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Which restaurants are running 'Eat Out to Help Out'-style 50% off discounts in September?

The Government's 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme – which gives diners 50% discounts up to £10 per person on sit-down meals out from Monday to Wednesday – ended on Monday 31 August. But a range of restaurants, pubs and cafés will continue to offer a similar discount at their own expense

15 September 2020

Holidaymakers being denied refunds for multi-household UK bookings – despite deciding against trips to avoid breaking Government rules

Holidaymakers who have booked stays in the UK with several other households are finding they are unable to get refunds for their bookings – even though travelling could go against Government coronavirus guidance

28 August 2020

Tesco axes cheap grocery delivery and collection slots

Tesco has started charging flat fees for grocery delivery and Click & Collect slots, in a major shake-up which means cheaper times are no longer available and some customers will have to pay much more

28 August 2020

British Gas pays out £1.5 million to prepayment customers

British Gas has paid £1.48 million in compensation after it failed to tell 100,000s of prepayment customers it was switching top-up providers

27 August 2020

Lloyds Bank becomes first firm to receive 'Mental Health Accessible' accreditation

The Money and Mental Health Policy Institute has awarded Lloyds Bank the first ever 'Mental Health Accessible' accreditation for businesses

27 August 2020

Regulator proposes 'tailored support' for mortgage holders once payment holidays end

The Financial Conduct Authority has said firms should consider a range of support options – including waiving or reducing payments – under new proposals to help mortgage customers who are still struggling once coronavirus-related payment holidays end on 31 October 2020

26 August 2020

Travel insurers lead coronavirus-related complaints made to Financial Ombudsman

The Financial Ombudsman Service has received about 3,500 coronavirus-related complaints so far this year – and issues with travel insurance providers were the most common

26 August 2020

Revealed: Over a million could have saved on NHS prescriptions with a 'season ticket' last year

More than a million patients in England paid more than they needed to for prescriptions last year and could have saved an average of £40 with an NHS 'prescription payment certificate', new data obtained by reveals

25 August 2020

10,000+ passport applications took over 12 weeks during coronavirus lockdown

More than 10,000 standard passport applications took over 12 weeks to process during the height of the coronavirus lockdown, new data obtained by shows

25 August 2020

Bailiffs return to debt collecting in England and Wales after five-month suspension

Local authorities in England and Wales can once again use bailiffs to collect outstanding debts from today, after a five-month suspension because of coronavirus

25 August 2020