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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 ...

HMRC ‘keeping taxpayers waiting’

As many of us can surely testify, getting to the bottom of a tax query can be a time-consuming exercise at the best of times. Unfortunately, it would appear that the process now takes even longer than it did a couple of years ag...

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...

Britons ‘continue to pay down their debts’

If you have been keeping a close eye on your family's spending in recent months in an attempt to scale back your debts, it would seem that you are not alone in embracing frugality. Research conducted by the British Bankers&#...

Women suffering most in recession

Women are bearing the brunt of the recession, with growing numbers becoming unemployed and claiming Jobseeker's Allowance. New figures show UK unemployment grew by 48,000 in the final quarter of last year, to bring the total...

Recession causing ‘why not?’ mentality

They say what doesn''t kill you makes you stronger, and it seems that''s the attitude many of us are taking amid the economic crisis.

How many work hours are you putting in?

Many of us are working extended hours to provide for our families during these difficult economic times, so it might not come as a complete surprise to learn that the average UK full-time employee works more than an hour longer a week th...