PCR travel test providers given official warning amid concerns over misleading prices and unfair practices
PCR Covid test providers have been told by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to clean up their practices amid concerns they may be breaking consumer law. An open letter has been written by the watchdog identifying a number of "harmful" practices, which it says it will further investigate.
24 September 2021
PCR travel tests review launched amid concerns over price, reliability and quality of service
The competition watchdog has announced plans to review the PCR travel tests market amid concerns that the price, reliability and quality of service provided could be creating a barrier for families wanting to travel abroad. A response will be provided by the Competition and Markets Authority within the next month.
12 August 2021
Groupon threatened with court action after refusing cash refunds
Deals website Groupon faces court action unless it improves how it treats its customers, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has said.
9 August 2021
Airlines to be investigated for refusing cash refunds where passengers couldn't travel due to Covid-19 restrictions
Airlines will be investigated by the competition watchdog over whether they broke consumer law by failing to offer cash refunds for flights that passengers couldn't legally take due to Government restrictions during the pandemic
16 December 2020
Loveholidays to refund £18m to 44,000 holidaymakers for coronavirus cancellations
Around 44,000 Loveholidays customers whose trips were cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis are in line for refunds worth a combined £18 million after intervention from the competition watchdog
15 December 2020
Lastminute.com to refund £7m to thousands of holidaymakers for coronavirus-cancelled trips
Over 9,000 Lastminute.com holidaymakers will finally receive refunds for package trips that were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, after intervention from the competition watchdog
1 December 2020
Wedding firms warned over 'unfair' coronavirus refund policies
Several wedding firms have been warned by the competition watchdog after concerns that couples still aren't receiving fair refunds for weddings which couldn't go ahead during the coronavirus pandemic
26 November 2020
Compare The Market fined £17.9m for banning home insurers from offering cheaper deals elsewhere
Price comparison website Compare The Market has been fined £17.9 million by the competition watchdog, after it banned home insurers from offering customers cheaper prices elsewhere
19 November 2020
Tui promises to pay outstanding refunds by the end of the month
Package holiday giant Tui has promised to pay any outstanding refund requests for holidays cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic by 30 September 2020
16 September 2020
Housing developers face enforcement action over leasehold terms
The competition watchdog has launched enforcement action over leasehold concerns and is investigating four leading housing developers after uncovering "troubling evidence" of potentially unfair terms and potential mis-selling
4 September 2020
20 October 2021
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Households in England and Wales to be offered new £5,000 Government grant from April 2022 to help replace gas boilers with heat pumps19 October 2021Brits wanting to fit a low-carbon heat pump in their homes in England and Wales could receive a £5,000 grant from the Government to help replace less efficient gas boilers from April 2022. The initiative is part of a £3.9 billion project to make all heating systems low carbon by 2035.
19 October 2021Important changes to the way insurers charge new and existing customers are on their way, which will put an end to the 'loyalty premium' borne by consumers, says MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis.
19 October 2021Tesco has launched its first checkout-free store where shoppers can pick up their shopping and leave without needing to pay at a till. Tesco's 'GetGo' store opened in High Holborn in London today (19 October). It will be open seven days a week from 7am to 11pm.
Christmas supermarket delivery slots have opened but they are selling out fast - here's when and how to book19 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.
19 October 2021Nine energy suppliers have gone bust in recent weeks, including Igloo, Symbio, Avro and People's Energy, leaving over 1.7 million energy customers needing a new supplier.
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...
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