Devastating impact of mental health problems on personal finances revealed
A major new study has found over 70% of those with mental health problems believe their condition has hit their finances
13 June 2016
Living Wage set to rise next year
The estimated 35,000 workers receiving the Living Wage will get a boost next year when it increases by 20p/hour to £7.85
3 November 2014
Unemployment drops sharply – so are interest rates set to rise?
Unemployment has fallen to 7.1% – close to the figure which will be used to decide whether interest rates rise
22 January 2014
250,000 workers to get living wage pay rise
Increases to both the UK and London living wages have been announced today
4 November 2013
Minimum wage up by 12p per hour from October
The national minimum wage will increase for adults, young people and apprentices from 1 October this year
15 April 2013
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
Lack of financial education costs UK £3.4 billion a year
A year after 100,000 forced a parliamentary debate on the issue, a new CEBR study shows the huge cost
13 December 2012
Unemployed to get free bus travel
More than 800,000 unemployed people are to get free bus travel in January to help them find jobs
10 December 2012
Unemployment falls to lowest level since spring
Unemployment fell by 50,000 in the quarter to August, while employment also grew during this period
17 October 2012
Olympics lift for job market
The jobless total fell by 7,000 to 2.59 million in the quarter to July after a big jump in the number of people in work
12 September 2012
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Martin's energy need-to-knows
As bills set to rise by 52%
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If you NEED to borrow
44 tips to be tight (in a good way)
Eg, use bulldog clips to eke out last toothpaste
£50 two-week summer break
For teens - free if on a low income
Blue Light Card discounts boosted
For NHS and emergency workers
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