Five Ways to Save Money This Festive Season

Gillian Cooper
14/11/2014
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It's that time of year again: carols, crackers, oversized Cadbury's tins and, inevitably, cost. A recent survey from Morrisons found the average family spends an extra £165 in December alone.
Thankfully, this Christmas doesn't have to be the less-than-magical financial mess you've come to retrospectively dread, because we've come up with five jolly ways to enjoy it on the cheap.

Hidden costs of divorce highlight how insurance could help

Gillian Cooper
10/09/2014
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Newly-single Brits might benefit from better financial protection, an expert has suggested.
The advice follows a survey by life insurer Aviva, which showed 40% of divorcees are financially worse off in the aftermath of a breakdown.

Families feeling 'financially vulnerable'

Gillian Cooper
02/09/2014
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A recent study has shown that families increasingly think they would find it difficult to cope financially if they suffered an unexpected crisis.
According to Scottish Widows’ Centre for the Modern Family (CMF), 19% of people across the UK are struggling to cope with unforeseen crises, up from 14% in 2012.

'Women underestimating their financial importance'

Gillian Cooper
21/08/2014
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Failure to take out income protection or life insurance cover means many UK women are inadvertently putting their families' financial futures at risk.
According to a report by insurance group Aegon, working women are not considering the implications of long-term illness or premature death on their nearest and dearest.

#HeartUnions - Durham Miners' Gala

Gillian Cooper
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We’re looking back on key events in union history. In this blog post, we cover the Durham Miners Gala.
Famed for its rousing colliery bands, bright banners and for being one of the biggest trade union gatherings in the whole of Europe, Durham Miners' Gala occupies a special - and prominent - place in the trade union calendar.

#HeartUnions Week - Burston School Strike

Gillian Cooper
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To commemorate Heart Unions Week, we’re looking back on key events in union history. In this blog post, we cover the Burston School Strike.
What's your most enduring memory from schooldays? Coming second in the 200m sprint on sports day? Taking the lead in the annual drama production? Or how about kicking off the longest strike in history?

#HeartUnions Week - Chainmakers' Festival

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To commemorate Heart Unions Week, we’re looking back on key events in union history. In this blog post, we cover the Chainmakers’ Strike in 1910 and the Chainmakers Festival.
1910: the year Old Trafford was opened, George V succeeded to the British throne, and the women chainmakers of Cradley Heath in the Black Country won minimum wage following a ten-week strike, effectively doubling their pay.

'Women underestimating their financial importance'

Gillian Cooper
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21/08/2014
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Failure to take out income protection or life insurance cover means many UK women are inadvertently putting their families' financial futures at risk.
According to a report by insurance group Aegon, working women are not considering the implications of long-term illness or premature death on their nearest and dearest.