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Government pledges to help those in flood risk areas


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3 Jul 2013

The government has agreed a new deal to provide the ‘hundreds and thousands’ of people living in flood-risk areas with more affordable home insurance.

Following lengthy negotiations with the Association of British Insurers (ABI), parliament announced the new ‘Flood RE’ policy, which will replace the old ‘statement of principals’ which expires this July....

Roaming Brits face hefty data fees


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2 Jul 2013

British tourists could come home to huge mobile phone bills this summer because they have been using the internet in the wrong countries.

EU regulations came in last year limiting data roaming charges across the Union - but some mobile users are still being hit with hefty charges because they do not know that their destination is outside the EU.

The research from uSwitch shows that 15% of Brits have faced bills costing an average of £120 on their return - meaning that UK tourists are spending as much as £256 million on excessive charges....

Drivers paying £6 a tank less for fuel


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1 Jul 2013

Brits are feeling less of a squeeze at the pump than they were two months ago, new figures show, as the price of a tank of fuel has fallen by up to £6.

The average price of unleaded petrol in the UK has fallen by 4.5% in the last two months, according to Santander’s latest Fuel Survey, though in some areas prices fell by as much as 7%....

Spending review: Chancellor pledges largest railway plan since Victorian age


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28 Jun 2013

In this week’s spending review, Chancellor George Osborne vowed to return to the golden age of train travel with the ‘largest investment since the Victorian age’.

The government have promised to press ahead with plans for the £42.6 billion High Speed rail line.

Further to this they have also announced a £2million ‘feasibility study’ into Crossrail 2 and £9billion for other upgrades in London, including the Tube....

Brits lose the keys to a fortune


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27 Jun 2013

Brits need to be more careful where they leave their keys, it appears, since research shows that Brits can’t stop losing keyfobs that could open the door to a fortune.

The average bunch of keys provides access to more than £28,000 in goods, according to the recent research. But Brits rarely think about the risk that comes with losing them, since more than half of UK homeowners said they worried more about losing their purse or wallet than their keys....