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10 smart ways to cut your energy bills and save hundreds of pounds

Tempted to turn up the thermostat in biting cold weather? Then think again… there are other ways to keep warm that could slash your heating bills and save you hundreds of pounds

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Half the 'Big Six' energy providers hike prices this week by up to £118

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 | News

The misery for millions of households continues as the Big Six energy providers race to increase prices to the maximum permitted under the new energy price cap.  

Outdated RPI hits consumers in the pocket as MPs urge Chancellor to fix flawed inflation measure now

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 | News

A group of MPs is calling on the head of the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) to get consent from the Chancellor to fix a flaw in the retail price index (RPI) measure of inflation.

Are over-75s most in need of free TV licences? New stats reveal younger age groups are less well off

Monday, 11 February 2019 | News

The BBC is set to close its consultation on the free TV licence for over 75s and decide whether or not to keep the perk, ditch it or something in between. 

Deal of the week: Valentine’s Day special eat in or out roundup

Friday, 08 February 2019 | News

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so it is time to start looking for gifts for that special someone.

Popularity of all-inclusive holidays surges as holidaymakers look to protect against the weakening pound

Thursday, 07 February 2019 | News

All-inclusive holidays are becoming increasingly popular with Brits looking to avoid currency volatility related to Brexit, new figures suggest. 

Millions of households to feel the heat of "brutal" £117 energy price cap increase

Thursday, 07 February 2019 | News

Households are facing potential average increase of £117 on their  annual energy bill as the regulator increases the price cap.

Hotel booking sites agree to scrap hidden charges and exaggerated room demand and discounts

Wednesday, 06 February 2019 | News

Holidaymakers will now hopefully have a clearer idea of what constitutes a good deal on a hotel booking site, thanks to enforcement action from the competition regulator.

TV Licence fee set to rise as number of viewers cancelling increases to over 860,000

Tuesday, 05 February 2019 | News

The annual TV licence fee is set to rise by £4 to £154.50, the third price hike in four years

Deal of the week: officially licensed Six Nations rugby team clothing for under £20

Thursday, 31 January 2019 | News

Kick off this year’s Six Nations rugby tournament with cheap gear to support your team, from Aldi.