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Home energy plan 'could save £5bn'

The Energy Bill Revolution wants the Government to treat home energy efficiency as an infrastructure priority

An ambitious street-by-street scheme to boost home energy efficiency could save UK households almost £5 billion a year on bills, a report suggests.

Surge in payday loan fee complaints

RBS said it has been receiving as many as 640 calls a day from vulnerable consumers

A banking group has been taking hundreds of complaints a day from customers who are upset at being charged high and unexpected fees by payday loan middlemen.

Pension reforms 'a radical change'

David Gauke told the Commons the proposed pensions reforms were the most radical for nearly a century

The Government's proposed changes to the way people access their retirement savings are the most radical for almost a century, the financial secretary to the Treasury has claimed.

Warning over 'number spoofing' scam

Fraudsters are cloning telephone numbers of trusted organisations and then making that number appear on the victim's caller ID display

Consumers are increasingly being targeted by a "number spoofing" scam in which criminal gangs fool telephones into displaying the numbers of legitimate organisations, an anti-fraud body is warning.

Warning over UK 'debt time bomb'

The IEA recommends expanding the use of charging in the NHS or even moving to a system paid for through compulsory healthcare insurance

Ministers should consider raising the state pension age significantly and charging for some NHS treatments in order to defuse a "debt time bomb", a think tank has recommended.

Bankruptcies fall to 15-year low

Figures from the Insolvency Service show that 4,886 bankruptcy orders were made between July and September

The number of people going bankrupt has fallen to a 15-year low in England and Wales according to official figures, in further signs of a brightening economy.

Workers unhappy with career help

A third of those surveyed believe their career progression has failed to meet their expectations

More than a quarter of workers are dissatisfied with the level of career training and development offered by their employers, a new study has shown.

Call to replace Right to Buy homes

There are fears that many homes sold under the Government's flagship Right to Buy initiative in England will not be adequately replaced

Fears have been raised that homes sold under the Government's flagship Right to Buy initiative in England will not be adequately replaced, prompting "drastic consequences" for future generations looking for an affordable place to live.

Millions struggle with school costs

A report says parents are shelling out around £800 a year per child on school basics such as uniforms

Millions of families are struggling to afford school costs, leaving children unable to make the most of their education, according to a major new report.

House prices fall in the capital

Properties in London are 18.4% more expensive than they were a year ago

London property values have fallen month-on-month for the first time in almost a year, fuelling expectations that the capital is set for a rapid slowdown in price growth generally.

Over-55s 'plan pension pot spree'

Some 200,000 people plan to take all the money out of their pension pots when the rules change next April, a survey has revealed

Up to 200,000 people plan to cash in their entire pension pots next year, with one in five using the money to pay for a holiday, new research shows.

Chiefs 'could forfeit pay-outs'

Highly-paid public sector chiefs might have to repay redundancy pay-outs to the Treasury

Highly paid public sector administrators who receive large redundancy pay-outs then return to the same part of the public sector could be forced to hand back the money to the Exchequer.

Job vacancies reach new high

Job vacancies now number more than 900,000, new research claims

Job vacancies reached a post-recession high last month, up by a quarter from a year ago to more than 900,000, new research has shown.