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2022

M&S and Waitrose scrap 'best before' dates on fruit and veg - here's what other supermarkets are doing

M&S and Waitrose have become the latest supermarkets to scrap 'best before' dates on fruit and veg in a bid to cut down on food waste. Food can still be eaten after its best before date, yet many people throw items away in confusion. Here's what you need to know - and what other supermarkets are doing.

1 August 2022

Help to Buy equity loan scheme to close to applicants in three months – here's what you need to know

Almost 10 years since its original launch, the Government's equity loan scheme will close for good in March 2023, but anyone who wants to take part needs to apply by 31 October 2022.

29 July 2022

Buying a prepaid funeral plan? You now have more protection after regulator intervenes

From today, all prepaid funeral plans in the UK will be policed by the financial regulator – meaning you'll be protected if you buy a plan from an authorised firm and it later goes bust.

29 July 2022

Households to get £400 energy grant in six monthly payments from October, but some will have to act to get it – here are all the details

The Government has announced details of how the Energy Bills Support Scheme will work.

29 July 2022

Virgin Money increases easy-access savings account rate to a market-leading 1.71%

Virgin Money has increased its M Plus savings account’s interest rate to a table-topping 1.71%, the highest rate for an easy-access account since September 2013. But you can get a better rate if you lock your money away.

28 July 2022

Cladding crisis: Government launches online checker that tells flat-owners if they need to pay to make their building safe

Flat-owners impacted by the cladding crisis are being urged to use a new online tool to check whether or not they are liable for any costs of making their building safe.

28 July 2022

Funeral plan provider Safe Hands has gone into administration – what to do now if you have a prepaid plan with Safe Hands or others

Safe Hands, a prepaid funeral plan provider, has fallen into administration leaving thousands of customers worried about what to do next and concerns growing that other companies will follow suit. Here's what it means for you, as well as information on providers to beware buying plans from presently.

28 July 2022

Thousands of Barclaycard customers left unable to use contactless following a technical glitch - here's what we know

Thousands of Barclaycard customers have been unable to use the contactless option on their cards after a technical glitch cause them to stop working. The issue has been ongoing since March but Barclaycard has told us it hopes to have it fixed within the next few days.

27 July 2022

McDonald's raises the price of cheeseburgers from 99p to £1.19 – here's what you need to know

McDonald's has today raised the price of its iconic cheeseburger by 20p – the first price hike the burger's seen in over 14 years.

27 July 2022

New Consumer Duty rules launched today in a bid to "end rip-off charges and fees" – here's all you need to know

The financial regulator has confirmed its plans for a sweeping regulatory overhaul that will stop financial firms mistreating consumers

27 July 2022