Will your energy bills increase this winter despite the price cap drop? This is the money podcast
Inflation is declining, food prices are coming down from their peak, and the cap on energy prices fell last weekend.
But you’re still paying about 10 percent more for your purchases than you were last year, gas prices are rising, mortgage rates are still high, and you may end up paying more for gas and electricity this winter, too. But how is it possible?
This week, Angharad Carrick, Georgie Frost, Lee Boyce and Helen Crane tackle energy bills and look at who might pay the most over the next three months.
And when it comes to water bills, some companies are considering charging 44 percent more over the next seven years. Because?
Crane on the Case this week addresses a parking charge issued after someone waited too long in line at a McDonald’s.
Despite this, Helen managed to get a positive result, but why are so many parking charges being collected every day and where is the promised help from the government to stop this from happening?
Lee gives you a look back at another busy week in the world of savings and banking.
NS&I has withdrawn its one-year best buy solution paying 6.2 percent; NatWest has a secret deal easily accessible to the top 5.2 per cent; Moneybox offers the top 5 per cent cash Isa; and Starling Bank now offers to pay you for having a checking account.
It’s been a tough week for Metro Bank too, but here’s why FSCS has you covered.
And finally… the list of the ‘perfect’ places to retire in the UK has been revealed – and there are some surprising names on it, including the Outer Hebrides.
Consumer group Which one? has taken retirees’ wish lists for their older places to put together its own roundup of the 12 best places to spend your golden years.
But does it match what you believe is a perfect place to retire?