Mortgage rate pain for first-time buyers

BBC Money News Feed - Fri, 01/06/2023 - 22:20
Higher rates mean that some people are putting off buying a home or renewing mortgages.
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House prices drop for fourth month in a row

BBC Money News Feed - Fri, 01/06/2023 - 11:55
The average UK house price fell by 1.5% to £281,272 in December, according to Halifax.
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UK new car sales hit 30-year low but electric vehicle demand soars

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 01/05/2023 - 11:33
A chip shortage contributed to the drop in car registrations in 2022 - but electric cars boost market share.
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Next, B&M and Greggs see Christmas sales boost despite rising prices

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 01/05/2023 - 10:56
Several retailers said Christmas sales had seen a boost despite cold weather, rising costs and rail strikes.
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Mortgage approvals sink to lowest level in two years

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 01/04/2023 - 12:30
New figures from the Bank of England show that they dropped to their lowest level since the middle of the pandemic.
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Warm winter may lower energy bills later this year

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 01/04/2023 - 12:02
Forecasts suggest bills for households may drop later in the year, although a rise in April remains certain.
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Cost of living: Fresh food prices rose at record rate pre-Christmas

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 01/04/2023 - 08:59
Overall food inflation hit 13.3% in December, driven by the high cost of animal feed, energy and fertiliser.
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Tuesday to Thursday is the new office working week, data suggests

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 01/04/2023 - 02:22
Analysis of mobile phone data finds people are swapping big cities for life by the seaside.
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Cost-of-living payments: Three instalments totalling £900 confirmed

BBC Money News Feed - Tue, 01/03/2023 - 12:03
People receiving benefits and on a low income will receive the money in three instalments.
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Energy bills: Big energy suppliers make small changes to bills

BBC Money News Feed - Sun, 01/01/2023 - 07:48
Slight changes to gas and electricity rates are likely to add only pennies, not pounds, to your bill.
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York records strongest house price rises in 2022

BBC Money News Feed - Fri, 12/30/2022 - 11:05
Prices in the historic North Yorkshire city surged by 23.1%, or £69,648, the Halifax bank finds.
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Workers over 50 encouraged to end early retirement

BBC Money News Feed - Sat, 12/24/2022 - 01:42
Older people who have given up work could be offered a "midlife MoT" to entice them back into employment.
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Cardiff grandmother charges family for Christmas dinner

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 12/22/2022 - 14:51
Some think Caroline is a "Scrooge" for charging her family-of-12 but she says it is "fair".
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Rail fares in England to rise by up to 5.9% from March

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 12/22/2022 - 14:43
The below-inflation increase in regulated fares will take place in March, the government said.
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Energy bills: What do I do if I can't afford to pay?

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 12/22/2022 - 14:20
If you're struggling to afford your gas and electricity bills, what options are available?
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More councils drop holiday food voucher schemes for Christmas

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 12/22/2022 - 13:55
Charities say families seeking support over the holiday period face a postcode lottery.
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Does the average nurse earn £34,000 a year?

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 12/22/2022 - 10:54
Nurses have been striking in a dispute about pay. How much do they earn at the moment?
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When are the second cost-of-living payments and additional £900 due?

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 12/22/2022 - 10:30
All UK households are getting £400 off their winter energy bill and many on low incomes get extra help.
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Move to the country property trend fading - Zoopla

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 12/22/2022 - 00:09
Buyers will search for homes in affordable towns, the property website says, as house prices fall in 2023.
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One million energy vouchers unclaimed in cold snap

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 12/22/2022 - 00:08
Postal strikes may have added to delays in claims for energy support in December's sub-zero snap.
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