Energy grants worth millions of pounds are STILL available to help you pay your energy bills – check what your supplier is offering
Struggling to pay energy bills? Check if you can get a grant worth £1,000s from your supplier – plus how to apply.
29 December 2022
Royal British Legion offering veterans and their families grants of up to £1,200 to help pay bills – check if you're eligible and how to apply
The UK's largest charity dedicated to supporting the armed forces community has today launched a grant scheme for veterans and their families who are struggling to pay their energy bills.
30 November 2022
Warm Home Discount scheme reopens for people living in England and Wales - here's how to check if you're eligible
Households on certain benefits living in England and Wales can get £150 off their energy bills this winter under the Warm Home Discount after the scheme reopened this week. However, unlike previous years, you won't be able to apply for it as you should get it automatically - here's how to check if you're eligible.
15 November 2022
More than seven million people now struggling to pay their bills - here's the help you can get if you're facing financial difficulty
Almost eight million people in the UK are currently struggling to pay their bills, according to the financial regulator. If you are facing financial difficulty, we explain how to check if you're eligible for support and how to try and cut costs and save on essential bills.
21 October 2022
How you'll receive the £400 energy bill discount from your supplier
Millions of households in Britain will get £400 this winter to help with rising energy bills as part of the Government's 'Energy Bills Support Scheme'. Exactly how you'll be paid this money depends on your supplier and how you pay for your energy bills.
18 October 2022
Government announces further details on energy support for UK households - including a cap on bills in Northern Ireland
Household energy bills in Northern Ireland will be capped from 1 November, the Government has today confirmed. An extra £100 will also be given to those who live off-grid in the UK and use alternative fuels, such as heating oil or LPG to heat their homes. Here's what you need to know.
21 September 2022
Together Energy customer? Check your final bill now as hundreds of customers have been wrongly charged a £40 exit fee
Thousands of Together Energy customers have been sent their final bill containing an incorrect ‘early contract termination’ fee of £40. Check your statement now to see if you’ve been wrongly charged.
21 March 2022
Welsh households on universal credit and other benefits to get £100 towards energy bills
Universal credit claimants and those in receipt of certain means-tested benefits will get £100 towards their energy bills this winter, the Welsh Government has announced. It comes as part of a new £51 million support package designed to help around 350,000 people with the cost of living.
15 February 2022
Scottish households in council tax bands A to D to be given £150 to battle cost of living crisis
Close to two million households in Scotland will be given £150 to help cushion against the cost of living crisis. The money will be given to those in council tax bands A to D, as well as those eligible for council tax reductions.
11 February 2022
Over half of people would opt out of Government's £200 energy 'loan-not-loan', finds MSE YouGov survey
Research commissioned by MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) shows the majority of Brits would opt out of the Government's new compulsory £200 energy 'loan-not-loan' scheme, if given the choice.
10 February 2022
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2 February 2023All energy suppliers were found to have weaknesses when it comes to customer service and complaints, according to regulator Ofgem’s latest report on energy providers’ performance. E.on was the worst offender, and the regulator has ordered it to make immediate improvements or face further action.
2 February 2023If you're a regular shopper at stationery retailer Paperchase, we've rounded-up your refund and return rights, plus what to do with any unspent gift vouchers. The firm collapsed into administration earlier this week, though the brand and intellectual property rights have since been purchased by Tesco.
Pregnant or have a child under four? Check if you can get £17+ a month to help with food costs as over 200,000 are missing out2 February 2023If you're pregnant or have a child under the age of four, and you're on a low income, you may be eligible for a Healthy Start prepaid card offering at least £4.25 a week to spend on healthy food, milk and vitamins.
2 February 2023The Bank of England has increased the base rate from 3.5% to 4%. This rate is used by the central bank to charge other banks and lenders when they borrow money – and so it influences what borrowers pay and what savers earn.
2 February 2023The average annual water bill in England and Wales is set to rise by around £31 a year (7.5%) from April, industry body Water UK has announced today.
5 December 2022Update 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...
29 November 2022It 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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