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
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
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
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27 September 2021Martin Lewis has AGAIN warned the Government against possible retrospective changes to the terms and conditions of existing student loan contracts. In a new video, the MoneySavingExpert.com founder responds to reports of a possible shake-up to student loans, which could see the earnings threshold you start repaying at cut, costing many £400/yr more.
27 September 2021Energy suppliers Avro Energy and Green have become the latest firms to cease trading, affecting more than 800,000 households. If you're with either firm, your energy supply will continue and credit balances are protected. But DON'T switch now – sit tight and wait until your new supplier has contacted you.
British Gas, E.on and Scottish Power open Warm Home Discount schemes for this winter - how to apply and get £140 off your energy bill27 September 2021Households on a low income and in receipt of certain benefits may be able to get £140 off their energy bill this winter under the Warm Home Discount scheme. It comes as major suppliers, including British Gas, E.on and Scottish Power, have reopened their schemes for 2021/22.
27 September 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.
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21 September 2021There are more myths and misunderstandings about student finance than any other subject. So in this blog is my updated 2021/22 version of the must knows, with links to far more info.
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