Travel traffic light system to be introduced - here's how it will work
The Government has unveiled details of how it plans to open up foreign travel this summer for those in England, with countries to be graded under a new traffic light system which will determine whether travellers need to quarantine and what coronavirus tests are required.
9 April 2021
Teletext Holidays threatened with court action after failing to provide refunds for trips disrupted by coronavirus
Teletext Holidays may face court action if it fails to refund customers whose package holidays were cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis, the competition watchdog has said.
25 March 2021
Budget 2021: Furlough and self-employed support extended
In an unusual move, the Treasury officially released details of the extension of its coronavirus income support schemes before the Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivers his key Budget speech, which will take place at 12.30pm today.
3 March 2021
Students in Northern Ireland to receive £500 Covid disruption payment - how to claim it
Thousands of students in Northern Ireland are to get a one-off £500 payment from the government in a bid to help those struggling with the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis.
5 February 2021
Furlough scheme extended again until end of April
The furlough scheme set up to support those whose jobs have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic has been extended another month and will now run until the end of April 2021, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced today. And businesses will now be able to apply for Government support schemes including bounce back loans until the end of March
17 December 2020
Martin Lewis warns MPs of 'catastrophic' effect on workers' finances without coronavirus support
MoneySavingExpert.com founder and chair Martin Lewis has warned MPs that workers' finances could be permanently damaged without short-term support during the coronavirus crisis, as part of a Treasury Committee evidence session on the economic impact of the pandemic
10 December 2020
Councils stop offering £500 self-isolation payments to those on low incomes as cash runs out
MoneySavingExpert.com research found some local authorities have run out discretionary funding for £500 Test and Trace grants despite the scheme expected to last until 31 January 2021.
9 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
Rail users furious as advance fare refunds refused despite coronavirus lockdown – your rights explained
Rail passengers with cheap advanced tickets have been left furious after being refused cash refunds despite being unable to travel because of the English coronavirus lockdown
12 November 2020
Martin Lewis urges Sainsbury's to move its Nectar 'double-up' online during lockdown
Sainsbury's must urgently rethink its Nectar 'double-up' promotion so that it doesn't force customers to go to stores unnecessarily while England is in lockdown and there are tight restrictions elsewhere in the UK, MSE founder Martin Lewis said today
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13 April 2021Not-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.
'I'm self-employed but confused about whether I can claim the fourth grant' – Unsure? Here's what you need to know13 April 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.
13 April 2021If you're worried about work during the coronavirus crisis, this guide looks at your rights if you're self employed, including what help's there for limited company directors.
13 April 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
12 April 2021Jobseekers claiming certain work-related benefits can once more get unlimited mobile data, minutes and texts for £10 a month.
Martin Lewis: Payment holidays coming to an end – but should you take one? Mortgages, credit cards, loans, payday loans, car finance and more23 March 2021Within the last week, we've seen the extension of coronavirus credit card, personal loan and overdraft help to 31 October 2020, with mortgage payment holidays already extended. The regulator's other help schemes are also likely to be extended too, including car finance and payday loans, yet should you do it?
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