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Family incomes finally poised for a rise?

Families are set to receive a long-awaited boost to their finances in the new year, according to researchers. In 2013 households will enjoy their first real increase in income since the credit crunch first hit back in 2008, the C...

Family budgets boosted by inflation rate fall to 3%

Family budgeting has been made slightly easier by a inflation fall which has taken the rate to its lowest level for over two years, it has been confirmed. Recently it has felt like everything has been getting more expensive, but ...

Interest rates remain at record low

Those of you intent on saving as much as possible for your family's future may be worried to hear that interest rates are being kept at 0.5% by the Bank of England. This means it is now more important than ever to shop aroun...

Bills and debts are higher than income

The troubled economy has left many of us struggling to keep a tight rein on our personal finances, and it is now thought that around three million British families are in the same boat. According to Legal & General's Mon...

Pay deals ‘letting down’ families

If nothing else, you've got to be thrifty out there - that's the take-home message from a new report which has warned that millions of normal families are being pushed into debt. Of Britain's 29.1 million-strong wo...

Recession creating wave of ‘zombie households’

If you've been bringing up little ones over the past few years you'll know how hard it's been financially. But just how hard? Well,financial experts warn that the average family is £30,000 worse off now than it ...

Government urged to rethink austerity plan

Parents and their families will be hit by a sluggish economy and high unemployment for the next 10 years if the government does not rethink its current austerity plan, shadow chancellor Ed Balls has warned. Government cuts mean t...

Travel bosses slam air passenger duty

If you're struggling to meet the cost of a holiday this year you'll probably be behind a call from a group of travel industry chiefs to reduce air passenger duty (APD). The group, including easyJet boss Carolyn McCall a...