Martin Lewis says the Government has misexplained its own travel rules - the traffic light system DOESN'T dictate whether or not you can go
MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has criticised the Government for failing to properly explain its own Covid travel rules, amid mounting confusion over where Brits can holiday overseas.
19 May 2021
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
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Martin Lewis: Take weekly screen grabs of your online energy account in case your supplier goes bust24 September 2021In the first episode of a new series of his live ITV show, MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has urged households across the country to take a screenshot of their energy account incase their provider goes bust. In the past couple of weeks alone, five energy providers have gone bust with households expecting a significant rise in energy bills this winter.
JP Morgan launches new 'Chase' bank account that pays 1% cashback and 5% interest - here's how it compares24 September 2021Investment bank JP Morgan has this week announced the launch of a brand new current account called 'Chase'. It offers customers 1% cashback on most spending for a year, 5% interest on savings made when you round-up purchases, and fee-free debit card use abroad. But most can only get it from November and you could earn up to £130 switching bank account NOW, so is Chase worth it?
24 September 2021The change, which the Government says will be implemented as soon as Parliamentary time allows for it, will make it illegal for employers to withhold tips from their workers.
Nectar card holders can now get personalised discounts when they shop using Sainsbury's 'scan and go' service in stores24 September 2021Nectar card holders can now get personalised discounts of up to 30% off certain items in their Sainsbury's shop when they use its 'scan and go' service in store. But you can't currently get the offers when you shop online at the supermarket.
PCR travel test providers given official warning amid concerns over misleading prices and unfair practices24 September 2021PCR Covid test providers have been told by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to clean up their practices amid concerns they may be breaking consumer law. An open letter has been written by the watchdog identifying a number of "harmful" practices, which it says it will further investigate.
21 September 2021There are more myths and misunderstandings about student finance than any other subject. So in this blog is my updated 2021/22 version of the must knows, with links to far more info.
14 September 2021Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
16 August 2021
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