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    Around half a million more Premium Bond holders are expected to win prizes from this October after National Savings and Investments increased the prize fund rate.

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    Two million homes have now been helped by the Warm Front. The scheme tackles fuel poverty and fights climate change by making homes more energy efficient.

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    Investors thinking of buying low-cost investments are being urged to watch out for high-pressure sales tactics.

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    You can now use an online email form to report people you think might be dodging paying tax.

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    A hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold has been found buried in a Staffordshire field. Do you know what to do if you find buried treasure?

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    Employers will no longer be allowed to use tips to top up wages. The National Minimum Wage is also to rise.

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    Are you missing out on Working Tax Credit (WTC) because you don't know you're entitled to it. HMRC has set up an online WTC calculator to help you find out if you are entitled - and by how much.

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    Savers aged over 50 can now put an extra £3,000 tax-free into an ISA.

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    Advice on how to avoid losing your home is being aimed at 22 hotspots where the risk of repossession may be higher than average. The areas currently have above average numbers of people out work.

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    Over 468,000 mums-to-be have received a new grant worth £190 in the six months since April 2009. If you are having a baby, make sure to claim it.

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    The Financial Services Authority (FSA) today set out proposals for major reforms to the UK mortgage market, with a view to changes as of April 2010.

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    Lone parents with children aged ten and over are to be moved on to Jobseeker's Allowance rather than Income Support to help them return to work.

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    The government has made a number of proposals to make credit and store cards fairer for consumers. Have your say on the new proposals.

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    Bogus callers claiming to be from the Ministry of Justice have contacted consumers with offers to help them reclaim bank charges. If they accept, the callers take payments or personal details from them.

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    Banks' and building societies' day-to-day contact with their customers is to be regulated from 1 November 2009. This will cover everything from unauthorised transactions to notification of interest rate changes.

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    Cohabiting couples could get the same inheritance rights as married and civil relationship partners, under new proposals. The Law Commission is asking for comment on the proposed changes until February 2010.

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    Council Tax Benefit is to be renamed as Council Tax Rebate to encourage pensioners to claim the help they are entitled to.

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    Pensioners who've overpaid tax on their interest from savings could be in-line for a tax windfall.

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    The Mortgage Help campaign offering free advice to homeowners is to be extended into 2010. Rules to make sure repossession is always the last resort are also being tightened, while more help is available to guide families through the Mortgage Rescue Scheme.

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    Proposals to allow individuals to submit a bankruptcy application online or through the post, rather than in a court, were outlined by the government today