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waitrose supermarket brand match 12 February 2013 Waitrose extends price match scheme»

Waitrose extends price match scheme

Upmarket grocery retailer Waitrose is extending its price match guarantee in a move to win over customer loyalty.   More »

calling HMRC 12 February 2013 HMRC 'keeping taxpayers waiting'»

HMRC 'keeping taxpayers waiting'

Calling the HMRC helpline to find out about your tax query could mean you are kept waiting for advice for over four minutes.   More »

bank adviser 12 February 2013 Bank customers 'misled' over payment cancellations»

Bank customers 'misled' over payment cancellations

Nearly half of banking advisers are giving out incorrect information leading to us going overdrawn and overpaying.   More »

working tax credits 12 February 2013 200,000 families 'hit by tax credit changes'»

200,000 families 'hit by tax credit changes'

Families are now £73 a week worse off since the changes to Working Tax Credit, prompting Usdaw union to suspend the changes.   More »

pension automatic enrolment 12 February 2013 Employees in dark over pension reforms»

Employees in dark over pension reforms

Nearly 70% of us workers are unaware of the Government's plans for automatic enrolment in pension schemes, a report suggest.   More »

collective switching 12 February 2013 Collective switching 'could cut family bills'»

Collective switching 'could cut family bills'

Collective switching between utility firms by large numbers of people could offer consumers a simpler route to better value, says report.   More »

locking window 12 February 2013 Do you make it easy for thieves?»

Do you make it easy for thieves?

Almost a third of us leave doors and windows open when we go out, giving theives the perfect opportunity, a survey has found.   More »

olympics tickets 12 February 2013 Thousands turn to competitions for Olympics tickets»

Thousands turn to competitions for Olympics tickets

It has emerged that those without tickets to the Games have become serial competition entrants in order to resolve the issue.   More »

charity shop 12 February 2013 Families benefit from charity shop bargains»

Families benefit from charity shop bargains

Families are growing increasingly thrifty, with 50% of us turning to charity shops to help ease the pressure on personal finances.   More »

economy 12 February 2013 Economy must be top focus, warns Baroness»

Economy must be top focus, warns Baroness

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon says the Government should focus on getting the economy right rather than reform of the Lords.   More »

Visit Kent 12 February 2013 Visit Kent offers '2for1' days out»

Visit Kent offers '2for1' days out

Visit Kent has joined forces with companies in the region to offer two-for-one vouchers and money-off deals on a range of tourist attractions.   More »

renting prices 12 February 2013 Landlords may drop rents as market 'levels off'»

Landlords may drop rents as market 'levels off'

Rental prices around the country could be stabilising after last year's boom, and may even drop, according to a new survey.   More »

rising mortgages 12 February 2013 Halifax hikes mortgage rate to 3.99%»

Halifax hikes mortgage rate to 3.99%

More than one million of us will face higher mortgage payments as lenders increase rates, with Halifax customers being hardest-hit.   More »

leisure activity price rise 12 February 2013 Having fun costs 184% more than a decade ago»

Having fun costs 184% more than a decade ago

The cost of most leisure activities has surged higher and faster than inflation, hitting families where it hurts.   More »

Atol reforms for holiday protection 12 February 2013 Holiday protection scheme criticised by MPs»

Holiday protection scheme criticised by MPs

MPs say the Air Travel Organisers' Licensing (Atol) scheme should provide more protection to holidaymakers and not be as costly for all.   More »

austerity plans 12 February 2013 Government urged to rethink austerity plan»

Government urged to rethink austerity plan

Families will be hit by a sluggish economy and high unemployment for the next 10 years, Ed Balls has warned.   More »

diamond jubilee 12 February 2013 Hotel room prices rocket during Diamond Jubilee»

Hotel room prices rocket during Diamond Jubilee

Price hikes mean families booking a London hotel between June 2 and June 6 will have to fork out an additional £1,043 for the four nights.   More »

child benefit 12 February 2013 Energy reform 'needed to help customers'»

Energy reform 'needed to help customers'

Households will miss out on up to £1.9 billion in cheaper bills by 2020, without energy market reform.   More »

dentist 12 February 2013 Cost fears keeping dental patients away»

Cost fears keeping dental patients away

A quarter of Brits have failed to visit a dentist in the last 18 months as we're scared of facing the fees.   More »

booking a holiday 12 February 2013 Families can barter with travel agents»

Families can barter with travel agents

Over half of travel agents were able to lower their prices when asked to match or beat online quotes, found an investigation from Which?   More »

benefit changes for wealthy 12 February 2013 Benefit changes 'give millionaires cheaper rates'»

Benefit changes 'give millionaires cheaper rates'

Changes to child benefit could mean some wealthier households are actually paying cheaper tax rates than 'average' families.   More »

couple sorting debt 12 February 2013 Britons 'continue to pay down their debts'»

Britons 'continue to pay down their debts'

Families are keeping their funds close to home, with many of us prioritising debt repayments during the continued economic uncertainty.   More »

first time home buyer 12 February 2013 First-time buyer market shows slight gain»

First-time buyer market shows slight gain

There has been a slight improvement in the housing market over the past few months, with Milton Keynes named the "hotspot" for first-time buyers.   More »

miles per gallon 12 February 2013 Miles-per-gallon calculations 'inaccurate'»

Miles-per-gallon calculations 'inaccurate'

Your car might not be as fuel efficient as you had thought, as new tests show that many cars have lower miles per gallon than initially estimated.   More »

food bank 12 February 2013 Food poverty in Britain is rising»

Food poverty in Britain is rising

The number of food banks opening across the UK has doubled over the past year, with children making up more than a third of those taking food hand outs.   More »

EU Budget increase 12 February 2013 Families could face cost of higher EU fees»

Families could face cost of higher EU fees

Families could next year face an extra £666 in taxes to fund an EU Budget increase, according to speculative figures.   More »

digital wallet app 12 February 2013 Clever shopping with O2's wallet app»

Clever shopping with O2's wallet app

O2 has a new money-saving app which allows users to scan barcodes in shops and seek out cheaper alternatives.   More »

double dip recession 12 February 2013 UK enters double-dip recession»

UK enters double-dip recession

The UK has entered a new recession, but Cameron has said the Government will not turn its back on the austerity strategy.   More »

term time family holidays 12 February 2013 More than half using term time for family holidays»

More than half using term time for family holidays

Families are not deterred by fines for taking their children on holiday during term-time, as they save more money on off-peak tickets.   More »