Household Support Fund: Millions left unclaimed as deadline looms – are you eligible? | Personal Finance | Finance

Local councils are sitting on millions of pounds worth of living cost support, and there’s only a limited time left for people to claim it. The Household Support Fund is targeted at the most vulnerable households and is typically used to help them with the cost of essentials like groceries, toiletries, and warm clothes, as well as provide further More...

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Homeowners hit with ‘unclear’ charges for roads and green spaces, watchdog warns | Personal Finance | Finance

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), a watchdog, has warned homeowners about high and unclear estate management charges. These charges are for the upkeep of facilities like roads, drainage, and green More...

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Shop price inflation falls to lowest level since May 2022 thanks to falling tea costs | Personal Finance | Finance

The cost of shopping has fallen to its lowest rate since May 2022, thanks to big discounts offered by retailers. The British Retail Consortium (BRC)-NielsenIQ Shop Price Index shows that shop prices in January More...

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Northern Ireland civil servants offered 5% pay rise and £1,500 bonus | Personal Finance | Finance

Civil servants in Northern Ireland have been offered a 5 percent pay rise and a one-off £1,500 payment. This offer was made by Stormont Finance Minister Caoimhe Archibald after workers took industrial action More...

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MAPPED: Every bank branch closing this year as 245 more to have shuttered by 2025 | Personal Finance | Finance

Around 250 bank branches are set to close this year or have already shut – as financial services continue to be stripped from the high street at pace. Twelve major bank branches closed in January alone More...

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Close Brothers Savings raises interest on easy access account to ‘excellent’ 5.12% | Personal Finance | Finance

Close Brothers Savings has raised the interest rate on its easy access savings account to 5.12 percent, earning an “excellent” Moneyfacts rating. The account is aimed at savers with more sizeable sums to More...

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BBC TV licence fee urgent warning over email scam – how to spot fake message | Personal Finance | Finance

Britons are being urged to be aware of a new TV Licensing scam circulating to steal personal information. North Yorkshire Police recently issued an alert to warn households of the fraudulent email, including More...

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DWP issues new warning to anyone claiming PIP | Personal Finance | Finance

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has issued a fresh alert to those receiving Personal Independence Payment (PIP). They are being urged to see if they can receive additional money through other benefits, More...

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‘I’m a finance expert – here’s why bailing out banks is wrong and windfall tax won’t work’ | Personal Finance | Finance

How annoying it is to see the major banks post eye-watering profits, plus offensive salary raises for their top bods, when we, the taxpayers, are struggling to make ends meet? That’s how I felt I saw the profits More...

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DWP confirms new PIP, DLA and Attendance Allowance rates from April 2024 | Personal Finance | Finance

The Department for Work and Pensions has confirmed the new rates for disability benefits from April 2024. The uplift, announced in last November’s autumn statement, is in line with the September consumer More...