Energy suppliers are paying households up to £100 to cut electricity use at peak times this winter – here's how it works and how to sign up
Over a million households and businesses have joined energy firm schemes offering to pay people for cutting their usage at peak times this winter. We explain how these schemes work, which energy suppliers are offering them and how you can sign up.
31 January 2023
Live in Scotland? Check you're not missing out on a FREE £150 towards your energy bills
Scottish households on certain benefits can get £150 off their energy bills under the Warm Home Discount scheme – but, unlike in England and Wales, many in Scotland still need to apply. Here's how to check if you're eligible.
27 January 2023
Made.com collapses into administration - what it means for your refund and return rights
Furniture retailer Made.com has gone into administration after failing to find a buyer to secure its future. Here's what the collapse means for your refund and return rights.
30 December 2022
Bulb customer? Octopus has now completed its takeover – here's what you need to know
Octopus has agreed a deal with the Government to take over the failed supplier.
21 December 2022
Book your Christmas delivery slots now with spots opening at Asda and Sainsbury's - here's when and how to do it
If you're planning to order your Christmas food shop online we've rounded-up the key dates major supermarkets will let you book from.
6 December 2022
Royal British Legion offering veterans and their families grants of up to £1,200 to help pay bills – check if you're eligible and how to apply
The UK's largest charity dedicated to supporting the armed forces community has today launched a grant scheme for veterans and their families who are struggling to pay their energy bills.
30 November 2022
Got a Healthy Start card and shop at Sainsbury's? You can get a £2 a week top-up coupon - here's how
Over half a million low income families who use an 'NHS Healthy Start' prepaid card will receive a weekly £2 top-up coupon to spend on fruit and veg if they use their card at a Sainsbury's checkout from 12 October until 11 April 2023.
29 November 2022
Over a million people on tax credits will get their second cost of living payment from TODAY - here's what's happening
Over a million people who claim tax credits will get their second cost of living payment from today (23 November). Below we breakdown who's eligible and how you'll be paid, plus what to do if you don't receive your payment but think you should have.
23 November 2022
Royal Mail warns of delivery delays as 115,000 workers walk out - here's a list of strike days and what to do if you're facing delays
Royal Mail has warned that households across the UK could face delays to both parcel and letter deliveries between 24 November and Christmas Eve as 115,000 postal workers walk out for 11 days during the period, which includes Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Here's what you need to know and what you can do if you're facing delays.
18 November 2022
Virgin Media cuts price of broadband for households on benefits – check if you can get it and how it compares
Virgin Media has cut the cost of its 'Essential' broadband tariff for households on universal credit, from £15 a month to £12.50 a month – making it the cheapest social tariff on the market.
10 November 2022
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6 February 2023Nectar cardholders can get between 50 and 5,000 extra points, worth 25p to £25, when shopping at Sainsbury's this Saturday (4 February). But you'll need to spend at least £20 at a larger story to qualify.
Energy suppliers told to pause forced prepay meter installations – what to do if you've been switched unfairly5 February 2023Energy companies have been instructed to temporarily stop forced installations of prepayment meters by industry regulator Ofgem.
Exclusive: Over a million people missed out on cheaper passports last year – here's how to cut the cost of applying3 February 2023Over seven million Brits saved on their passport applications by applying online instead of using a paper form last year – but more than a million missed out, MoneySavingExpert.com.
2 February 2023All energy suppliers were found to have weaknesses when it comes to customer service and complaints, according to regulator Ofgem’s latest report on energy providers’ performance. E.on was the worst offender, and the regulator has ordered it to make immediate improvements or face further action.
2 February 2023If you're a regular shopper at stationery retailer Paperchase, we've rounded-up your refund and return rights, plus what to do with any unspent gift vouchers. The firm collapsed into administration earlier this week, though the brand and intellectual property rights have since been purchased by Tesco.
5 December 2022Update 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...
29 November 2022It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
6 January 2023
29 December 2022
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