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September 2011

Minimum wage rises above £6 per hour

From October 1st 2011 the national minimum age will increase from £5.93 per hour to £6.08 per hour.

Consumer confidence improves slightly

The latest figures from the GfK/NOP consumer confidence index show that confidence has increased slightly.

Payday loans and bank overdrafts compared

An authorised overdraft is usually a much cheaper way to borrow than a payday loan. But what about unauthorised overdrafts? We investigate.

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Renewable electricity at all-time high

Electricity from wind, solar and other renewable sources rose 50% in the UK during the past year. Which? has advice on generating energy at home with tips on solar panels, wind turbines and the feed-in-tariff

Thousands don’t have enough life insurance cover

Only a quarter of UK households have enough life insurance cover to clear their mortgage and other debts if they were to die.

Baby deal of the week: Chicco Polly high chair

With three changeable liners the Chicco Polly Magic high chair can be used from birth right through to three years old. We found out where to buy it cheap.

OFT action to end mobility aid misery

Which? says the OFT must act quickly to improve the mobility aid market, after an investigation finds consumers are being mis-sold and overcharged for mobility equipment

Broadband providers given ‘green light’ to mislead

New guidance published today on the use of 'unlimited' claims and the way broadband speed claims can be made in telecommunications advertising.

One in four consumers live in fear of their bills

Rising bills are causing so much stress that consumers are putting off paying them, with Which? research showing that energy bills are consumers' biggest worry.

Brits fall out of love with credit cards

Debit card use rockets over the decade while credit card usage declines after an early surge

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