MoneySavingExpert News


British Gas customer struggling with energy bills? Check if you can get a grant of up to £1,500

The British Gas Energy Trust, a charity funded by British Gas, has today (12 September) reopened applications for grants of up to £1,500 to help customers struggling with their energy bills. But funds are limited, and applications should be made as soon as possible.

12 September 2022

Martin Lewis' round-up of the new £2,500 energy price cap – here's what's happening

Energy bills will be capped at £2,500 a year for a typical household from 1 October 2022 for the next two winters, Prime Minister Liz Truss has announced. A £400 energy rebate will also continue to be paid as planned from October.

12 September 2022

Boots launches 'Everyday' range with essentials for less than £1.50 - here's how it stacks up

Boots has launched an 'Everyday' range aimed at providing essentials to those on a budget. Items available include toothpaste, shampoo and sanitary products for less than £1.50 each. However, you should still compare prices elsewhere as it's not always cheapest. Here's what you need to know.

7 September 2022

Amazon Classic or Platinum holder? Your credit card will stop working sooner than expected - here's what's happening

Amazon has brought forward the date from which its Classic and Platinum Mastercards will stop working. Users had previously been told they had until January 2023 to continue using the cards before they were axed. But for some, this deadline has been moved to October, and for others to November.

6 September 2022

Single bus journeys in England to be capped at £2 for the first three months of next year - here's all you need to know

The fare for single bus journeys in England will be capped at £2 between 1 January and 31 March next year in an effort to help tackle the cost of living crisis. The cap will only apply to single journeys but the Department for Transport (DfT) said the move could save passengers an average of £3 per single fare.

6 September 2022

Chip to charge for autosaving in October - but free alternatives are available

Savings app Chip will start charging customers with its standard free account for certain features, including its popular 'auto-saving' function, from 12 October 2022. Below we explain what's happening and the alternative accounts to consider.

5 September 2022

Ovo Energy announces £50 million support package for customers - including debt repayment holidays for prepayment users

Ovo Energy has announced a new support package for its customers, which will kick in this winter. Crucially, it plans to introduce a payment holiday for prepayment customers in debt from 1 October. Other measures include increasing the amount of emergency credit prepaid users can get, offering free energy saving products and boiler services, plus additional funding for its grants scheme.

1 September 2022

Warning: Taken time off work to look after kids? You could be owed state pension - here's how to check and claim

If you stayed at home to care for family, as far back as 1978, your National Insurance record may have been hit with errors that could see you missing out on £1,000s in state pension payments. Below we explain how to check and claim.

1 September 2022

Lidl is shaking up its loyalty scheme from 1 September - here's what it means for you

Shoppers who use the 'Lidl Plus' loyalty app will need to spend more to earn the biggest discounts under a shake-up to the scheme, which takes effect today.

1 September 2022