household bills

Brace yourself for council tax rises of up to 5% in 2019, adding £80 a year to the average bill

Households can expect to see council tax rise by as much as 5% in 2019 following the publication of the government’s annual local government funding settlement.

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Half of UK households not taking advantage of faster broadband speeds, as Ofcom announces measures to speed up Britain's internet

More than nine in 10 households can now get superfast broadband, but less than half have taken advantage of it.

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UK’s worst streets for broadband speeds named and shamed

Greenmeadows Park, in Bamfurlong, Gloucestershire has the slowest broadband in all of the UK, with average download speeds of just 0.14Mbps, according to new figures from uSwitch.com.

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Make your own loo roll: 10 green household tips that won’t cost the earth

From making reusable loo paper to paying only for the ingredients you need, living a sustainable lifestyle can save you money. Read our guide to creating your own eco home

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Deal of the Week: Boots slashes the price of its Soap & Glory Bubble Set to £30

Boots has reduced the price on its Soap and Glory gift set by 50% to £30.

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From Baileys to Prosecco: get the best deals on your favourite Christmas drinks

Supermarkets are notorious for slashing the price of our favourite tipples in the run up to Christmas.

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Spark Energy becomes seventh energy company to go bust this year

Spark Energy has become the seventh energy company to cease trading this year, leaving 290,000 customers without a provider.

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FREE MONEY: November issue of Moneywise, on sale now

Ever wanted some free cash? The latest issue of Moneywise gives you 40 ways to find it.

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Water meters should be compulsory say MPs - but large households could see their bills rise

Households could be in for higher water bills after a committee of MPs called for firms to be given power to install compulsory meters.

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Broadband customers could save £150 if they are warned their contract is ending - but they risk hefty fines

Households could save more than £150 every year from ‘end of contract warnings’ but uSwitch says regulator’s proposals could risk extra fees.

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