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Budget 2021: Contactless card limit will rise to £100

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 10:52
The move, taking effect later this year, will more than double the current limit of £45.
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Academics face battle over pension scheme deficit

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 09:13
Trustees of the Universities Superannuation Scheme say contributions must rise steeply.
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Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak to extend furlough scheme until September

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 07:44
The move will help millions of people, Rishi Sunak says, ahead of setting out his tax and spending plans.
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Funerals: Cold-calling ban among plans for pre-paid services

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 11:12
Stricter rules are proposed for when the sector is overseen by the UK's financial regulator.
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UK house prices see 'surprise' pick-up, says Nationwide

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 10:30
An unexpected acceleration in values last month pushed prices to a record high, the Nationwide says.
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Energy firms overcharged one million switching customers

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 10:01
Households were overcharged by a total of £7.2m when they should have been protected from price rises.
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Dozens of arts freelancers lose out on Covid support over tax 'error'

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 00:05
Dozens of arts freelancers miss out on Covid support because of errors with their pay, Equity says.
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Budget 2021: Five things to look out for

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 00:01
Tax rises and an extension of Covid support are both tipped to be announced in this week’s Budget.
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Six million accidental savers 'created by Covid crisis'

Sun, 02/28/2021 - 00:04
Lower commuting costs, cancelled holidays and fewer meals out boost some bank accounts, a report says.
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Budget 2021: Mortgage guarantee to help buyers with 5% deposit

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 12:23
The chancellor says public finances are facing a "challenge" from the impact of the pandemic.
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Loan shark fears as fewer investigations begin during Covid crisis

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 23:43
Illegal money lenders have been shaming non-payers on social media during the pandemic.
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Budget 2021: 'My £20 is a lifeline - don't take it away'

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 00:02
A benefits top-up to help the poor survive lockdown is due to end - unless it is extended at the Budget.
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HMRC letters question Covid self-employment support grant claims

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 17:53
About 11,000 people will receive letters questioning whether they should have claimed the money.
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Furlough numbers climb sharply in January to 4.7 million

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 16:15
The number of people on furlough rises by 700,000 to 4.7 million after fresh lockdown measures imposed.
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Npower app attack exposed customers' bank details

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 12:35
The energy provider, owned by Eon, reports a breach to the UK's data watchdog.
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UK 4G smartphone owners may be due £480m pay-out

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 00:03
Some 29 million people in the UK could be entitled to up to £30 back on Apple or Samsung smartphones.
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Fraudsters stepped up efforts in new year, HMRC figures show

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 15:00
Con-artists claimed people could receive a tax rebate or a grant, as they tried to steal financial details.
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Covid lockdown: 'My closed hair salons cost me £1,000 a day'

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 10:03
The hair and beauty industry is calling for a cut in VAT to help mend the sector's finances.
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Cladding: Fire safety bill could leave leaseholders 'bankrupt'

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 09:40
Campaigners are backing a rebellion by Tory MPs to ensure leaseholders are protected from extra costs.
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Budget 2021: 'I've been furloughed twice in one year'

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 00:01
More support for jobs is expected in Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Budget, but will it be enough?
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