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Fury as basic state pension to pay £ 2,250 less than new pension ‘Salt in the wound’ | Personal Finance | Finance

The decision to introduce a two-tier State Pension system from April 2016 has caused resentment and confusion, with millions of older pensioners feeling cheated as a result. Anger is likely to grow as the gap between the old and new State Pensions is set to widen next year. The triple lock increases both State Pensions …

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Has eurozone inflation shot even higher?

Has eurozone inflation shot even higher? Can inflation maintain its record-setting pace in the euro area even though the economy already seems to be contracting and economists are widely predicting a recession this winter? The latest test will come on Friday, when the European Commission’s statistics arm will release eurozone inflation data for September. Economists …

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How to spend less and save more this Christmas, without being a Grinch

I’m beginning this week’s column with an apology. Yes, it is still September and we’re just putting away the sunscreen, but this is your annual reminder that it is just twelve weeks until Christmas. ith the current cost-of-living crisis set to get even worse with winter fuel bills, households will be under more financial strain …

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Dates revealed for £ 324 Cost of Living Payment and Energy Bills Support – ‘don’t miss out’ | Personal Finance | Finance

It is easy to be confused, with the Energy Price Guarantee, Energy Bills Support Scheme, Cost of Living Payment and other forms of support paying different sums at different times. There are extra payments for pensioners and the disabled, too. Some of the schemes have already closed so it may be too late to claim. …

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Rightwing bloc on course for Italian election win

A rightwing coalition led by Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy is on course for a decisive victory in Italy’s snap election, having trounced a range of rivals that failed to forge a unified front to compete more effectively against the bloc, exit polls showed. Meloni’s coalition – with Matteo Salvini’s nationalist League and media tycoon …

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Universal Credit changes explained: What the new rules on working hours mean for you | Personal Finance | Finance

In his “mini-budget” on Friday, Mr Kwarteng announced that part-time workers will have their Universal Credit reduced if they do not take “active steps” to earn more. Currently, those working up to nine hours a week at the national minimum wage are required to meet regularly with their job center coach and take active steps …

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‘I think it makes sense not to only make career decisions based on financial rewards’ – Kevin Rafter

Kevin Rafter is Professor of Political Communication at Dublin City University. He has been chair of the Arts Council since 2019. He previously worked as a political journalist with RTÉ, the Irish Times and as editor of Magill magazine. His new book by him, Taoisigh and the Arts, has just been published by Martello. What’s …

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