How to cope with the cost of raising a family: 6 hints & tips

Small BeginningsA new report has revealed the cost of raising a child to age 21 has soared to £222,458, and what’s more, in 10 years’ time, the figure will have risen to a staggering £350,000 per child. For the average family that’s more than half a million pounds spent on, amongst other things, childcare, food, clothing, and education. The job of making ends meet has been made even tougher for some families who have lost their Child ...

Autumn Statement: Are you a winner or loser?

George Osborne gave his Autumn Statement yesterday, laying out the state of the nation’s finances and his spending plans for the coming months and years. To say the message was gloomy is an understatement, it is clear that the economic downturn will affect Britain for much longer than had originally been predicted and that any recovery will be a slow and painful process. How bad is the economic outlook? Are you a winner or a loser from Mr Osborne’s statement? What were the key points? Read on to find out. Winners Motorists January’s planned rise in fuel duty has been scrapped and Augusts’ rise ...