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Coronavirus

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