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ONE IN FOUR MOTORISTS STRUGGLED WITH THE COST OF DRIVING IN THE PAST MONTH

  • More than eight in ten drivers (84%) are worried about higher petrol and diesel prices
  • 31% of drivers think they will need to take on additional debt to afford to keep driving
  • The annual cost of driving a petrol-fuelled car has risen by £313 year-on-year to £1,843
  • Drivers could save an average of £118 by shopping around for cheaper car insurance

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Expandable Kids' Shoes - The John Lewis Partnership unveils the winners of its £1m Circular Future Fund

From expandable shoes to a period product revolution, four pioneering projects have proved their potential to invent ways to ‘design out’ waste and extend the lifecycle of products -

Expandable and recyclable children’s shoes, a game-changing period service the use of new CO2 technology to separate dyes from polyester to enable recycling, and a ‘lend and mend’ scheme in Scotland are the four...

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Further chance to join The ‘Let’s Talk Teenagers’ webinars

Parents of teenage children will now have a second chance to attend a trailblazing series of webinars piloted earlier this year.

The ‘Let’s Talk Teenagers’ webinars were set up to help parents and carers understand and support their teenagers to navigate the challenges of today’s world.

The first sessions were sold out and with demand so high a second series has now been planned to...

Attic Self Storage launches children’s charity art initiative to celebrate new facility in Beckton

Attic Self Storage , today announces the opening of a new self-storage facility in Beckton alongside the launch of a charity art initiative for local school pupils to celebrate the area.

To mark the opening of the new Attic Self Storage premises – its fifth site in London - local primary students are being asked to draw or paint a picture depicting the ‘Beauty of Beckton’ and show...

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ENERGY DEBT DOUBLES IN A YEAR TO £1 BILLION WITH A QUARTER OF CONSUMERS IN DEBT TO THEIR SUPPLIER

  • The amount of money households owe to their energy suppliers has doubled in a year to reach £1 billion — with a quarter (23%) of consumers now in energy debt[1]
  • Six million households owe £188 to their energy providers on average — leaving them without a war chest to battle rising bills [1]
  • Almost 11 million households have £1.4 billion in credit balances, with
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The Positive Birth Company are now in a relationship with High Street retailer

Calling all pregnant people - The Positive Birth Company is pleased to announce their first UK retail partnership with Boots.com .

Recently voted 'Parenting Brand Of The Year 2022' by Made For Mums, The Positive Birth Company are pleased to announce that from 22 April 2022 their bestselling products will be available to purchase on Boots.com .

This new partnership marks a big...

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Every child deserves the best start in life

Ofsted has today published a new strategy for the next 5 years (2022 to 2027 ).

The strategy sets out how Ofsted will continue its work to improve the lives of children and young people, which is more important than ever following the disruption and distress of the past 2 years.

Read Ofsted’s strategy for 2022 to 2027 .

The strategy centres on the fundamental principle that...

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2.1 million annual tax credits packs to be issued

Working families on tax credits are being asked to check their details so they do not miss out on this vital government support.

About 2.1 million tax credits customers will begin to receive their annual renewal packs this week from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

The packs will be sent between 25 April and 27 May, and customers have until 31 July to check their details are...

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Managed move of claimants to Universal Credit set to restart

Government outlines plans to resume helping claimants move to Universal Credit by end of 2024.

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Department for Work and Pensions

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25 April 2022

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25 April 2022 — See all updates

  • Government outlines plans to resume helping claimants move to Universal Credit by end of 2024
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NEW NSPCC FIGURES AND ANALYSIS SHED LIGHT ON SCALE OF ABUSE AND NEGLECT IN THE SOUTH WEST

  • Last year the NSPCC Helpline made 2,242 referrals to agencies in the South West about child abuse and neglect concerns – an average of six a day
  • Half a million children a year suffer abuse in the UK, says charity
  • NSPCC believes everyone can play a part in protecting children from abuse and neglect and calls for people to take action on Childhood Day
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MOTOR PREMIUMS RISE BY £68 YEAR-ON-YEAR

  • Cost of car insurance has increased by an average of £68 year-on-year in Q1 to £688 – the highest average price for a three-month period since Q4 2020
  • Rising cost of car insurance is a ripple effect of higher inflation and an increase in road traffic
  • Cheapest premium typically available has risen to £568 – so drivers could save an average of £120 by switching to a
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