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Care homes warn crippling energy bills could force closures

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Care operators facing 100% increases in their energy bills to keep residents warm this winter have demanded urgent government intervention to avoid home closures. A typical care home of 50 residents already spends abo...

‘40% of my salary goes on house costs’: how soaring energy bills hit one Briton

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Joshua Wheeler-Gaunt, 33, is one of a growing number of people worried about rising energy bills and other costs. Asked about the things that have become unaffordable or very pricey for him, he said: “Everything! From...

‘More than tricky winter’ ahead, warns Hague as energy bills soar

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The former Conservative leader William Hague has said Britons will suffer shortages due to the gas crisis, warning it could be a “more than tricky” winter for many families. The business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, als...

Patel faces widening revolt over policing bill’s restrictions on protest

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The home secretary, Priti Patel, is facing a growing revolt in parliament and the country over plans to restrict the fundamental right to protest, as controversial legislation that would increase police powers enters ...

As heating bills go up, put your energy into keeping costs down

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Millions of people are set to see their heating bills go up from next month – and some are predicting more rises to come next year. The soaring wholesale price of gas in the first part of this year recently led the en...

UK energy bills to rise after record wholesale electricity prices

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Household energy bills are to rise after prices on the UK’s wholesale electricity market soared to a record high last month, furthering concerns about more families being pushed into fuel poverty this winter. The ele...

Democrats’ divisions could still derail infrastructure bills

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Joe Biden’s economic vision has taken a major step toward becoming reality after the US Senate passed two infrastructure measures, but widening political divisions within the Democratic party could yet derail the enti...

Millions of Great Britain homes face highest energy bills in a decade as cap lifted

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Millions of homes will be forced to pay some of the highest energy bills for the last decade after the industry regulator gave suppliers the green light to raise their prices by up to £153 a year. Households across Gr...

Lifeline for rural areas facing crippling broadband connection bills

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When Richard Bunning needs to file reports on his cattle online, or do any of the other various bureaucratic tasks for his Devon farm, he uploads the information on to a hard drive and drives to the nearest town. From...

Sugar and salt tax will add £160 a year to grocery bills, industry warns

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Annual grocery bills will rise by £160 a year if the government passes on the cost of its new policies on recycling and advertising of sugary and salty snacks, industry leaders have warned. Poor families will be hit h...

White House courts progressives in support of infrastructure bills

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It is one of the most delicate balancing acts in American politics: how to keep together a Democratic party whose lawmakers range from the democratic socialism of the New York congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez to ...

My friend has tricked me into paying her medical bills, what can I do?

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The question Last year, a friend asked me to become part of a Go Fund Me drive to raise money for her medical treatment. At first I and other friends sprang into action, but later we began to question our (and her) ac...

UK service sector surges as employers sound alarm over staff shortages and rising bills

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The reopening of the UK economy from lockdown has fuelled the fastest monthly growth since 1997 in activity in the service sector, which spans everything from pubs and hotels to banking and IT, despite evidence of lab...

Trump bills Secret Service $40,000 at Mar-a-Lago since leaving office

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Donald Trump has billed the Secret Service more than $40,000 for a room for his own security detail, which has been guarding him at his Mar-a-Lago resort since he left office in January. Spending records obtained by ...

Melinda Gates began divorce moves at time Bill’s meetings with Jeffrey Epstein revealed

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Melinda Gates reportedly began exploring options for divorce from Bill Gates almost two years ago, around the time the world’s fourth-richest man was revealed to have met many times with Jeffrey Epstein, the philanthr...

Sports Direct under scrutiny from EU tax authorities over VAT bills

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Sports Direct is in talks with tax authorities in the European Union that could lead to settlements related to a controversial deal between billionaire founder Mike Ashley and his brother. Documents filed at the high ...

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