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 isn't eligible for the Warm Home Discount scheme, with almost 300,000 disability benefit claimants no longer able to get the rebate. However, the change will see an additional 750,000 households receive the energy payment.
2 August 2022
Boots reward card-holder? You've got until 10.30pm tonight to use your card if you haven't done so in a year, or you'll lose your points
Boots Advantage card-holders who haven't used their card in more than a year have now only got until 10.30pm tonight to use it. Those who don't will lose any accumulated points for good.
20 June 2022
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
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
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
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4 October 2023Some Lycamobile customers have been unable to make or receive calls or top-up their pay-as-you-go accounts after the Sim-only mobile provider confirmed it had been hit by a cyber-attack.
4 October 2023If you're planning to buy your Christmas food shop from Asda, get ready to bag your delivery slot as bookings open from 3 October for delivery pass customers, while all shoppers will get access from next 10 October.
Train strike refund rights as Northern, Southeastern, Thameslink and more set for week of disruption3 October 2023Rail users in England, Scotland and Wales face disruption over the coming week as workers across multiple train operators, including Northern, Southeastern, Thameslink and more, take strike action and refuse to work overtime.
E.on Next to cut winter bills by up to 50% for some customers on low incomes – here's what's happening2 October 2023E.on Next is launching a new support scheme for some of its existing customers on low incomes or with medical needs.
EDF Energy to cut bills for some by £30 this winter – Martin Lewis welcomes move but says 'it's not a game-changer'29 September 2023EDF Energy will cut bills by £30 for some 260,000 of its customers who get the Government's Warm Home Discount this winter.
26 September 2023
11 September 2023Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
4 September 2023The 2023 academic year is about to start, and it'll see the biggest shake-up to student finance in England for a decade. The changes are both subtle and massive. On the surface they look like a tweak, in practice they will increase the eventual cost of going to university by over 50% for many typical graduates.
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