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
Firms boost voluntary living wage for 150,000 workers
Some 150,000 workers paid the voluntary living wage are set to see their pay increase by 30p an hour, or 45p in London
6 November 2017
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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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