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DWP benefits errors cause £5,000 refunds for ESA claimants

Tens of thousands of people on sickness benefits are set to receive backdated payments at an average of £5,000.  It is thought the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will have to pay anything up to £1.7bn in backdated payments and subsequent future adjustments due to the gross government error which has left many people living on the breadline…

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How to recognise a good debt from a bad debt

If you’re considering borrowing it’s beneficial to be able to recognise the difference between good debt and bad debt. Whilst there are some things in life where taking out a debt can undoubtedly be a great investment in your long term financial well-being, there are others that can leave your long term outlook in tatters. Arming yourself with the…

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How good is the Huawei T3 10 Media Pad?

I’ve been on the look out for a tablet for a while and there wasn’t cat in hell’s chance I was ever going to shell out for an iPad, be it upfront or on a contract, that being said I didn’t want to end up with a cheap, unresponsive pile of shizzle either, so after many hours of deliberation…

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5 Simple tips to save money this Christmas

There are just eleven short weeks left until Christmas and it’s no exaggeration to say I’m excited as fudge. I bloody love it, this after spending many years as grumpy, sour faced Scrooge who couldn’t bear the sight of anything Christmas related at all, only to have a niece slapped on me in 2014 and hey presto, return of…

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Low syn, Slimming World friendly salt and pepper chips fake away recipe

OMG, I shit you not, these low syn salt and pepper chips were an incredible fake away. After successfully navigating my way to Slimmer of the Week, a lovely lady who attends my group had placed some Chinese 5 spice seasoning in the winners basket. It’s something I always forget to pick up for one reason or another, but…

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Low syn, Slimming World friendly chicken kebab fake away recipe

Slimming World law dictates, if you want to go and treat yourself to a take away, you can. Just be honest, don’t try and cheat the system, count the syns and keep it in line with your weekly allowance and you’re all good. However, when you’re trying to maximise your weight-loss and save the pennies at the same time,…

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Slimming World friendly turkey meatballs in a cheesy Philadelphia sauce

When you want a quick go-to meal as a Slimming World member they don’t come much easier than Slimming World friendly turkey meatballs! Recently, at least three times a week, I’m getting in around 7:30pm, and as a slimmer you know at this time you’ve entered the danger zone – red alert! It’s easy to slip into grabbing something convenient…

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Syn free, Slimming World friendly Chicken Rogan Josh

The best thing about Slimming World is not having to deprive yourself of the foods you love, it’s a brave man that tells me I can’t have a curry once a week! We love a good Rogan Josh in our house, and admittedly the take away down the road from us is absolutely incredible, however, it’s both bad for…

For an easy, Slimming World Friendly, syn free, speedy breakfast, you'll go a long way before finding anything as filling as a packed omelette to start your day with.

Syn free, Slimming World friendly, super speedy omelette

I’m very much a morning person, who wakes to the sheer volume of my belly rumbling daily. I’ve had my greatest success following Slimming World when I’ve started the day with a mega filling breakfast. For an easy, Slimming World Friendly, syn free, speedy breakfast, you’ll go a long way before finding anything as filling as a packed omelette…

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