Scottish Power hikes bills by 7% adding £104 a year

| October 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Tara Evans PUBLISHED: 11:08 EST, 15 October 2012 | UPDATED: 11:08 EST, 15 October 2012 Scottish Power has become the latest energy company to force up bills for millions of customers following price hikes from larger rivals British Gas and nPower last week. The company will put up its gas and electricity prices by […]

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‘terrified about how they are going to find another £80′

| October 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Harry Glass PUBLISHED: 09:19 EST, 13 October 2012 | UPDATED: 09:19 EST, 13 October 2012 Energy argument: ‘Partly it is because of things beyond our control’ Osborne says The Chancellor of the Exchequer has acknowledged the consternation of consumers over the latest huge hikes in energy bills by urging firms to reconsider yesterday’s price […]

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High emission ‘monster’ cars that cost 25% of their value just to tax

| October 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Lee Boyce PUBLISHED: 06:27 EST, 12 October 2012 | UPDATED: 10:35 EST, 12 October 2012 Thousands of motorists are paying nearly a quarter of the value of their car simply to tax it each year, research has revealed. According to car valuation experts Glass’s, those with cars less than six years-old are being hit […]

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Co-operative Bank and Lloyds TSB suffer ‘temporary system error’

| October 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Lee Boyce PUBLISHED: 09:57 EST, 5 October 2012 | UPDATED: 10:41 EST, 5 October 2012 Thousands of bank customers were again blocked from using debit cards, ATMs and online banking services today as both Lloyds Banking Group and the Co-op Bank suffered yet more technical problems. Lloyds TSB admitted it was suffering from a […]

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Newspaper share tips: Dairy Crest | WH Smith | Petra Diamonds

| September 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Ciaran Stordy PUBLISHED: 06:28 EST, 26 September 2012 | UPDATED: 09:44 EST, 28 September 2012   We round up the week’s newspaper share tips, with a focus on Dairy Crest, Aberdeen Asset Management, WH Smith, Spirent, John Wood Group, Hargreaves Services, Petra Diamonds, Close Brothers, Albemarle Bond, Diageo, Compass, Kingfisher, Central Asia Metals and […]

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ANDREW OXLADE: Why you shouldn’t expect a bargain holiday in 2013

| September 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Andrew Oxlade PUBLISHED: 08:36 EST, 28 September 2012 | UPDATED: 09:48 EST, 28 September 2012 Getting ready to bag a 2013 bargain break in the sun? Think again. Each year, a game of chicken develops between holidays companies and holiday shoppers. Here’s the usual pattern of things: the increasingly cost-conscious British consumer starts tracking […]

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Finally! Postmen given the go-ahead to leave parcels with a neighbour if you’re not home

| September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Tara Evans PUBLISHED: 06:35 EST, 27 September 2012 | UPDATED: 09:36 EST, 27 September 2012 Postmen will be able to leave parcels with a neighbour when no one is home after Royal Mail was given the go-ahead today to change its delivery rules. At present large items that cannot fit through letterboxes are returned […]

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Overseas holiday homes: The pound travels further in Florida when it comes to snapping up property

| September 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Harry Glass PUBLISHED: 09:31 EST, 22 September 2012 | UPDATED: 09:46 EST, 22 September 2012 People looking to buy property overseas will see their money go furthest in Orlando thanks to a good exchange rate and lower fees, a study of 10 holiday home hotspots has found. Buyers can snap up a four-bedroom home […]

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Government seeks to move goalposts on what counts as ‘fuel poverty’

| September 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Ed Monk PUBLISHED: 08:46 EST, 18 September 2012 | UPDATED: 09:08 EST, 18 September 2012 Temperature change: A different definition of ‘fuel poverty’ would reduce the numbers deemed to be struggling with gas and electricity bills. The Government is seeking change the definition of the key measure of ‘fuel poverty’ – with the effect […]

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Mothers now make 19 trips to the supermarket a month

| September 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

68 per cent run out of daily essentials Average mother spends £28.73 each week in the supermarket By Bianca London PUBLISHED: 07:52 EST, 17 September 2012 | UPDATED: 08:47 EST, 17 September 2012 The days of making a big weekly splurge on supermarket goods is well and truly over after it emerged that mothers now […]

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