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Do I need a TV licence in the UK? (Updated 2024)

Do I need a TV licence in the UK? (Updated 2024)

Do I need a TV licence? It's a question we hear from those arriving in the UK on a daily basis. Despite the intimidating reminders you might receive from the TV licensing board, whether or not you...

How will Council Tax increase in 2024?

How will Council Tax increase in 2024?

Council Tax - the bill paid to local authorities for essential services - is adjusted at the beginning of the Tax Year on April 1st. The new rates are based on inflation, as well as rising...

How does garden waste collection work in the UK?

How does garden waste collection work in the UK?

We've already published a guide on which bin is which in the UK, but how does garden waste collection work? For homes with a garden green waste disposal can be a regular inconvenience. Plant matter...

Should I get a water meter fitted?

Should I get a water meter fitted?

Every home in the UK has meters that measure energy usage, but only about half have a water meter fitted. If you don't currently have one, installing a water meter could reduce your monthly bills...

Ofgem to explore a dynamic price cap for energy

Ofgem to explore a dynamic price cap for energy

Ofgem, the UK regulator for energy, has begun discussions about introducing a 'dynamic' price cap. The proposal, which would see energy prices adjusted throughout the day based on demand, is just...

How much will you spend on household bills in 2024?

How much will you spend on household bills in 2024?

Be prepared, household bills in 2024 are set to change from April 1st. Across the UK, Council Tax, broadband services and utilities will see price increases for millions of customers. We've broken...

Energy

Ofgem to explore a dynamic price cap for energy

Ofgem to explore a dynamic price cap for energy

Ofgem, the UK regulator for energy, has begun discussions about introducing a 'dynamic' price cap. The proposal, which would see energy prices adjusted throughout the day based on demand, is just...

How much will you spend on household bills in 2024?

How much will you spend on household bills in 2024?

Be prepared, household bills in 2024 are set to change from April 1st. Across the UK, Council Tax, broadband services and utilities will see price increases for millions of customers. We've broken...

Avoid overpaying with a simple energy meter test

Avoid overpaying with a simple energy meter test

Are you looking for a simple energy meter test you can do at home? Faulty energy meters can be hard to spot, but that doesn't mean you won't feel their effects. Your energy meters measure your gas...

How to bleed a radiator

How to bleed a radiator

Knowing how to bleed a radiator is crucial to keeping your heating performing at its best. Trapped air in your radiators creates cold spots, meaning they give off less heat. To save money on your...

Broadband & TV

Do I need a TV licence in the UK? (Updated 2024)

Do I need a TV licence in the UK? (Updated 2024)

Do I need a TV licence? It's a question we hear from those arriving in the UK on a daily basis. Despite the intimidating reminders you might receive from the TV licensing board, whether or not you...

How much will you spend on household bills in 2024?

How much will you spend on household bills in 2024?

Be prepared, household bills in 2024 are set to change from April 1st. Across the UK, Council Tax, broadband services and utilities will see price increases for millions of customers. We've broken...

Will you face a broadband price rise on April 1st?

Will you face a broadband price rise on April 1st?

Millions of households across the UK are facing a mid-contract broadband price rise on March 31st and April 1st. We took a look at how much bills are going up, as well as which providers won't be...

Why 2G and 3G smart meters are going to stop working

Why 2G and 3G smart meters are going to stop working

Why are the owners of 3G smart meters losing service? Some of the UK's earliest smart meter adopters could lose their smart meter functionality in the coming years as 2G and 3G mobile networks are...

Water

Should I get a water meter fitted?

Should I get a water meter fitted?

Every home in the UK has meters that measure energy usage, but only about half have a water meter fitted. If you don't currently have one, installing a water meter could reduce your monthly bills...

How much will you spend on household bills in 2024?

How much will you spend on household bills in 2024?

Be prepared, household bills in 2024 are set to change from April 1st. Across the UK, Council Tax, broadband services and utilities will see price increases for millions of customers. We've broken...

What’s the average water bill in the UK 2024?

What’s the average water bill in the UK 2024?

How much is the average water bill for a UK household? With price rises due this April, now's the time to check if you're paying the right amount for water. Moving home? Find out what to expect from...

Council tax

How will Council Tax increase in 2024?

How will Council Tax increase in 2024?

Council Tax - the bill paid to local authorities for essential services - is adjusted at the beginning of the Tax Year on April 1st. The new rates are based on inflation, as well as rising...

How does garden waste collection work in the UK?

How does garden waste collection work in the UK?

We've already published a guide on which bin is which in the UK, but how does garden waste collection work? For homes with a garden green waste disposal can be a regular inconvenience. Plant matter...

How much will you spend on household bills in 2024?

How much will you spend on household bills in 2024?

Be prepared, household bills in 2024 are set to change from April 1st. Across the UK, Council Tax, broadband services and utilities will see price increases for millions of customers. We've broken...

Moving Guides

Do I need a TV licence in the UK? (Updated 2024)

Do I need a TV licence in the UK? (Updated 2024)

Do I need a TV licence? It's a question we hear from those arriving in the UK on a daily basis. Despite the intimidating reminders you might receive from the TV licensing board, whether or not you need a licence to watch TV will depend on the equipment in your home...

Should I get a water meter fitted?

Should I get a water meter fitted?

Every home in the UK has meters that measure energy usage, but only about half have a water meter fitted. If you don't currently have one, installing a water meter could reduce your monthly bills significantly. However, this depends on a few different factors. We've...

Where to find free moving boxes

Where to find free moving boxes

Finding a good source of free moving boxes is a great way to save money on your move. A typical home needs more than seventy boxes to pack everything - and that number is even higher for those of us who love clutter. The cost of all those new boxes can be a hefty...

PCM News

Should I get a water meter fitted?

Should I get a water meter fitted?

Every home in the UK has meters that measure energy usage, but only about half have a water meter fitted. If you don't currently have one, installing a water meter could reduce your monthly bills significantly. However, this depends on a few different factors. We've...

Renters Reform Bill expected from October 2024

Renters Reform Bill expected from October 2024

Update: January 2024 The Renters Reform Bill has now reached the report stage in the House of Commons. It's predicted the legislation will apply to new tenancies from October 2024, with the law changing for existing tenancies 12 months later in October 2025. The bill...

Do we need relocation in the age of remote working?

Do we need relocation in the age of remote working?

Remote working is rumoured to be endangering everything from office parks to the City of London itself - but is international relocation under threat? In some ways, it makes sense. If a job can be done from home, why can't that home be anywhere in the world? Why...

Dawn of the AI Estate Agent

Dawn of the AI Estate Agent

How long until hunting for properties is handled by an AI estate agent? The potential for using artificial intelligence in the real estate industry was a hot topic of discussion during the surge in interest in AI following the launch of Dall.E 2, Chat GPT 4 and Stable...

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