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Standing charges, broken smart meters and more – Energy Secretary responds after Martin Lewis raised critical issues

Energy Secretary Claire Coutinho has responded to calls from MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis to address high standing charges, fix broken smart meters and tackle the lack of competition in energy switching.

30 April 2024

Boosting your state pension should now be quicker and easier for some as new limited online tool launches – here's how it works

A new online service designed to simplify how you check and pay for voluntary national insurance contributions is now available. It should make the state pension boosting process quicker and easier for most people.

29 April 2024

On universal credit and struggling to pay your mortgage? Check if you can get help with the interest as Government scheme is expanded

An extra 200,000 homeowners on universal credit are now eligible for state help with their mortgage repayments as changes to the 'support for mortgage interest' scheme have kicked in on 3 April.

3 April 2023

Budget 2023: Energy Price Guarantee to remain at £2,500 in win for Martin Lewis and MSE – here's what it means for your bills

The announcement follows a month-long campaign led by Martin Lewis, which has been backed by 130 charities and consumer organisations.

15 March 2023

Energy suppliers warned to stop force-fitting prepayment meters before offering more support – what to do if you're unfairly switched

Energy companies have been called on to voluntarily stop the practice of forcibly moving customers to prepayment meters without taking every step to support households struggling to pay bills first.

22 January 2023

More cost of living payments of up to £1,350 to be paid after 5 April - here's what you need to know

Millions of struggling households will receive additional 'cost of living' payments in 2023 and 2024, with the first set of cash to be paid after 6 April, the Government has today confirmed.

3 January 2023

State pensions could rise 10.1% from April as Prime Minister 'committed' to the triple lock - though no certainty over benefits rise

Millions claiming the state pension or benefits could receive a 10.1% increase in payments from April next year. However, the Government has yet to confirm whether this will be the case or whether pension and benefit payments will rise by a different amount.

25 October 2022

The energy price guarantee is now set to end in April next year – here's what the change means for your bills

The energy price guarantee, which was introduced on 1 October to protect households from a hideous 80% increase in energy bills, will now only last until April 2023, rather than for the next two years as originally planned.

18 October 2022

Chancellor's emergency fiscal budget – Jeremy Hunt scales back energy support and reverses tax reforms: Here's what you need to know

New Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has reversed a host of tax reforms and drastically scaled back energy help previously announced in September's mini-budget.

18 October 2022

MSE joins campaigners calling on Liz Truss to find the "quickest and most effective" way to shield consumers from online scams

MoneySavingExpert.com and its founder Martin Lewis have joined forces with a number of campaign groups and organisations to urge the Prime Minister to push the scams element of the Online Safety Bill through Parliament as quickly as possible in a bid to end the "constant perpetuation of online fraud".

14 October 2022