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HMRC delays 5% late payment fine for self-assessment taxpayers - and it's waiving £100 late filing fee if you do it by Sunday

Self-assessment taxpayers will not be charged a 5% late payment penalty if they pay their tax or set up a payment plan by 1 April, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced. But if you've failed to pay any outstanding tax on time, you will still be charged interest, so settle your account as soon as possible

19 February 2021

Ban on bailiff evictions extended until end of March

A ban on bailiff evictions in England, which was introduced at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, has been extended for another six weeks until 31 March 2021

15 February 2021

Extra £3.5bn fund promised to fix unsafe high-rise cladding - here's what it means

A package of measures has today been announced by the Government in a bid to help flat-owners in England who've struggled to foot the bill to fix unsafe cladding on their high rise blocks in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy

10 February 2021

Self assessment tax warning - late payment interest still applies

Around 1.8 million taxpayers who need to complete an online self-assessment return missed the 31 January deadline, new HMRC figures show. If that's you, the good news is you'll be spared the usual £100 late-filing fine if you do it by 28 February - but if you've failed to pay any outstanding tax on time, you will still be charged interest from 1 February, so settle your account as soon as possible

1 February 2021

Warning issued over coronavirus vaccine scams - here's how the NHS will actually contact you

Households have been urged to watch out for scammers posing as the NHS or claiming to offer coronavirus vaccines who then attempt to your steal personal details or con you out of cash

27 January 2021

HMRC to waive late payment fines for those who file self-assessment tax returns by 28 February

People who need to complete a self-assessment tax return won't be fined if they file online by 28 February – a month after the original deadline of 31 January. But penalties will still be levied if you don't pay your tax bill by this month's deadline as planned

25 January 2021

Martin Lewis helps mum clear £30,000 debts - here's how she did it

Martin Lewis has helped a struggling mum to clear £30,000 in debt with the help of his tips - and if you're struggling with debt, here's how you can cut your costs and do the same

22 January 2021

MSE launches 'Academoney' financial education course with the Open University is today launching the The Academoney, or more formally the MSE Academy of Money - a new, free adult online financial education course provided jointly with the Open University

19 January 2021

Cold weather payments triggered - can you get £25 towards your energy bills?

Cold weather payments worth £25 have been triggered in some parts of the UK after another cold snap. It's the third week the payments, which are designed to help households pay for energy bills when temperatures plummet, have been dished out this winter

18 January 2021

MPs vote against regulating 'explosive' buy now, pay later sector

MPs have voted against regulating buy now, pay later firms, just weeks after founder Martin Lewis called for the "explosive" industry to come under the financial watchdog's eye as soon as possible to protect consumers

14 January 2021