London's clean air 'ULEZ' to be extended today – how to check if you'll be charged £12.50 a trip
The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is expanding in London from 25 October. Drivers will have to pay a congestion charge when travelling from central London to create a single, larger zone up to the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205).
4 October 2021
Petrol prices UP, car prices UP, car hire costs UP - so we've 11 motoring tips to drive down the accelerating strain on your finances
Anyone who drives will know that costs are speeding into top gear. For example, petrol prices have risen to an eight-year high - up 21p/L from a year ago, average used car prices have jumped by £1,000 versus a year ago, and UK car hire prices are up by 84% compared with last year.
31 August 2021
Warning issued to motorists over copycat DVLA websites that charge a premium for services
Motorists have been warned by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) to avoid copycat websites that charge a premium for services you can get for free or at a much lower cost via official Government websites. Here's what to look out for and what to do if you've paid over the odds.
30 June 2021
Clampdown on car finance commission 'to save drivers £165m'
Motorists are predicted to save around £165 million a year under new proposals from the financial regulator to ban dealers from taking commission linked to the interest rate on car financing
15 October 2019
Morrisons starts charging for air at petrol stations
Morrisons has scrapped a scheme which offered customers free air for their tyres when they spent £15 or more on fuel
10 July 2019
Car tax is going up for most – what will you pay?
Owners of all but the most carbon-efficient cars will pay more road tax this year, with inflation-linked rises kicking in from Mon 1 Apr
2 April 2019
Motorists overcharged by £1,000+ for car finance loans
Some car finance customers are paying more than £1,000 extra in interest charges due to certain commission incentives, the Financial Conduct Authority has said
4 March 2019
Driving to Europe after Brexit? Here's when you'll need to ask your insurer for a green card
Some major insurers have told MoneySavingExpert they've started issuing 'green cards' to motorists who want to drive in the EU in case of a no-deal Brexit - but one big name isn't yet providing them. Here's how to apply and how long each insurer will take to send them
13 February 2019
Pothole damage payouts double after harsh winter
The number of successful pothole claims following incidents on motorways or major A roads more than doubled in the last financial year, according to new figures from Highways England.
22 November 2018
Affected by the VW emissions issue? The deadline to join a lawsuit is approaching
Drivers who bought Volkswagen cars which produced more pollution than advertised could potentially claim £1,000s in compensation by joining a 'class action' (should it win) – but you'll need to be quick as the deadline for joining a claims group is in a matter of days
16 October 2018
20 October 2021
Martin's mortgage heads-up
'Can you lock in cheaply now to save £1,000s?'
Breakdown cover for TWO £54/yr
Beware Klarna's new 'pay now' service
You may lose vital protections
17 Netflix hacks
Watch Squid Games etc for less
Martin's scam ads broadside
'It's a ludicrous plan'
Ciate £148 of nail polish for £35
Via Advent calendar code
John Lewis' £100 voucher is back
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Autumn Budget 2021: From minimum wage increases to national insurance hikes - here's what to watch out for26 October 2021Chancellor Rishi Sunak will deliver his Autumn Budget to the House of Commons on Wednesday 25 October, where he'll set out the Government’s financial strategy.
Christmas supermarket delivery slots have opened but they are selling out fast - here's when and how to book26 October 2021Ocado and Waitrose have begun taking bookings for food deliveries over the Christmas period and so we have compiled a full breakdown of what the other leading supermarkets are doing - but you may need to act quickly as many slots have already been taken.
25 October 2021The national living wage paid to workers aged 23 and over will rise from £8.91/hr to £9.50/hr from 1 April, the Government has announced. The national minimum wage for workers aged under 23 and apprentices will also rise.
25 October 2021Full-time students studying for an undergraduate degree at a university in England will be charged no more than £9,250/yr in tuition fees in the 2022/23 academic year, the UK Government has confirmed.
25 October 2021If you're submitting a paper version of the self-assessment tax return, then the deadline to file is just days away. And if the tax office receives it later than this Sunday you will liable for a £100 fine.
21 September 2021There are more myths and misunderstandings about student finance than any other subject. So in this blog is my updated 2021/22 version of the must knows, with links to far more info.
14 September 2021Update 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...
12 October 2021
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