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April

Vodafone offers £10 mobile Sim deal to millions more households on benefits - but there ARE cheaper deals

Vodafone's Voxi brand has expanded who is eligible for its discounted mobile tariff to include those claiming disability living allowance (DLA) and personal independent payments (PIP).

13 April 2022

Student loan interest rates could rise to 12% for some this September

Student loan interest rates are set to rise for many from September – though the changes are yet to be finalised by the Government.

13 April 2022

Provident confirms payouts for borrowers – but they'll get back less than 10% of what they're owed

Provident borrowers who were mis-sold loans they couldn't afford will receive refunds of some of the interest and fees they were charged this July, it's been confirmed. But they'll get back less than 10% of what they're owed.

13 April 2022

Sky and Now launch cheaper broadband for households on benefits – here's what you need to know

Sky and its streaming service Now have launched discounted broadband for households on low incomes. However, the packages are only available to existing Sky and Now broadband customers and they aren't the cheapest social tariffs available – so do your research first.

12 April 2022

Universal credit and other benefits to rise from today - how to check you're not missing out

Millions of people will see a slight increase to their benefit payments starting from this month. Benefits such as universal credit, child benefits and state pension payments will see a rise. Here’s everything you need to know.

11 April 2022

Over 1.2 million subscription payments cancelled as people feel the squeeze of the cost of living crisis, according to Lloyds Bank

Over 1.2 million subscription payments have been stopped since summer 2021, as customers becoming increasingly worried about the cost-of-living crisis, research by Lloyds Bank has revealed.

8 April 2022

People cut back on adding money to their pensions and investment ISAs as the cost of living crisis takes its toll – finds poll

A quarter (24%) of people have stopped paying into long-term investments, such as ISAs or pensions, as the cost-of-living crisis takes its toll, research by Interactive Investor has found.

8 April 2022

Tax office admits to error for self-employed people trying to file their tax returns - here's all you need to know

The UK tax office has admitted to a processing error that meant thousands of self-employed people, who were given grants to help with the fallout from Covid-19, were charged the wrong tax bill. Here's all you need to know.

8 April 2022

Struggling to pay your vet bills? The RSPCA is warning people to avoid home remedies and to go elsewhere for your pet's prescription

An increasing number of people are struggling to afford pet bills amid the cost-of-living crisis. But, thanks to guidance released by the RSPCA, there are small things pet owners can do to help them save extra cash.

8 April 2022

British Gas doubles the emergency credit limit on prepayment meters to £10 - here's all you need to know

British Gas has doubled the amount of emergency credit available to customers on their gas and electricity prepayment meters from £5 to £10 in the wake of the recent spike in energy prices, although the energy giant previously had one of the lowest limits. Here's all you need to know.

7 April 2022