Covid-hit businesses eligible for new Government support scheme
Businesses that have been financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic could receive a grant of up to £6,000 under a new £1 billion support package.
21 December 2021
France to ban UK holidaymakers, causing chaos for Christmas travel plans - here are your refund rights
Only those with a "compelling" reason will now be able to enter the country but this doesn't include travel for tourist or business reasons. This applies whether you're vaccinated or not.
16 December 2021
British Airways passenger wins cash refund in court after being 'pushed' to accept vouchers for Covid cancelled flights
A MoneySaver has successfully taken British Airways to the small claims court and been awarded £300 after disputing the airline's decision to issue vouchers instead of a cash refund for flights cancelled due to the pandemic.
26 November 2021
Covid: Lateral flow tests to replace PCRs for vaccinated travellers from Sunday 24 October
Vaccinated travellers entering England from abroad will be able to take a day two lateral flow test instead of a more expensive PCR test from Sunday 24 October, in a move by the UK Government to make going abroad cheaper and easier ahead of October half-term.
15 October 2021
Latest coronavirus 'traffic light' travel update due this week
The 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 2021
Returning to Wales from abroad? You can pick your own PCR test provider from 21 September to save money
Travellers returning to Wales from abroad will be able to use cheap PCR tests from providers on the UK Government's list of approved firms from 21 September.
13 September 2021
Canada and Switzerland to move to the 'green' travel list in the latest 'traffic light' update - but Montenegro and Thailand will turn 'red'
Seven destinations, including Canada and Switzerland, will be added to the 'green' traffic light list from next week, the UK government has announced. The system is used to govern the action holidaymakers must take when they return to the UK from overseas.
26 August 2021
France travel restrictions eased in latest 'traffic light' system shake-up – fully vaccinated holidaymakers WON'T have to quarantine on their return
France is to be moved back on to the Government's standard 'amber' list from Sunday for travellers returning to England. The change means holidaymakers who are fully vaccinated or under 18 will not have to self-isolate on their return.
5 August 2021
Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca to move back on to 'amber' list in new travel restrictions shake-up – your rights
Spain's Balearic Islands - including Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca - are to be moved from the Government's 'green' travel list to the amber list from Monday for travellers returning to England, Scotland and Wales. The change means holidaymakers who are not fully vaccinated or under 18 will have to self-isolate for up to 10 days on their return.
14 July 2021
Fully vaccinated holidaymakers WON'T have to quarantine on return from amber list countries after 19 July as Government eases restrictions
Holidaymakers who are fully vaccinated and children under 18 will no longer need to quarantine when returning to England from amber list countries after Monday 19 July
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Amazon Logistics tops MSE’s parcel delivery poll for first time – while CitySprint ranks bottom of the pile20 January 2022It comes after another challenging year for firms providing essential services amid the continuing pandemic.
19 January 2022The high street retailer has brought back its 'Price Advantage' initiative that it trialled last summer, which offers up to 50% off selected products.
Virgin Media offers automatic discounts to customers waiting on hold and seeking a price cut - but wait to speak to someone in person as you may be able to get a better deal19 January 2022Virgin Media is offering automated discounts to cable customers put on hold who call up seeking a price cut, MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) has learnt, although we've heard of users securing far better deals if they stay on the line and haggle in person.
Lloyds Bank ordered to settle two-year-old Section 75 claim involving PayPal - here's how you can fight for a refund too19 January 2022Lloyds Bank has been ordered by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) to settle a so-called 'Section 75' claim that is almost two-years old after the high-street lender tried to avoid making a payout because the items were bought via PayPal.
Martin Lewis: Pay more than £10/mth on your mobile bill? You’re probably burning cash – here’s how to cut costs18 January 2022Bill payers may be surprised to learn that if they’re paying more than £10 a month for their mobile phones, they may be burning through cash. That’s the message from MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) founder Martin Lewis this week as he offers tips on cutting the costs of your phone bill.
10 January 2022This is my sixth annual steps blog. My well-documented obsession with the 'quantified self' is showing no sign of abating. According to my tracker, I did 9,284,614 steps (nearly 400,000 more than last year) – a ridiculous, hopefully healthy obsession.
29 November 2021I was invited on to BBC Radio 2 Vine's 'What Makes Us Human' programme. The brief: "write then read out an essay on one unique element of humanity, interspersed with some autobiographical notes".
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.
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