37 per cent of Universal Credit recipients are struggling
By Jon McNamara

Over 60 per cent of households on Universal Credit are struggling to keep up with their bills, including housing, fuel, groceries, and other living costs. A study from HM Revenue and Customs as well as…

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UK Savings rate in 2018 at record low
By Jon McNamara

There are different data points when it comes to the savings rate in the UK, but most of them (if not all) show that the rate of savings fell to a record low in 2018….

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No-deal Brexit impact to welfare
By Jon McNamara

No one knows what the future will be. But there have been independent studies done that say if there is a no-deal Brexit, that all of the welfare benefits, housing schemes, and government financial aid…

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50% of children from lone-parent families in poverty
By Jon McNamara

The levels of child poverty in the UK continues to grow. About 4.1 million children in the UK now live in poverty, and of those, about 2 million of them are from homes run by…

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Trussell Trust gives out 13% more food parcels in 2018
By Jon McNamara

More families continue to use food banks as they are struggling to feed their families. The national charity organisation, the Trussell Trust, has reported they have passed out 13% more parcels of food over the…

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Universal Credit recipients could lose £2,000 year
By Jon McNamara

The government budget for 2019 is calling for even more cut backs to the Universal Welfare benefit system. The reductions could impact as many as 3 millions households, many of them who are vulnerable, poor,…

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London rent costs highest since 2011
By Jon McNamara

The housing shortage in London continues to drive up the cost to families or individuals seeking to rent a home or that live in the city now. The average cost of a flat or home…

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Free Places You’ve Never Been in London
By Jon McNamara

The City of London is a costly place to live and visit. However it is a city with a treasure trove of secrets, mysteries and places for you to explore. Unfortunately, a lot of them…

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Big Six energy suppliers are increasing rates
By Jon McNamara

Plan on spending more on electric and heating bills this year. Most families may need to spend up to £200 more for their electric or gas bills. All of the Big Six suppliers have been…

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Food bank usage up 13 per cent in 2018
By Jon McNamara

Even with the UK economy growing (albeit slowly) the number of people turning to a food bank for assistance is soaring. Usage through April 2018 has increased 13% since 2017, and now about 8% of…

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