MPs vote to limit benefit rises to 1%
A key vote to decide whether the annual increase in most benefits will be capped at 1% until 2016 will take place today
8 January 2013
Saga calls for savings scheme to beat 'care crisis'
The Government should introduce a personal savings scheme to fund people's care in later life, says Saga
30 November 2012
Fuel duty 'could rocket' to reduce Treasury shortfall
Motorists could face a 50% rise in fuel duty in future years to cover a £13 billion hole
15 May 2012
Families with kids '£500 a year worse off' from Friday
Anti-poverty campaigners dubbed the start of the financial year Bad Friday, warning of cuts totalling more than £2bn
5 April 2012
Benefit cap 'could hurt couples'
The Government's benefit cap may encourage couples to live apart, a think-tank says
3 February 2012
Single mothers 'worst hit by cuts'
Single mothers will be hit the hardest by the Government's programme of benefit cuts and tax rises states new research
23 June 2011
High energy costs force elderly to cut food spending
With power firms set to hike costs and food inflation rocketing, the elderly must choose between staying warm and eating
8 June 2011
Biggest take-home income drop since 1981
Households may have suffered their biggest fall in purchasing power for 30 years, a leading economic think-tank warned today
13 May 2011
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