RISES in a host of essential bills are now taking effect, adding pressure to strained budgets – but the lowest earners are also receiving better pay reports the BBC.
The start of April marks the point at which council tax, water bills, and some mobile costs rise, coming just as food prices are soaring.
But the biggest cash increase in the 24-year history of the minimum wage also comes into force.
Nearly two million people will receive £10.42 an hour from now, a 92p rise.
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