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Most households are underestimating the massive energy price rises predicted in the coming months with some even believing they will fall, new research shows. Families believe their household gas and electricity bills will go up by £487 from the start of October, despite experts predicting a rise of more than three times that amount, research
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Sir Keir Starmer has pledged that people will not “pay a penny more” on their winter energy bills as he prepares to unveil Labour’s plan for easing the cost of living crisis. Before a full announcement on Monday, the Labour leader says his party’s £29bn energy plan will save the typical family £1,000 immediately, get
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The UK’s economy contracted by 0.1% in the second quarter, according to latest estimates. In June, GDP fell by 0.6%, services fell by 0.5%, manufacturing by 1.6% and construction by 1.4%, the Office for National Statistics said. The large drop in June was partly caused by the large reduction in services spending as coronavirus test
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