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British Gas set to increase utility costs

As if we haven't already had enough of price hikes over the past year or so,the latest disappointment for many of us is that British Gas is on the brink of pushing up its utility costs even more. Centrica, the energy firm&#...

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...

Energy bills ‘higher than expected’

Many households are walking in to a nasty shock when they find their energy bills are higher than they are used to - despite the fact they used less heating on the back of a mild winter. According to research from Consumer Focus ...

How to cut costs on household bills

Energy bills can take a huge chunk out of the household budget, but here are a few tips to help bring them down. 1....

How to get rid of your overdraft

Recent figures suggest that more than a third of cash-strapped Britons have used their current account overdraft facilities in the last 12 months –...

Inflation falls to 15-month low-point

Us families can finally breathe a (small) sigh of relief, as inflation has fallen to its lowest point for 15 months. Last month saw the consumer prices index (CPI) rate of inflation fall from 3.6% to 3.4%, with energy tariff redu...

UK families ‘sleepwalking into debt’

While most of us are feeling the pinch from the economic downturn, a new study has found that a shocking one in 10 of us now has over £300 less in disposable income every month than we did a year ago. One of the main reasons for...

Fuel poverty ‘set to get worse’

For many of us,the cost of keeping our homes warm is a worry,and millions of households are in fuel poverty. And, on a gloomy tone, now it has emerged that the scale of the problem is set to worsen by 2016. People are considere...

How to save on your water bill

Here’s the bad news: The average water and sewerage bill in England and Wales will rise by nearly 6% from April to about £376...

Gas and water giants team up to save us money

We all know energy prices are becoming dearer and dearer, and with some of us having to move to bigger homes as our families grow, the costs can become astronomical. With a drought on the cards this summer, and with many homes fa...