Coronavirus Employees' Help
If you're worried about work during the coronavirus crisis, this guide looks at your rights as an employee including who's eligible to be furloughed.
1 October 2021
Coronavirus Universal Credit & Benefits
If you're suddenly unable to work due to the coronavirus crisis, or you've been laid off, this guide looks at what benefits you can claim, what you're entitled to under universal credit plus tells you how to make a claim.
1 October 2021
Coronavirus Self-Employed & Small Limited Company Help
If you're worried about work during the coronavirus crisis, this guide looks at your rights if you're self employed, including what help's there for limited company directors.
1 October 2021
Holiday Extras customers furious after getting vouchers instead of refunds for cancelled airport parking
Hundreds of angry customers have hit out at airport parking site Holiday Extras after it changed its usual refund policy and sent them vouchers rather than refunds for cancelled bookings
7 May 2020
Watchdog to investigate unfair coronavirus cancellation policies
The competition watchdog has launched an investigation into complaints that some firms are failing to refund customers for cancellations due to coronavirus - and it's threatened to take legal action to enforce consumers' rights if needed
30 April 2020
Beware mortgage payment holiday calculation errors – make sure you aren't being overcharged
If you're taking a mortgage holiday, check what your payment will change to when you start repaying. Here's what you need to know about what to look out for.
28 April 2020
How to try to beat the Ryanair refund trap – with passengers STILL fighting to get cash back for cancelled flights
Here's what to try if you're struggling to get your money back from Ryanair for a flight cancelled due to Covid-19...
28 April 2020
1.6 million payment holidays offered to mortgage holders affected by coronavirus
One in seven UK mortgages is now subject to a payment holiday, after 1.6 million mortgage breaks were offered to customers who have been impacted by Covid-19
28 April 2020
Got travel insurance you're sure you won't use? Many insurers will now pay out a refund if you cancel
Major travel insurers including Axa, Churchill and Direct Line are now offering pro-rata refunds to customers who’ve ruled out travelling due to coronavirus and want to cancel their policy
27 April 2020
Competition watchdog inundated with complaints about holiday refunds
The competition watchdog has received almost 21,000 complaints linked to coronavirus since early March and 80% of those it's now getting are about cancellations and refunds
24 April 2020
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Customers of collapsed rent-to-own firm BrightHouse unlikely to receive any form of refund - here are all the details16 May 2022Customers of collapsed rent to own company BrightHouse are unlikely to get any money back after the firm's joint administrators said the cost of refunding people would "far exceed" the money available.
16 May 2022The energy price cap, which governs what most pay for their energy, is set to change every three months from October under plans announced by Ofgem today. The regulator also revealed it will also make the 'market stabilisation charge' harsher. This is a charge levied on firms acquiring new customers, which will make it harder for suppliers to undercut the price cap with cheaper fixed deals.
Warning: Aldi, M&S, Sainsbury's, Tesco, and more recall chicken products over salmonella fears - here are your refund rights16 May 2022Aldi, M&S, Sainsbury's, Tesco, and Waitrose are recalling a number of chicken products over fears of a salmonella outbreak. We explain your refund rights below.
NHS prescription costs frozen in England for the first time in 12 years – here are all the details and how to save on your medicine bills16 May 2022NHS prescription costs will remain frozen at £9.35 an item for the next 12 months. This is welcome news for many but remember to check if you qualify for free prescriptions or if you can save money with a prescription 'season ticket'. See below for more details.
Thousands of public sector workers to see redundancy payments cut after Government shake-up – your rights explained13 May 2022Thousands of public sector workers in England could soon see the amount they get as redundancy pay cut under new Government guidance.
6 May 2022I set up MoneySavingExpert.com nearly 20 years ago – when arguably the modern web was still in its infancy. With an abundance of self-belief (something I had too much of then, as I realise now) I decided not to read any books, or follow prevailing wisdom on how a site should operate – and just do it my way.
3 May 2022Press the rewind button and go way back to April 2015... Possibly on the telly in the corner of your living room, I was on-air at the time urging savers as usual to use their new tax-free cash ISA allowance – because 'money was nicer in an ISA'. But things changed in 2016.
26 April 2022It's hard to believe the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) charity is now six years old. As the chair of trustees, each year I write the foreword to its annual report – and today the 2021/22 report is out, so I thought I'd blog my formal chair's foreword here.
Martin Lewis: What happened to my pledge to give £10m to charity – 2022 update (spoiler: it's now £20m)11 April 2022Nearly a decade ago, in June 2012, MSE joined the MSM Group and I pledged £10m to go to charity. As that was a public pledge and I feel I've a duty of transparency, every year or two I bash out a blog report to explain where I'm up to, and who's got what money.
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