Smart meter fitting has no chance of meeting deadline

Smart meter fitting has no chance of meeting deadline

The government has no chance of meeting its 2020 deadline for fitting more than 46 million smart meters claims the National Audit Office (NAO). In a report officials said there was ‘no realistic prospect’ of the deadline being met, despite government assurances that the job would be completed on time. Slowing Official figures show the …

British kids facing ‘Dickensian’ poverty at Christmas

British kids facing ‘Dickensian’ poverty at Christmas

A million British children under the age of 10 are facing ‘Dickensian’ poverty in the run-up to Christmas claims a new charity report. Action For Children analysed government figures on low income families who are suffering from material deprivation. Austerity and Universal Credit It challenges government claims that 300,000 fewer children are living in poverty …

Don’t ‘binge borrow’ over Christmas shoppers warned

Don’t ‘binge borrow’ over Christmas shoppers warned

As Britain’s credit card debt hits £17.1 billion, shoppers are being warned about the consequences of ‘binge borrowing’ and paying for Christmas on plastic. Statistics from UK Finance have revealed the record debt mountain last month showed credit card spending 11.6% higher than last year. Warning Charities are warning that families risk being caught in …

Energy Supplier to be the sixth in the UK that goes bust

Sixth UK energy supplier goes bust

Extra Energy has become the sixth small energy supplier to go out of business in the UK in the last year. It had 108,000 domestic and 21,000 business customers. The firm blamed the government’s recently introduced energy price cap for ‘making the market unviable’. We have tried Chief executive Nick Read said: “We have tried …