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HMRC trials answer by text system to cut call queues

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 01/19/2023 - 00:05
As the self-assessment deadline looms, the tax authority will answer callers' simple questions by text.
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UK inflation drops but food keeps inflation high

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 01/18/2023 - 13:29
The overall rate of price rises slowed to 10.5% in December but dairy and sugar costs grew.
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Cost of living: Rents and house prices continue to rise

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 01/18/2023 - 12:36
Private rental prices continue a trend of rises higher than anytime in the last seven years.
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Pay rises at fastest pace for over 20 years, but below inflation

BBC Money News Feed - Tue, 01/17/2023 - 12:01
Wages rose at their fastest rate since 2001 excluding the pandemic, but still lag behind rising prices.
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Warning after Amazon customer sent dog food instead of iPhone

BBC Money News Feed - Tue, 01/17/2023 - 11:11
Ian Burton, from Salisbury, was initially refused a refund as he had signed for the delivery.
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Cost of living: Experts share five tips for asking for a pay rise

BBC Money News Feed - Tue, 01/17/2023 - 00:28
Recruiters, a manager and a workplace psychologist give their advice on how to negotiate for more money.
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Dr Ranj: Four ways to protect your mental health as debt rises

BBC Money News Feed - Mon, 01/16/2023 - 12:40
The rising cost of living can be stressful but there are steps you can take to help.
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Cost of living: What do I do if I can't afford to pay my debts?

BBC Money News Feed - Mon, 01/16/2023 - 12:27
What help and options are available to people struggling with debt repayments?
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Energy boss warns higher bills are here to stay

BBC Money News Feed - Mon, 01/16/2023 - 00:02
Equinor's chief says while prices will not be as volatile, investment in renewables must be paid for.
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Cost of living: Charity warns Christmas debt could take years to repay

BBC Money News Feed - Mon, 01/16/2023 - 00:01
Advisers warn of pain to come as a poll for the BBC suggests many have no idea how they will repay festive spending.
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Energy bills predicted to fall further this year

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 01/12/2023 - 17:46
New forecasts by Investec suggest energy bills could fall below £2,500 from July as wholesale gas prices fall.
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Royal Mail: Overseas post still disrupted after 'cyber incident'

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 01/12/2023 - 12:29
The group said its team was working "around the clock" to resolve disruption caused by a "cyber incident".
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Workers may be able to still claim sickness benefits

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 01/12/2023 - 08:29
Under the proposals, some claimants would be allowed to keep receiving payments even if they find work.
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Call to ban 'forced' switch to prepayment meters

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 01/12/2023 - 00:01
Citizens Advice says people moved to the pay-as-you-go method risked going without heat and light.
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Sainsbury's says more people shopping in stores

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 01/11/2023 - 11:44
The supermarket giant said customers want to see what they are buying, amid the cost-of-living crisis.
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Barratt warns of 'marked slowdown' in housing market

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 01/11/2023 - 11:02
The housebuilder says changes to mortgage rates have made homes less affordable.
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Cost of living: 'We had to bath our kids in the kitchen sink'

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 01/11/2023 - 03:03
A rural family who ran out of heating oil say they were forced to wash their children in the kitchen.
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Petrol below £1.50 a litre for first time since Russia invaded Ukraine

BBC Money News Feed - Tue, 01/10/2023 - 12:22
Petrol at lowest price since Russia invaded Ukraine, but diesel still costs more than last year.
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Price rises boost December sales for shops

BBC Money News Feed - Tue, 01/10/2023 - 00:03
Total retail sales jumped by almost 7% but price rises meant shoppers bought less but spent more.
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Rents rising at fastest rate for seven years

BBC Money News Feed - Mon, 01/09/2023 - 11:41
Renters are being hit harder than owners by rising housing costs, official data shows.
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