Covid-hit businesses eligible for new Government support scheme
Businesses that have been financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic could receive a grant of up to £6,000 under a new £1 billion support package.
21 December 2021
Government cuts electric car grants by £1,000 – here is what is happening
Electric vehicle (EV) grants have this week been cut by £1,000, from £2,500 to £1,500. The change, the Government says, will mean more people looking to change to an EV will be able to make use of the grant.
17 December 2021
End the online 'Wild West’ - MPs and Lords back our call for scam ads to be included in the Online Safety Bill
The report warns that a lack of online regulation has left too many people vulnerable to abuse, fraud, violence and in some cases even loss of life.
14 December 2021
Martin Lewis, Sir Richard Branson, Deborah Meaden and other public figures issue plea to the PM to put scam ads in the Online Safety Bill
Fourteen trusted household names, public figures and celebrities have signed an open letter to the Prime Minister calling for paid-for scam advertising to urgently be included in the upcoming Online Safety Bill.
16 November 2021
Buy now, pay later users may be able to take complaints to the Financial Ombudsman under new Government plans
Shoppers using buy now, pay later (BNPL) services may be able to take complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service in future, as well as claim refunds using Section 75 protection, under new Government proposals.
21 October 2021
Households in England and Wales to be offered new £5,000 Government grant from April 2022 to help replace gas boilers with heat pumps
Brits wanting to fit a low-carbon heat pump in their homes in England and Wales could receive a £5,000 grant from the Government to help replace less efficient gas boilers from April 2022. The initiative is part of a £3.9 billion project to make all heating systems low carbon by 2035.
19 October 2021
Government app to be launched next year, allowing Brits to access free school meals and change their driving licence details in one place
The Government has unveiled plans to launch an app that will allow users to access Gov.uk services all in one place. The new app will allow users to look up information and apply for different Government features through one account.
18 October 2021
Martin Lewis says the Government has misexplained its own travel rules - the traffic light system DOESN'T dictate whether or not you can go
MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has criticised the Government for failing to properly explain its own Covid travel rules, amid mounting confusion over where Brits can holiday overseas.
19 May 2021
National living wage to rise to £8.72 in April
The national living wage paid to workers aged 25 and over will rise from £8.21/hour to £8.72/hour from April, the Government has announced
31 December 2019
Council tax bills may rise by up to 4% from April
Some local authorities in England will be able to raise council tax by up to 4% in April 2020
23 December 2019
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Amazon Logistics tops MSE’s parcel delivery poll for first time – while CitySprint ranks bottom of the pile20 January 2022It comes after another challenging year for firms providing essential services amid the continuing pandemic.
19 January 2022The high street retailer has brought back its 'Price Advantage' initiative that it trialled last summer, which offers up to 50% off selected products.
Virgin Media offers automatic discounts to customers waiting on hold and seeking a price cut - but wait to speak to someone in person as you may be able to get a better deal19 January 2022Virgin Media is offering automated discounts to cable customers put on hold who call up seeking a price cut, MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) has learnt, although we've heard of users securing far better deals if they stay on the line and haggle in person.
Lloyds Bank ordered to settle two-year-old Section 75 claim involving PayPal - here's how you can fight for a refund too19 January 2022Lloyds Bank has been ordered by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) to settle a so-called 'Section 75' claim that is almost two-years old after the high-street lender tried to avoid making a payout because the items were bought via PayPal.
Martin Lewis: Pay more than £10/mth on your mobile bill? You’re probably burning cash – here’s how to cut costs18 January 2022Bill payers may be surprised to learn that if they’re paying more than £10 a month for their mobile phones, they may be burning through cash. That’s the message from MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) founder Martin Lewis this week as he offers tips on cutting the costs of your phone bill.
10 January 2022This is my sixth annual steps blog. My well-documented obsession with the 'quantified self' is showing no sign of abating. According to my tracker, I did 9,284,614 steps (nearly 400,000 more than last year) – a ridiculous, hopefully healthy obsession.
29 November 2021I was invited on to BBC Radio 2 Vine's 'What Makes Us Human' programme. The brief: "write then read out an essay on one unique element of humanity, interspersed with some autobiographical notes".
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.
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