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Understanding

Why high earning households should apply for child benefit

Stay-at-home parents should apply for child benefit to make sure they get the m...

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Hiring a nanny can have multiple benefits for busy working families, but if you...

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Octopus Energy will take on Iresa’s customers after the small supplier collaps...

Iresa energy collapses: what you need to know

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Retail sales stay firm, in spite of high street gloom

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Water companies under scrutiny as complaints rise

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Competition watchdog raises concerns about Sainsbury’s Asda merger

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Tesco unveils new discount chain Jack’s

Tesco has launched a discount chain to compete with the likes of Aldi and Lidl.

Check your bill: millions charged for mobiles they already own

Around four million people in the UK are paying for mobile phones they already o...

Part-time staff ‘feel isolated in the workplace’

Most part-time and flexible workers feel isolated, less connected to their teams...

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