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higher air taxes come into force 12 February 2013 Higher air taxes come into force»

Higher air taxes come into force

Changes took effect over the weekend that means the average plane ticket will now cost around 8% more.   More »

diamond jubilee 12 February 2013 Unions express Diamond Jubilee concern»

Unions express Diamond Jubilee concern

Unions fear some bosses will refuse to recognise Tuesday 5 June as a national holiday for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.   More »

DIY 12 February 2013 Avert DIY disaster this Easter»

Avert DIY disaster this Easter

As a nation we pay £4.4 billion every year on botched DIY jobs, according to research.   More »

mortgage changes 12 February 2013 Mortgage applications to get tougher»

Mortgage applications to get tougher

The proposed changes will place more emphasis on mortgage approvals being dependant on incomes and outgoings.   More »

ISA deadline 12 February 2013 Don't miss April 5 cash ISA deadline»

Don't miss April 5 cash ISA deadline

The Financial Ombudsman Service warns that sending in your cash ISA application at the last minute could mean missing out on your tax-free allowance.   More »

staycation hotel prices 12 February 2013 UK hotels slash costs to help families»

UK hotels slash costs to help families

British hotels are aggressively slashing prices this summer to make sure staycation alternatives remain an attractive bargain.   More »

housing 12 February 2013 Household assets 'at an all-time high'»

Household assets 'at an all-time high'

Despite income and savings being at an all-time low, the physical assets of Britons have reached record breaking levels.   More »

modern fridge 12 February 2013 Family fridge 'packed with modern fodder'»

Family fridge 'packed with modern fodder'

A tenth of people now only purchase ready peeled or prepared fruit and vegetables, while just one in 20 did in previous years.   More »

woman job loss 12 February 2013 Women account for two thirds of council job losses»

Women account for two thirds of council job losses

Of all the jobs lost in local government since 2010, more than 68% were among women.   More »

school holidays 12 February 2013 'Stagger' school holidays for cheaper breaks»

'Stagger' school holidays for cheaper breaks

One family holiday specialist has suggested that staggering school holidays could be a solution to help even out holiday prices.   More »

mobile roaming charges 12 February 2013 Mobile phone roaming charges to be cut»

Mobile phone roaming charges to be cut

The EU Commission has decided to take action agains the "roaming rip-off" by reducing the charges to use a mobile phone abroad.   More »

for rent London 12 February 2013 London rent costs 'causing strife'»

London rent costs 'causing strife'

London families renting a two bedroom home need to earn a combined £52,000 to be comfortable, research has shown.   More »

pasties 12 February 2013 Government defends 20% 'pie tax'»

Government defends 20% 'pie tax'

The Government is to charge VAT on hot takeaway food from supermarkets and shops like Greggs, adding 20% to the cost.   More »

south west water bills 12 February 2013 Confirmed fall in South West water bills»

Confirmed fall in South West water bills

Following new legislation, families in the South West will have £50 a year cut from their water bills.   More »

smiling grandparents 12 February 2013 Pension pots 'worth £13,000 less'»

Pension pots 'worth £13,000 less'

The value of our pension pots has fallen significantly over the last 12 years, new figures show.   More »

fuel prices petrol 12 February 2013 Don't panic-buy petrol, warns AA and Esso»

Don't panic-buy petrol, warns AA and Esso

Motorists have been urged to stick to their normal buying patterns despite news of a fuel tanker strike, as panic-buying petrol would prompt a fuel shortage unnecessarily.   More »

mum and baby 12 February 2013 Free parenting classes for new parents»

Free parenting classes for new parents

To encourage parents to ask for help in the early years, a new scheme run by charities will deliver a series of free parenting sessions.   More »

mediterranean cruise 12 February 2013 Cruise the Mediterranean for only £1»

Cruise the Mediterranean for only £1

To attract more holidaymakers, a cruise company is now offering trips to the Mediterranean at a cost of £1 for second passengers.   More »

running tap 12 February 2013 Water efficiency saves planet and your pocket»

Water efficiency saves planet and your pocket

According to the website Save Water Save Money, if you reduce your water usage by 45 litres a day, you could save £54.75 a year.   More »

pay misleading 12 February 2013 Public and private sector pay comparisons 'may be misused'»

Public and private sector pay comparisons 'may be misused'

Unions have warned that comparing public sector pay rates to the private sector could be misleading.   More »

green DIY scheme 12 February 2013 New legal rights for scam and rip-off victims»

New legal rights for scam and rip-off victims

Consumers are to be given new rights against misleading and aggressive traders.   More »

home improvements 12 February 2013 Home improvements could be 'worthless', says HSBC»

Home improvements could be 'worthless', says HSBC

The cash value a home improvement will actually add to your property has dropped since last year.   More »

save money on petrol 12 February 2013 How to battle pumped up petrol prices»

How to battle pumped up petrol prices

The Debt Advisory Line has issued some money saving tips it hopes will ease the pressures placed on drivers.   More »

family kinship carers 12 February 2013 'Kinship carers' need more support»

'Kinship carers' need more support

Local authories must do more to help families who care for other people's children, experts have said.   More »

posting a letter 12 February 2013 Royal Mail free to price first-class stamps»

Royal Mail free to price first-class stamps

Ofcom has said it will no longer be responsible for determining the price of stamps, a move likely to make them more expensive.   More »

reading to kids 12 February 2013 Working dads 'too busy for bedtime stories'»

Working dads 'too busy for bedtime stories'

Three quarters of dads don't have time to read with their children because of work commitments, says a survey.   More »

hidden charges 12 February 2013 easyJet launches reserved seating trial»

easyJet launches reserved seating trial

As part of a new trial, easyJey is allocating seats for each individual ticket on a number of services, such as Luton to Malaga.   More »

newborn 12 February 2013 One in three newborns 'will live to 100'»

One in three newborns 'will live to 100'

The number of centenarians looks set to increase further in the future, highlighting the importance of saving from an early age.   More »

kids playing 12 February 2013 Home play could be better for kids than PE»

Home play could be better for kids than PE

A new study suggests children are actually more active when just 'playing' than when taking part in school PE lessons.   More »