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June

MPs call on Government to help those excluded by coronavirus support schemes

MPs from across the political spectrum have called on the Government to provide support to those who have been excluded from the coronavirus furlough scheme and Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, in a debate in parliament today

25 June 2020

Medical insurer WPA to pay out SECOND rebate to customers

Customers of not-for-profit medical insurer WPA will be paid a second rebate worth about 40% of their monthly premiums, after receiving a similar payment back in April

25 June 2020

Applied for a TfL season ticket refund online? Look out for a SECOND payment

Transport for London (TfL) customers who applied online for season ticket refunds during the coronavirus pandemic and had already had a partial payment have now been sent additional rebates of about £70 on average. It should be paid automatically, but it's worth checking it's come through if you're owed – and some may need to log into their account to get the refund paid as cash

24 June 2020

Even HMRC's webinars are confused about the second self-employment grant's timing

HM Revenue & Customs has apologised after a webinar it ran gave out incorrect information

23 June 2020

Shielding employees in England no longer entitled to statutory sick pay from August

Over two million clinically vulnerable people in England who were advised to 'shield' at home during the coronavirus pandemic have been told they can return to work from 1 August 2020 – and, as a result, those who are employed will no longer be eligible for statutory sick pay

22 June 2020

Energy firms could start chasing unpaid bills again next month

Energy firms could start chasing unpaid bills that were put on hold at the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, according to regulator Ofgem – though it has warned against aggressive debt collection

22 June 2020

Smart meter installation deadline put back another six months

Energy firms will have an extra six months to install smart meters due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic

19 June 2020

Further help on overdrafts, loans and credit cards planned for those hit by coronavirus

The financial regulator is set to order lenders to take further steps to help customers hit financially by the coronavirus pandemic

19 June 2020

Drivers can now update their vehicle log book address online

Motorists who need to update the address details on their vehicle log book (V5C) can now do so online

18 June 2020

Passport renewal delays leave some travellers with holidays booked fearing they could lose £1,000s

Travellers applying to renew their passport are facing long delays and in some cases having to wait for over two months as the Passport Office battles to clear a backlog

17 June 2020

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