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Gordon Brown Calls For Fourth Budget To Tackle Cost Of Living Crisis

Gordon Brown said he was "shocked" at the number of families that will be pushed into poverty this winter.Gordon Brown has urged the government to bring in a fourth budget after he revealed his “shock” at the number of families being pushed into poverty.The former prime minister also said Boris Johnson needed to convene a meeting of world leaders to tackle the cause of the cost of living crisis, such […]

today19 June 2022


Are You Eligible For Cost Of Living Support? Here’s How To Claim

Cost of living support payments will help more than eight million households in the UKMillions of Brits are eligible to receive a lump sum from July to help tackle the cost of living crisis as it tightens its grip across the UK.With energy bills shooting up along with the cost of petrol and groceries, inflation is at 9% – and it’s even higher for the UK’s poorest households.After critics repeatedly called for […]

today15 June 2022


9 Genuinely Helpful Tips For Saving Money On New Clothes

.As the cost of living shrinks our disposable income, we’re all looking to save money where we can. But that doesn’t mean we’re immune to lusting after new clothes.If you want to treat yourself to some new clobber – but need to stick to a stricter budget these days – there are ways to update your wardrobe for less.And we’re not just talking the obvious tips, like visiting charity shops […]

today13 June 2022

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The Cost Of Living Crisis Has Totally Changed The Student Experience

Students are affected by the cost of living crisis.Late nights, followed by days of bleary-eyed reading in the library. And if you made it through a Friday morning lecture, you were considered conscientious. The world of university means hedonism, spending student loans and grants frivolously, not taking life too seriously. Or at least it used to. For the young cohort now, that’s not a reality.The 18 to 21-year-olds enrolled today have already […]

today28 May 2022 1

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Red Wall Voters Back £15 Minimum Wage Amid Cost Of Living Crisis, Shows Poll

Almost 60% of voters in the red wall want to see the minimum wage raised to £15 an hour, amid a worsening cost of living crisis, a new poll has revealed.The survey by Survation showed 57% of voters in seats which switched from Labour to Conservative at the 2019 election in the midlands and the north back the move, while only 23% are opposed.The poll, conducted for the Autonomy think-tank and […]

today27 May 2022

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Rishi Sunak Urges Wealthy To Donate Their Energy Bill Discount To Charity

Rishi SunakRishi Sunak today urged rich people who receive the government’s £400 energy bill discount to give it to charity.The chancellor announced yesterday every household in Britain will be given a £400 rebate off their gas and electricity bill this winter to ease the cost of living crisis. However, it means even the wealthiest in society will receive discounts when they do not necessarily need one. Those who own second homes […]

today27 May 2022


Eight Million Low Income Households To Receive One-Off £650 Payment

Rishi SunakMore than eight million low income households are set to receive lump-sum payments worth up to £650 to help with the cost of living crisis.Rishi Sunak announced an emergency £15billion worth of support to help the poorest households and provide energy discounts for all.He also performed a screeching U-turn by introducing a temporary windfall tax on oil and gas giants.The chancellor said the levy would raise around £5 billion over […]

today26 May 2022 10

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Save Money On Petrol With This Quick Hack To Find The Cheapest Pump

.The price of petrol has skyrocketed in the last couple of months. The average pump price has increased to 167.64p per litre, according to the RAC, quickly surpassing the previous average of 167.30p set on March 22.The conflict in Ukraine is having a massive effect on the global economy – and that includes petrol – which is why people are trying their hardest to save money on fuel where they can. And luckily, […]

today25 May 2022

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Energy Price Cap Could Rise To £2,800 In October, Says Ofgem

The energy price cap could rise to around £2,800 in October, Ofgem’s chief executive has said, an increase of over £800 on the current limit.The cap is the maximum price that suppliers in England, Wales and Scotland can charge households.At the moment it is £1,971. Last October the cap was £1,277.Speaking to MPs on Tuesday, Jonathan Brearley said the surge in energy prices was “very distressing” for people but warned they were […]

today24 May 2022