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cost of living

31 Jan 2024

One in five families have less than £100 a month to live on

New research from Nationwide reveals the true impact of the cost-of-living crisis. Find out what help is available if you’re struggling

Image of piles of coins next to a toy house and a graph in the background with a line going upwards. Find out what help is available if you're struggling to pay your mortgage
cost of living

31 Jan 2024

Government minister quits because he can’t afford his mortgage

George Freeman left government because rising interest rates meant he could no longer afford his mortgage. Find out what help is available if your repayments have become unaffordable.

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cost of living

30 Jan 2024

One week countdown to the final cost-of-living payment: everything you need to know

Find out when you can expect your payment, how much you'll get, what to do if your payment never arrives and how applying for pension credit could get you the final cost-of-living payment too.

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Housing

30 Jan 2024

Allocation of social housing to be made fairer

Find out how new social housing reforms could make it easier for you to find a home locally

Image of someone plugging a plug into a switch. Warm home discount scheme - get £150 towards your electricity
cost of living

30 Jan 2024

Final call to get £150 off your energy bill

Households have until the end of February to apply for money towards their energy bill from the warm home discount scheme

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29 Jan 2024

Money saving energy scheme to close

OVO is closing its Interest Rewards scheme next month. Find out if it affects your household

Close up image of someone holding an Xbox gaming handset. BT customers unknowingly charged for Xbox Game Passes - get a refund
bills

29 Jan 2024

Millions of BT customers warned they could have been overcharged

BT customers advised to check to see if they’ve been unwittingly charged for Xbox Game Passes – find out how to check if you’ve been affected and how to get your money back

Image of a key board with a yellow post-it note on top saying 'tax return' - three days left to submit a self-assessment tax return or face fines - even if you have no tax to pay
bills

29 Jan 2024

Three-day warning for millions of self-employed

Anyone who is self-employed has just three days left to submit a self-assessment or face fines of up to £900

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