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 bills
NHS 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.
17 May 2022
Warm Home Discount shake-up revealed by Government with 290,000 people losing out and 750,000 added - check to see if you can get it
The Government has changed who is and who isn't eligible for the warm home discount (WHD), with almost 300,000 disability benefit claimants no longer able to get the rebate. However, the Government says the change will see an additional 750,000 households receive the energy payment. Here's how to check if you're eligible.
6 April 2022
Energy bill hikes hit millions as price cap rises by an average £700/year – what you need to know
We've been warning about big energy price hikes for months, but the harsh reality hits home today (Friday 1 April), as about 22 million households will see a massive jump of an average £700/year on their energy bills, as the new price cap kicks in – with most suppliers pricing their standard tariffs on or near the max allowed. Unfortunately, due to the dire state of the energy market, most still can't save by switching.
5 April 2022
Chancellor to ask regulator to investigate credit card and loan APRs after MSE and Martin Lewis campaign
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has backed calls from MoneySavingExpert.com and founder Martin Lewis to make credit card and loan rates fairer and overhaul the rules so that more people get the rate that is advertised rather than being charged a much higher cost of borrowing.
4 April 2022
Boots reward card holders MUST use their card before 20 June if they haven't done so for more than a year - otherwise your points will be lost
Boots Advantage Card holders who haven't used their membership card for more than a year must do so before 20 June otherwise your accumulated points will be removed from your account. To keep your points, simply use the card in-store or online.
1 April 2022
Martin Lewis: Couldn't submit a meter reading on 31 March? Don't panic, there IS still time
Customers of British Gas, EDF, E.on, Shell and Octopus have been unable to submit meter readings as people rush to do so before the 1 April price hike. But if you can't do so DON'T panic - just make sure you take a picture of your reading and submit it as soon as you can.
31 March 2022
Elderly and vulnerable are being 'unfairly discriminated against' as supermarkets shift savings to apps and online, says 74-year-old shopper
Some elderly and vulnerable shoppers feel they are being "unfairly discriminated against" as supermarkets restrict savings to their apps, meaning those without a smartphone are unable to take advantage of deals and discounts.
31 March 2022
Royal Mail opens its 'Swap Out' scheme for 1st and 2nd class stamps without barcodes – here's everything you need to know
The Royal Mail Swap Out scheme, which will allow you to swap first and second class stamps for new, barcoded ones, is now open. We break down everything you need to know.
31 March 2022
Millions of people would struggle if the UK became completely cashless, report finds
A huge 10 million people would be left struggling to cope if the UK was to go completely cashless, a new report by the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and cash machine network Link has found. It comes at a time where more and more people are going digital and the number of bank branch closures continue to rise.
30 March 2022
British Airways passengers previously offered vouchers for Covid cancelled flights can now claim cash refunds - here's how
British Airways passengers who feel they were wrongly handed vouchers for cancelled flights during the pandemic can now get cash refunds following a U-turn by the airline. But you need to actively request that your voucher is transferred into cash - we explain how to do this below.
30 March 2022
18 May 2022
12 ways to save only do with apps
Free chocs, free Whopper and more
Martin: 'Aged around 45 to 70?'
'You may be able to turn £800 into £5,500+'
New. Top way to spend abroad
Unbeatable exchange rates and cashback
10% off discount 'best-before' store
Eg, 23p Pepsi , £4,50 for 1kg Lindt
Cheaper energy deals kiboshed
Martin not exactly impressed
Lloyds' free £125 bank bribe
But others pay more
Debt cost-cutting masterclass
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Two MoneySavers reclaim £1,000+: How to check and challenge incorrect water bills if you use a soakaway or septic tank19 May 2022Two MoneySavingExpert.com users have secured refunds and compensation worth thousands - and reduced their waste water bills - after arguing their bills should have been lower as their homes aren't connected to public sewers. Here's how others in England and Wales can maybe do the same.
Over 100,000 Vodafone customers unable to redeem Airtime Rewards to put towards their phone bill – here’s what you can do18 May 2022More than 100,000 Vodafone customers have been unable to redeem Airtime Rewards against their mobile phone bill since the start of May due to a technical glitch. The cashback scheme has implemented a temporary fix, which sees cashback paid into your bank account, for now. Here is all you need to know.
Lloyds Banking Group to shut another 20 Lloyds branches and eight Halifax outlets - here's what's happening18 May 2022Lloyds Banking Group has announced a further round of branch closures, with 28 more outlets being shut across the UK between August and November this year. The closures are made up of 20 Lloyds Bank branches and eight Halifax outlets.
17 May 2022With record numbers lodging passport applications after putting off renewals during the pandemic, delays at the Passport Office are threatening to derail holidays for many. We round up your travel and compensation rights.
Households should ignore scam emails WRONGLY telling them to claim council tax rebates from energy regulator Ofgem17 May 2022Beware scam emails wrongly telling you to click a link to sign up for both a council tax rebate and an energy bill discount. It comes as MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) has received several reports from individuals who've received these emails. Here's what you need to watch out for.
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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