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Thousands of everyday products get smaller while prices stay the same - how to beat 'shrinkflation'

More than 2,500 everyday products have shrunk in size over the last five years, but their prices have not

Shoppers short-changed by 'shrinkflation' as packets get smaller – how to beat it and keep costs low

Packet sizes of some products are getting smaller while prices are staying the same or rising, Dispatches has found

Household costs on the rise as inflation hits 1% – but there are plenty of ways to make savings

The rising cost of clothing, hotel stays and petrol has fuelled the highest rate of UK inflation in almost two years

Graduate with a student loan? You'll be charged more interest from September

Millions will be hit by higher rates after RPI inflation almost doubled

State pension to rise by at least 2.5% next April

Today's inflation announcement means the basic state pension will rise by at least 2.5% next April

Rail fares to rise by up to 1% from January 2016

Commuters face an up to 1% rise in rail fares next year, it's been confirmed today

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

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