Family & Health
Signed up to Disney+ before 23 February 2021? Make sure you’re prepared for the £20 price hike this month
Thousands of customers who signed up for an annual subscription to Disney+ before 23 February 2021 will see their bills increase by £20 this month. Instead of paying £59.99/yr these customers will be billed £79.99/yr.
16 February 2022
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 January 2022
Households to face a £1,200 hit from next April with 2022 set to be the 'year of the squeeze'
Households across the country are set to face an income hit of £1,200 a year due to rising energy prices, tax increases and wage stagnation, according to a report by the think tank Resolution Foundation.
28 December 2021
First-ever financial education textbook lands in schools – funded by Martin
All 3,400 state-funded schools in England will receive 100 free copies of the 150-page textbook
2 November 2021
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
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
Give all primary school children a financial education, MPs urge
All children across the UK should be taught basic money skills in primary school by 2030, a cross-party group of MPs have said in a new report published today.
7 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
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24 June 2022Free lateral flow tests in Wales will continue to be available for people showing Covid symptoms up until 30 July.
24 June 2022Private car park operators in England, Scotland and Wales will no longer be able to set fines above £50 in the majority of circumstances, under new rules set out by the Government.
You've got 100 days to use paper £20 and £50 notes before they become unusable - so check your pockets and down the back of sofas now23 June 2022Time is running out to check down the back of your sofa for any soon-to-be-discontinued paper £20 and £50 notes. There are only 100 days left before they become invalid but the latest figures from the Bank of England show there are almost £15 billion-worth of notes still around.
New Government-backed interest-free loan scheme to be rolled out across the UK from September – here’s how it works23 June 2022Vulnerable people who have been rejected from borrowing will apply to apply for a one-off no interest loan scheme (NILs) from September. The scheme aims to reach 20,000 struggling to pay off debt, with them being able to borrow anything from £100 to £2,000 – here’s how it’ll work.
Barclays to shut a further 15 bank branches this year - check if yours is closing and what your options are23 June 2022Barclays has announced another round of bank branch closures, with 15 more outlets set to shut by the end of the year. The latest closures mean Barclays will close 55 branches by the end of the year. Below we list the branches disappearing and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.
17 June 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.
26 May 2022With the announcement of the Government's energy cost of living plans due out at lunchtime. I thought I'd speedily bash out a note down of what (from memory) I'd asked the Chancellor for when we spoke on Monday - and the other general suggestions I've been making.
24 May 2022Press the rewind button and go way back to April 2015... Possibly on the telly in the corner of your living room, I was on-air at the time urging savers as usual to use their new tax-free cash ISA allowance – because 'money was nicer in an ISA'. But things changed in 2016.
6 May 2022I set up MoneySavingExpert.com nearly 20 years ago – when arguably the modern web was still in its infancy. With an abundance of self-belief (something I had too much of then, as I realise now) I decided not to read any books, or follow prevailing wisdom on how a site should operate – and just do it my way.
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