Urgent support needed as 2.8m people with mental health problems fall into council tax debt, says charity
Action is needed from the Government and local councils to help support millions of people in council tax arrears.
11 November 2021
Councils taking days to repair severe potholes
Councils' targets for fixing the most severe potholes on their roads vary wildly, with repairs taking minutes in some areas and up to three days elsewhere, according to new data
18 January 2019
Credit and debit card charges banned from Saturday - what you need to know
You should no longer be charged a fee for opting to pay by credit or debit card – but admin fees are still allowed
9 January 2018
Councils not providing info on appealing car parking fines – know your rights
Local authorities are not doing enough to highlight the appeals process to those slapped with parking fines
7 February 2017
Households facing sharp rise in council tax bills over next two years – do you qualify for a discount?
Local authorities in England will be given the go-ahead to plug the gap in social care funding by raising council tax
15 December 2016
'Mum was living with someone with dementia so she got £3,000 council tax back.' Can you reclaim?
10,000s of people who've lived with someone with a 'severe mental impairment' may be able to reclaim council tax
27 September 2016
Council gives parents temporary reprieve on some term-time holidays
Derbyshire County Council is thought to be the first in the country to temporarily scrap many term-time holiday fines
22 September 2016
Respond to your council's household enquiry form – or risk a £1,000 fine
A household enquiry form is being sent to every home in the UK, but don't ignore it – you could face a £1,000 fine
16 September 2016
Charges for unpaid council tax 'push people further into debt'
Councils are too quick to call in bailiffs, use court orders and demand upfront payments, says Citizens Advice
8 July 2016
Got an annexe? Check if you're due a council tax discount
More than 2,400 homes have claimed a council tax discount for having a self-contained 'granny flat', can you?
24 March 2015
8 December 2021
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8 December 2021Zopa has this week closed all of its 60,000 existing investor accounts. If you're an investor, you'll be able to access your money by 31 January 2022 at the latest. If you're a borrower, nothing is changing and you should carry on with your repayments as normal.
7 December 2021The financial watchdog has proposed sweeping changes that would mean financial service providers give consumers better protection while preventing them from harm before it even happens.
7 December 2021Even if your car and home insurance is not up for renewal, everyone should get quotes now because in a month new rules may mean costs will spike.
6 December 2021If you are eligible, the money should be paid automatically but you can claim if you think you've wrongly missed out.
6 December 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe.. We've the full info on what's happened, including changes to testing and quarantining. Plus, this guide also has key info on travel insurance, refund rights and more.
29 November 2021I was invited on to BBC Radio 2 Vine's 'What Makes Us Human' programme. The brief: "write then read out an essay on one unique element of humanity, interspersed with some autobiographical notes".
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.
14 September 2021Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
30 November 2021If you’re shopping online for gifts, the deadline for ordering to get ’em in time for Christmas may be sooner than you think. Get it wrong and instead of presents under the tree, they could be held hostage at a courier firm’s out-of-town depot… To help avoid this, retailers now give their own final cut-off dates for orders you want...
23 November 2021
Clever ways to calculate your finances