Petrol prices to rise, plus government to act on ground rent abuse

A surge in oil prices could add up to £5 to cost of filling up a family car and push up household energy bills.

Hello and welcome to this week’s Money Talks – a roundup of the week’s biggest stories and some things you may have missed.



Christopher Seddon has spent £9,600 to prove his arrest was a clear case of mistaken identity. Photograph: Sean Smith for the Guardian


In pictures

A one-bedroom cottage for sale in the Scottish borders. Photograph: CKD Galbraith

Homes for hermits

Consumer championsGreat Western Railway’s £6 delivery charge was applied with no option to collect at the station. Photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA

The ‘challenger’ energy firm GB energy had 160,000 customers, many of whom are in credit. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

Budget utility provider GB energy has folded. Miles Brignall looks at what happens next for gas and electricity customers.

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