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Moneysupermarket and Flow Energy launch cheapest energy deal for the next two winters

With energy prices rising by the day, MoneySuperMarket Group and Flow Energy have launched a new market-leading fixed energy deal, which will allow customers to fix their prices for two winters.

Brits set to spend £1,500 each to have themselves ‘a wonderful Christmas time’

With stockings to fill, turkeys to stuff and seasonal breaks to be had, Brits intend to spend nearly £1,500 (£1,484) each this festive season.

UK households waste nearly £1 billion by leaving appliances on standby

With four million UK households living in fuel poverty, new research from Energy has found that items left on standby waste enough energy to heat 5,000 homes per year.

A cut in VAT could plough billions into UK businesses

Research from commercial insurer NFU Mutual has found that two thirds of consumers would increase spending if a reduction in VAT is announced in the Autumn Statement.

Energy bills set to soar as fixed tariffs end

New insight from MoneySuperMarket, the price comparison site, reveals that with 124 fixed energy deals expiring before the end of the year, potentially hundreds of thousands of customers risk being rolled on to more expensive tariffs during the coldest part of winter, when energy usage is at its highest.

Spending declines by half between early and later retirement

New analysis of income and average expenditure statistics by Aegon has found that spending falls by half amongst those aged 50-65 to those aged 75 and over.

50 Days to Christmas... but half of Brits yet to hit the shops

With 50 days to go, the countdown to Christmas is now definitely on. However, research from American Express shows that many Brits are yet to catch the Christmas spirit with over half (54%) still to start their seasonal shopping and of these, 22% are planning to delay it until December.

35 million Brits are worried about how they’ll pay their winter heating bill

Over half of the population of the UK, 35 million people, are worried about how they will pay for their heating this winter, according to new research commissioned by Debt Advisory Centre.

UK retail sales to grow an estimated 2.5.% in December 2016

UK retail sales to grow an estimated 2.5.% in December 2016

As Brits start to turn their minds towards filling this year’s stockings, Mintel estimates that total UK retail sales will grow 2.5% in December 2016 to reach £42.2 billion.

Halloween horror as energy bills rise by up to £383 in October

Households could be set for a fright this Halloween when energy bills leap by £122.82 (13.65%) as 14 fixed dual fuel deals expire on 31 October.

More than £1 billion at risk as renters languish on expensive energy deals

UK renters are missing out on savings worth over £1 billion collectively on their energy bills, because they didn’t know they could switch suppliers, had bills included in their rent, failed to discuss the matter with their landlord, or simply weren’t allowed to, according to new analysis from MoneySuperMarket.

Turn the heat down on energy bills this winter

With just four weeks until most people reach for the thermostat and turn their heating on for the winter, new advice from MoneySuperMarket reveals customers can avoid a winter of unnecessarily expensive bills by switching their supplier and saving hundreds of pounds in the process.

Best time to buy iPhone 7 is six weeks after launch

Some people will be getting their hands on the new iPhone 7 for the first time, but new analysis from MoneySuperMarket reveals the best time to buy the much talked about new handset is actually on 14th October – six weeks after the official launch date (9th September).

Playground pressure sees parents spend nearly £350 to kit the kids out for school

Parents’ purses may have taken a hit over the recent school holidays, but there is now one more cost to plan for.

Brexit uncertainty puts Brits on hold

New research from suggests that uncertainty about the fallout following the UK’s decision to leave the EU means that many Brits are putting their lives on hold.