New FREE guide on what to teach kids about spending money safely online launched
Not-for-profit internet safety body Internet Matters has launched a free ten-point guide with tips to help kids and young people build good online money management habits.
13 April 2021
Cash left in your ParentPay account? How to get it back after term ends
Parents who use online payment provider ParentPay may have leftover credit sitting in their accounts – here's how to check and get a refund
16 July 2019
Scottish parents can now apply for a £250 grant for school-age children
Applications are now open for a new £250 payment for low-income families in Scotland, which is paid when your child is old enough to start school
10 June 2019
Tax-Free Childcare extended to under-12s
Parents with children under 12 can now apply for the Tax-Free Childcare scheme
14 February 2018
HMRC website glitch means parents are being told they AREN'T eligible for 30 hours of free childcare
Some parents using childcare vouchers are wrongly being told they aren't eligible for 30 hours of free childcare
3 January 2018
NS&I closes children's bonds to new applicants
Government-backed savings provider NS&I has closed applications to new customers for its five-year children's bonds
25 September 2017
Parents face fines as 'inaccessible' website leaves them unable to pay for childcare
Parents signed up to the new Tax-Free Childcare scheme say they can't access cash saved to pay nursery costs
2 June 2017
Parents CAN'T take kids on term-time holidays without risking a fine, Supreme Court rules
Justices ruled against Jon Platt, a father who'd refused to pay a fine for taking his daughter out of school
6 April 2017
Co-op extends free child funerals to all under-18s
Parents who experience the tragic loss of a child aged 16 or 17 can now benefit from free funeral arrangements
20 March 2017
Budget 2017: New tax-free childcare scheme to launch next month – what we know so far
The Tax-Free Childcare scheme which gives eligible families an extra 20% towards childcare costs will launch in April
8 March 2017
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Struggling with energy bills but don't get the £150 council tax help? Check our council-by-council list to see if you're due further support28 June 2022If you weren't eligible for the £150 council tax rebate to help with the cost of living but are struggling to pay your energy bills, you may be entitled to a one-off cash payment. We've trawled the websites of every UK council to see which ones have released their eligibility criteria for the money, and so check below.
27 June 2022New subscribers to Now should watch out for its £5 a month Boost package being added automatically when they take out the streaming service. Here's what to look for and how to unsubscribe.
24 June 2022Free lateral flow tests in Wales will continue to be available for people showing Covid symptoms up until 30 July.
24 June 2022Private car park operators in England, Scotland and Wales will no longer be able to set fines above £50 in the majority of circumstances, under new rules set out by the Government.
You've got 100 days to use paper £20 and £50 notes before they become unusable - so check your pockets and down the back of sofas now23 June 2022Time is running out to check down the back of your sofa for any soon-to-be-discontinued paper £20 and £50 notes. There are only 100 days left before they become invalid but the latest figures from the Bank of England show there are almost £15 billion-worth of notes still around.
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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