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December

Government cuts electric car grants by £1,000 – here is what is happening

Electric vehicle (EV) grants have this week been cut by £1,000, from £2,500 to £1,500. The change, the Government says, will mean more people looking to change to an EV will be able to make use of the grant.

17 December 2021

Starling Bank to introduce fee for current account holders who deposit more than £1,000 a year via the Post Office

Starling customers who deposit cash into their account via the Post Office will be charged 0.7% per payment over £1,000 from 1 March 2022 in sweeping changes announced by the bank.

17 December 2021

Martin's Wallet Workout: Take his five minute exercise class to gain those financial pounds

Whether you've a packed purse, a withering wallet, or are a digital doyen with it all filed on your phone, the cards & products you hold are a gateway to your finances.

17 December 2021

TfL makes £15 congestion charge permanent but removes fee after 6pm - here’s all you need to know

Transport for London (TfL) is making the £15 congestion charge permanent from 21 February 2022, but drivers won’t have to pay the fee after 6pm on weekdays and before 12pm or after 6pm on weekends. Here’s what’s happening.

16 December 2021

France to ban UK holidaymakers, causing chaos for Christmas travel plans - here are your refund rights

Only those with a "compelling" reason will now be able to enter the country but this doesn't include travel for tourist or business reasons. This applies whether you're vaccinated or not.

16 December 2021

Royal Mail suffers delivery delays in 23 areas in the run-up to Christmas – check to see if you’re affected

Royal Mail customers in 23 locations across the UK could face delivery delays in the run up to Christmas.

15 December 2021

Thousands of Amigo borrowers expected to get back less than half of what they're owed - but it's more than the payouts initially proposed

Thousands of Amigo borrowers, who were mis-sold loans they couldn't afford, are expected to get back less than half of the interest and fees they were charged, it's been revealed.

15 December 2021

Energy suppliers to face tougher checks as Ofgem makes raft of changes to prevent more failures amid current crisis

Energy suppliers will have to undergo tougher tests and checks on their finances from January under new rules unveiled by energy regulator Ofgem. The new rules come after a slew of energy failures in recent months, with more than 20 suppliers going bust since September

15 December 2021

All 11 countries to be removed from the UK's travel 'red list' less than two weeks after being added

Hotel quarantine for travellers arriving in England from red list countries is set to be scrapped, along with the so-called 'red list', from 4am on Wednesday 15 December.

14 December 2021

End the online 'Wild West’ - MPs and Lords back our call for scam ads to be included in the Online Safety Bill

The report warns that a lack of online regulation has left too many people vulnerable to abuse, fraud, violence and in some cases even loss of life.

14 December 2021