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
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
Furlough extended until March and self-employed support boosted again
The Government's furlough scheme will be extended until the end of March, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced
5 November 2020
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
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
Premier Inn WILL now consider refunds for bookings hit by local lockdown travel restrictions
Premier Inn has said it will consider refunding customers who are unable to stay in hotels due to local lockdown travel restrictions – days after MoneySavingExpert.com revealed some with less flexible bookings had been denied refunds
9 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
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Energy bills set to rocket for millions later this year as experts predict £100+/yr price cap rise – check if you can beat hikes by switching11 June 2021Around 11 million households on standard energy tariffs are likely to see huge price rises this winter, with industry experts Cornwall Insight predicting an increase of more than £100/yr to regulator Ofgem's price cap. But many can beat the hikes and save £100s by switching now.
11 June 2021Monzo users shopping at Tesco stores across the country may have been charged twice after a "technical error". Tesco says it is investigating and adds that it aims to reverse duplicate transactions within a day. Affected Monzo customers can also reverse payments via its banking app. Here's what you need to know.
10 June 2021Thousands of savers hoping to transfer to Nationwide's 'Member Exclusive Fixed Rate ISA' are facing delays, with some waiting as long as three months. It comes after the building society was inundated with requests for the new account, which was a MoneySavingExpert.com best buy at the time of its launch in March.
Thousands of Lifetime ISA bonus payments delayed ahead of stamp duty deadline after HMRC technical error9 June 2021Thousands of Lifetime ISA savers have had their 25% bonus payments delayed by over a week after a HMRC "technical error". It means some first-time buyers looking to purchase a home before the stamp duty holiday ends this month could be left as much as £1,000 out of pocket, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal.
Furniture Village customer? Here's the latest on orders and shoppers' details after it was hit by a cyber attack9 June 2021Customers are facing delays as Furniture Village orders have been disrupted after it was hit by a cyber attack. Orders are now being rescheduled but shoppers should consider changing online passwords and remaining alert for suspicious activity as it's unclear if personal information is at risk.
18 May 2021If you started university between 1998 and 2012, or since then in Scotland and Northern Ireland, you'll have a Plan 1 student loan. While much is written about whether those with savings should overpay the current English Plan 2 student loans, there's little out there about Plan 1. I wanted to change that, so here's a video explaining how to decide...
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