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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

Post Office launches 'digital' passport renewals

The Post Office will now let you renew your passport online at 725 branches across the UK - but it'll cost £15 more than doing it yourself

9 November 2018

Watchdog to investigate if your personal details determine how much you pay

An investigation has been launched into whether online shoppers are paying different prices for the same items - depending on factors such as where they live and whether they are married

5 November 2018

One-third of smart meters at risk of 'staying dumb' after energy switches

There's a risk that a third of first generation smart meters may never be upgraded to accept new switching technology, a Government report has revealed.

19 October 2018

Utilita customer? Apply NOW for a £140 energy discount

Energy supplier Utilita has opened up applications for the Warm Home Discount, but you'll need to act quick

13 August 2018

Blue Badge scheme to be extended to those with 'hidden disabilities'

People with hidden disabilities including autism and mental health conditions will soon be able to get a Blue Badge

30 July 2018

All 1.6 million personal independence payment claims to be reviewed - are you owed £100s?

Every person receiving a personal independence payment will have their claim reviewed, the Government has said

30 January 2018

Tax-Free Childcare delayed for older children after website chaos

The Government's flagship new Tax-Free Childcare scheme will open to parents of kids under six next week

16 November 2017

Martin to fund first-ever personal finance textbook for schools

Half a million financial education textbooks will be given to English schools in an initiative funded by Martin

14 November 2017

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