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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