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Inflation pain for rail passengers

Commuters will have to fork out an average of 8% more for their rail tickets in the new year following the announcement today of last month's inflation figures.

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Julian Knight: Finally, OFT to rein in debt management firms

Put the words "debt" and "free" into a search engine and you will come up with no fewer than 60,000 results most of which are are fee chargers. But from next year the debt management industry is going to find it a lot harder to suggest that its services are free in any respect.

Industry watchdog to probe energy giants

Britain's energy giants are to be investigated by the industry watchdog after it emerged that recent price hikes have seen suppliers' profit margins soar by 38%.