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‘Makes me angry’ Fury as England forced to pay prescription fee - rest of UK gets freebies

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PRESCRIPTION charges have been frozen for the first time in 12 years, however, some Britons have argued this action is not enough.

Brits admire hard-working small business owners - but don't want to take risk themselves

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More than half of Brits say they admire how hard-working small business owners are - but a quarter don't want the stress of becoming their own boss. A poll of 2,000 adults revealed almost one in four are too frightened of failure to take…

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'Potentially highest rise ever' - Pensioners told they may get ‘bumper increase’ next year

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STATE PENSIONERS may be on track for a "bumper increase" but this will only kick in from next year.

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Royal Mail set to increase costs of letters and parcels - despite profits increase

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ROYAL MAIL has announced it will need to hike prices and slash costs to offset soaring inflation amid an "uncertain" outlook for the economy.

Waspi woman saws down neighbour's fence to heat home as fuel costs soar. 'Desperate times'

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WASPI WOMAN Maggie Mackay didn't turn the heating on in the recent cold snap like most of us, but sat shivering at home. She had no hot water, either.

Inflation is a nightmare and the Bank of England is set to make it WORSE. ‘Step up Sunak'

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INFLATION hit an incredible nine percent in the year to April and pressure is growing on the Bank of England to hike base rates again to keep it under control.

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Netflix could ban password sharing but there are other ways to save money on TV

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NETFLIX is considering banning people from password sharing outside the family home but there are still ways to save money on TV costs, such as via a free TV licence.

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Pension warning as Britons could run out of money - state pension an ‘essential backstop'

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BRITONS could run out of money in retirement, a study has warned, with the state pension providing a vital safety net.

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'Simple way to save' - TV licence customers could apply for free savings card

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TV LICENCE holders could get savings cards to help them save up and stay ahead of their licence fees.

Universal Credit payment dates will change next month - check if you're affected

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PEOPLE relying on Universal Credit and other benefits may not receive their money on their usual date next month, due to a temporary change in payments.

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'So angry!' Grandmother devastated to learn she may lose £3,500 for her funeral

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PROBLEMS in the funeral care planning industry means that thousands of Britons could have lost money they put in over the years. A woman was left feeling angry after discovering she may have lost over £3,500.

Pensioner on just state pension shocked after Scottish Power energy bill surges to £4,600

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A WOMAN was shocked to find her energy bill had leaped from £120 to £4,600 per month, making her annual bill four times more than her income.

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Food shortages UK warning: Will food prices keep rising? What your weekly shop could cost

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FOOD shortages will follow rising inflation, boosted energy prices and declining economic growth this year, Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey warned this week while addressing MPs. How high could food prices get?

'Eaten away at her trust and confidence' - Pensioner, 83, loses £29,788 to scammers

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A COMPLICATED scam saw an 83-year-old woman losing thousands as fraudsters impersonated, police officers, detectives, couriers and bank representatives.

State pensioners to be £13,000 worse off as UK inflation soars

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STATE PENSIONERS are reckoning with potentially being thousands of pounds worse off, as inflation continues to skyrocket.

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UK recession: 9% inflation just the beginning as harrowing chart shows WORSE yet to come

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UK INFLATION has jumped to nine percent, the highest rate in 40 years, but harrowing charts suggest the worst is yet to come as Britons face the biggest squeeze on their purses in decades.

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Martin Lewis explains how to turn £800 into £5,500 state pension - but 'clock is ticking'

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MARTIN LEWIS has urged Britons aged 45 to 70 to take action on their state pension - as the sum could be boosted.

Lloyds and Halifax to close 28 high street branches - full list released

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LLOYDS Banking Group has blamed a drastic slump in customers coming into the branch for the decision to close down 20 Lloyds Bank and eight Halifax branches between August and November this year.

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Will there be a recession in 2022?

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INFLATION reached a 40-year high in April, according to the Bank of England, which updated the UK's rate to nine percent today, prompting fears a recession could follow. Will there be a recession in 2022?

‘Like 1982!’ Pensioners urged to brace as inflation hits ‘panic-inducing’ levels

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PENSIONERS are being warned they face a "long, cold winter" as inflation has hit nine percent - the highest level for 40 years.

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850,000 people at risk of bills 'rocketing' again next month - change would be 'immediate'

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HUNDREDS of thousands of Britons are at risk of their bills rising yet again if the Bank of England raises interest rates in June. The latest UK inflation figure released today sparked a warning for borrowers.

Vodafone in takeover talks as profits dip 10% to £4billion

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VODAFONE is in takeover talks with a number of groups in Britain, Italy, Spain and Portugal, according to chief executive Nick Read.

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Rishi Sunak 'plotting income tax cut within MONTHS' as inflation hits 40-year high

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AN INCOME tax cut could be on its way before summer to help ease the financial burden on families during the cost of living crisis.

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One in four young adults say cost of living crisis is main cause of anxiety in their life

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A quarter of young adults claim the ongoing "cost-of-living crisis" is the leading cause of anxiety in their life. Rising energy bills , petrol and food prices are hitting their finances the hardest.

What high inflation means for you and YOUR money - 'Raises challenges for savers'

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BRITONS are currently facing the sharpest annual rise in the cost of living in 40 years as inflation rates have jumped to nine percent as of April - up from seven percent in March. With rates only forecast to worsen, here's what high…

Crypto prices: The five cryptocurrencies that avoided major crash - and even gained value

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CRYPTOCURRENCY prices dipped off the back of Terra Luna's unexpected flash crash last week that wiped billions from the market in an instant. Several currencies avoided the damage and have since recouped - and in some cases even exceeded -…

PIP claim: How to appeal if you think DWP has made a wrong decision

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PIP can be a lifeline to people who have a disability or long term health condition that affects their everyday life.

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Best buy 1-year savings bond pays 2.25%. Expert raves - ‘highest I've seen in NINE years’

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A SAVINGS EXPERT is hailing a new best buy savings bond, which is paying the highest interest rate she has seen in nine years.

Pensioner shares money saving tip from how 'people lived in 50s' amid struggle to get by

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A PENSIONER in her seventies has described how she only cooks once a week and uses solar lights instead of her electricity, to save on energy bills.

Free bus pass age depends on where you live - could you claim before state pension age?

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BRITONS who travel regularly could save a fortune over the course of a year by applying for a free bus pass.