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Spread high energy costs over several years, says Octopus Energy boss

Smoothing price increases is the best way to avoid hefty rises in bills, says Octopus Energy.

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UK toy sales fell last year amid supply disruption

Sales drop 3% but the industry says it was resilient with good demand from girls for scientific toys.

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Royal Mail to cut jobs amid ongoing postal delays

Around 700 management roles will go as the firm struggles to cope with Covid-related absences.

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Holiday bookings jump as UK Covid travel tests axed

Jet2 says bookings increased by 30% after it was announced test rules would be relaxed.

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Marmite maker Unilever to cut 1,500 jobs worldwide

Unilever, which also makes Dove soap and PG Tips, will axe the roles in more than 100 countries.

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Inflation surge sends UK interest payments higher

The amount of interest paid on government debt was the highest for a December on record.

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Inflation: Four things that are going up in price and why

From skincare products to used cars - the items that tell the story of the cost of living crisis.

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What is the UK's inflation rate and why is the cost of living going up?

The cost of living is at its highest rate for 10 years and is expected to increase further.

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What high inflation means - in 90 seconds

The BBC's consumer affairs correspondent, Colletta Smith, breaks it down.

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Gen Z on battling soaring inflation for the first time

Those aged 18 to 25 have never experienced inflation before in their lives - how are they coping?

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#NoSpendJanuary: Can it really be done?

Every year, the hashtag #nospendjanuary is seen on social media - but how literally do people take it?

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Inflation: Seven reasons the cost of living is going up around the world

Global inflation - the rate at which prices rise - is at its highest since 2008. Here are seven reasons why.

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The Beatles and John Lennon memorabilia to be sold as NFTs

John Lennon's eldest son Julian will keep the physical items as he sells digital versions of them.

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António Horta-Osório: The banker who can't stay out of the headlines

One of the UK's best-known banking bosses, António Horta-Osório is used to good - and bad - headlines.

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State pension age crucial for lower earners

Low earners are more likely to keep working for longer when the state pension age rises, a report finds.

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Cost of living: How oil heating price rise is worrying families

More than 1.5 million UK householders rely on oil for heating, with some seeing 50% price rises.

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Will Russia-Ukraine tensions push up UK gas bills?

Gas prices are already high, but a Russian invasion of Ukraine would make matters even worse.

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Peloton takes another hit from TV heart attack

After a heart attack in Sex and the City remake, Peloton gets an unfavourable portrayal in Billions.

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Younger workers will benefit from return to office, says boss

Returning to work in offices will help younger staff with their careers, the head of a pub firm says.

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