11 things cost more

These are all the big changes that come into effect TODAY that will impact your money

As a new tax year starts today, many residents could see big changes to their cost of living.

Many household bills will be rising as energy companies and local authorities are raising their prices in what some are calling Price Hike Day. Here are 11 things you will be paying more for.

The amount of money people pay into workplace pensions will rise from 3 per cent to 5 per cent under auto-enrolment rules.

5. State pension top-ups

The amount of money people pay into workplace pensions will rise from 3 per cent to 5 per cent under auto-enrolment rules.
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First Class stamps will now cost 70p and Second Class stamps will cost 61p - an increase of 3p in both cases. These increases will come into effect on March 25.

6. Stamps

First Class stamps will now cost 70p and Second Class stamps will cost 61p - an increase of 3p in both cases. These increases will come into effect on March 25.
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Some drivers will be paying 65 more car tax from April 6 after changes to the Vehicle Excise Duty but most will be paying just 5 more each year.

7. Car tax

Some drivers will be paying 65 more car tax from April 6 after changes to the Vehicle Excise Duty but most will be paying just 5 more each year.
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The TV licence fee will rise to 154.50 - a 4 increase on last year. It will now cost 2.97 a week or 12.87 a month.

8. TV licence

The TV licence fee will rise to 154.50 - a 4 increase on last year. It will now cost 2.97 a week or 12.87 a month.
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