Hiring an outfit for a special event. Where to go and what you’ll pay
If you’d rather hire an outfit than buy one, what should you look out for and what will it cost?
Are you the kind of person who blows the budget on an outfit for a special occasion? Or do end up reworking something you've worn before and hoping no-one notices? If you’d like to blow the budget, but can’t afford it, is hiring an outfit the answer? The last couple of years has seen a sharp increase in the number of dress hire/rental websites. What should you look for?
Energy prices will rise by around £50 less than planned for many – but not all.
Energy companies don’t have to pay so much in ‘green taxes’ so most aren’t raising prices by as much as planned.
The government says that it’s reached an agreement with energy companies over green charges which mean that they should be able to cut bills by an average of £50 this year. The government is reducing the amount of work they’ll have to do under the ECO (Energy Company Obligation) scheme and will be paying towards the Warm Homes Discount from taxes. However, not all have decided how much they’ll cut – or not increase – bills by.
Paying in cheques by scanning them with your mobile phone
Under government plans, you’ll be able to pay in a cheque by taking a photo of it rather than going into the bank
The government says that banks will bring in new technology so you won’t have to go to the branch or send in a cheque by post that you’ve received in order to get it paid. Instead, you’ll be able to take a photo of it and send the photo to your bank (possibly by using a special app). Not only will it be much more convenient, but it should speed up the process as well. How will it work?