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Car finance and high-cost credit payment holidays set to be extended

The financial regulator has proposed further measures to support borrowers struggling to make payments on car finance deals, buy-now-pay-later agreements and other credit products due to the coronavirus pandemic, with many set to be offered another three-month payment holiday if needed

3 July 2020

Government starts lifting restrictions on overseas travel

English holidaymakers have been given the green light to start travelling to some overseas destinations from Saturday, while quarantine requirements for returning travellers will also be lifted next week, as restrictions put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic are gradually lifted

3 July 2020

Can I get a refund on static caravan fees if I can't use it due to coronavirus?

We're looking into what rights you have as a static caravan owner

1 July 2020

HMRC 'technical issue' leaves taxpayers unable to claim refunds online

People who've overpaid tax and been told they're due refunds have been unable to claim them online due to ongoing technical problems with HM Revenue & Customs' repayment system, can reveal

26 June 2020

MPs call on Government to help those excluded by coronavirus support schemes

MPs from across the political spectrum have called on the Government to provide support to those who have been excluded from the coronavirus furlough scheme and Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, in a debate in parliament today

25 June 2020

Applied for a TfL season ticket refund online? Look out for a SECOND payment

Transport for London (TfL) customers who applied online for season ticket refunds during the coronavirus pandemic and had already had a partial payment have now been sent additional rebates of about £70 on average. It should be paid automatically, but it's worth checking it's come through if you're owed – and some may need to log into their account to get the refund paid as cash

24 June 2020

Even HMRC's webinars are confused about the second self-employment grant's timing

HM Revenue & Customs has apologised after a webinar it ran gave out incorrect information

23 June 2020

Shielding employees in England no longer entitled to statutory sick pay from August

Over two million clinically vulnerable people in England who were advised to 'shield' at home during the coronavirus pandemic have been told they can return to work from 1 August 2020 – and, as a result, those who are employed will no longer be eligible for statutory sick pay

22 June 2020

Further help on overdrafts, loans and credit cards planned for those hit by coronavirus

The financial regulator is set to order lenders to take further steps to help customers hit financially by the coronavirus pandemic

19 June 2020

Passport renewal delays leave some travellers with holidays booked fearing they could lose £1,000s

Travellers applying to renew their passport are facing long delays and in some cases having to wait for over two months as the Passport Office battles to clear a backlog

17 June 2020

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