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....The bank said it would provide such victims with immediate payments on a case-by-case basis. Those in financial difficulty will be helped with day-to-day living costs. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Before the forthcoming interest rate increase, students earning £41,000 per year were forecast to make repayments of £54,000 on tuition fees. This figure was without including the amount students also borrow for living costs such as accommodation - and without any amount outstanding when debts are written off after 30 years. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Some are exempt from the fees, but Almanza and her husband – both cleaners – apparently earned too much money for her to qualify. Nor does the means-testing account for living costs, even though after renting a single room in a shared ex-council house in London and paying bills they have almost no money each month. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Britain’s retailers suffered a third consecutive month of falling sales in March, according to industry figures that add to evidence that a post-referendum rise in living costs is denting consumer spending. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Fresh details on price rises and wage growth this week are expected to underline the rising pressures on UK household budgets as the pound’s sharp fall since the Brexit vote continues to stoke inflation. The Bank of England has warned the economy’s main engine of growth, consumer spending, will lose momentum this year as rising living costs eat into people’s budgets. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....There were also signs in the survey that firms had become more nervous about investing before Brexit negotiations, with demand for corporate loans affected. The news on tighter consumer lending conditions follows signs that households have been saving less and increasingly turning to borrowing to fund big purchases, such as cars, as well as day-to-day living costs as rising inflation takes a bigger chunk out of incomes. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. The Bank’s latest remarks on household debts follow signs that rising prices and sluggish wage growth are squeezing incomes and prompting some households to run down savings or turn to loans to cover their living costs. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Nestlé is also shrinking its Aero Mint bars from 120g to 100g to hold the price at £1. After a benign period where inflation was close to zero, living costs started rising again last summer thanks to a combination of higher oil prices and the Brexit vote’s blow to the value of the pound, which has made imports to the UK more expensive. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Banks cracking down on lending after borrowing binge, survey finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 12:53:17 PM
....There were also signs in the survey that firms had become more nervous about investing before Brexit negotiations, with demand for corporate loans affected. The news on tighter consumer lending conditions follows signs that households have been saving less and increasingly turning to borrowing to fund big purchases, such as cars, as well as day-to-day living costs as rising inflation takes a bigger chunk out of incomes. ...
Millions of Britons say property is their pension - but fifth yet to buy image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 04:32:00 PM
.... People in the East and London are the most likely to plan to rely on property in retirement. Britons in this age group - so-called Generation X- are also failing to properly plan their retirement, with more than half say they are too busy with day-to-day living costs to consider long-term saving, showed the research. ...
Students face sharp rise in interest on tuition loans image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 11:02:18 AM
....Before the forthcoming interest rate increase, students earning £41,000 per year were forecast to make repayments of £54,000 on tuition fees. This figure was without including the amount students also borrow for living costs such as accommodation - and without any amount outstanding when debts are written off after 30 years. ...
UK retail sales fall again as rising living costs bite image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:01:12 PM
. Britain’s retailers suffered a third consecutive month of falling sales in March, according to industry figures that add to evidence that a post-referendum rise in living costs is denting consumer spending. ...
Price rises and pay figures to underline Brexit strain on Britons image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 11:01:21 PM
....Fresh details on price rises and wage growth this week are expected to underline the rising pressures on UK household budgets as the pound’s sharp fall since the Brexit vote continues to stoke inflation. The Bank of England has warned the economy’s main engine of growth, consumer spending, will lose momentum this year as rising living costs eat into people’s budgets. ...
Lloyds to pay £100m fraud compensation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 08:40:13 AM
....The bank said it would provide such victims with immediate payments on a case-by-case basis. Those in financial difficulty will be helped with day-to-day living costs. ...
Bank of England sounds new alarm over consumer credit binge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 11:21:46 AM
....”. The Bank’s latest remarks on household debts follow signs that rising prices and sluggish wage growth are squeezing incomes and prompting some households to run down savings or turn to loans to cover their living costs. ...
The lost generation: ‘I’m 30-something and still depressed and broke’ image
....Her monthly income is higher than mine, which is unsurprising, as I work for magazines and she worked for a bank, but it suggests she might not need pensioner benefits. She has no student loans (her degree was free), her house is paid for, and her pension covers living costs, yet the government acts like she’s pawning her thimble collection to keep the lights on, rather than ordering wine by the case and Facebooking from the Italian Lakes. ...
Access to justice was once a worker’s basic right. Now it’s a costly luxury | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... Some are exempt from the fees, but Almanza and her husband – both cleaners – apparently earned too much money for her to qualify. Nor does the means-testing account for living costs, even though after renting a single room in a shared ex-council house in London and paying bills they have almost no money each month. ...
Austerity bites? Less chocolate for your money as packets shrink image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 12:05:16 AM
.... Nestlé is also shrinking its Aero Mint bars from 120g to 100g to hold the price at £1. After a benign period where inflation was close to zero, living costs started rising again last summer thanks to a combination of higher oil prices and the Brexit vote’s blow to the value of the pound, which has made imports to the UK more expensive. ...
Brexit economy: UK faces squeeze on living standards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 10:30:30 AM
.... It is expected to rise further this year thanks to higher crude oil prices and because the weaker pound is making imports such as food ingredients and fuel more expensive. The latest official snapshot of living costs showed fuel cost 19% more this February than a year ago. ...
UK households most downbeat about finances since 2013 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:35:41 PM
....Tim Moore, a senior economist at IHS Markit, said: “UK households reported greater pressure on their financial well-being in March, as rising inflation has started to erode incomes and reduce cash available to spend. On average in the first quarter of 2017 survey respondents have reported the sharpest increase in their everyday living costs for three-and-a-half years. ...
Rising food and fuel prices hoist UK inflation rate to 2.3% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 11:27:08 AM
....1% expected in a Reuters poll of economists, as grocery bills started rising after years of food getting cheaper. The bigger-than-expected rise will intensify fears over people’s living standards being squeezed this year by higher living costs. ...
How a £1 million inheritance slipped from our family’s grasp image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:00:32 AM
.... Initially a lower court ruled that Ilott, who had from the age of 17 been estranged from her mother Melita Jackson, should be awarded £50,000 on the grounds that her mother had acted in an “unreasonable, capricious and harsh” way towards her. Ilott thought she should be awarded more, and in 2011 the court of appeal increased it to £143,000 for a house purchase, plus £20,000 for living costs. ...
Britons like vodka and Nike and won't consider Airbnb, survey reveals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:42:14 PM
....Its key finding was that consumers remain “unfazed by current uncertainty” about the economy, with relatively few reporting fears that they might lose their job or see the value of their home fall. But nearly half of those surveyed said they are worried about rising living costs, with more saying their disposable income has dwindled in the last year than those who have more money to spend. ...
Budget 2017: Hammond to tell us the Brexit vote could have been worse image
....This all makes for rather nice headlines and will no doubt prompt Hammond to utter soothing words about how the UK can embark on Brexit negotiations from a firm footing. But here’s what the chancellor will not tell you: living costs have gone up and will continue to do so. ...
City living costs reach worst level since 2008 image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:22:00 PM
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Low-income families have less than £100 put away, report finds  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 09:24:00 AM
.... . Families in London have by far the most put away, at more than £13,000 on average, which may reflect higher earnings and higher living costs there generally, meaning people are putting bigger amounts aside. ...
UK employment growth driven by foreign nationals, figures show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 10:46:10 AM
.... Economists had predicted a small rise of 800. Debbie Abrahams, Labour’s shadow work and pensions secretary, welcomed the rise in employment but said it was worrying to see that rising living costs were catching up with wage growth. ...
Inflation could push 4m more Britons below poverty line, study finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 12:01:18 AM
.... The increase in the number of poorer families mostly came between 2008 and 2012, the figures showed, but since then the growth in low income has stopped, but not reversed. Robb said the government should take remedial action in next month’s budget, including allowing families to keep more of their earnings and increasing benefits and tax credits to match the rise in living costs. ...
Weak pound and rising inflation push clothing spend to five-year low image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
. Britons slashed their spending on new clothes and shied away from the high street in January as they juggled Christmas debts and rising living costs. ...
Brexit: the price of post-truth pounds in our pockets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 06:59:00 AM
.... So what does it all mean for the pound in our pockets?. Well, pay (data also updated this week) is still thought to be outstripping living costs – at least for now. ...
Housing crisis: the empty nester's guide to downsizing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 06:36:21 PM
....Downsizing left the couple with a healthy fund to see them through the next stage in their lives, and Audley can provide care should they need it. Their living costs have come down, too, by more than five times in the case of heating. ...
UK inflation warnings intensify as service sector costs rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 01:43:13 PM
.... High street retailer Next has warned the devaluation of the pound will hike the price of clothing by up to 5% in the coming months. In the latest sign living costs are rising, Npower said on Friday it was raising prices for more than a million customers, pushing up dual fuel bills rise by an average of 9. ...
Men and women struggle to get on at work and find time for their families image
....The reality, though, was very different. Inflexible employers, rising living costs and a society that penalised women financially for taking time out to have children led to what experts call the “motherhood penalty”. ...
Public sector pay poised to fall by thousands in real terms, TUC says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 07:22:07 AM
....Publishing its findings (pdf) a day after official figures showed UK inflation had jumped to 1. 6% in December, the TUC said living costs were set to rise further as a weak pound raised the price of the UK’s imports and that the pay of key public sector workers would fail to keep pace. ...
Bank of England ‘keeping close eye on consumer spending’, says Carney image
....The Bank of England is keeping a close watch on consumer spending amid signs households are dipping into their savings and amassing debts to keep spending in the face of rising inflation. Mark Carney, the Bank governor, said consumer spending had held up since last summer’s vote to leave the EU but he reiterated a warning that living costs were likely to rise on the back of a weak pound and squeeze households’ real incomes. ...
Weak UK productivity spurs warnings of living standards squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 02:29:54 PM
....The figures come as signs increase that the pound’s sharp fall since the Brexit vote will stoke inflation this year because it raises the costs of imports such as food ingredients and fuel. Sluggish productivity growth will intensify the pressure on workers as they face rising living costs, said Ian Brinkley, the acting chief economist at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, which represents people working in human resources. ...
Household debt rises to post-credit crunch high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 11:26:03 AM
....And last month the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, warned about the high level of debt in UK households. Debt counsellors say many debtors are now using credit cards to pay for essential living costs, rather than luxury items. ...
IFS warns of biggest squeeze on pay for 70 years over Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 01:26:14 PM
.... Others, however, are not, including working-age benefits, which were frozen in Osborne’s 2015 post-election budget. At the same time, younger people see their income from work squeezed by inflation if pay rises fail to keep pace with living costs. ...
Philip Hammond admits Brexit vote means £122bn extra borrowing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 01:36:07 PM
....Philip Hammond has admitted that the Brexit vote’s blow to the economy would force the government to borrow £122bn more than hoped as he pushed back government plans to balance the books in his autumn statement. In the government’s first major economic announcement since the vote in June to leave the EU, the new chancellor said the economy was faring well in the wake of the referendum result but growth would slow markedly next year on the back of weaker business spending and a squeeze on household budgets from rising living costs. ...
'I worry about money all the time': the Jam reality in Birmingham image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 08:59:52 AM
....The constituency of Erdington voted strongly Brexit in the EU referendum and is one of the poorest in the country, with pockets of acute deprivation. Because of its location close to the Jaguar Land Rover Castle Bromwich site, it also has relatively well-paid workers, many of whom are finding that wage stagnation and rising living costs have also left them in difficulty. ...
The Brexit economy: remarkable resilience as spectre of inflation looms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 01:30:21 PM
....But behind the upbeat headlines there are growing signs the weak pound will push up prices and squeeze household budgets in the months ahead. Wage growth is expected to slow and economists warn that with employment growth already waning, pay will struggle to keep up with living costs next year. ...
The Observer view on the autumn statement | Observer editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of November 2016 12:05:22 AM
....Yet the reality is that, over six years, Cameron and Osborne chose to load the burden of austerity on low-income working families with children through cuts to working-age benefits, while delivering significant tax cuts for businesses and the more affluent. Far from alleviating their effects, government policy since 2010 has compounded the impact of poor wage growth and rising living costs for these families. ...
Ritzy and Picturehouse cinema workers to strike over London living wage image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 07:00:12 AM
....75 an hour. The pay rate, based on the amount needed to meet basic living costs, is considerably more than the government-backed legal minimum of £7. ...
He’s right, the economy is sick – and businesses like Trump’s are part of the disease | Mariana Mazzucato image
....Until the 80s, wages kept up with productivity, but since then they haven’t, and unions have weakened. As wages failed to keep pace with living costs, personal debt increased to cover the gap. ...
Move over, Manchester – Midlands motor Birmingham is setting the pace image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 06:01:24 AM
.... Last year 6,016 people moved from London to Birmingham, more than to any other UK city. But he said Birmingham had its own appeal and that graduates from its universities were increasingly staying on, attracted by the quality of life, lower living costs and career opportunities. ...
Unpaid internships could be banned image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 31st of October 2016 01:58:21 PM
....". Mr Hinds's comments echo concerns that unpaid work disadvantages poorer people, who may not be able to rely on family support to cover their living costs. ...
Wealth divide image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of September 2016 11:05:10 PM
.... If you had no money when you married someone rich, you'll probably have not much more when you divorce. The website Monaco Wealth Management says getting divorced there "can be very tricky" and lays out quite clearly what happens when rich marries poor - and then divorces: " If you are a wealthy guy having €100m and you live with your wife from a monthly living cost of €5,000, then based on the standard law practice in Monaco the maximum you pay to your ex-wife is €300,000 Euro, which is the monthly living cost for five years. ...
Fewer homes for rent, as landlords move flats onto Airbnb image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of September 2016 08:39:42 AM
...."This is misleading research that deliberately confuses availability with nights booked," said an Airbnb spokesperson. "Rather than removing housing stock, hosting on Airbnb puts money in the pockets of regular Londoners and helps them afford living costs in one of the world's most expensive cities. ...
Money problems image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of August 2016 01:28:28 AM
....While all age groups have seen an increase in those receiving aid, those older than 60 have seen the sharpest rise. The benefit is highly personalised - it is calculated based on gap between minimum living costs (includes costs like housing, education, medical) and existing income. ...
Tax warning over unlocked pensions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of August 2016 10:59:07 PM
....Of those, 9% had unexpected tax issues and 6% found that their benefits were affected. Nearly twice as many people used the money to pay for daily living costs rather than pay off debts. ...
Retiring abroad can cost a fortune image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of August 2016 12:01:00 AM
....He said: “We dream of year-round sunshine and an easier pace of life when we retire. Cheaper living costs and potentially cheaper property can also be a draw. ...
More than a third of UK graduates regret attending university image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 11:02:15 PM
.... It said that millennials – aged 18-35 – estimate that they will take 11-12 years to repay their student debts, and that every month they are scrambling to make ends meet. “Aviva’s findings suggest that millennials have just £156 to spare at the end of each month after essential living costs and face repaying hefty student loans,” it said, adding that a third of millennials feel they have to carry more of a financial burden for higher education than older generations. ...
Childcare costs denying working families a good living standard – study image
....But there was also an acceptance that basic living standard rises were neccessary in areas such as car use, which was seen as increasingly essential because of unreliable and costly public transport, and the need to travel further to access job opportunities. There was also public support for the idea that provision for children’s developmental needs – in the form of social and educational activities and structured childcare – was an essential living cost. ...
Sterling’s silver lining: Five-minute guide to the falling value of the pound image
....However, with UK inflation running at just 0. 3 per cent in the year to May, and with the global economy gripped by deflation, any rise in living costs is likely to be minimal. ...
House prices to force extra 1m young people to live with parents image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of May 2016 08:56:26 AM
....Lindsey Rix from Aviva, said: “Multigenerational living is often seen as a necessity rather than a choice, particularly when adults are forced to move back in with family to help save for long-term goals like buying their own house. “But rather than being an inconvenience, our report shows it is often a positive experience, with shared living costs reducing financial strain and the added benefit of constant company. ...
Only a fraction of UK job ads offer flexibility, study finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of May 2016 11:01:27 PM
....“I did gain some flexibility on start and finish times which was helpful but part-time work was rarely on offer and was not ever financially viable, whether locally in Essex or commuting to London,” he said. “I never managed to find the part-time hours I had wanted, at an equivalent pay rate that covered our childcare and living costs. ...
A rental market that’s more hellish than London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of May 2016 06:00:05 AM
....How rents compare. Consultants Mercer runs an annual analysis of living costs for international executives. ...
Why Sadiq Khan should bring down travel costs for London students image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of May 2016 01:46:37 PM
....”. The NUS, which is campaigning to cut the cost of student transport and living costs more generally, would support this solution. ...
Golden years on the golf course? We should be so lucky… image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 14th of May 2016 05:30:01 PM
.... Or the collection of former executives of Scotland’s 32 local authorities who collected £65m before 2013 between them in tax-free severance deals – many of them subsequently finding lucrative work with private-sector firms. Many of us are working harder for less money and in the face of living costs that are growing, with the odd exception, faster than wages. ...
Fish by post and a sockalypse: my month living on subscriptions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of May 2016 04:10:40 PM
....The subscription companies featured in this article sent boxes free of charge. Paula donated her living costs to her local food bank. ...
Fish by post and a sockalypse: my month living on subscriptions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of May 2016 04:10:40 PM
....The subscription companies featured in this article sent boxes free of charge. Paula donated her living costs to her local food bank. ...
Inflation rate three times higher for millennials than for pensioners image
....4% for both the 30-49 age bracket and for the baby boomer 50-64 age group. The findings will underscore warnings about the rising pressures on younger people as they struggle to get on the housing ladder, pay off student dent and cover their living costs while pay growth is so weak. ...
Inflation rate three times higher for millennials than for pensioners image
....4% for both the 30-49 age bracket and for the baby boomer 50-64 age group. The findings will underscore warnings about the rising pressures on younger people as they struggle to get on the housing ladder, pay off student dent and cover their living costs while pay growth is so weak. ...
How can we rent out our new house and continue living on our boat? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of May 2016 06:00:44 AM
.... It is selling for £425,000 and we have a 25% deposit. However, we currently live on a boat that we own, with very low living costs. ...
How can we rent out our new house and continue living on our boat? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of May 2016 06:00:44 AM
.... It is selling for £425,000 and we have a 25% deposit. However, we currently live on a boat that we own, with very low living costs. ...
Syria's loses students needed to rebuild its future image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of April 2016 11:23:15 PM
....CARA works with a network of 113 universities in the UK. Their support to help Syrian scholars, in terms of fee waiver and living costs, increased to over £2m in 2015. ...
Struggling generation rent is being driven into debt image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of April 2016 08:52:38 AM
.... “I set aside about £600 a month to cover the rent and bills,” she says. “But I’ve also got student loans, a personal loan and credit card debts built up over the years of meeting living costs to pay for – there just isn’t enough spare cash. ...
Tuition fees: Is England more expensive than US? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of March 2016 01:10:35 AM
....The other confusion is that when US universities quote prices, they often include bed and board as well as tuition. Parents in England, who can console themselves that tuition fees won't have to be repaid until after graduation, are often taken aback at the separate cost of accommodation and living costs. ...
 BBC iPlayer loophole that lets people watch TV WITHOUT paying a licence fee to be CLOSED image
.... The most popular programmes from the main broadcasters, as well as entire series of hit shows, are currently available on catch-up and usually available for at least seven days after they been live broadcast. Watching catch-up TV only has become a popular option among students looking to cut down living costs. ...
Londoners need a 266pc pay rise to buy a house image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 05:30:19 AM
.... . The report takes into account the pressures buyers face from living costs, as well as changes in interest payments and house prices. ...
Why millennials are prioritizing short-term spending over long-term saving image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of February 2016 12:00:15 PM
.... The problem is that something or someone is after every single dollar. You need to pay off your student loans; you need to cover your living costs. ...
When even Tory MPs can't buy homes, how can Cameron deny the crisis? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of February 2016 07:10:12 AM
.... The housing crisis has rumbled on for years now, but one of the key factors in bringing it to public attention was the fact that the children of relatively comfortable middle-class families suddenly found they couldn’t afford to buy and struggled to afford rent. With more MPs struggling with living costs, the crisis is harder to ignore: if basic decency can’t convince the Tories to act on housing affordability, perhaps public embarrassment will. ...
A third of 18-24-year-olds scared to check bank balance, poll finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of February 2016 01:24:48 PM
....Related: Minister defends abolition of student grants and attacks NUS 'shroud wavers'. Shelly Asquith, the National Union of Students vice-president for welfare, said the findings tally with NUS research into student debt, which found that more than half of students struggled to cover basic living costs. ...
Rural businesses are struggling to recruit young people image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of February 2016 07:30:14 AM
.... Many young people who grow up in rural Somerset leave for university in Bristol, Bath and Cardiff and never return. Poor public transport links and living costs put them off. ...
Benefit cap on full-time carers for adult relatives to be scrapped image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of January 2016 12:37:25 PM
....”. Last year, government lawyers vigorously defended the policy in a judicial review case brought by two families affected by the cap, arguing that unpaid carers should be treated as unemployed people who should have to make the same choices as anyone else about whether to work or cut their living costs. ...
Mind the income gap – it’s biggest where least expected image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of January 2016 12:30:00 PM
....7% of those under 16 – in Elmbridge live in poverty (where household income is below 60% of national median earnings). NEF’s report states that poverty is a function not only of earnings but of living costs and household needs. ...
Meet the sub-prime lender that has just cracked the FTSE 100 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 26th of December 2015 04:20:12 PM
.... “They are feeling reasonably good. They’re not seeing pressure on day to day living costs, and the living wage when that lands will help some of our customers, albeit most of our customers are on average incomes rather than low incomes. ...
The high price of cheap living: how the property guardianship dream soured image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of December 2015 10:00:16 AM
.... Stories such as his suggest that, although they’ve been used in Britain for more than a decade, property guardianship schemes are not all they are cracked up to be. Property guardianship is billed as win-win-win: landowners can cheaply secure their buildings, guardians benefit from cheaper living costs, and empty urban spaces are put to use. ...
Breakfast brainstorms and dirty dishes: inside an entrepreneurs' houseshare image
....In the evening there would be learning events with guest speakers and at the weekend Blanchard imagined holding hackathons. With the capital’s soaring rents and house prices, it was the perfect plan for startup owners struggling with living costs in the city. ...
Sneaky one in 10 of us keep secret stash of cash from our partners image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 10th of December 2015 12:00:00 AM
.... One in seven (15 per cent) people surveyed have debts they have not owned up to with their partner, averaging £8,000. Three in five (60 per cent) people with secret debts said they had arisen from general living costs. ...

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