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Look here for the insight you need to make informed decisions and take control of your energy use.

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Jul 07, 2017

Consumer lending rises 8% over one year

New lending figures will raise concerns over consumer borrowing, as the Finance and Leasin...
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Jul 06, 2017

Government launches consultation on Funeral Payments

The government has launched a consultation on changes to make it easier to claim a Funeral...
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Jul 03, 2017

New wage squeeze: Londoners hit hardest

Young Londoners are hurting most as a pay squeeze returned at the start of the year.
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Jun 30, 2017

Inflation squeeze dents confidence

Slow wage growth and higher inflation is knocking people’s confidence in their personal ...

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Jun 26, 2017

Five unexpected costs of car finance to avoid

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Jun 14, 2017

Your summer holiday money-saving checklist

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Jun 09, 2017

How a Conservative minority government could affect the pound in your pocket

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May 19, 2017

Why now could be the time to inflation-proof the cost of your funeral

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May 09, 2017

10 top tips to save money on your summer holiday

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Apr 14, 2017

Eight ways to save on holiday costs

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Mar 31, 2017

Why buying a car will be more expensive from tomorrow

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Mar 28, 2017

Countdown to Article 50: should you buy your holiday money now?

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Mar 20, 2017

How the April changes will affect the pound in your pocket

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Mar 16, 2017

Buying a new car? The finance options explained

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Feb 13, 2017

The easy ways to prevent your car failing its MOT

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Jan 17, 2017

Volatile pound: how to bag the best deal on your foreign currency

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Jan 09, 2017

Dealing with divorce: tips for a smooth financial separation

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Dec 14, 2016

Record number to jet away for Christmas: flight delay & cancellation rights

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Dec 07, 2016

Why you should start filing your tax return now: top tips

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Dec 01, 2016

Jury service extended to over 70s: key info for all ages on pay, expenses & pensions

News

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Jul 21, 2017

Should you add legal expenses cover to your home or car insurance?

Legal expenses cover can be bought alongside your car or home insurance to cover the cost ...
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Jul 20, 2017

British Gas didn’t show? Make sure you receive compensation

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Jul 20, 2017

Warmer June weather boosts UK retail sales

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Jul 20, 2017

Bereaved parents could receive statutory paid leave

For the first time, employed parents who experience the death of a child may be able to re...
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Jul 20, 2017

Parents face rising prices and shortage of childcare places this summer

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Jul 18, 2017

Good news for consumers as inflation pressures recede

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