State pension: Inflation drops to three-year low in major boost for pensioners

STATE PENSION: The rate of CPI inflation has dropped to its lowest since November 2016, the Office for National Statistics has said today. Commenting on the news, it has been suggested that this could be “good news” for those claiming the state pension. Daily Express :: Finance Feed  More...

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Universal Credit: Charity urges change amid sharp increase in emergency food bank demand

UNIVERSAL CREDIT claimants can expect a wait of five weeks for their first payment – something which a charity is calling for the end of. It comes as new data shows a sharp increase in the number of emergency More...

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Pension: Women saving for retirement hits record high – but half feel amount is inadequate

PENSION: Women in the UK are better prepared for the future than ever before, according to a new report. The research has found that 57 percent of women are now saving enough for their retirement – the highest More...

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National Lottery: New game with tickets costing £2.50 proposed to help players save £250

NATIONAL LOTTERY reform which would see players get the chance to divert part of their ticket price into a savings account, has been suggested by a think-tank today. Daily Express :: Finance Feed  More...

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Pound US dollar exchange rate: GBP/USD steady, UK employment eases in September

THE pound US dollar exchange rate is holding steady today, with the pairing trading around $ 1.283 after UK employment fell by 58,000 in the three months to September. Daily Express :: Finance Feed  More...

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Pound euro exchange rate: GBP/EUR muted as UK labour market slows ahead of election

THE pound was left flat against the euro as data showed signs the UK labour market was cooling, leaving the pairing trading around €1.164. Daily Express :: Finance Feed  More...

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Retirement UK: Low income retired homeowners ‘most likely to miss out on state help’

RETIREMENT is a time which many people will fund via forms of income such as the state pension and/or a private pension, in addition to other state benefits which may be available. However, a new analysis has found More...

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Can Universal Credit be paid straight to a landlord? When payment method can be changed

UNIVERSAL CREDIT is paid monthly following the first payment being made, although the rules can differ in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Can Universal Credit be paid straight to a landlord? Daily Express :: Finance More...

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Inheritance Tax: How paying into child’s pension could reduce bill & be grossed up by £720

INHERITANCE TAX is a tax on the estate of a person who has died, and above the threshold, it is usually charged at the standard rate of 40 percent. Can paying into a pension have an impact on an Inheritance Tax More...

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Pound euro exchange rate: GBP/EUR rises, Brexit Party will not contest Tory seats

The pound euro exchange rate rose by 0.6 percent today, with the pairing trading around €1.16 after Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage announced that his party would not contest the 317 Tory-won seats ahead of More...