Your Money, This Week for 15th January 2021.
This new regular Friday series looks at the biggest personal finance and money news stories in the UK from the last seven days.
I’m joined for this one by Naomi Willis (Skint Dad), and we look at topics including:
- The latest free school meals fiasco
- The impact of lockdown on low-income families
- Extensions to eviction and repossession bans
- Record energy prices
- Real living wage boost
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- UK economy ‘will get worse before it gets better’, warns Rishi Sunak (Independent)
- Poor families’ living costs have surged during pandemic, UK study finds (The Guardian)
- Free school meals: Mother’s ‘sadness’ at ‘mean’ food parcel (BBC)
- Covid: Car loan lenders can seize vehicles from February (BBC)
- Coronavirus eviction ban extended: what it means for renters and landlords (Which?)
- UK electricity prices hit record level as Britain’s big freeze looms (The Guardian)
- Morrisons guarantees all staff at least £10 an hour in new pay deal (The Mirror)
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