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HOUSEHOLDS ALREADY OWE £1.3 BILLION TO ENERGY SUPPLIERS AHEAD OF WINTER BILLS TIMEBOMB

  • Energy debt is at an all-time high with £1.3 billion owed to providers[1] – more than 250% higher than it was in September last year [2]
  • Six million households owe an average £206 to providers [1] , 10% more than they owed in April and at a time of year when they should usually have built up credit to cope with winter bills
  • The number of homes in credit has dropped from 11
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Government and leading businesses join forces to help households with cost of living

Cost of Living Business Tsar and former Just Eat boss David Buttress agrees deals and discounts with major UK businesses to form part of Help for Household campaign.

Cost of Living Business Tsar and former Just Eat boss David Buttress agrees deals and discounts with major UK businesses to form part of Help for Household campaign.

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson and David Buttress
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Charlie Gard’s parents push for new law on treatment rights

Chris Gard and Connie Yates are lobbying MPs to pass ‘Charlie’s Law’. They also praise Archie Battersbee’s mum for fighting for her son’s right to life.

THE parents of tragic tot Charlie Gard have spoken of their campaign to change the law to keep decisions about the medical treatment of seriously ill children out of the courts.

They are championing a new law that would give...

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Sun, sea and single parents: Summer holidays spark concerns for single parents  

With the end of this week marking the start of the summer holidays for most children across the UK, parents are preparing themselves for six weeks of childcare, days out and entertainment. However, for some families it can be one of the most challenging times of the year. 

Research from consumer legal services company, Slater and Gordon , found that just one-fifth (19%) of separated...

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Why Moving House at Uni is Easier Than You Think

University can get stressful at times. With coursework, assignments, and exams, you can feel overwhelmed. One element of student life that becomes particularly stressful is the moving. The experience of finding your own place can be stressful, let alone moving your belongings on your own.

In fact, Save The Student’s National Student Accommodation Survey for 2022 found that students...

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One in four families get first government Cost of Living Payment from today

Almost one in four families across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will get £326 sent directly to them from today, with the second instalment of £324 sent later this year as part of the government’s £37 billion support package.

  • £326 – the first of two cost of living payments – will automatically hit seven million bank accounts between today and 31 July 2022 as
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HUNDREDS OF PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN TO BENEFIT FROM VIRTUAL ROUND THE WORLD RACE

Hundreds of children will have access to additional one-to-one reading support in primary schools following Schoolreaders marathon three month virtual fundraising event .

Race for Reading saw participants clocking up the miles by running, cycling, swimming, litter picking or walking their dogs to help the charity cover the distance around the world in 80 days.

Collectively, everyone...

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Internet expert reveals how to protect your children online during the summer holidays, including making a 'family tech agreement'

With the summer holidays beginning, children will inevitably have more access to screen time, especially in the form of the internet. Internet safety has become an increasingly worrying problem amongst parents, however internet expert Allison Troutner from VPNOverview.com has listed the best ways to keep your child safe online.

1. Consider a family ‘tech agreement’

One way to set...

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Curfews proposed for parents who fail to pay child maintenance

Parents who refuse to pay child maintenance could face curfews, as Ministers plan new powers for the Child Maintenance Service.

The change is being considered as part of fresh proposals that will get more of the money that is owed to the children of separated parents.

The Child Maintenance Service (CMS) collected or arranged £1 billion in child maintenance payments last year,...

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SUNDAES WITH SUNDAY: FERNE MCCANN AND DAUGHTER SUNDAY STAR IN FRIDAYS’ LATEST CAMPAIGN

Following the appointment of Ferne McCann as Fridays’ official brand ambassador, Sundaes with Sunday marks her first activation with the brand

· Ferne’s daughter Sunday is the star of the newest campaign which showcases Fridays’ new and best-ever kids’ menu

Fridays, part of newly listed Hostmore plc, announced today the launch of its ‘Sundaes with Sunday’ campaign starring UK Brand...

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NSPCC warns of a tsunami of online child abuse as grooming crimes rise in the south west by 28% in four years

  • Freedom of Information data shows steep increase in Sexual Communication with a Child offences recorded by police across the UK since 2017/18
  • Meta-owned apps (Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp) and Snapchat used in more than 70% of crimes in 2021/22 where the platform was known
  • Scale of sexual violence against girls online revealed with female victims in four in
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