Meet our Cost of Living experts here to help YOU and see 6-point plan of action

Meet our Cost of Living saving superheroes – here to help you navigate your way through what could be a very tough year.

Our advice panel will be in your Daily Mirror and at Mirror.co.uk every day.

They will bring you not only the latest money news stories, but also a wide range of useful information on how to stay afloat on the stormy financial waters of 2022.

Our experts know their specialist subjects inside out, and they genuinely care about helping you to budget and save money.

Whether it is rocketing energy bills, the cost of the weekly shop going up every time you step into the supermarket or the Government increasing taxes, there is very little good news on the horizon for the nation’s wallets.

But our team will be with you all the way through 2022, cutting through the financial jargon and reporting on what’s going on in a straightforward and honest fashion.

And above all they will help you and your family save a little cash with regular money saving tips and tricks.

They’ll also be here to answer all your questions in the paper – and on regular Facebook Lives at mirror.co.uk

So now meet our brilliant team, here to help you.







Graham Hiscott is the Daily Mirror Business Editor
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Graham Hiscott

[email protected], @Grahamhiscott

HERE TO HELP: with your energy bills and business questions

I’ve been at the Mirror for 14 years, holding companies to account, championing success stories and fighting for your rights.

I’ll be your go-to expert when it comes to the red-hot topic of energy – one I know all about, having regularly covered the ins and outs of the subject. Given energy bills are going to be one of the big increases to come, understanding what all the changes mean to you will be crucial.

So whether your concerns are about soaring prices, baffling bills or energy-saving tips, get in touch with me.

  • Increase child benefit for hardworking families and reinstate the £20 Universal Credit uplift
  • Axe VAT on energy bills and impose a windfall tax on gas and energy firms that have made big money from a surge in wholesale costs

  • Axe the planned National Insurance hike, and replace it with a fairer way of raising cash such as increasing Capital Gains Tax

  • Increase the minimum wage to £10 an hour

  • More help for pensioners – including increasing the Cold Weather Payment and reinstating free TV licences for all over-75s

  • Overhaul the Warm Homes Discount so it helps all those who need it

Emma Munbodh

[email protected], @emma_munbodh

HERE TO HELP: Pensioners and people on low incomes

I run Mirror Money, our online news section dedicated to informing you on the financial issues that matter. I cover all areas of personal finance with a special focus on consumer rights, workers’ rights, pensions, savings and benefits.

I also run a weekly Money Troubles column to fight your corner.

My aim is to help equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to make
the best decisions – both in normal times and during a cost-of-living crisis.






Emma Munbodh runs Mirror Money

Ruki Sayid

[email protected], @RukiSayid

HERE TO HELP: with money-saving tips and advice

As the Mirror’s Consumer Editor and Cash Queen, it is my job to bring you the very best deals in town.

Whether rounding up money-saving offers from the supermarkets, finding bargains for the family or enjoying big events such as Valentine’s Day without busting the budget, you need look no further.

We are all being squeezed and need some help on how to make our pounds stretch further without compromising on quality.

Value-for-money is key and I promise that I will not let you down.







Ruki Sayid can give advice on money saving tips
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Mrs Mummypenny

@MrsMummypennyUK

HERE TO HELP: families save money

I’m Lynn Beattie, personal finance expert. My mission is to guide you through your money matters and lifestyle choices that will save your family time and cash. As a mum myself, I know first hand just how hard it is to juggle a busy home life and family finances.

I’ll be there for you with advice on setting a budget and your debt concerns, and to empower you through better understanding.

I write about personal finance made simple, lifestyle choices that will save you time and money, as well as great value products and services.

Among those I help are women aiming for financial freedom.

I’m the author of The Money Guide to Transform Your Life.







Personal finance expert Mrs Mummypenny – aka Lynne Beattie
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Levi Winchester

[email protected], @leviwinchester

HERE TO HELP: with food bills

The cost of living crisis means families can’t afford not to be more money savvy. My role as a reporter for Mirror Money sees me specialise in helping you make your cash go further and cut back where you can. Talk to me about how to save money on your food shop, lower your bills and get free debt help if you’re struggling.

Just like so many of you, I love a bargain, so if supermarkets are running an unbeatable special offer, we’ll tell you and try and keep down the cost of the weekly shop. I’ll help you control your purse strings, and even tell you how to make money.







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Sam Barker

[email protected], @JournoBarker

HERE TO HELP: with mortgages, savings and insurance

As a money reporter I have seen first-hand how the cost of living crisis is affecting homes across the country.

But we can support people struggling with rising bills. I specialise in helping with rent, social housing, mortgages and insurance.







Sam Barker can help with rent, social housing, mortgages and insurance
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I know just how hard it is getting out there for ordinary people like us after writing a story this week about how half of families are making cutbacks to afford gas and electricity – with costs set to soar by 50%.

And we find out today whether mortgages too will soar if the Bank of England decides to hike interest rates.

Our Cost of Living team of experts are here to help YOU through a very difficult year.

They’ll be bringing you the latest money news stories and also providing specialist advice.

Whether it’s rocketing energy bills, the cost of the weekly shop or increased taxes, our team will be with you all the way.

Every Thursday at 1pm they will take part in a Facebook Live event to answer your questions and offer their advice. Visit facebook.com/dailymirror/live to watch.

If you have a question – or want to share your story – please get in touch by emailing [email protected]

Dan Bloom

[email protected], @danbloom1

HERE TO HELP: with politics and Government policy

More than two million Britons who claim Universal Credit are in work, thanks to low wages and the struggle of balancing childcare

Years of freezes and meagre rises, along with the £20 Universal Credit cut, have left Mirror readers who claim social security feeling the squeeze.







Dan Bloom has written about DWP policy for six years
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I’ve written about DWP policy for six years and my job is to spot the wrinkles.

Whether it’s tax rises, Budget days or energy rebates, I’ll get the news from Westminster to you.

If Chancellor Rishi Sunak or Business and Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng even sneeze and it’s going to affect you, we’ll let you know.

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