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Britain's most popular secondhand cars

Volkswagen Golf GTI

The soaring price of motoring has boosted demand for smaller cars with cheaper running costs, a new study of Britain's most popular secondhand cars reveals.

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Blog: Should traffic wardens be more lenient?

Blue car parking sign

MP Eric Pickles has called for traffic wardens to be more lenient. But is this a genuine proposal or party propaganda, asks motor lawyer Jeanette Miller.

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What the 2013 Budget means for you

Chancellor George Osborne holding red budget box

Autumn fuel duty rise scrapped, a penny off a pint of beer and help for homebuyers. We round-up Chancellor George Osborne's 2013 Budget and what it means for you.

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Low rates dampen ISA enthusiasm

Piggybank by a stack of pound coins

Low interest rates have turned this year's ISA season into a damp squib. But don't let poor rates put you off making the most of your tax-free savings.

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55% fear Budget will leave them worse off

Chancellor George Osborne holding red budget box

As many as 55 per cent of Brits fear they will be worse off after Wednesday's 2013 Budget announcement, with only six per cent confident of benefiting from changes, according to new research by Lloyds TSB.

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How to cut your personal tax bill

HM Treasury office

With only a few weeks left until the end of the tax year, now is a good time to think about how you can give less of your hard-earned cash to the Treasury.

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Why is fuel tax so high?

filling up car

For every £1 we spend filling up our cars, vans and motorbikes with petrol and diesel, about 60p goes to the government in the form of duty and VAT. Why is fuel tax so high?

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Top five fuel-saving tips

A petrol pump

Petrol and diesel costs are on the rise again, according to the latest AA Fuel Price report. Follow our top fuel-saving tips and save yourself pounds at the pumps.

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Are petrol prices really fair?

filling up car

Fuel prices in the UK are "fair", according to the Office of Fair Trading. Chris Torney, personal finance editor at the Daily Express, asks: Is this really true?

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Has tipping become a tax for customers?

British notes and coins

Tipping is a strange and bewildering custom. Knowing when to hand over extra money – and how much to give – can be extremely embarrassing. We explore tipping etiquette.

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