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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17 September 2021Fully vaccinated travellers will no longer need to take a pre-departure Covid-19 test before they depart for England from 4 October. In addition, they'll only need to take a cheaper lateral flow test on arrival to England from later next month under an overhaul to the 'traffic light' travel system. Eight destinations will also come off the red list from 22 September.
17 September 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
16 September 2021The next update of the coronavirus 'traffic light' travel system, used to govern the action holidaymakers take when they return to the UK from overseas, is due to take place this week. This will provide the latest information on which destinations will feature on the Government's 'green', 'amber' and 'red' travel lists.
16 September 2021Teletext Holidays and its sister company Alpharooms have agreed to refund £7 million to thousands of customers still waiting to get their money back after their package holidays were cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis. Here's how to make a claim.
'I'm self-employed but confused about whether I can claim the fifth grant' – Unsure? Here's what you need to know16 September 2021100s of self-employed people are confused about what constitutes being “adversely affected” by coronavirus, we have some helpful scenarios to work out where you stand, as well as HMRC’s guidance.
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...
Martin Lewis: Why you shouldn't worry too much about your credit score – it’s not actually a real thing14 June 2021When it comes to finances, numbers are key – whether it's what you earn, your credit card balance or the interest rate on your mortgage, small changes can add up to a big difference. Yet there's one number you shouldn't pay too much attention to – your credit score.
16 August 2021
Clever ways to calculate your finances