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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. In more than a third of areas in the UK, none of the highest-risk food businesses met minimum food hygiene standards in 2016/17. Find out about your area, and how we calculated the rankings: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).