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 MoneySavingExpert.com (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
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Martin Lewis: Two week ISA 'use it or lose it' warning21 March 2023Interest rates are up, so ISAs are back for many - yet you need to sort them by 5 April (or likely sooner).
Budget 2023: Tax-free pension limits raised - here's what it means for your savings21 March 2023The annual amount you can save into a pension once you've taken money out of it will rise from £4,000 to £10,000 this April.
Stamp prices to rise by up to 16% – but there's a way to beat the hike21 March 2023From Monday 3 April, the cost of first-class stamps will be hiked to £1.10, while second-class stamps will increase to 75p.
Martin Lewis: Do you have a Power of Attorney? Here's why it’s so important and how to get one20 March 2023Do you have a power of attorney? It’s a crucial financial protection, probably more important than a will. MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis explains why power of attorney is so important, how to get one and more in the latest episode of ITV's The Martin Lewis Money Show Live.
Budget 2023: Childcare support to be boosted for children from nine months and for parents on universal credit – here's what you need to know20 March 2023The announcements form a package of new measures designed to help parents, revealed by the Chancellor in today's Budget.
Martin Lewis: Is it time to ban unnecessary Christmas presents?5 December 2022Update 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...
Martin Lewis: The one thing everyone aged over 66 needs to know29 November 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.
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