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December

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

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

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

Banks to be forced to refund some scam victims from next year as reimbursement rules confirmed – here's what you need to know

Banks will be required to refund most victims of bank transfer scams – known as "authorised push payment (APP)" fraud – from 7 October 2024, under new mandatory reimbursement rules confirmed today.

19 December 2023

Scottish Budget 2023: Income tax shake-up confirmed from April 2024 – here's what's changing

From 6 April 2024, the threshold at which earners in Scotland start paying certain rates will rise for some tax bands, while a new "advanced" rate tax band will be introduced. The "top" tax rate will also increase.

19 December 2023

Bank of England holds base rate at 5.25% again – here's what it means for your mortgage and savings

The Bank of England has today held its base rate at 5.25% for the third time in a row.

19 December 2023

Urgent action needed to stop lenders bombarding people who've missed payments, say Martin Lewis and charity

New rules are urgently needed to stop lenders overwhelming people with letters, calls, texts and emails about missed payments, according to charity the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute and its founder and chair Martin Lewis.

14 December 2023