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CGT reforms have increased tax burden

Friday, 22 August 2008 | News

Capital gains tax (CGT) reforms introduced in April have led to a 35% jump in the number of people being hit by this levy.

Energy bills to rise again

Thursday, 21 August 2008 | News

E.ON and Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) have today both announced price rises for gas and electricity customers, the second rises from both firms this year.

Shoppers defy crunch

Thursday, 21 August 2008 | News

Credit crunched consumers are not giving up their shopping habits, with the latest retail figures showing a surprise bounce in July.

Shoppers swap high street for online

Wednesday, 20 August 2008 | News

July saw online sales in Britain rise by 11.3% compared to June, as a result of damp weather and increasingly internet-savvy shoppers.

Shoppers turn to budget supermarket as inflation bites

Wednesday, 20 August 2008 | News

Consumers are increasingly turning to budget supermarkets such as Aldi and Lidl for their weekly grocery shop in a bid to offset higher food prices.

Challenge Churchill advert banned

Wednesday, 20 August 2008 | News

One of Churchill Insurance's well-known adverts, featuring a nodding dog, has been banned after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) found it was misleading.

Price comparison websites leave people confused

Thursday, 21 August 2008 | News

Price comparison websites have been accused of offering inconsistent results, leaving many people confused about what the best deal is for them.

More lenders slash rates

Monday, 21 December 2009 | News

Mortgage lenders continue to cut interest rates, with Abbey one of the latest banks to slash costs by up to 0.25%.

November interest rate cut on the cards

Wednesday, 20 August 2008 | News

Interest rates could be cut as early as November as the group of economists responsible for setting rates grows ever more concerned about the economic downturn.

Inflation hits kids' cash savings

Wednesday, 20 August 2008 | News

Children’s savings are being eroded because Child Trust Fund (CTF) vouchers fail to keep up with inflation, parents have been warned.