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Britons reject TV licence fee means-testing

All households that want to watch or stream live programming content must pay the annual licence fee of £159, which covers all devices. Some groups, including those over 75 on Pension Credit, are exempt from paying the charge. The cost is frozen until 2024 and is due to rise in line with inflation until the […]

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Britons can use new tool to find over 4,000 free warm spaces to

Millions of people will be in fuel poverty this winter, however, some may not be aware that a new interactive map can locate open warm spaces for people to use. As the cost of living crisis continues to put a squeeze on household budgets, Britons are urged to use the help that is available to them. […]

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1.4 million Britons face mortgage repayment rise

The central bank raised the UK’s base rate for the tenth consecutive time in a row last week as it attempted to mitigate the impact of inflation on the economy. Despite this interest rate hike offering some good news for savers, people in debt and those with a mortgage are likely to lose out in […]

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Britons can reduce energy bills via National Grid scheme

Anyone who participates in the National Grid Flexibility Service could get up to £20 off their energy bills. Since October 2022, households with typical energy usage have had to deal with an unprecedented 27 percent increase to their gas and electricity costs. What is the scheme? Households who qualify to take part are encouraged to […]

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Millions of Britons to get £900 cost of living payment this year

Those on means-tested benefits, such as Universal Credit, will be able to claim a £900 sum in 2023 to help with rising bills. However, experts are wondering “will this be enough” to help people most in need during the ongoing economic turmoil. Households are having to contend with a skyrocketing inflation rate and an unprecedented […]

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‘Knee-jerk’ reaction means more Britons hit by 55% ‘brutal’ tax

Recently, the Chancellor announced a raft of tax allowances would be frozen for another two years – up until 2028. This includes the Pension Lifetime Allowance (LTA), which puts a limit on how much a person can save into their pension while benefitting from tax relief across their lifetime. At present, the LTA is £1,073,100, which appears high, however, […]

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Thousands of Britons could miss out on £628 a month

PIP is a benefit paid to eligible people of working age who live with a long-term illness or health condition that affects their daily living. To be eligible for the support, a person must have been affected by the condition for three months and expect it to continue for at least another nine months. Paul […]

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Travel

Lanzarote wants fewer tourists – including Britons

Lanzarote is one of Spain’s most popular holiday destinations, particularly when it comes to winter. But, the island has announced its plans to limit the number of tourists. Island leaders have said the island is “saturated” and they want to reduce their dependence on British tourists. The island has just 151,000 inhabitants but welcomed 2.5 […]

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Health

A third of Britons suffer in silence every day with mental health

Britain’s deepening mental health crisis means 20 million people are suffering in silence every day. Disturbing statistics reveal a third of adults fail to make time to speak about their troubles. A quarter worry they will be judged if they open up while a ­third believe more accessible mental health support services would help. The […]

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Science

Britons being overcharged hundreds of pounds in energy costs

Electricity suppliers in the UK have long paid the highest price all generators agree upon. Now, a groundbreaking new report from a climate think tank claims over seven billion pounds could have been shaved off household bills over the past two years if this system more fairly reflected the lower cost of renewables. Instead of […]