The patchwork effect of rising inflation

The patchwork effect of different elements has affected the inflation rate.

2021 ended with inflation sitting at 5.4%, but it may not have felt like that to you.   You may have caught the food campaigner Jack Monroe on TV and radio interviews recently highlighting how the uneven effects of inflation on the most basic foodstuffs can have a disproportionate effect on lower-income groups. Her intervention has…

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Holding back the years: the new State Pension Age dilemma

SPA - State pension age changes are looming

The government has nearly finished its review of the next stage of State Pension Age (SPA) increases. But changes to life expectancy figures pose a significant, and potentially expensive, dilemma.  A review of State Pension ages from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) back in March 2017 stirred initial controversy. The report by John…

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