Wilko administration – here are your refund and shopping rights
Your refund and shopping rights as budget homeware retailer Wilko falls into administration.
25 September 2023
Pregnant or have a child under four? Check if you can get help with food costs as 189,000 are missing out
If you're pregnant or have a child under the age of four, and you're on a low income, you may be able to get £4.25 a week to spend on food, milk and vitamins by applying for an NHS Healthy Start card.
19 September 2023
Hive to remotely switch off certain cameras and smart devices by 2025 including three this year – here are your rights
Smart home tech provider Hive is to switch off a number of smart devices, security devices and leak sensors, leaving you unable to use them. Five products have already been discontinued, with three more set to be switched off by 2025.
1 September 2023
Flight disrupted due to air traffic control chaos? Your travel and refund rights explained
Thousands of passengers have been left stranded as flights due to fly to and from the UK have been cancelled or delayed as a result of a technical glitch with the UK's air traffic control system.
29 August 2023
Clean air 'ULEZ' expanded to whole of London – here's how to check if you'll be charged £12.50 a trip
Motorists driving in London whose vehicles don't meet particular emission standards will be charged £12.50 a day from 29 August as the city's 'Ultra Low Emission Zone' has been expanded to cover all London boroughs.
29 August 2023
Energy bills to fall as new Price Cap is announced – what you need to know
Energy regulator Ofgem has this morning announced the new Energy Price Cap, with prices set to fall from October. Despite the drop, energy bills will still likely be more expensive than last winter.
25 August 2023
Ovo to pay some smart meter customers £10 a month for cutting their electricity usage at peak times – here's what you need to know
Some Ovo customers with a smart meter can now earn £10 a month in bill credit by lowering their energy usage during peak times. If you can get it, it's a no brainer – but you should still consider and keep an eye out for cheaper fixed deals, as they could save you more money in the long term.
24 August 2023
Gov.uk info misleads bereaved parents into thinking they're entitled to £1,000s in support – MSE calls for urgent clarification
Unmarried bereaved parents have been left saddened and confused after claims for financial support were rejected or they got less than they were initially entitled to.
23 August 2023
Three million Tesco shoppers have Clubcard vouchers expiring on 31 August – here's how to extend them
Three million Tesco Clubcard holders need to spend £11.5 million worth of vouchers before they expire at the end of this month.
22 August 2023
Banks to be fined if they fail to provide free access to cash under new laws – here's what's happening
Banks and building societies will face fines if they fail to protect consumers' free access to cash under new powers being given to the financial regulator.
18 August 2023
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E.on Next to cut winter bills by up to 50% for some customers on low incomes – here's what's happening29 September 2023If you're an E.on Next customer, look out for a message from the firm offering you up to 50% off your bills this winter, as the supplier is launching a new support scheme.
EDF Energy to cut bills for some by £30 this winter – Martin Lewis welcomes move but says 'it's not a game-changer'29 September 2023EDF Energy will cut bills by £30 for some 260,000 of its customers who get the Government's Warm Home Discount this winter.
Martin and MSE among organisations calling for energy social tariff as millions expected to struggle with bills this winter29 September 2023The Government must urgently introduce an energy social tariff to prevent millions of households from falling into fuel poverty this winter, consumer organisations including MoneySavingExpert have said.
Train strike refund rights as Northern, Southeastern, Thameslink and more set for week of disruption28 September 2023Rail users in England, Scotland and Wales face disruption over the coming week as workers across multiple train operators, including Northern, Southeastern, Thameslink and more, take strike action and refuse to work overtime.
26 September 2023Interest rates on fixed mortgage deals have been edging down over the past few weeks with some five and 10-year fixes now at below 5%.
26 September 2023
11 September 2023Update 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...
4 September 2023The 2023 academic year is about to start, and it'll see the biggest shake-up to student finance in England for a decade. The changes are both subtle and massive. On the surface they look like a tweak, in practice they will increase the eventual cost of going to university by over 50% for many typical graduates.
21 August 2023
Clever ways to calculate your finances