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Personal finance news
-An accusation that loyal customers are being ‘ripped off’ will be investigated by the Competition and Markets Authority. The super-complaint was raised by Citizens Advice who have calculated consumer losses of £4.1bn a year as a result of poor value for existing customers.
-A date has been announced for the Autumn Budget, falling earlier than usual in order to avoid the final stages of Brexit negotiations. Chancellor Philip Hammond will present his Budget to the House of Commons on Monday 29th October 2018.
-First time buyers need a higher salary to get on the housing ladder in the UK’s biggest cities. Salary requirements have risen by 18% in three years, faster than the pace of average earnings growth.
-More than £500m was stolen by criminals through authorised and unauthorised fraud in the first half of this year. New figures from UK Finance show £503.4 million was stolen by fraudsters.
-The average cost of a basic funeral in South East England has fallen for the first time in 15 years, according to the SunLife Cost of Dying Report 2018. The cost of a basic funeral in the South East is now £4,469, which is a 4% drop on 2017’s average of £4,656.