The relentless cost of living crisis is already putting huge pressure on household finances. With price hikes and inflation only set to increase, the government must do more.
Posts tagged with "inflation"
Price rise news is everywhere you look, but increases have the biggest impact on those who can least afford them. How are rising prices affecting you?
With rates well below inflation, how are you maximising the returns on your savings – aside from investing?
Paying for your weekly or monthly shop has undeniably become more expensive in some cases since the Brexit vote. So where are the price rises hitting you most? (Brexit and price rises…)
Ever get the feeling that despite reducing your energy usage your bills aren’t get any smaller? Well, it’s not just you – our research shows energy price increases of over £410 a year compared to a decade ago.
New research into the cost of leisure activities has revealed that the cost of Premier League tickets has risen 198% over the last 10 years. Is top-class football getting beyond the means of traditional fans?
Interest rates on savings continue to plummet despite the base rate staying still. Throw in stubbornly high inflation and savers are left with a pretty raw deal. Can anything be done to tackle the savings rates freefall?
It’s a story we’re all too familiar with. In January next year, commuters can expect to see their season ticket fares increase by up to 11% – but can we really afford yet more price rises?
The Church of England has decided to increase the cost of funeral and wedding services by a massive 50% and 40% respectively. But will this just price out the poorest and make church services elitist?
The weight of public opinion meant that George Osborne was virtually compelled to cut fuel duty in yesterday’s Budget. But the reality is that motorists are unlikely to feel better off this year.
From increasing the personal tax allowance, to better tax relief for new businesses, are you convinced that this year’s Budget has done enough to help people out in austere times? Or is it too little too late?
Inflation’s hit 4% – its highest since 2008. Blame points to high petrol prices, train ticket rises and the new VAT rate. Of course, it’s bad news for all of us, but it could be worse – honestly.
You might only know about the government’s index rate, but Google’s just announced its own price index and there’s even one for the ridiculously well-off. So where do you fit into all this?