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Minimum wage to rise 3%

The national minimum wage for adults is to increase by 3% – 20p an hour – from 1 October, the Government has announced

First-time buyers to get 20% discount on 'starter homes'

The Prime Minister has today set out plans for a scheme offering 100,000 first-time buyers new homes with a 20% discount

David Cameron: We will give pensioners security and dignity

Prime Minister David Cameron writes for MSE on why the Government is shaking up pension rules

Government 'wants big six energy firms to hold prices'

The big six energy firms are being urged by the Government to hold prices until the middle of 2015

Co-op Energy trims price hike as green tax cut expected

Co-operative Energy has reduced the amount it's going to hike prices by from 4.5% to 2.5% from 8 January

Energy switching should take 24 hours, Government says

Switching energy firm shouldn't take five weeks, the Government said today as it pressed providers for 24-hour switching

Energy firms will face 'competition test', PM says

The Government is to launch a 'proper competition test' to see whether the energy market can be made more competitive

David Cameron confirms financial education in schools

The Prime Minister today confirmed kids will be taught financial education in schools, following an MSE campaign

New tax-free childcare scheme – who wins, who loses? analyses the Government's new childcare scheme, which was announced today

Government plans more help with childcare costs

The Prime Minister and his deputy will publish the coalition's mid-term review, which includes a tax break for parents

'Oi, David Cameron, sort out petrol prices!'

High fuel and energy costs top consumers' 'must tackle' list, a poll reveals

Government's cheap energy plan unveiled

A plan to limit providers to four tariffs per fuel and move customers to a supplier's cheapest deal has been announced