Live in Northern Ireland, in a park home or use alternative fuel? Here's everything you need to know about energy grant payments in 2023
More than a million households - including those in Northern Ireland, living in park homes or using alternative fuels - that have been waiting for energy support payments have now finally started to receive them.
7 March 2023
Rail fares in England and Wales to jump by up to 5.9% on 5 March - here's what you need to know
Before the coronavirus pandemic, fare hikes normally came into force in January but in 2021 and 2022 they arrived in March, and that'll also be the case for 2023.
27 February 2023
M&Co falls into administration - here are your refund and shopping rights
M&Co has fallen into administration. If you shop at the clothing chain we've rounded-up your rights.
7 February 2023
Last chance: Don't miss 31 January 2023 self-assessment tax return deadline - or you risk a £100 fine
You have until 11.59pm on Tuesday 31 January 2023 to send HMRC an online tax return for the 2021/2022 tax year, which ended on 5 April 2022.
31 January 2023
More cold weather payments triggered in England and Wales – can you get £75 towards your energy bills?
Cold weather payments worth £25 have now been triggered for residents in over 500 postcode areas in England and Wales, as last week's cold snap continues.
23 January 2023
Households on Economy 7 energy tariffs face 7% rise from 1 January – what you need to know
Households on Economy 7 tariffs will see substantial price hikes in January due to the upcoming changes to the energy price cap and the subsequent rate changes under the Government's energy price guarantee. Below we explain why and what you can do about it.
3 January 2023
Virgin Media, RAC and Sky are the top firms to haggle with, MSE poll finds
Virgin Media, RAC and Sky are the top firms to haggle with, a new MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) poll of over 3,000 people has found.
22 December 2022
193 high street banks to close next year – check if your branch is on the list, plus alternatives
High street banks including HSBC, NatWest and Lloyds are set to close at least 193 more branches next year – we've rounded up the planned closures for each bank and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.
22 December 2022
Mortgage guarantee scheme extended into 2023 – but should you take out a deal with just a 5% deposit?
With the difference in cost between mortgages for those with a 5% deposit and those with a 40% deposit at its narrowest in over 10 years, is it wise to take out a 95% deal?
21 December 2022
Martin Lewis and MSE among organisations urging energy firms to act over missing bill help vouchers for non-smart prepay users
MoneySavingExpert.com and its founder Martin Lewis are among a coalition of organisations calling on energy firms to take urgent action to ensure households on traditional prepayment meters can access the Government's vital energy help.
20 December 2022
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Ovo launches one-year fixed tariff – but is it worth switching to?24 March 2023Almost every household has been charged the same price for their energy over the last year under the Energy Price Cap (EPC) and the Energy Price Guarantee (EPG), with no cheaper fixed deals to switch to. That has now changed, with Ovo launching a one-year fix for existing customers that undercuts the EPG level of £2,500 a year.
BT customers 'forced into overdrafts' after duplicate payment error - here's what you need to know24 March 2023BT customers have complained that they've been forced into overdrafts after payments were wrongly taken twice this month. The telecommunications giant said it will refund any duplicate payments taken automatically.
Martin Lewis: Four urgent ways you may be due £1,000s in tax back – if you're married, had a PPI payout, wear a work uniform or even just pay tax23 March 2023If you're married or in a civil partnership, have ever had a PPI payout, wear a uniform to work or pay any income tax, you could be due £100s or even £1,000s in tax back – but you'll need to check urgently.
Bank of England increases base rate to 4.25% – what the rise means for your mortgage and savings23 March 2023The Bank of England has increased the base rate from 4% to 4.25%. This rate is used by the central bank to charge other banks and lenders when they borrow money – and so it influences what borrowers pay and what savers earn.
Broadband and mobile users to be hit with price hikes of up to 17.3% in April – here's what you need to know23 March 2023Millions of BT, EE, O2, Plusnet, Shell, Sky, TalkTalk, Three, Virgin Media and Vodafone customers will be hit with price hikes of up to 17% this spring, on the back of a sharp increase in the cost of living.
Martin Lewis: Is it time to ban unnecessary Christmas presents?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...
Martin Lewis: The one thing everyone aged over 66 needs to know29 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.
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