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Wage cuts, despite increase in minimum wage

Millions of low-paid UK workers face the prospect of a "squeeze" on living standards despite an increase from today in the national minimum wage. According to the Trades Union Congress (TUC), employees will suffer a rea...

Disposable income is dwindling

These days we spend the vast majority of our money on essentials like bills and putting food on the table, leaving us very little disposable income in return. In fact, a new study found that the average take-home income - includi...

£144 of disposable income a week is new average

It's not been an easy year financially for families around the UK, with spare cash a dwindling commodity as we try and keep some control over pricey bills, costly loans and shaky jobs. But while recent figures have shown tha...

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...

Five things to look out for when choosing your pension

The world of pensions can be a confusing one. And trying to choose the right one from a choice of hundreds is not easy...

Families ‘£10 a week worse off’

The financial squeeze continues to have a hard-hitting impact on us families. Figures from Asda's Income Tracker,which the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) compiles, show that families in the UK are now £1...

Budget 2012: Misery for millions of motorists

When you need a car to take the kids safely to school, drive to work and ferry the family around, it can be hard...

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...

How to beat inflation with the right savings account

Savers suffer when inflation runs high, so there was some relief when the rate of inflation slowed to 3.6% last month, down from 4.2%...