Family & Health
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 MoneySavingExpert.com 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 MoneySavingExpert.com 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
20 October 2021
Martin's mortgage heads-up
'Can you lock in cheaply now to save £1,000s?'
Breakdown cover for TWO £54/yr
Beware Klarna's new 'pay now' service
You may lose vital protections
17 Netflix hacks
Watch Squid Games etc for less
Martin's scam ads broadside
'It's a ludicrous plan'
Ciate £148 of nail polish for £35
Via Advent calendar code
John Lewis' £100 voucher is back
If you do BIG spends there
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25 October 2021The national living wage paid to workers aged 23 and over will rise from £8.91/hr to £9.50/hr from 1 April, the Government has announced. The national minimum wage for workers aged under 23 and apprentices will also rise.
25 October 2021Full-time students studying for an undergraduate degree at a university in England will be charged no more than £9,250/yr in tuition fees in the 2022/23 academic year, the UK Government has confirmed.
25 October 2021If you're submitting a paper version of the self-assessment tax return, then the deadline to file is just days away. And if the tax office receives it later than this Sunday you will liable for a £100 fine.
25 October 2021The price of petrol in the UK has hit a record high, peaking at an average of 142.94p a litre on the back of continued oil price rises. Motoring group the RAC says data from Sunday (24 October) shows that average prices are now at their highest level ever recorded, surpassing the previous high of 142.48p a litre notched up in April 2012.
25 October 2021Nine energy suppliers have gone bust in recent weeks, including Igloo, Symbio, Avro and People's Energy, leaving over 1.7 million energy customers needing a new supplier.
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...
12 October 2021
7 October 2021
Clever ways to calculate your finances