Is 2022 looking bleak for our finances? The This is Money podcast on soaring inflation

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Inflation hit its highest level in a decade this week on rising energy costs and petrol prices.

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Why is the cost of living rising, when will interest rates go up, and how will all this affect the pounds in our pockets?

This week, Georgie Frost, Lee Boyce and Mike Sheen take a look at the 4.2 percent CPI figure and see why it’s becoming increasingly difficult to ‘inflation proof’ your finances.

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It looks like the state pension triple lock may be doomed – that a 3.1 percent increase for the next year doesn’t seem generous given the rise in cost of living.

Royal Mail is a special delivery to shareholders, while major banks are not only closing branches, but asking customers to serve themselves.

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And finally, TSB is the latest bank to offer a prize draw, is it a good alternative to premium bonds or just a gimmick?

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