MoneySavingExpert News

March

Help 80,000 vulnerable teens unlock much-needed Child Trust Fund cash, MPs urge Government

Tens of thousands of young people with special educational needs and disabilities remain locked out of their savings held in Child Trust Funds – and the Government must do more to help them, a cross-party group of MPs have said.

20 March 2024

HMRC to close self-assessment helpline from April to October each year – here's how to get help when you need it

If you need to contact HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for help with your tax return, you'll soon only be able to do this online in most cases. Starting from next month, HMRC will be closing its self-assessment telephone helpline for half the year – and will only open it for "priority calls" the rest of the time.

20 March 2024

Are you one of 808,000 households due a share of £141 million in overpaid council tax? Here's what you need to know

If you moved home and started paying council tax to a different local authority, you could be one of 808,000 households in England, Scotland and Wales who are owed a share of over £141 million in overpaid council tax, an investigation by MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) has found.

19 March 2024

Sainsbury's technical error leaves grocery orders cancelled and stores unable to accept contactless payment – here's what we know

Sainsbury's says it's unable to deliver the majority of today's (Saturday 16 March) online grocery deliveries due to a technical issue, which is also affecting contactless payments in some of its stores.

16 March 2024

Car finance mis-selling investigation expected to find wrongdoing, regulator says

It's "improbable" that an investigation into hidden car finance commission will find no evidence of wrongdoing, the boss of the financial watchdog has said.

14 March 2024

He's bad! 'Michael Jackson' chases former Igloo Energy and Together Energy customers for debts – do you need to respond?

Unbelievably, a debt collection firm has been sending emails that appear to be signed by the late pop star Michael Jackson asking for repayments owed to energy firms that have gone bust.

12 March 2024

1,000,000 car finance complaints submitted since MSE's tool launched on 6 February 2024 

That equates to a staggering 30,000 per day. A back of the envelope calculation means this could be at least £480,000,000 back for those consumers, or more, as over 25% complaints are from people with multiple agreements.

11 March 2024

Spring Budget 2024: No change to Lifetime ISAs in blow to Martin and MSE's campaign – but a shake-up could still be on the table

In a blow to first-time buyers – as well as to MoneySavingExpert.com and its founder Martin Lewis's campaign – there were no changes to the rules on Lifetime ISAs announced in today's Spring Budget.

6 March 2024

Spring Budget 2024: Workers to pay less national insurance from April – but some will still be worse off due to frozen personal tax thresholds

Around 29 million workers are set to benefit from the national insurance contributions change, which will see contributions cut from 10% to 8% for employed workers and from 9% to 6% for self-employed workers.

6 March 2024

Spring Budget 2024: Child Benefit shake-up confirmed to fix 'unfairness' in system – a major campaign win for Martin Lewis and MSE

The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has revealed plans to address the "unfairness" in the current Child Benefit system. This follows extensive campaigning on the issue by MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) and its founder Martin Lewis.

6 March 2024