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£1000 boost for nearly 2million working households on Universal Credit

Almost two million of the lowest income working households who receive Universal Credit will today benefit from a cash boost worth £1,000 on average.

From: Department for Work and Pensions and The Rt Hon Thérèse Coffey MP

Published 24 November 2021

The Department for Work and Pensions has worked around the clock to implement a reduction to the Universal Credit taper rate as...

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10 expert lessons to teach your children about money

Finance can be a difficult topic to tackle with young children, but teaching them to have a healthy relationship with money from a young age is important to lots of parents around the globe.

With this in mind, financial experts from money.co.uk have compiled a list of their top 10 tips for teaching your children about money .

Top tips for teaching your children about money 1...
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Save Money And Rainforests This Black Friday With Kit & Kin

Save Money And Rainforests This Black Friday With Kit & Kin
  • Emma Bunton’s sustainable nursery brand is offering £20 off plus an additional £5 donated to help protect precious rainforests
  • The brand wants to encourage a responsible Black Friday, where customers enjoy savings but are also helping to look after our planet at the same time

As the consumer event...

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4.5M BRITS PLAN TO SPEND OVER £300 PER CHILD ON CHRISTMAS PRESENTS THIS YEAR

4.5M BRITS PLAN TO SPEND OVER £300 PER CHILD ON CHRISTMAS PRESENTS THIS YEAR

· New research has revealed that 4.5million Brits are planning to spend over £300 on presents per child this Christmas

· With rising inflation and a massive dent on our expendable income, many Brits may be spending way beyond their means.

· With Brits excited to spend time with their kids and family...

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Thousands of teenagers missing out on Child Trust Fund cash

Teenagers are being urged by HMRC to check if they have a pot of money waiting for them in a Child Trust Fund.

From: HM Revenue & Customs , HM Treasury , and John Glen MP

Published 7 September 2021

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is today urging young people to check if they have a hidden pot of gold – in the shape of a Child Trust Fund (CTF).

It is now...

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Some banks leaving customers exposed to scammers

Some banks can and should be doing more to protect their customers from criminals trying to steal sensitive information, Which? research has found.

With the last year seeing an increase in scams, many consumers will expect that the companies they deal with in their everyday lives are doing everything they can to protect them.

However, a new Which? investigation has found...

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The secret to a happy retirement? £26,000 per year, Which? research reveals

Two-person households need an average annual income of £26,000 for a comfortable retirement, Which?’s latest research has found.

With the past year altering many people’s spending habits or potentially accelerating their plans for retirement, finding out how much money is needed to finance a reasonable standard of living in later life has taken on an increased importance.

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Which? exposes supermarket pricing secrets that could lead to you paying over the odds for grocery products

Shoppers could be paying almost four times more than they need to for the same branded grocery products at certain times, Which?’s biggest ever supermarket pricing investigation has found.

The consumer champion analysed more than a million prices for 493 branded grocery items at six major supermarkets – Asda, Morrisons, Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose – throughout 2020....

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Parenting Past 18: 1 in 10 believe adult children should never move out of family home

Parenting Past 18: 1 in 10 believe adult children should never move out of family home

  • 51% of Brits believe parents should financially support adult children
  • 24 is age children should leave home, according to Brits
  • Parents should stop paying their child’s rent when they’re between 25 and 30 years old
  • 22% said parents should financially support
  • ...
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4 simple steps to reduce costs while working from home.

17% INCREASE IN ENERGY SPEND DURING THE PANDEMIC AS THE NATION WORKS FROM HOME

But Switching Energy Providers Could Offset the Jump in Bills

A combination of recurring lockdowns and the new ‘normal’ of working from home has led to a rise in average annual energy costs over the past year, as Brits spend more time at home. With working from home possibly becoming a permanent...

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