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June

Train strike refund rights as Northern, Southeastern, Thameslink and more set for week of disruption

Rail 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.

3 October 2023

Children in Wales in reception, year one and year two to get free school meals by April 2023 - here's all you need to know

All reception year schoolchildren in Wales will start receiving free meals from September this year, with pupils in year one and year two to get free meals by April 2023, the Welsh Government has announced. It's expected that all 200,000 primary school children in Wales will receive free school meals by 2024.

7 September 2022

Almost all eligible households have received their first cost of living payment - if you haven't, here's what you need to know

Over seven million of the UK's poorest households have now received the first half of their £650 cost of living payment. Here's all you need to know on whether you're eligible for the cash and when you'll get it.

3 August 2022

Struggling with energy bills but don't get the £150 council tax help? Check our council-by-council list to see if you're due further support

If you weren't eligible for the £150 council tax rebate to help with the cost of living but are struggling to pay your energy bills, you may be entitled to a one-off cash payment. We've trawled the websites of every UK council to see which ones have released their eligibility criteria for the money, and so check below.

12 July 2022

Don't pay your council tax bill by direct debit? Check now to see how and when you'll get your £150 rebate

If you don't pay your council tax by direct debit it's likely you've yet to receive your free £150 energy rebate from the Government.

12 July 2022

Thousands of Three PAYG customers to be hit by huge price increases from today – here's how to beat the hikes

Thousands of Three pay-as-you-go (PAYG) mobile users will be charged more for the cost of calls, texts and data. From today (12 July), the price of a call will jump by 250%.

12 July 2022

BT, Sky, Virgin, Vodafone and others pledge to help broadband and mobile customers struggling with bills

The UK's biggest broadband and mobile providers – BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Three, Virgin Media O2, and Vodafone – have agreed to a set of measures aimed to ensure customers struggling to pay their bills during the cost of living crisis don't get cut off from essential services.

1 July 2022

Ground rent ban on new leases takes effect – what you need to know

Homebuyers who purchase a new leasehold property will no longer have to pay ground rent from today, as long-awaited legislation kicks in. The move could result in savings of £100s a year for homeowners – though new and existing leaseholders still need to beware the dangers of a short lease, as we explain below.

30 June 2022

Trying to open a Chase account? There's an up to five-week delay due to high demand - here's what you need to know

App-only bank Chase has admitted there are delays of up to five weeks for new customers attempting to open a current account due to high demand. It comes after Chase launched its easy-access savings account - with a then market-leading rate of 1.5% - in March. Here's what you need to know.

30 June 2022

Shoppers unhappy as supermarket comparison site Trolley could be forced to close - here's what's happening

Supermarket price comparison site Trolley is on the brink of shutting down over licensing issues. If it closes, hundreds of thousands of users will no longer be able to use it to save money when grocery shopping - here's what's happening.

28 June 2022