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Low income households in Scotland to get £50 annual payment towards winter energy bills - here's all you need to know

Some 400,000 households in Scotland will receive an annual payment of £50 to help them towards winter heating costs. The Low-Income Winter Heating Assistance will replace the Cold Weather Payment of £25.

8 June 2022

Accessing your pension for the first time or transferring it? You'll now be offered a free Pension Wise guidance session

If you’re aged 55 or over and have a UK-based workplace or private pension pot that you've paid into that you want to access for the first time or transfer elsewhere, you must now be offered guidance from the free impartial Government service, Pension Wise.

1 June 2022

Thousands of public sector workers to see redundancy payments cut after Government shake-up – your rights explained

Thousands of public sector workers in England could soon see the amount they get as redundancy pay cut under new Government guidance.

13 May 2022

Scottish households in council tax bands A to D to be given £150 to battle cost of living crisis

Close to two million households in Scotland will be given £150 to help cushion against the cost of living crisis. The money will be given to those in council tax bands A to D, as well as those eligible for council tax reductions.

11 February 2022

Over half of people would opt out of Government's £200 energy 'loan-not-loan', finds MSE YouGov survey

Research commissioned by MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) shows the majority of Brits would opt out of the Government's new compulsory £200 energy 'loan-not-loan' scheme, if given the choice.

10 February 2022

'Push harder and act faster': Treasury Committee backs calls to include paid-for scam ads in Online Safety Bill

A cross-party group of MPs have backed industry calls for the Government to make sweeping changes to the Online Safety Bill. In a report published today (2 February), the Treasury Committee urged the Government to include paid-for scam advertising within the Bill’s remit.

2 February 2022

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