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Energy firms' customer service worst on record

BBC Money News Feed - Fri, 07/01/2022 - 12:18
Standards have "plummeted" since last year when many firms went bust, Citizens Advice says.
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Student requests for hardship funding tripled over Covid

BBC Money News Feed - Fri, 07/01/2022 - 00:57
The amount of hardship money also doubled last year, Freedom of Information responses suggest.
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Cost of living: Families who care for relatives' children in crisis

BBC Money News Feed - Fri, 07/01/2022 - 00:29
Laura took in her two half-siblings six years ago, but says she is now struggling as prices soar.
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TV ad breaks could get longer as rules are reviewed

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 06/30/2022 - 21:55
The frequency of advertising breaks will be reviewed by Ofcom, which says it will consult viewers.
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Bulb boss Hayden Wood to step down from collapsed energy firm

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 06/30/2022 - 20:27
Hayden Wood had stayed on with a £250,000 salary after the government put the company into administration.
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Two million more people paying higher rate tax

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 06/30/2022 - 18:19
The number of workers in higher income tax bands has risen by almost two million in three years, says HMRC.
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Post Office scandal victims to get more money

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 06/30/2022 - 13:53
More than 500 sub-postmasters are to get an interim payment from the government worth around £40,000 each.
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Ghost broking: Young and vulnerable people targeted by insurance scam

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 06/30/2022 - 10:26
There's a warning to "safeguard personal finances against fraud" amidst the cost of living crisis.
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Petrol station staff abused over high fuel prices

BBC Money News Feed - Thu, 06/30/2022 - 00:03
There is a "huge increase" of abuse by drivers angry at the price at the pump, forecourt operators say.
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Heinz products off Tesco shelves after pricing dispute

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 15:33
The beans, sauce and soup-maker is pausing supply to the UK's largest supermarket in a wrangle over price rises.
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Fraudsters target under-35s on WhatsApp

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 13:38
Younger age groups are targeted through WhatsApp and dating apps, banking industry group says.
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Nearly five million fewer donating, says charity sector

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 12:53
Nearly five million fewer people are donating in the UK compared to 2019, a survey suggests.
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Firms brand government price cut 'slap in the face'

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 00:04
A group says a government campaign asking businesses to cut prices is unrealistic for small firms.
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Poundland boosts £1 products in battle for shoppers

BBC Money News Feed - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 00:03
The discount chain says it is seeing a rise in customer numbers as people seek savings.
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Businesses urged to slash prices by cost of living tsar

BBC Money News Feed - Tue, 06/28/2022 - 11:20
David Buttress will launch a taxpayer-funded campaign after asking business to come up with ideas to help consumers.
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Cost of living: Call for swift action on financial disputes

BBC Money News Feed - Tue, 06/28/2022 - 00:09
The Financial Ombudsman says it is dealing with more complaints about the response to reports of scams.
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Royal Mail workers to vote on strike over pay

BBC Money News Feed - Tue, 06/28/2022 - 00:03
More than 115,000 staff will receive their ballot papers and are expected to back strike action.
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Wales basic income: Pilot will give care leavers £19,000 a year

BBC Money News Feed - Mon, 06/27/2022 - 22:00
More than 500 people leaving care in Wales will be offered £1,600 a month for two years.
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Post Office workers to strike over pay

BBC Money News Feed - Mon, 06/27/2022 - 17:01
The one-day strike will take place on 11 July over what a union called a "massive real-terms pay cut".
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Plan to cut energy bills if you avoid peak-time use

BBC Money News Feed - Mon, 06/27/2022 - 13:40
Some households could get discounts for using less energy at peak times under National Grid's scheme.
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