, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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