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Barclays record on climate crisis challenged in branch demo

Barclays Bank on North End in Croydon town centre was targeted by activists again on Saturday. A regular target for protesters over the bank’s profiting from petro-chemical multi-nationals and the world’s biggest polluters, this time it was the turn of … Continue reading

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Supermarket’s family meal deal offers a week’s dinners for £20

By Hannah Assefa As the cost of living crisis bites hard into the weekly budgets of families across the country, supermarket chain Asda has announced an initiative allowing shoppers to feed a family of four an evening meal for a … Continue reading

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Health report finds poverty and deprivation key in inequalities

Rachel Flowers, Croydon’s director of public health, has highlighted local health inequalities and made raft of recommendations to “narrow the gap” to improve residents’ health at every life stage. Flowers’ report is the first for three years that has not … Continue reading

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Fuel crisis takes grip of borough leisure centres’ opening times

Times are tough. Now Croydon’s leisure centres and swimming pools – owned by the cash-strapped council and operated for them by Greenwich Leisure – are reducing their opening hours because they can’t afford the steepling costs of heating the buildings, … Continue reading

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£1,000 donation to Nightwatch as they battle cost of living crisis

A week ago Croydon Council withdrew its ludicrous High Court injunction against this website. Inside Croydon’s Editor had pledged that any money raised by readers for the #KerswellBallsFund, its legal fighting fund, that was not needed for the court case … Continue reading

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1-in-5 change retirement plans because of cost of living crisis

One of the country’s leading pension advisors has called on government to take all necessary steps to help everyone, including the less well-off, to plan for their retirements in the midst of the cost-of-living crisis. One-fifth of adults aged 40 … Continue reading

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MP offers advice sessions to help cope with cost of living crisis

Sarah Jones, Croydon Central’s Labour MP, today begins a series of advice sessions to try to help her constituents through the cost of living crisis. The MP is holding eight advice sessions in locations across her constituency, where she will … Continue reading

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Council releases £3m of extra funds for cost of living crisis

Croydon Council, the local authority that just a few weeks ago put up its council rents by 4.1per cent and took away Council Tax Support from 20,000 of the borough’s poorest households, has today announced that it is to hand … Continue reading

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Cost of living crisis – how to claim what you’re entitled to

With spiralling energy bills and prices for everyday products going up at their fastest rate for 40 years, finances are stretched for many households. Here, RONI MARSH, the money advice team leader at South West London Law Centres, explains the … Continue reading

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Analysts predict London rent costs to soar more than £1,000

As official government figures show the inflation rate hitting a 40-year high of 9per cent, analysis of the homes rental sector forecast costs there will climb by as much as £1,500 in the next year. In just 12 months, the … Continue reading

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Sly stealth tax rises are ‘economically idiotic’ as inflation soars

A cascade of misery is being unleashed on households as the cost of living crisis begins to bite. By ANDREW FISHER Happy New (financial) Year. Here’s to a 2022-2023 of tax rises, eye-watering energy bills and soaring inflation. Inflation is … Continue reading

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6,000 households in north Croydon living in fuel poverty

More than 11 per cent of households in the north of Croydon don’t have enough money to heat their homes this winter, according to the government’s own statistics. Figures released by the Department for Energy show there are 5,798 households in … Continue reading

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