MoneySavingExpert News

2023

British Gas extends half-price electricity on Sundays offer for some smart meter users until April 2024 – here's what's happening

British Gas is extending its offer of half-price electricity on Sundays for some smart meter customers until April 2024.

28 February 2024

Energy standing charges to be reviewed amid calls from Martin Lewis and MSE for them to be lowered

Energy standing charges, which make up around £300 of most people's yearly bills, are to be reviewed by Ofgem.

27 February 2024

Third and final cost of living payment paid to millions on certain benefits – what to do if you haven't got yours

More than seven million households on certain benefits including Universal Credit and Tax Credits have now received the third and final instalment of their cost of living payment. Here's all you need to know on whether you're eligible and what to do if you're missing your payment.

23 February 2024

Octopus Energy buys Shell Energy UK – here's what you need to know

Octopus Energy has bought Shell Energy UK in a move which will see Shell's gas and electricity customers automatically transferred to Octopus in the coming weeks and months.

8 February 2024

Easyjet passengers have just DAYS left to redeem £58 million of vouchers before they expire

If you're an Easyjet passenger who was issued a voucher during the Covid-19 pandemic, you've just days left to use it before it expires by the end of Wednesday 31 January.

5 February 2024

New energy deal – 3% off energy bills available for almost anyone for a year

E.on Next's 'Pledge' tariff, which is now open to newbies, promises a 3% discount (about £50 a year on typical use) on the Price Cap for a year. We've full info in our MSE News story.

23 January 2024

Wizz Air passengers could get £100s back as airline is forced to review wrongly rejected refund claims – here's what you need to know

If your Wizz Air flight has been delayed or cancelled in the past six years AND the airline refused to refund you for additional costs incurred, such as replacement flights, you may now be able to get your money back.

18 January 2024

Amazon Prime Video to start showing ads unless you pay an extra monthly fee – here's what's happening

You'll have to pay an extra £2.99 a month for ad-free viewing from 5 February 2024, the online giant has announced.

3 January 2024

Millions of water and sewerage bill payers could get payouts if new legal claims succeed – here's what you need to know

Millions of water and sewerage bill payers could be due compensation payouts of up to £109 each if a new set of group legal claims against several big water firms succeeds.

3 January 2024

Rail fares in England to rise by up to 4.9% in March – here's what you need to know

Rail fares in England will rise by up to 4.9% next year, the Government has announced. The increases will come into effect on 3 March 2024.

22 December 2023