Energy & water

Government called to 'urgently' address 'outdated' funeral support

Thursday, 31 March 2016 | News

The support available to bereaved families is ‘outdated’, while the funeral industry may not be operating in a way that serves vulnerable people well, a report published by the Work and Pensions Committee has claimed.

Sky TV customers to be hit with price hike

Thursday, 24 March 2016 | News

Sky TV customers will be hit with price hikes from 1 June, the provider has confirmed.

Budget 2016: Alcohol duties frozen but tobacco duty to rise

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 | News

The duty on beer, spirits and most ciders will be frozen this year, the Chancellor has announced in today’s Budget.

Budget 2016: Soft drink prices may rise from 2018

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 | News

Chancellor George Osborne has today announced that from April 2018, the government will charge a sugar levy on producers and importers of soft drinks.

Households to be hit with dental and prescription price hikes

Friday, 11 March 2016 | News

Dental and prescription prices in England will rise from 1 April, the Government has announced today.

Big six energy suppliers overcharge seven in ten households

Thursday, 10 March 2016 | News

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found that those who don’t switch are typically being overcharged £300/year, compared to the best deals.

Am I too young to take out a funeral plan?

Thursday, 10 March 2016 | Article

I am 46 and recently inherited a few thousand pounds. I would like to use the money to pay for my own funeral, but lump sum pre-paid plans seem to be targeted at the over-50s.

A cunning plot to save you money

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 | Article

Growing your own fruit and vegetables on an allotment is a great way to get exercise, meet like-minded people in your community and get some fresh air. But how much money can you save?

Millions of energy customers hit by back-bills

Monday, 29 February 2016 | News

As many as 2.1 million households could have been hit by large late bills in the last year because energy suppliers initially undercharged them, Citizens Advice reveals.

Millennials risk ‘credit chaos’

Friday, 19 February 2016 | News

Two in five millennials – those born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s – are jeopardising their chance of getting a mortgage by missing minor payments on utility bills and other forms of credit, according to a new...