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More than half of customers (57%) with the “Big 6” providers are on expensive standard variable tariffs. During 2017, the average dual fuel standard variable tariff with the Big 6 rose by £88 (8.4%) over the year, whereas the cheapest deals on the market rose by £35 (4.4%). The gap between the typical dual fuel Big 6 standard tariff and the most competitive deal on the market was £329 in March 2018.
Our interactive map reveals the variation in food hygiene standards across the country, with one in five high or medium risk food establishments failing to meet requirements. In 20 local authority areas the chances of someone buying from a food business that isn’t meeting hygiene requirements was as high as 1 in 3, and in the lowest-rated local authority area, Hyndburn, this rose to nearly 2 in every 3 outlets.See the figures in depth
The majority of working age adults with an opinion say they would need in excess of £250 per week to live comfortably in retirement. In order to achieve this, retirees would need annuities costing around £100,000 or more.
By contrast according to the Association of British Insurers, the average pension pot was for £43,300 (Q2 2015).