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Average council tax could rise by up to £95 - check if you can cut your bill

Many bill payers could see their council tax rise, after it was revealed 95% of councils are planning to increase rates

Ombudsman to stop handling housing complaints

Ombudsman Services is to stop taking property complaints after claiming it can only offer a "broken solution"

Missed the self-assessment tax deadline? Here's what you need to know

The deadline for filing your self-assessment tax return and paying your bill for the 2016/17 tax year was 31 Jan

If you've got an interest-only mortgage check your repayment plan now

A 'significant number' of homeowners on interest-only mortgages are at risk of struggling to repay, the FCA has warned.

Household bills continue to rise, MSE Bills Tracker shows

Bills and expenses are rising at the same pace as last month, despite a dip in overall inflation

'I couldn't file my tax return because... my wife was seeing aliens' - HMRC reveals worst excuses

Aliens, rabbits and spilt coffee are among the most unbelievable excuses for late tax returns and expenses

Energy costs continue to soar, MSE Bills Tracker shows

Energy costs are rising at their fastest pace in almost four years, according to the MSE Bills Tracker

Autumn Budget 2017: Stamp duty axed for most first-time buyers

Stamp duty has been abolished with immediate effect for first-time buyers purchasing properties costing under £300,000

Firms boost voluntary living wage for 150,000 workers

Some 150,000 workers paid the voluntary living wage are set to see their pay increase by 30p an hour, or 45p in London

Scrapping of class 2 national insurance payments delayed until 2019

The Treasury has postponed the scrapping of 'class 2' national insurance contributions until April 2019

MSE's new Bills Tracker reveals the REAL cost of inflation on household bills has launched a new monthly Bills Tracker to show how typical bills and expenses change

B&Q offers refunds after paint found to 'smell of cat wee'

Homeowners who bought paint from B&Q earlier this year may be able to claim a refund after a flood of complaints

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