Fuel and heating
Gas

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 to […]

Energy Production
Bills Electricity Spend & Save Utilities

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 to […]

Broadband coverage is lacking in the countryside
Bills Broadband Business Spend & Save Utilities

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

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 the firm’s broadband network […]

Landlords want to sell because of tax changes
Business Mortgages Taxes

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 […]

Business people concerned
Bills Business Economics Spend & Save Taxes

Brexit: Business leaders concerned over what the Budget means for them want more Government support

Millions of business owners across the UK are worried that the Budget will do little to address their concerns and are calling for more support from the Government during the Brexit process, a new survey has revealed. According to the research by challenger bank Aldermore, 68 per cent of small business bosses – representing 3.74 […]