Money Wellness

Cost of living

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    Baby formula companies ‘exploiting vulnerable British families’

    The World Health Organisation has told Sky News that baby formula companies are exploiting vulnerable British families, after the price of the cheapest brand rises by 45% in two years.

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    Cost-of-living crisis forces millions of households to risk their health by turning off fridges or freezers

    Millions of households are putting their health at risk in a desperate bid to cut costs.

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    Millions of UK workers wouldn’t be able to cover an unexpected £300 bill

    New research has revealed workers in insecure roles live in fear of losing their jobs and would struggle to cover unexpected expenses.

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    British Gas offering up to £250 free credit to struggling customers

    British Gas has set aside £20m to help struggling prepayment customers get through the winter.

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    Thousands of households to receive £300 cost of living payment from today

    HMRC to pay £300 cost of living payments to people claiming tax credits from today. Find out if you'll qualify for the payment

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    Rise in the number of people falling behind with their mortgages

    As the number of people falling behind with their mortgage payments increases, struggling homeowners are urged to speak to their lender.

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    South feels the cold as the fuel poverty divide in England narrows

    The latest Fuel Poverty Risk Index from the Open Data Institute shows the highest year-on-year rises in fuel poverty have occurred in local authorities in the south east and south west of England.

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    ‘Unacceptable poverty levels’ in the UK ‘are violating international law’

    The UN poverty envoy will urge the government to increase universal credit payments during a trip to the UK this week.

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    More than one in ten mums quit work due to lack of childcare support

    New research has found mums in the UK aren't getting the support they need to balance work and childcare.

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    Interest rates held at 5.25% - what does it mean for you?

    The Bank of England has held interest rates at 5.25%. Find out what interest rates are and how they affect you

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