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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

Sainsbury's Bank starts offering credit cards to self-employed borrowers again after lifting coronavirus restrictions

Self-employed borrowers can once more take out credit cards with Sainsbury's Bank as it has reversed temporary coronavirus lending restrictions, which saw it stop issuing new credit cards to the self-employed. Here's what it means for you.

1 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

Exclusive: Martin Lewis video - self-employment grant 4 announcement won’t happen till March

Martin has had confirmation that no official announcement on 4th Self-Employment Income Support Scheme will come until the March Budget - more than a month after the grant period starts.

22 January 2021

Martin Lewis: What you need to know about lockdown finances

Martin spoke about the issue on his show yesterday

8 January 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 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 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

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

6 November 2020