31 January 2013
Some 22% of UK households - 4.5 million in total - say they are in 'fuel poverty', according to the latest MoneyMood survey from Legal & General.
The government defines fuel poverty as spending more than 10% of
23 January 2013
The UK's poorest households are spending twice as much of their incomes on essential bills than the average, according to research by Santander.
While the average UK household spends around 23% of monthly earnings on essential bills such
23 January 2013
According to the latest Aviva Family Finances Report , the average UK family owes £11,101 in January 2013 (not including mortgages). That's the highest level of debt recorded by the report since it began.
In August 2012,
21 January 2013
More than a third of people in the UK are living on such a tight budget that they simply can't afford unexpected financial expenses, according to a new report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
18 January 2013
If you're struggling to meet your mortgage or rent payments each month - and your arrears are growing - you're probably well aware of the financial cost. But trying to keep up with your housing costs can also cause
16 January 2013
More than a third of people with credit cards - equivalent to around 12 million people - will use their credit card to help cover their essential living costs this month, according to research by the Post Office.
15 January 2013
Since 2009, the average person (on a salary of £25,000) has lost nearly £4,000 in terms of what their money can buy, because their wage hasn't risen as fast as prices - according to the TUC.
14 January 2013
Nearly a quarter of people below retirement age are relying on some kind of financial windfall to fund their retirement years, according to retirement specialist LV=.
With ongoing fears about a 'pensions gap' in the UK, it seems
11 January 2013
Do you have debt problems? You're not alone. A Credit Action report on the latest available facts about debt, spending and personal insolvencies in the UK reveals that there are hundreds of thousands of people with these kind of
10 January 2013
Nearly one third of UK homeowners think they'll have to spend less in certain areas in 2013 so that they can afford their mortgage repayments.
This is according to Legal & General's latest MortgageMood survey.
4 January 2013
Across Britain, millions of households are worried about keeping a roof over their heads as the New Year gets underway. A new survey from Shelter provides some disturbing figures.
In just 12 months, it seems, there's
2 January 2013
Ticket prices have increased by an average of 3.9% from today, but season ticket holders will see their prices go up by 4.2%. And in some parts of the country, fares have increased by much more than this.
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