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Bank holds interest rates again

  •  05 Dec, 2013
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The Bank of England held interest rates at a record low once more today in spite of mounting cheer over the UK recovery.

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Thames Water wants 10% price rise

  •  03 Dec, 2013
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The UK's biggest water company wants to raise bills by more than 10 per cent above the cost of inflation over a five-year period.

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'Thrifty Yet Nifty' 2014 calendar

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We have 10 Lakeland 'Thrifty Yet Nifty' 2014 calendars to give away on 3 December. Click to find out more.

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Know your rights when Christmas shopping

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When shopping, it's important to know your rights in case things go wrong and purchases need to be returned. Here's a run down of what you need to know to protect your festive purchases.

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Households misjudge annual spend

  •  02 Dec, 2013
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Families have underestimated the cost of their main household bills in the last year including council tax, gas and electricity by nearly £500, research has suggested.

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Energy firms to cut fuel bills

  •  02 Dec, 2013
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The big six energy companies have told the government they will pass on savings of a shake-up on green levies which could shave up to £50 off bills.

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British Gas price hike to kick in

  •  22 Nov, 2013
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Nearly eight million households will be hit with higher energy costs from Saturday when British Gas hikes its prices in the latest round of winter bill rises.

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National Grid reveals earnings hike

  •  21 Nov, 2013
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National Grid fuelled anger over soaring energy bills as it revealed a hike in earnings from UK gas and electricity networks after increasing the amount it charges households.

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Npower deal creates 'big seven'

  •  20 Nov, 2013
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A new player in the UK energy market is to be created after RWE npower agreed a deal to offload 770,000 customer accounts.

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Energy bills will detail costs to customers

  •  20 Nov, 2013
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Energy firms will be forced to give consumers a breakdown of their costs, the government has announced.

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