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Fuel poverty crisis: 3,000 Britons dying each year because they can't heat their homes, study shows

More than 3,000 people are “needlessly” dying each year in the UK because they cannot afford to properly heat their homes, new research has revealed. The UK has the second-worst rate of excess winter deaths in Europe, a study by National Energy Action and climate-change charity E3G found. The organisations called for urgent action […]

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Norwegian launches London-Buenos Aires flights for Valentine's Day as part of expansion plans

Brexit will not dent the long-haul expansion plans from Britain of the fast-growing low-cost airline, Norwegian. The Oslo-based airline plans new routes and higher frequency services from Gatwick, its UK hub for transatlantic and Asian services. It will also base its newest Boeing 787 “Dreamliners” at the Sussex airport. The chief executive, Bjorn Kjos, […]

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Electricity bill hike to hit more than 4 million vulnerable households as Ofgem increases price cap

Energy bills will rise by around £57 a year for more than four million UK households after the regulator said it would hike the maximum tariff for vulnerable customers. The safeguard tariff, which sets a cap on prices for eligible households, will increase on 1 April, resulting in a rise in bills from £1,031 […]

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Tesco sparks outrage with change to Clubcard rewards scheme

Consumers are calling on Tesco to backtrack on changes it has introduced to its Clubcard scheme, labelling them as unfair and saying that they will disadvantage thousands of loyal customers. The UK’s biggest retailer’s popular Clubcard scheme offers shoppers the chance to collect points for money they spend in store and online. These points […]

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Virgin Media under fire for £240 bills to end contracts in areas where company can't provide internet

Independent Money Feed Virgin Media has come under fire for charging customers hundreds of pounds to terminate broadband contracts when they move to an address that the company does not supply internet to. Customers can be hit with a bill of up to £240 to end their deal with Virgin Media early, even though […]

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UK businesses brace for credit and debit card fee ban coming into effect this weekend

Independent Money Feed Companies and service providers will no longer be allowed to charge customers for using a credit or debit card under a new law coming into effect on Saturday. The Government in July last year unveiled its intention to introduce the ban, saying that up until now shoppers across the UK were […]

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Landlords planning to sell property hits 10-year high because of tax changes, research finds

The number of landlords planning to reduce the volume of properties across their portfolios has hit a 10-year high – a trend which the National Landlords Association’s attributes to tax changes. The Government has unveiled a series of policies to curb buy-to-let activity in the private rented sector. These include the withdrawal of mortgage interest […]