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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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