Money Wellness

Cost of living

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    Inflation drops to target for the first time in three years

    Inflation has fallen to 2%, reaching the Bank of England’s target for the first time in three years.

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    Supporting kids’ sporting dreams is a nightmare for hard-up families

    Ahead of an exciting summer of sport, we’ve been investigating how financial hardship affects kids’ sporting ambitions.

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    Cost-of-driving crisis could force millions to sell their cars

    Rising car expenses are taking a toll on UK drivers, with many saying they will have to sell their cars to stay afloat.

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    Those with the least ‘hardest hit by tax and benefit changes since 2010’

    As a new report finds the poorest households have been hit hardest by tax and benefit changes made since 2010, find out what help's available if you're struggling.

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    Woman being crushed by cost of living and bills with food, gas, household, and car bills closing in on her
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    “All I do is work to live”: full-time worker confronts PM in election debate

    A woman told Rishi Sunak during the first general election debate that she’s finding it hard to “make ends meet”. Find out what support you can get if you’re being affected by the cost-of-living crisis.

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    Image of a sad looking piggy bank. Nearly half of Brits dip into savings to cover everyday costs
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    Nearly half of Brits dip into savings to cover everyday costs

    Despite inflation falling and consumer confidence growing, households are still feeling the pinch

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    Ending schools’ free period product scheme will hurt girls from the poorest families

    One in seven girls struggles to afford pads or tampons and one in two have missed school because of their period. We’re calling on the UK government to extend its free period product scheme past July 2024 so that affording menstrual care is never a barrier to education.

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    Graphic of several colourful homes together. Will UK follow Europe in interest rate cuts?
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    Could the Bank of England follow Europe’s lead on interest rates?

    Find out how interest rate cuts in Europe affect your money

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    Illustrated image of a man in a hospital bed with a nurse next to him. More Brits paying for private hospital care
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    More Brits paying for private hospital care as NHS struggles

    Long NHS waiting list mean more and more people are funding their own treatment. Find out what help is available

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    Illustrated image of a tap pouring water into a glass. Households face up to a 90% rise in water bills. How to reduce water bills
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    Households face water bills rising by up to 91%

    New figures reveal that households face water bill rises of between 24% to 91% over the next five years. Find out what it means for you and how to reduce bills

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