household bills

British Gas hikes bills for variable tariff customers by £119 - more than FIVE times the level of inflation

British Gas customers are next in line to face significant price hikes, with four out of the Big Six energy providers now charging the maximum legally allowed.

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Inflation drops to 1.8% - its lowest level in two years

Inflation has fallen to its lowest level since January 2017, offering welcome relief to cash-strapped households. 

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

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.  

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Outdated RPI hits consumers in the pocket as MPs urge Chancellor to fix flawed inflation measure now

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.

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

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. 

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

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

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

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

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Why don’t people switch energy providers? Five behavioural insights to think about

Paying bills is so mundane, it’s like breathing. And unless something goes seriously wrong, we don’t think about breathing, we just do it.

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One in five energy customers switched deal last year but "price cap trap" threatens progress

The number of households switching energy deals is at record levels, but energy customers are warned not to fall into the “price cap trap.”

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Affordable luxury: destinations where five-star hotel prices are crashing revealed

Holidaymakers looking for affordable luxury might want to consider these destinations.

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