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Budget 2023: Martin Lewis rounds up today's key announcements and what they mean for your finances

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has announced major changes to childcare support, pensions and benefits in his 2023 Spring Budget.

17 March 2023

Virgin Media makes it easier to get cheaper broadband if you're on benefits – here's how it compares and how to get it

Millions more households on low incomes may now be able to get Virgin Media's discounted broadband social tariffs, as the provider has expanded the list of qualifying benefits and made it easier to sign up.

1 March 2023

All London primary age children to get free school meals for a year from September – here's what we know

Every primary age child in London will get free school meals in the 2023/24 academic year, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced – though the full details of how the new scheme will work in practice are yet to be confirmed.

20 February 2023

Live in Scotland? Check you're not missing out on a FREE £150 towards your energy bills

Scottish households on certain benefits can get £150 off their energy bills under the Warm Home Discount scheme – but, unlike in England and Wales, many in Scotland still need to apply. Here's how to check if you're eligible.

17 February 2023

Warm Home Discount: Minister promises to look at complaints after MSE identifies 10,000s may be falling through eligibility cracks

Tens of thousands of financially vulnerable people are likely slipping through eligibility cracks in the £150 Warm Home Discount support scheme, according to (MSE).

14 February 2023

More cost of living payments of up to £1,350 to be paid after 5 April - here's what you need to know

Millions of struggling households will receive additional 'cost of living' payments in 2023 and 2024, with the first set of cash to be paid after 6 April, the Government has today confirmed.

3 January 2023

Disability payments delayed ahead of Christmas with many left waiting for their money - here's what we know

Some claiming Personal Independence Payments (PIP) say they have yet to receive their payments for this month, leaving many struggling for cash ahead of Christmas. The disability payments were due to be paid today (5 December).

6 December 2022

Over a million people on tax credits will get their second cost of living payment from TODAY - here's what's happening

Over a million people who claim tax credits will get their second cost of living payment from today (23 November). Below we breakdown who's eligible and how you'll be paid, plus what to do if you don't receive your payment but think you should have.

23 November 2022

Chancellor's Autumn Statement 2022: Martin Lewis's instant reaction to tax changes, state pension rises and further cost of living help

The measures come as part of today's Autumn Statement, which also contains major changes to the Government's energy support package.

17 November 2022

Scottish child payment increased to £25 a week from today and more families can now get it – here’s how to apply

If you live in Scotland and claim certain means-tested benefits, and you have children under 16, you can now claim £25 a week per child in 'Scottish child payment'. The benefit has been extended to reach more families, while the amount you can claim has also been boosted. Over 400,000 children could now be eligible.

14 November 2022