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Netflix axes cheapest ad-free plan for ALL subscribers – here's what you need to know

If you're a Netflix subscriber on its 'Basic' plan, you'll have to pay £3 more a month to watch without adverts at the lowest price.

5 July 2024

Are you one of 577,000 who had their Child Benefit delayed? HMRC has started paying some redress – it’s not too late to claim

Child Benefit claimants are starting to receive redress from HMRC after their payments were delayed earlier this month due to a "processing error".

25 June 2024

Hive admits some users can't connect their electric vehicle chargers to its app – here's what you can do about it

Hive has admitted it's aware of a problem that's seen some customers unable to connect their electric vehicle chargers to the smart home tech provider's app.

10 June 2024

Martin Lewis: 'Chancellor – will you end the awful cliff-edge on Carer's Allowance that means if you earn 1p over £151 and you lose £80 a week?' founder Martin Lewis has grilled the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt on whether he'll fix the Carer's Allowance "cliff-edge" that causes people to lose their entitlement when they earn just a penny over the threshold.

28 May 2024

Boosting your state pension should now be quicker and easier for some as new limited online tool launches – here's how it works

A new online service designed to simplify how you check and pay for voluntary national insurance contributions is now available. It should make the state pension boosting process quicker and easier for most people.

29 April 2024

Council tax in most of Scotland to be frozen until April 2025 – here's what you need to know

Council tax for most of Scotland's 2.5 million households will be frozen at current levels until April 2025, the Scottish Government has confirmed.

12 March 2024

Spring Budget 2024: Workers to pay less national insurance from April – but some will still be worse off due to frozen personal tax thresholds

Around 29 million workers are set to benefit from the national insurance contributions change, which will see contributions cut from 10% to 8% for employed workers and from 9% to 6% for self-employed workers.

6 March 2024

Spring Budget 2024: Child Benefit shake-up confirmed to fix 'unfairness' in system – a major campaign win for Martin Lewis and MSE

The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has revealed plans to address the "unfairness" in the current Child Benefit system. This follows extensive campaigning on the issue by (MSE) and its founder Martin Lewis.

6 March 2024

Martin Lewis: What the Spring Budget 2024 means for your pocket – national insurance cut, frozen tax rates, Child Benefit boost, no LISA change & more

The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has today announced a range of new tax, benefits and savings measures in his Spring Budget. founder Martin Lewis has shared his instant reaction and explained what the changes mean for you, and we've added more detail on them below.

6 March 2024

Third and final cost of living payment paid to millions on certain benefits – what to do if you haven't got yours

More than seven million households on certain benefits, including Universal Credit and Tax Credits, have now received the third and final instalment of their cost of living payment, worth £299.

6 March 2024