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BT, Sky, Virgin, Vodafone and others pledge to help broadband and mobile customers struggling with bills

The UK's biggest broadband and mobile providers – BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Three, Virgin Media O2, and Vodafone – have agreed to a set of measures aimed to ensure customers struggling to pay their bills during the cost of living crisis don't get cut off from essential services.

28 June 2022

Struggling with energy bills but don't get the £150 council tax help? Check our council-by-council list to see if you're due further support

If you weren't eligible for the £150 council tax rebate to help with the cost of living but are struggling to pay your energy bills, you may be entitled to a one-off cash payment. We've trawled the websites of every UK council to see which ones have released their eligibility criteria for the money, and so check below.

28 June 2022

Watch Martin Lewis's Q&A with Rishi Sunak on the new cost of living support package – plus more info on today's announcement

Martin puts his, MSE users' and his social media followers' questions to Rishi Sunak following today's announcement of a new cost of living crisis support package.

28 June 2022

Financial watchdog tells lenders to treat borrowers better as the cost of living crisis worsens - here's all you need to know

Lenders must make sure they're meeting customers' needs as more people are turning to borrowing as the cost of living rises, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) says. The regulator has written to 3,500 lenders to remind them of the standards they should meet.

16 June 2022

Millions of households to receive their first cost of living payment in July - here's how to check if you'll get it

Millions of the UK's poorest households will start to receive the first half of their £650 cost of living payment from 14 July. Here's all you need to know on whether you're eligible and when you'll get your payment.

15 June 2022

Don't pay your council tax bill by direct debit? Check now to see how and when you'll get your £150 rebate

If you don't pay your council tax by direct debit it's highly likely you've yet to receive your free £150 energy rebate from the Government.

13 June 2022

Sweeping proposals designed to help people on to the property ladder announced by the Prime Minister – here's what you need to know

Sweeping changes designed to get more people onto the property ladder, have been announced by the Prime Minister today (9 June).

9 June 2022

Low income households in Scotland to get £50 annual payment towards winter energy bills - here's all you need to know

Some 400,000 households in Scotland will receive an annual payment of £50 to help them towards winter heating costs. The Low-Income Winter Heating Assistance will replace the Cold Weather Payment of £25.

8 June 2022

In council tax bands A-D and pay by direct debit? Check when your £150 energy rebate is coming

Most English and Welsh households eligible for the Government's £150 council tax rebate should receive the payment by the end of May – so long as they pay their council tax by direct debit.

30 May 2022

£17 million of unspent Tesco Clubcard vouchers will expire this month, but there's a trick to extend them – here's how

Some £17 million worth of unused Tesco Clubcard vouchers is set to expire at the end of the month. Use your vouchers now if you can but if not, there is a trick to extend them online. We explain how it works.

20 May 2022