Self-employed avoid big cut to universal credit after return of the 'minimum income floor' delayed until April
The move means many self-employed people WON'T now face huge drops in payments next week
3 November 2020
ATOL protection for refund credit notes extended
Refund credit notes issued up until 31 December 2020 for cancelled holidays will be protected by the Government after it extended cover put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic - so if you accept one and the travel firm were to then go bust, you will get your money back
23 October 2020
Italy added to UK's quarantine list
Travellers returning to the UK from Italy, San Marino and Vatican City will have to self-isolate for 14 days from 4am on Sunday 18 October
15 October 2020
Are negative interest rates on the way? Martin's view as the Bank of England asks lenders if they're ready for them
The Bank of England has written to banks asking them to provide details on how they would cope if interest rates were cut to zero or even turned negative
12 October 2020
Job Support Scheme extended to pay wages at businesses shut down by coronavirus restrictions
Businesses whose premises are legally required to shut as part of new local or national restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus will receive grants to pay up to two-thirds of the wages of staff who cannot work, the Government has announced
9 October 2020
Government taskforce to consider coronavirus testing for travellers to cut self-isolation time
A Government taskforce will consider how coronavirus testing could reduce the amount of time people need to quarantine for when returning to the UK from overseas
8 October 2020
Railcards WON'T be extended or refunded despite coronavirus lockdown
Millions of railcard holders won't any refund or extension to their cards as a result of the coronavirus lockdown, it's been confirmed – despite many being unable to use them for months while the Government advised against non-essential rail travel
1 October 2020
Low-deposit mortgage deals vanishing – what it means for first-time buyers
Mortgage deals for first-time buyers with a low deposit have been disappearing from the market since the coronavirus pandemic took hold in the UK, new data shows
29 September 2020
New Easyjet Holidays 'Protection Promise' offers refund if you change your mind – is it any good?
Easyjet Holidays has launched a new 'Protection Promise', which lets customers who decide not to travel for any reason up to four weeks before departure get a full cash refund, aside from their deposit which will be returned to them as a credit voucher
25 September 2020
Chancellor unveils new Job Support Scheme and extends self-employed grant
Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces the new measures in the House of Commons
24 September 2020
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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
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