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
Virgin Media cuts price of broadband for households on benefits – check if you can get it and how it compares
Virgin Media has cut the cost of its 'Essential' broadband tariff for households on universal credit, from £15 a month to £12.50 a month – making it the cheapest social tariff on the market.
10 November 2022
Second cost of living payment to be paid from today – here's who qualifies, how much you'll get and if you need to apply
Millions of the UK's poorest households will start to receive the second half of their £650 cost of living payment from Tuesday 8 November.
8 November 2022
£150 cost of living disability payment STILL delayed for some, Government admits - though most have now been paid
Additional £150 cost-of-living payments for those with disabilities were due to start on 20 September, but over six weeks later some people are still waiting to be paid. The Government insists the vast majority of the six million due the payment have received it and has said that those still waiting should be paid by the end of this week (by 14 November).
7 November 2022
State pensions could rise 10.1% from April as Prime Minister 'committed' to the triple lock - though no certainty over benefits rise
Millions claiming the state pension or benefits could receive a 10.1% increase in payments from April next year. However, the Government has yet to confirm whether this will be the case or whether pension and benefit payments will rise by a different amount.
25 October 2022
More than seven million people now struggling to pay their bills - here's the help you can get if you're facing financial difficulty
Almost eight million people in the UK are currently struggling to pay their bills, according to the financial regulator. If you are facing financial difficulty, we explain how to check if you're eligible for support and how to try and cut costs and save on essential bills.
21 October 2022
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E.on Next to cut winter bills by up to 50% for some customers on low incomes – here's what's happening29 September 2023If you're an E.on Next customer, look out for a message from the firm offering you up to 50% off your bills this winter, as the supplier is launching a new support scheme.
EDF Energy to cut bills for some by £30 this winter – Martin Lewis welcomes move but says 'it's not a game-changer'29 September 2023EDF Energy will cut bills by £30 for some 260,000 of its customers who get the Government's Warm Home Discount this winter.
Martin and MSE among organisations calling for energy social tariff as millions expected to struggle with bills this winter29 September 2023The Government must urgently introduce an energy social tariff to prevent millions of households from falling into fuel poverty this winter, consumer organisations including MoneySavingExpert have said.
Train strike refund rights as Northern, Southeastern, Thameslink and more set for week of disruption28 September 2023Rail users in England, Scotland and Wales face disruption over the coming week as workers across multiple train operators, including Northern, Southeastern, Thameslink and more, take strike action and refuse to work overtime.
26 September 2023Interest rates on fixed mortgage deals have been edging down over the past few weeks with some five and 10-year fixes now at below 5%.
26 September 2023
11 September 2023Update 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...
4 September 2023The 2023 academic year is about to start, and it'll see the biggest shake-up to student finance in England for a decade. The changes are both subtle and massive. On the surface they look like a tweak, in practice they will increase the eventual cost of going to university by over 50% for many typical graduates.
21 August 2023
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