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2020

Can I holiday abroad if I'm in the top tier of coronavirus restrictions (eg, Tier 3 in England)? What you need to know

Millions of people across the UK have been left uncertain as to whether they're allowed to go on a foreign holiday, after more areas were plunged into England's top level of coronavirus restrictions today.

16 December 2020

Rail fares in England and Wales to rise by more than expected next year

Rail fares in England will increase by more than inflation for the first time in eight years with prices rising by 2.6% in 2021. But the hike has been delayed until March so commuters can lock-in at today's price

16 December 2020

Airlines to be investigated for refusing cash refunds where passengers couldn't travel due to Covid-19 restrictions

Airlines will be investigated by the competition watchdog over whether they broke consumer law by failing to offer cash refunds for flights that passengers couldn't legally take due to Government restrictions during the pandemic

16 December 2020

Revealed: 100,000+ overpaid student loans last year because they were on the WRONG payment plan – how to reclaim

More than 100,000 people overpaid student loans in the last year alone as they were recorded as being on the wrong loan plan – and many can reclaim £100s or even £1,000s

15 December 2020

How coronavirus test prices compare now travellers arriving in England can cut quarantine time with a negative result

Travellers arriving in the UK from today can cut mandatory quarantine if they get a negative coronavirus test result from one of the Government's list of private Covid-19 test providers. But with prices ranging from £90 to almost £300 a test, here's a round-up of what you could end up paying

15 December 2020

Barclays fined £26m for failing 1.5 million customers in financial difficulty - and borrowers have been refunded

Barclays has been fined £26 million by the financial regulator over the poor treatment of 1.5 million borrowers who had fallen into arrears or financial difficulties over a period of four years - and affected customers have also been refunded

15 December 2020

Loveholidays to refund £18m to 44,000 holidaymakers for coronavirus cancellations

Around 44,000 Loveholidays customers whose trips were cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis are in line for refunds worth a combined £18 million after intervention from the competition watchdog

15 December 2020

HSBC, First Direct, M&S Bank or John Lewis Finance customer? If you've been in arrears in the past you may be sent a cheque for £100

HSBC Group says an internal review uncovered instances where customers in arrears hadn't received the quality of service expected between 2010 and 2019

14 December 2020

Energy autoswitching to be trialled and Warm Home Discount payments to rise under Government shake-up

Autoswitching households to cheaper energy deals is to be tested under new Government plans to keep gas and electricity bills affordable, while Warm Home Discount payments will increase

14 December 2020

NHS Covid-19 app now offers £500 self-isolation payments to workers on benefits or a low income

People in England who are instructed to self-isolate by the NHS Covid-19 app will now be able to claim a £500 Test and Trace Support Payment

14 December 2020