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Cost of raising a child jumps to £75,436

Thursday, 24 August 2017 | News

The basic cost of raising a child to the age of 18 has risen to £75,436 for a couple, with family finances being hit as the government reduces the amount of financial support available.

Buyers avoid new-build houses

Thursday, 24 August 2017 | News

New-build houses are unpopular with buyers who would prefer to live in a refurbished traditional home, according to new research.

Basements gain ground as Brits strive to achieve their dream home

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 | News

Home improvements such as converting a basement are gaining popularity while building a conservatory is falling out of favour, as only one in five Brits says they are living in their dream home.

Scam watch: Identity fraud soars to record levels

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 | News

Identity (ID) fraud has risen to a record level, accounting for over half (56%) of all fraud cases reported to fraud prevention firm Cifas by its members.

British motorists warned over French pollution fines

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 | News

British motorists driving through France are being urged to check they have a valid emissions sticker or risk an on-the-spot fine of up to £123.

Pay with Siri: Barclays launches voice-only payments

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 | News

Barclays says it has become the first high street bank to allow account holders to make a payment using Apple’s voice-activated assistant, Siri.

Pensions regulator to prosecute Dominic Chappell over BHS pension fiasco

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 | News

The Pensions Regulator has today announced it is prosecuting former BHS owner Dominic Chappell for allegedly failing to provide the regulator with information.

A holiday lull for house prices

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 | News

The holiday season is in full swing, with the main indices reporting minor growth over the past month or, in the case of Rightmove, a drop in asking prices.

Funny money: Gag about new £1 coin wins top joke at Edinburgh Festival

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 | News

A gag about the new £1 coin has won television comedy channel Dave’s annual ‘Joke Of The Fringe’ award.

Savings update: Rates continue to edge up

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 | News

Cash Isa rates are edging up, but overall remain below those you can earn on taxable accounts.