Budget 2020 round-up: NI threshold raised, fuel duty frozen and more
National insurance thresholds will be raised and duties on fuel and alcohol frozen as part of the 2020 Budget unveiled by Chancellor Rishi Sunak
11 March 2020
Fuel prices hit 18-month high – but you can drive down the cost
The price of fuel is at an 18-month high, amid predictions the cost of petrol and diesel will rise again this month
5 January 2017
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31 August 2016
Bank of England cuts base rate to 0.25% – what it means for you
The Bank of England has cut the base rate for the first time in more than seven years, reducing it to 0.25%
4 August 2016
Supermarkets vie to cut fuel prices
Motorists will pay less for fuel at many supermarket forecourts as a string of stores have cut petrol and diesel costs
2 August 2016
Budget 2016: Fuel duty frozen once again
Motorists have been spared a rise in petrol tax after fuel duty was frozen for the sixth consecutive year
16 March 2016
Summer Budget 2015: 'Road tax' rates to change for new car owners
'Road tax' rates are to be shaken up for new cars from 2017, while a new 'Roads Fund' is to be established in England
10 July 2015
Ofgem wants fees scrapped for prepaid energy meters
Ofgem calls for energy suppliers to scrap charges of up to £360 to install and remove prepayment meters
25 June 2015
Budget 2015: Fuel duty to remain frozen - how to cut costs further
Chancellor George Osborne today announced that the planned September fuel duty rise will be cancelled
18 March 2015
MPs say comparison sites should compensate 'duped' switchers
Energy Price comparison sites should pay compensation to those misled into switching to deals that weren't cheapest
28 February 2015
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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.
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