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March 2011

Winter fuel allowance to fall in 2011

Winter fuel allowance to fall in 2011

The tax-free winter fuel allowance payable to pensioners every year will fall in 2011, it has been revealed - even though this was not mentioned in the Chancellor's Budget 2011 speech.

YouView works with TV content providers

YouView works with TV content providers

YouView is to start working with 29 content providers to shape and test the processes for making content available via its internet TV service. 

Junior Isas confirmed in 2011 Budget

Junior Isas confirmed in 2011 Budget

Junior Isas, a new form of tax-free savings account for children, were confirmed for launch in the 2011 Budget, delivered yesterday by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne.

Europe could deliver card charges change

Europe could deliver card charges change

The Consumer Rights Directive, put forward by the European Parliament, will be debated by the European Council today. Which? is lobbying consumer minister Ed Davey to ensure the Directive bans unfair and disproportionate surcharges.

N&SI bonds relaunch to help fight inflation

N&SI bonds relaunch to help fight inflation

With inflation reaching 5.5% in February, Chancellor George Osborne has thrown savers a lifeline by annoucing the reintroduction of National Savings and Investments (NS&I) inflation-linked bonds in the 2011 Budget.

The 11 best credit cards in the UK

The 11 best credit cards in the UK

Is there one credit card that beats all the rest? Which? experts hunt out the 10 best credit card deals currently available in the UK in search of 'the one'.

Customers rewrite the rules for the banks

Customers rewrite the rules for the banks

Transparency on interest rates and better customer service - win an Amazon Kindle by suggesting one rule to improve the banks.

Budget 2011: £140 a week pension planned

Budget 2011: £140 a week pension planned

George Osborne announced plans to introduce a new flat-rate personal pension. The single-tier pension would be worth around £140 a week. It is designed to simplify the 'complex' state pension system.

Budget 2011: The key tax changes

Budget 2011: The key tax changes

George Osborne's second Budget brought in big changes to taxes, including a rise in the personal tax allowance to £8,015 from April 2012.

Budget boosts enterprise investment schemes

Budget boosts enterprise investment schemes

The opportunities to invest tax efficiently in up and coming businesses have been vastly increased by Chancellor George Osborne is his second Budget speech today.

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