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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18 June 2021JPMorgan Chase has this week struck a deal to purchase UK digital investment platform Nutmeg. Both firms have confirmed there will be no change for Nutmeg customers for now, although they've promised a wider range of products and services in future.
Warning - certain Applaws, Pets at Home and Sainsbury's branded cat food has been recalled over fears it could be linked to fatal disease17 June 2021Pet owners have been warned to stop feeding certain dry food to their cats over fears it could be linked to a fatal disease. Certain Applaws, Pets at Home, and Sainsbury’s branded cat food made by Fold Hill Foods are affected by the precautionary recall but you can get a full refund from retailers.
17 June 2021The first-ever curriculum mapped financial education textbook – funded jointly by MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis and the Money and Pensions Service – has now landed in secondary schools in Scotland.
16 June 2021New mortgage deals are at their LOWEST EVER rates, with two-year fixes down to 0.95% and five-year fixes at 1.17% (though in some cases they load the cost in the form of hefty fees). That means huge savings are possible for some.
Tesco Bank trials new debit card that gives you extra Clubcard points during the first three months - and budgeting help16 June 2021Tesco Bank has quietly launched a prepaid debit card called 'Clubcard Pay', which it's currently trialling.
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.
18 May 2021If you started university between 1998 and 2012, or since then in Scotland and Northern Ireland, you'll have a Plan 1 student loan. While much is written about whether those with savings should overpay the current English Plan 2 student loans, there's little out there about Plan 1. I wanted to change that, so here's a video explaining how to decide...
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