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
Watchdog could be given extra powers to fine rule-breaking firms
Firms could be fined directly by the competitions watchdog if they break consumer law, under new proposals from the Government
18 June 2019
Owners of 500,000 Hotpoint, Indesit etc dryers urged to unplug to avoid fire risk – check yours now
The Government plans to order Whirlpool to recall an estimated 500,000 unmodified tumble dryers due to concerns they pose a fire risk - here's what to do if you're affected
12 June 2019
No-fault evictions set to be banned in England
Renters in England would no longer face evictions at short notice without good reason under new plans outlined by the Government
15 April 2019
MPs warn concert-goers to avoid Viagogo
A committee of MPs has today taken the "highly unusual" step of warning consumers not to buy or sell tickets through secondary ticket selling website Viagogo
19 March 2019
Free sanitary products to be available in schools
Sanitary products will be made available for free in secondary schools and colleges in England, the Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced
13 March 2019
Morrisons trials 15p plastic bag charge
Morrisons is raising the price of a reusable plastic bag from 10p to 15p and introducing a 20p reusable paper bag, as part of an eight-week trial across eight stores
28 January 2019
Pension cold-calling banned
Pension cold-calling has been made illegal from today, in a bid to tackle pension scams - here's what you need to know
9 January 2019
Plastic bag charge could double to 10p and apply in ALL shops
The Government has announced plans to increase the minimum 5p charge for buying a plastic bag in England to 10p and extend it to all retailers, in a bid to cut plastic use
27 December 2018
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16 April 2021Barclaycard has slashed many customers' credit card spending limits out of the blue this week, with one MoneySaver reporting a £12,000 cut even though she's had no change in her personal circumstances and has been a customer for over 30 years.
16 April 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
15 April 2021Burton and Dorothy Perkins shoppers have been left struggling to return clothes because they are unable to generate return labels online and the retailers no longer provide paper versions.
15 April 2021The House of Lords has voted in favour of an amendment to the Financial Services Bill, which could see interest rates capped for certain mortgage prisoners.
14 April 2021Barclays is to close its Pingit payments app on 30 June, and related services including Pingit savings 'jars' and Pingit's wearable tech which allows you to make contactless payments will also be scrapped. If you use Pingit and are affected, we've full info below on exactly what's changing and what you need to do.
Martin Lewis: Payment holidays coming to an end – but should you take one? Mortgages, credit cards, loans, payday loans, car finance and more23 March 2021Within the last week, we've seen the extension of coronavirus credit card, personal loan and overdraft help to 31 October 2020, with mortgage payment holidays already extended. The regulator's other help schemes are also likely to be extended too, including car finance and payday loans, yet should you do it?
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