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State pensions set to be boosted by 2.5% under triple lock

State pensions are expected to rise by 2.5% next April under the 'triple lock' guarantee - meaning an increase of around £230/yr for those receiving the new state pension in full

21 October 2020

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

19 October 2020

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.

16 October 2020

Job Support Scheme extended to pay wages at businesses shut down by coronavirus restrictions

Businesses whose premises are legally required to shut as part of new local or national restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus will receive grants to pay up to two-thirds of the wages of staff who cannot work, the Government has announced

9 October 2020

Victory over debt threats as Government agrees to end distressing default letters

The Government has today agreed to change old laws which force lenders to send intimidating letters to people struggling with debt, in a key campaign victory for the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute charity set up by founder Martin Lewis

7 October 2020

State pension age rises to 66

The official state pension age has now hit 66 – and is set to rise further in the coming years

6 October 2020

'I got £2,600 in expired Childcare Vouchers back': Can you reclaim lost vouchers like MSE Jenny did?

Parents are losing £100s or even £1,000s in Childcare Vouchers because they expire – yet if this does happen, it's easy to reclaim the money

5 October 2020

Chancellor unveils new Job Support Scheme and extends self-employed grant

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces the new measures in the House of Commons

24 September 2020

CreditLadder introduces £8/mth fees for renters reporting payments to two credit reference agencies

Renters who use CreditLadder to build their credit rating by sending information about their rental payments to credit reference agencies will now need to pay a fee of up to £8/mth if they want their payments to be reported to both Experian and Equifax

16 September 2020

Women lose Court of Appeal challenge over state pension age rise

Two women have lost their Court of Appeal challenge against the Government over changes to the state pension age

15 September 2020

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