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Thousands submit tax returns over Christmas: top tips to make filing yours easier

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How to slash the cost of a city break by 67%

January is the cheapest month to take a short-haul break abroad, according to re...

Online Christmas shoppers targeted by fraudsters: how to stay safe

Shoppers are being urged to take extra care when buying gifts online after fraud...

Park an extra £1,500 in your pocket: here’s how

Brits are collectively earning more than £3.8bn a year by renting out their unu...

Mobile firms net £64m from data charges: here’s how to avoid them

Mobile phone operators have netted an extra £64m from pay-monthly customers who...

Five ways to save money on your heating bills

If this winter is anything like the previous one, now is a good time to start pr...

Understanding

Your rights if a Christmas delivery is broken or lost

With only one week to go until Christmas day, millions of people will be going o...

Energy firms go bust: should I leave my small supplier?

Customers of small energy firms may be alarmed by the news of two more suppliers...

Changed your mind about that Black Friday purchase? Know your refund rights

If you've being swept up in the Black Friday shopping extravaganza but now regre...

Why Budget tax allowance change isn’t as generous as it appears

Higher earners were given a seemingly generous tax break as part of this week’...

All you need to know about the new ‘millennial’ railcard

A new ‘millennial’ railcard will be available by the end of the year, offeri...

Water meters should be compulsory, say MPs: do they save you money?

Water companies should be able to force customers to have a water meter, a group...

News

Firms to add jobs in the new year, finds CBI survey

Firms will continue to create more jobs into 2019, particularly among small and ...

Let people switch off during holiday season, says charity

Young professionals feel under pressure to work during their holidays, putting t...

Giffgaff to donate £387,000 to charity after O2 outage

Phone network Giffgaff is donating £387,039.70 to homeless charity Crisis foll...

The hidden risks of giving gift cards

Gift cards may be an easy present option, especially for those tricky-to-buy-for...

Workers could lose £450 if they’re sick for a week

The average UK worker stands to lose almost £450 in pay if they were off sick f...

Reforms improve rights for agency & zero-hour contract workers

Workers on zero-hour contracts and agency employees will benefit from improved p...

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