Martin Lewis grills Energy Secretary over lack of action on standing charges and missing support for vulnerable households this winter
Energy Secretary Grant Shapps has been questioned by MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis about his lack of action to bring down standing charges and why he's yet to introduce an energy social tariff.
19 July 2023
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.
23 June 2023
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
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
Martin: It's Meter Reading Week
His 9 energy need-to-knows
Martin's savers alert
After base rate freeze
Grab 1.5yrs' FREE family insurance
Travel, mobile & breakdown
FREE Greggs pizza slice & hot drink
Normally up to £4
14,000 Vax codes
Incl £400 cordless for £100
Mortgage rates are falling
Is now the time to fix?
Now FOUR banks pay you to switch
Up to a FREE £210
Read the full email
For all the latest deals, guides and loopholes simply sign up today – it's spam-free!
Train strike refund rights as Northern, Southeastern, Thameslink and more set for week of disruption28 September 2023Rail users in England, Scotland and Wales face disruption over the coming week as workers across multiple train operators, including Northern, Southeastern, Thameslink and more, take strike action and refuse to work overtime.
27 September 2023Interest rates on fixed mortgage deals have been edging down over the past few weeks with some five and 10-year fixes now at below 5%.
Water bills to rise by less than planned from April 2024 as firms hit with £114 million penalty – here's what we know26 September 2023Some water bills in England and Wales could rise by less than planned from April 2024, as 12 water companies have been hit with a collective £114 million penalty for missing targets on pollution, leaks and customer service.
26 September 2023Ocado is opening up its first round of Christmas delivery slots this week.
26 September 2023The Octopus Tracker tariff is not right for everyone, but if you're willing to regularly keep track of daily price changes, it could mean big savings.
26 September 2023
11 September 2023Update 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...
4 September 2023The 2023 academic year is about to start, and it'll see the biggest shake-up to student finance in England for a decade. The changes are both subtle and massive. On the surface they look like a tweak, in practice they will increase the eventual cost of going to university by over 50% for many typical graduates.
21 August 2023
Clever ways to calculate your finances