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How to beat EU-imposed insurance price rises

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The introduction of new European gender-equality legislation as of 21 December 2012 means that millions of Brits are facing higher insurance premiums in the New Year. Here's what can you do about it.

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Would you help this 'drunk' man into his car?

Would you help this 'drunk' man into his car?

We secretly filmed an actor, pretending to be drunk, as he asked passersby to help him into his car? How many people do you think refused?

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Pet insurance pitfalls to watch out for

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The financial watchdog receives hundreds of complaints every year from animal lovers unhappy their pet insurer has rejected their claim. We detail common issues and explain how to avoid finding yourself in a similar situation.

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Ministers launch crackdown on fake whiplash claims

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The government has announced a crackdown on whiplash cheats in a bid to cut spiralling car insurance bills.

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What counts as a home emergency?

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Now the cold weather has set in home insurance providers are standing by to promote home emergency cover. But what counts as an emergency?

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Blog: The full cost of a motoring conviction

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Been caught speeding, using a mobile phone at the wheel, drink driving? What effect will this have on your car insurance costs? Motor lawyer Jeanette Miller takes a look.

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Homes: Why you can't claim if you don't maintain

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An insurer can refuse to pay out if it feels you haven’t maintained your home to a sufficient standard, so a little home maintenance can go a long way if you need to make a weather-related claim this winter.

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EU Gender Ruling: How to beat the price hikes

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The EU gender ruling will see car insurance price rises, especially for young women, from 21 December. We've compiled a list of ways to reduce insurance costs whatever your gender.

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Double blow for life insurance prices

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The insurance industry is facing the biggest upheaval in years and life cover is one of the areas that will be seriously affected, with premiums likely to rise by 21 per cent or more.

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What relaxed planning rules mean for homeowners

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The government has announced proposals to relax planning rules and allow homeowners to build large extensions and conservatories without planning permission. We look at how will this affect households.

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