apple
UK App Store Prices to Rocket by 25 Per Cent Thanks to the B-Word

Apple is about to raise the prices it wants for items in the UK App Store, with the lowest cost item priced at 79p to skyrocket to 99p thanks to the exchange rates and the news and all that. Read More >>

food
OXO and Bisto in Brexit Fiasco

Graphs about pounds and euros are about to mean something in the real world for once -- the price of a selection of the bravest British foodstuffs is about to increase, thanks to food conglomerate Premier Foods lifting the prices on many of its most popular brands because of the turmoil created by the b-word. Read More >>

money
The Average UK House Brick is Worth £47.44

Some statisticians have taken the cost of a house and divided it by the number of bricks it contains, as if that means something. They say the average UK brick, when part of a house, is now worth £47.44. That's one third more than it was worth in 2006. Read More >>

apple
Apple Stealthily Hikes Up Prices of Existing Products in the UK

… and now we can breathe easy. Apple decided to leave its ‘one more thing’ segment out of last night’s event, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. Read More >>

cars
Christmas Booze Cheaper Than Ever as Petrol Could Drop Below £1 per Litre

The RAC is suggesting you hold off on filling up your people carrier or 1998 Corsa until as near to Christmas as possible, as the latest collapse in the price of crude oil on the financial markets should see a new push down on forecourt prices in late December and into the new year. Read More >>

transport
It’s the Annual Train Fare Rise Post of Misery!

The UK's rail franchises are once again being told how much they're allowed to raise fares by in January, with the maths revealing that commuters can expect to pay an average of 1.1 per cent more to travel by train in 2016. Read More >>

smartphones
The Best Sony Xperia Z5 Premium SIM-Free and Pay Monthly Deals in the UK

The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is now available in the UK (hurrah!), so it’s time for a spot of bargain-hunting. There's a lot of hope resting on the Premium's shoulders, with Sony having had a rough ride of late in the smartphone market. Read More >>

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internet
BT Forced to Lower Leased Line Costs for the Benefit of its Competitors – and Us

BT is about to face new pressure to cut the cost of leasing parts of its high-speed internet infrastructure to customers, and therefore some of its rival ISPs too, in a move that could cut the cost of internet contracts for the likes of us. Should the savings ever trickle down our pipes. Read More >>

netflix
Netflix UK Demands an Extra 50p a Month From New Subbers

The South American internet harvest crisis is having a knock-on effect on the prices we pay for internet services here in the UK, with the global shortage of cheap internets forcing TV and film supplier Netflix to up its prices by 50p a month for all new subscribers. Read More >>

transport
Rail Season Tickets to Rise by 3.5 Per Cent in England Next Year

The mathematicians and economists have spoken. The formula that sets the rise in regulated rail fares like season tickets, singles and off-peak returns, has been calculated, allowing the rail operators to add 3.5 per cent to the stifling cost of travel in 2015. Read More >>

toys
Lego Train Sets are the Worst for Over-Inflated Per-Brick Pricing

Exhaustive analysis into the price of Lego bricks has revealed that parents of children who like both Lego and trains are getting the metaphorical brick in the sole of the foot treatment, with train sets bucking the trend and costing more than their less thrilling equivalents. Read More >>

money
Turns Out We Brits are Being Overcharged for Our Gadgets

This morning we heard from the good people at Which? that our supermarkets are doing their very best to rip us off when we do out weekly shop. Now the consumer watchdog has published results that show us something we've all known for many years: that we are paying far too much for our beautiful tech. Read More >>

money
Pretend Supermarket Deals are Still Ripping Us Off, Says Consumer Group

Top trough-fillers Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury's are still inflating prices and playing mind games with us, according to Which?, with the supermarket giants routinely inventing deals and promotions based around short-term previous prices. Read More >>

networks
Vodafone Promises to Stop Mid-Contract Price Hikes

Mobile network Vodafone has jumped on the civil unrest triggered by mid-contract inflationary price rises, announcing a plan to guarantee that none of its customers will see their monthly payments rise for the duration of a contract. Read More >>

money
Man Pays £450 for a Loaf of Bread — And Doesn’t Notice

Shopper John Brown popped into his local ASDA to buy bread, eggs and jam, three of the four cornerstones of a healthy diet (the fourth cornerstone is sausages, which we assume he already had at home). Three days later his bank refused to let him withdraw cash, and only then did he realise he'd been charged £450 for a loaf in an ASDA misprice/checkout catastrophe. He's getting a refund. [Metro] Read More >>