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Ofcom proposes price protection for broadband and phone users

Broadband, landline and mobile consumers could soon be protected from mid-contract price hikes as an independent consultation into how to better protect customers is launched.

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One in five still clearing Christmas 2011 debt

With many Brits nursing their financial hangovers from Christmas 2012, almost one in five is still paying off debt from Christmas 2011, research from comparison service uSwitch has found.

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Child benefit: New tax charge on horizon

High-earning households have less than a month to decide whether to stop receiving child benefit payments or pay a new tax charge by self-assessment.

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Autumn Statement 2012: personal finances

A freeze in fuel duty and a decrease in the annual pension allowance were amongst the announcements affecting personal finances made by Chancellor George Osborne in this year's Autumn Statement.

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Northern Ireland Electricity rejects regulator's price cap proposals

Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE), the company which owns and operates the country's electricity infrastructure, has rejected proposals for a cap on energy prices for the next five years.

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Government announces parental leave reform

Parents will be able to share up to a year's parental leave under plans announced by the Government that will 'revolutionise' lives at home and work.

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Inflation jumps to 2.7% in October

Inflation in the UK rose sharply to 2.7 per cent in October up from its 24-month low of 2.2 per cent in September, latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown.

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EU gender ruling - could your insurance premiums rise?

A quarter of Britons are unaware of the upcoming EU gender ruling banning insurers from taking gender into account when calculating premiums, according to research from the AA.

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Child Benefit changes clarified

One million households affected by new Child Benefit rules that will cut the amount they are entitled to receive are to be sent letters by HMRC next month.

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FSA confirms new mortgage market rules

New mortgage lending rules to better protect borrowers from risky lending will come into force in 2014, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) has confirmed.

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