Petition calling for recall of fire-risk Whirlpool dryers set to trigger parliamentary debate
The Government faces having to find time after the election to discuss the need to recall all faulty Whirlpool dryers
25 April 2017
Cut to tax-free dividend allowance to be shelved... for now
Plans to slash the tax-free dividend allowance from £5,000 to £2,000 in April 2018 have been dropped
25 April 2017
Motor insurance rates expected to rise yet further as 'whiplash reforms' are axed
Car insurance rates could be put into overdrive following the decision to scrap plans to introduce 'whiplash reforms'
24 April 2017
Probate fee hike ditched by Government - but plan could be revisited after election
Proposals to drastically raise probate charges have been ditched - however the controversial plans could resurface
21 April 2017
Probate fees set to skyrocket from next month, despite parliamentary challenge
The cost of sorting out someone's property, money and possessions after they've died are set to increase by up to £20k
6 April 2017
Inheritance tax changes to be rolled out from tomorrow - what it means for you
Parents will be able to leave homes worth up to £850,000 to their children without them paying inheritance tax
5 April 2017
Less than half of providers will offer free 30 hours of weekly childcare, survey finds
Parents may struggle to take advantage of a Government scheme to deliver 30 hours of free childcare a week
5 April 2017
Over 64? This is your LAST CHANCE to boost your state pension
If you're a woman aged 64 or a man aged 66 or older, urgently check if it's worth topping up your state pension
28 March 2017
State pension age should go up again, report recommends
Millions of workers in their early 40s face having to wait an extra year to collect their state pension
23 March 2017
Large electronic devices banned from cabins on some UK-bound flights - what you need to know
Airline passengers flying to the UK from six countries will no longer be able to carry laptops in their cabin luggage
21 March 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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