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State pension 'triple lock' to be suspended for a year

The state pension will rise by a smaller amount from next April as the Government has announced plans to temporarily suspend its so-called 'triple lock'.

7 September 2021

Pet owners spend more on dogs than cats, finds new MSE poll

More than eight in ten dog owners say they spend over £500/yr on their pooch compared with just over half of cat owners who spend the same, a new poll has found. Meanwhile, almost half (46%) of dog owners spend more than £1,251 a year on their furry friend, compared to just 15% of cat owners who spend the same.

11 August 2021

Coronavirus Life-in-Lockdown Help

The Prime Minister has unveiled sweeping restrictions on public movement to tackle the spread of coronavirus. This has had a huge impact on daily life, affecting everything from weddings and train travel to music events and sport. To help, we're working flat out to answer your questions on these topics and more

9 August 2021

Coronavirus Finance & Bills Help

Many are worried about the UK impact of the coronavirus on their ability to pay bills and even stay in their home. This guide tells you what help's out there if you can't pay bills or pay loans or credit cards back.

1 August 2021

Students urged to apply for university funding now if they plan to get a place via 'clearing' – don't wait for your A-level results

Prospective university and college students who plan to go through a process known as 'clearing' to get onto a course should not wait for their exam results before applying for student finance.

30 July 2021

Google Photos to stop offering unlimited free storage

Google Photos will stop giving users unlimited free online storage for photos and videos from 1 June - meaning those who routinely use the service may need to start paying fees or saving photos elsewhere.

28 May 2021

New help for millions in debt crisis - you can now get two months' 'breathing space' from interest and enforcement action

New rules giving those in England and Wales who are struggling with problem debt a 60-day grace period to get their finances back under control come into force today, in a huge victory for and others who've campaigned hard on the issue.

4 May 2021

New FREE guide on what to teach kids about spending money safely online launched

Not-for-profit internet safety body Internet Matters has launched a free ten-point guide with tips to help kids and young people build good online money management habits.

13 April 2021

Couple gets 'severe mental impairment' council tax discount backdated TEN years after appeal - how to fight for a backdated payment

A MoneySaving couple have received a £3,500 council tax refund after taking their local authority to a tribunal and forcing it to backdate a discount to 2009 - and their success story shows how others may be able to win refunds for previous years too

24 March 2021

New private parking ticket appeals service to launch next year

A new private parking ticket appeals service will launch next year, the Government has confirmed. Meanwhile, a raft of measures designed to make private parking tickets cheaper and fairer have also been announced

22 March 2021