Coronavirus travel rights
We've the latest on the testing and self-isolation rules for travellers visiting popular destinations abroad, plus full refund and insurance rights for overseas and UK travel.
4 July 2022
Martin Lewis: Flight cancelled in the last few weeks? You're likely due £100s in compensation on top of a refund or new flight
MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis is alerting customers of British Airways, Easyjet, Ryanair and others who’ve recently had, or will face, cancellations that they may be entitled to claim £100s per person in compensation on top of refunds and a new flight.
12 May 2022
Flybe takes to the skies again - here's how the airline stacks up in terms of price and rewards
Flybe has begun flying again under new ownership. The regional airline relaunched this month after collapsing in March 2020 at the start of the pandemic. It will now operate the majority of its flights from Birmingham and Belfast, as well as offering selected routes from London Heathrow.
20 April 2022
Airline passengers to be compensated for delays of 1hr+ on UK domestic flights under new Government plans - here's what's happening
The plans also include strengthening consumers' rights to complain when the airline won't help in the first instance.
31 January 2022
British Airways glitch sparks anger as customers unable to convert Avios frequent flyer miles into Nectar points
Swathes of frustrated British Airways customers have been unable to convert their Avios frequent flyer points into Nectar rewards because of a glitch with the airline's systems, which has resulted in an outpouring of anger online.
8 December 2021
British Airways passenger wins cash refund in court after being 'pushed' to accept vouchers for Covid cancelled flights
A MoneySaver has successfully taken British Airways to the small claims court and been awarded £300 after disputing the airline's decision to issue vouchers instead of a cash refund for flights cancelled due to the pandemic.
26 November 2021
Easyjet to increase hand luggage costs for most
Easyjet passengers with standard tickets can once more take larger bags into the cabin. However, while this may be more convenient for some, you'll need to pay for the privilege - and for most it will cost more than double the budget airline's previous charge to put the same luggage into the hold.
8 November 2021
Autumn Budget 2021: Cuts announced to alcohol and air passenger duties, while the levy on fuel is frozen for the 12th year in a row
Sizeable cuts to alcohol and air passenger duties were announced by Rishi Sunak in today's Autumn Budget 2021, while the Chancellor froze the levy on fuel for the 12th year in a row.
27 October 2021
American Express is shaking up its British Airways Avios credit cards from September - here's what it means for you
Card provider American Express is making a number of changes to its two British Airways rewards credit cards from 1 September. The shake-up will see annual fees hiked for some, while for others the spending threshold to earn a 'free' companion flight is falling - although they will now only be able to use this on economy class tickets. Here's what's happening.
31 August 2021
Canada and Switzerland to move to the 'green' travel list in the latest 'traffic light' update - but Montenegro and Thailand will turn 'red'
Seven destinations, including Canada and Switzerland, will be added to the 'green' traffic light list from next week, the UK government has announced. The system is used to govern the action holidaymakers must take when they return to the UK from overseas.
26 August 2021
8 travel-money must-knows
Don't overpay to pay (ole!)
Martin's energy need-to-knows
As bills set to rise by 52%
New. Cheapest ever loans at 2.7%
If you NEED to borrow
44 tips to be tight (in a good way)
Eg, use bulldog clips to eke out last toothpaste
£50 two-week summer break
For teens - free if on a low income
Blue Light Card discounts boosted
For NHS and emergency workers
2for1 theme parks and attractions
Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and more
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4 July 2022We've the latest on the testing and self-isolation rules for travellers visiting popular destinations abroad, plus full refund and insurance rights for overseas and UK travel.
MSE Exclusive: Households in Great Britain due £150 million in council tax refunds – check NOW to see if you're one of the 862,000 due a payout3 July 2022Households are being urged to check NOW if they are one of the 862,000 due a refund of overpaid council tax, with an investigation by MoneySavingExpert.com showing residents in England, Scotland and Wales could claim back a total of just over £150 million.
Virgin launches fee-free train booking app and you can earn points to redeem at Greggs and more - here's how it works1 July 2022Virgin has launched a free app that allows rail passengers to book trains directly, without a booking fee. Users can also earn points on spending to redeem on Virgin experiences, Greggs sausage rolls and more.
1 July 2022New and existing customers will now need to purchase a European roaming pass to make calls, send texts and use data in 49 European countries and destinations.
Struggling with energy bill debt? Check if you can get a grant of up to £1,500 from British Gas – even if you're not a customer1 July 2022The British Gas Energy Trust, a charity funded by British Gas, has reopened applications for grants of up to £1,500 to help people clear debts owed to their energy provider – and you don't have to be a British Gas customer to benefit.
17 June 2022It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
26 May 2022With the announcement of the Government's energy cost of living plans due out at lunchtime. I thought I'd speedily bash out a note down of what (from memory) I'd asked the Chancellor for when we spoke on Monday - and the other general suggestions I've been making.
24 May 2022Press the rewind button and go way back to April 2015... Possibly on the telly in the corner of your living room, I was on-air at the time urging savers as usual to use their new tax-free cash ISA allowance – because 'money was nicer in an ISA'. But things changed in 2016.
6 May 2022I set up MoneySavingExpert.com nearly 20 years ago – when arguably the modern web was still in its infancy. With an abundance of self-belief (something I had too much of then, as I realise now) I decided not to read any books, or follow prevailing wisdom on how a site should operate – and just do it my way.
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