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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25 January 2021People who need to complete a self-assessment tax return won't be fined if they file online by 28 February – a month after the original deadline of 31 January. But penalties will still be levied if you don't pay your tax bill by this month's deadline as planned
Debenhams to close all 118 UK stores for good as Boohoo buys brand and website - what it means for shoppers25 January 2021Debenhams is set to disappear from the high street with all 118 of its remaining UK branches to close for good as online fashion retailer Boohoo buys the brand and website for £55 million. Here's what the move means for shoppers, including those with gift cards
DPD Local and DPD voted top parcel delivery firms, while CitySprint and Yodel are bottom of the pile25 January 2021DPD Local has been ranked as the best parcel delivery firm in our annual poll of MoneySavingExpert users, with sister firm DPD coming second. But at the other end of the scale, CitySprint and Yodel got the poorest ratings from MoneySavers.
25 January 2021Nectar cardholders will be able to exchange loyalty points for Avios from next week, which they can then use to get travel-related perks. It comes after Avios ended a similar partnership with Tesco's Clubcard scheme earlier this week
25 January 2021If you're one of the millions of taxpayers still to file their online self-assessment tax return, you've a month until the deadline. Most self-employed workers whose finances have been hit by coronavirus also have just over four weeks left to make any delayed so-called payments 'on account'
11 January 2021If you started university between 1998 and 2012, or since then in Scotland and Northern Ireland, you'll have a Plan 1 student loan. While much is written about whether those with savings should overpay the current English Plan 2 student loans, there's little out there about Plan 1. I wanted to change that, so here's a video explaining how to decide...
Martin Lewis: Payment holidays coming to an end – but should you take one? Mortgages, credit cards, loans, payday loans, car finance and more5 January 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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