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Council tax set to rise for millions in April with most facing 5% hikes – here's what you need to know
Council tax bills will rise for millions of people from 1 April, with most local authorities in England preparing increases of 5% – adding around £100 to a typical band D bill. In Wales, most councils are planning rises of between around 5% to 10%.
20 February 2024
Council tax to rise for millions from 1 April with most facing 5% hikes – here's what's happening
Council tax bills will increase for millions of people in England from 1 April, with the majority of local authorities set to hike rates by 5% – though in some cases bills will rise by up to 15%.
14 February 2023
'I got a £15,000 council tax refund for my mum's dementia and had future bills axed' – here's how to do the same if you're in a similar position
Family members of a 98-year-old – who was refunded £15,000 in council tax overpayments and had future bills axed due to her having vascular dementia – have urged others in a similar position to check if they can do the same.
15 November 2022
MSE Exclusive: Households in Great Britain due £150 million in council tax refunds – check NOW to see if you're one of the 862,000 due a payout
Households are being urged to check NOW if they are one of the 862,000 due a refund of overpaid council tax, with an investigation by MoneySavingExpert.com showing residents in England, Scotland and Wales could claim back a total of just over £150 million.
3 July 2022
Households in council tax bands A-D to get £150 as part of a nationwide energy crisis support package
Millions of households in England will get £150 off their council tax bills, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced
5 April 2022
Council tax bills to rise from 1 April - here's what's happening and what to do about it
Council tax bills are set to rise for millions of households from 1 April, with the majority seeing total increases of around 3%. We've tips on how to reduce your bill below and a list of how much local councils will charge across England, Scotland and Wales.
29 March 2022
In council tax bands A to D? Set up a direct debit now with your local authority to ensure you get the £150 'energy rebate' in April
About 20 million households in England - those with homes in council tax bands A to D - will get a £150 rebate in April - here's how to guarantee you'll get it on time.
24 February 2022
15 gold medal MoneySaving successes of 2021 - including £7,000 council tax back, £22,000 competition win, £250 WFH tax claim
As many feel moved by Team GB's recent Olympic success, we hope to inspire you to overcome your financial hurdles and achieve a knockout MoneySaving victory by celebrating 15 of our users' best successes of 2021. Some require you to go the extra mile (for a big reward), others are swimmingly easy. On your marks, get set, go...
17 August 2021
Council tax bills may rise by up to 4% from April
Some local authorities in England will be able to raise council tax by up to 4% in April 2020
23 December 2019
April price rises have kicked in - act now to beat the hikes
A new wave of price hikes hit today, from council tax and prescriptions to energy and broadband - and while you can't stop the rises, there are still plenty of ways to cut these bills
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Standard first-class stamp prices to rise by an inflation-busting 8% from 2 April – here's how to beat the hike1 March 2024Other stamp prices will also rise, including second-class stamps by a larger 13% – though if you buy stamps at their current price, you'll still be able to use them after the price goes up.
Help mortgage prisoners NOW, Government urged – as one year passes since Martin Lewis-funded report put forward solutions29 February 2024The call comes nearly a year after the publication of a major report, funded by MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis, which put forward costed solutions to the nightmare situation facing up to 200,000 people in the UK.
The Body Shop to close almost half its stores as it falls into administration – your shopping, refund and gift card rights explained29 February 2024Cosmetics retailer The Body Shop will close 75 stores over the next four to six weeks after falling into administration earlier this month. This comes after seven stores were closed on 27 February, resulting in almost half of its 198 stores shutting their doors for good and hundreds of staff facing redundancy
Tesco shopper? Today is your LAST CHANCE to spend or extend £18 million of expiring Clubcard vouchers29 February 2024If you've got a Tesco Clubcard, urgently check when your vouchers expire as £18 million worth will run out by the end of today (29 February).
British Gas extends half-price electricity on Sundays offer for some smart meter users until April 2024 – here's what's happening28 February 2024British Gas is extending its offer of half-price electricity on Sundays for some smart meter customers until April 2024.
3 January 2024It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
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