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Banks confirm they will happily give a mortgage for a £250,000 house to UC claimants on £350 a month

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High Street lenders have boosted Boris Johnson’s proposal, to let Universal Credit claimants use their benefits as income when applying for a mortgage, by saying they love lending money to people who will repay over 175 years and whose income depends on the whims of politicians. In Kettering, financial expert and mortgage broker Simon Williams […]

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As the average tank tops £100, what steps are YOU taking to save money on petrol? We asked, you answered

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As petrol prices across the country made their biggest daily jump in 17 years, motorists everywhere are taking steps to reduce their fuel consumption in any number of innovative ways.

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Hedge fund manager planning to spend £400 energy grant on sweets

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A hedge fund manager has declared himself delighted with the Government’s plans to give everyone a £400 energy grant and is planning to spend every penny of his grant on sweets.

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It’s an Energy Profits Levy, not a Windfall Tax, insists government with entirely straight face

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The government has today introduced an Energy Profits Levy which it insists is not the windfall tax on excess energy profits that the opposition has been demanding for the best part of a year.

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Energy company bosses warn hundreds of executives’ families at risk of falling into Fuel Wealth

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Energy company bosses are warning the government that hundreds – if not thousands – of energy company executives’ families are at risk of falling into serious Fuel Wealth in the upcoming months.

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Global conspiracy to poison entire population under threat after Ryanair introduces chemtrail surcharge

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Ryanair is to implement a new surcharge for all chemtrails dispersed during their flights.

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Man angry at ban on junk food advertising worried he might forget what a cheeseburger is

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A man who has loudly described his opposition to a ban on advertising junk food, is really just worried he might forget about some of the things he likes.

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Just get better-paid jobs, explains Tory minister to struggling families who had never considered such a radical move

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People struggling with the cost of living crisis should just move to a job that pays better wages, according to safeguarding minister and wise economic sage Rachel Maclean.

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‘Working from home doesn’t work’, insists man facing gruelling 25-second commute to his office

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Boris Johnson has insisted that working from home doesn’t work, and that if he can spend 30 seconds getting to the office every day, then you should be happy spending three hours on trains to do the same. As the Tories come under increasing pressure from wealthy donors with significant investments in commercial property portfolios […]

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Energy companies making an extra couple of billion profit every month during an energy crisis is no reason to implement windfall tax, insists government

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The government has reacted to vastly increased profits by BP and Shell in the midst of an energy crisis by insisting now is not the time to consider a windfall tax for companies raking it in while everyone else suffers.

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