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Guest Comment: Why we desperately need flexible rail fares

Martin Abrams from the Campaign for Better Transport says more should be done to improve the service rail passengers get

Student loan rates likely to drop from September as inflation falls

March's RPI rate of inflation, which is what student loan repayments are based on, has been announced as 0.9%

Inflation falls to lowest level since May 2000

Inflation matched its lowest level on record in December when it fell to 0.5%, official figures showed today

Average rail fares to rise 2.2% from January

Hard-pressed rail commuters in England, Wales and Scotland face average price increases of 2.2% from 2 January 2015

Travelling by train in the new year? Book your tickets tonight

The price of some train tickets in 2015 will rise at 11.59pm tonight, so book now if you plan to travel in the new year

Guest comment: How banking bonuses have hit student loan repayments

Freelance higher education writer Andrew McGettigan explains how banking bonuses have affected the new deferment rate

Rail fares to rise 3.5% in January

Regulated rail fares will rise by an average 3.5% in January, although some fares could rise by as much as 5.5%

O2 to hike its prices by 2.7% - what can you do about it?

O2's eight million pay monthly customers will be hit by a price rise of 2.7% from March

Commuters hit by 3.1% train fares hike today

The increase to rail fares sees some commuters paying more than £5,000-a-year from today

Autumn Statement 2013: Rail fare hike pegged back to 3.1%

Rail passengers in England will face average rises of 3.1% on fares next month, less than expected

Petrol price falls help inflation slip down

Inflation dropped to 3.2% last month as petrol prices fell, the Office of National Statistics says

Food price hikes push inflation up

Inflation rose over the year to August to 3.3% - up from 3.1% in July, the Office of National Statistics says