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Best in field: make sure your home insurance covers you for festival fun this Summer

  • Only 1 in 6 home insurance policies provide cover for items outside of the home as standard.
  • ‘Personal possessions’ cover is an optional extra for 81% of policies
  • Music lovers urged to check their insurance before setting up camp at festivals this summer.
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Hotdog weather: how to protect your pooch ahead of the heatwave

  • Dogs can’t regulate their temperature as well as humans, and need help keeping cool.
  • Access to water, shade and limited exercise are all vital in hot weather.
  • Not caring for pets properly can have disastrous consequences – and even invalidate your insurance.
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A third of lockdown purchases now gathering dust

Sewing machines, patio heaters and hot tubs are the most regretted purchases from previous lockdowns

Energy Prices

The energy myths experts warn you should IGNORE if you want to save money

  • Keeping hot water on low and constant won’t save you money
  • Energy won’t always cost less overnight
  • Plugs don’t always have to be turned off at the switch
  • Fans aren’t just a waste of energy – if you use them cleverly
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40% of people say they won’t be buying travel insurance for their holiday this summer

According to new research from GoCompare, those aged 55-64 are least likely to buy travel insurance

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Don’t forget travel insurance for UK holidays – as 38% of people say they’re planning to staycate this year

With travel restrictions easing across the globe, many Brits will be eyeing up a holiday abroad this year, but according to new research from GoCompare travel insurance, more than a third (38%) of people are still planning to stay on home shores with a UK’ation in 2022.

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GoCompare comments on Ofgem's price cap warning

Commenting on the news that Jonathan Brearley, the Chief Executive of Ofgem – the energy regulator – has told MPs that the energy price cap is expected to rise to around £2,800 in October this year, GoCompare’s Energy spokesperson, Gareth Kloet said:

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GoCompare urges Jubilee party hosts to check their insurance policies

  • How to protect your home if you’re throwing a Jubilee party
  • As the UK prepare to celebrate the Queen’s jubilee, GoCompare has some handy tips to protect your home and your own crown jewels
Energy Prices

New research reveals the top ways Brits are trying to keep a lid on soaring household energy prices

From going to bed earlier to taking quicker showers and using a slow cooker instead of an oven – GoCompare reveals the measures people are taking to try and save on their energy bills at home

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Loss of domestic oil covered on  90% of home insurance policies

Rocketing costs of domestic oil make it a valuable commodity for homeowners, but majority of home insurance providers cover loss of domestic oil as standard, says GoCompare

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The generation working double: young people most likely to need second jobs due to rising costs of living

  • Over a quarter of 25–34-year-olds (28%) say they’ll need to work two jobs to cover their costs in 2022
  • More than 1 in 5 people aged 18-24 say they need a second job this year
  • 14% of people under 24 say they already have a second job
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Why you should take a meter reading on March 31st

GoCompare is urging householders to take a meter reading on March 31st