cost of living

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1 in 5 key worker households have children living in poverty

  • Around 1 million children with key worker parents are living below the breadline, research shows
  • In some parts of Britain more than two-fifths of kids in key worker households are living below the breadline
  • Poverty levels “likely to get worse” as ministers hold down pay
  • Key workers in the public sector facing another year of real-terms pay cuts
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Schools out for summer in Devon – Six FREE nature activities for children

  • As schools break for summer the RSPB invites families to enjoy their FREE summer Wild Challenge activities to help children connect to Devon's nature and have fun.
  • By completing the RSPB’s Wild Challenges children can achieve Bronze, Silver and Gold awards, and help give nature a home along the way, whilst having fun outdoors.

Rosalind Allen, RSPB Education...

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Last week, schools across the country broke up for summer. So, you might think it’s a bit premature to start thinking about the new academic year in September already.

However, everyone knows shopping for back to school items can be a chore - and if you want to save yourself a headache in late August then getting your essentials early is the way to go.

And with the cost of...

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Nearly nine million grants from first round of Household Support Fund

More than 8.9 million grants have been given to families to help with post-pandemic pressures through a fund set up to help the most vulnerable, new figures reveal.

  • 8.9 million grants given to families in first round of Household Support Fund, new data shows
  • Local Authorities use government funding to help communities with innovative measures
  • It “has been
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7.2 million Cost of Living payments made to low-income families

Over 7.2 million payments of £326 have already been made to help households through the government’s Cost of Living support.
  • 7.2 million payments of £326 – worth a total of £2.4 billion – made in first week of Cost of Living support rollout
  • Payments mark the first half of the £650 Cost of Living payment for low-income families, with the second half coming in the autumn
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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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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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7 Cheap and Easy Ways to Save Money on School Lunches

It’s been revealed this week that rising food prices have led to beef being removed from school dinner menus in the UK.

The news comes as the cost of living continues to rise which has caused school catering companies to rethink staple ingredients such as meat and potatoes as they are getting too expensive.

Although the government has increased spending to provide free meals...

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Drive to reduce the cost of childcare for parents

Package of measures will increase childcare support for parents, boost the number of childminders and drive take up of childcare offers, to address rising costs The government has today announced ambitious new plans to improve the cost, choice and availability of childcare that will benefit hundreds of thousands of parents across the country.

The UK has some of the highest-quality childcare...

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  • Monthly switching to By Miles’s pay-by-mile policies has risen by 125% since the start of 2020
  • Usage-based insurance could save the increasing number of low mileage drivers an average of £141 per year, which could help offset the rising cost of living
  • Average cost of a pay-per-mile policy is £585, but this falls to £430 for motorists who drive less than 5,000 miles
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