'My friends claimed £5,000 after I told them about the marriage tax allowance'
One MoneySaver has made it his mission to spread the word about the marriage tax allowance - and so far his friends have managed to claim almost £5,000 between them
6 March 2019
100,000s risk fines for filing late tax returns – even though they owe no tax
100,000s of late tax returns are filed each year by people who don't owe any tax, data obtained by MoneySavingExpert.com shows - meaning many risk a fine of at least £100. If you still need to file a return this year, act fast - the deadline for filing your tax return this year is 11.59pm on Thursday 31 January
30 January 2019
Filing a self-assessment tax return? You've got until 31 January
If you're one of the millions of taxpayers still to file their self-assessment tax return, you've less than a month until the deadline. Act NOW to avoid a £100 fine - especially if you're filing for the first time, as it could take up to 10 working days to receive an activation code
3 January 2019
22,000 tax-free childcare payments delayed – here's what you need to know
Around 22,000 Tax-Free Childcare payments have been delayed by up to eight days, leaving parents at risk of late payment fees from their childcare provider
7 November 2018
Almost £1 million paid to parents who couldn't access Tax-Free Childcare
Almost £1 million has had to be paid manually to parents who were unable to access their Tax-Free Childcare payments
1 February 2018
'I couldn't file my tax return because... my wife was seeing aliens' - HMRC reveals worst excuses
Aliens, rabbits and spilt coffee are among the most unbelievable excuses for late tax returns and expenses
18 January 2018
Not filed your self-assessment tax return yet? Do it NOW - time's running out
Time is running out for millions of taxpayers to file their online self-assessment tax return by the end of the month
16 January 2018
Credit and debit card charges banned from Saturday - what you need to know
You should no longer be charged a fee for opting to pay by credit or debit card – but admin fees are still allowed
9 January 2018
HMRC website glitch means parents are being told they AREN'T eligible for 30 hours of free childcare
Some parents using childcare vouchers are wrongly being told they aren't eligible for 30 hours of free childcare
3 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
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Martin Lewis backs calls to ensure search engines must prevent scam ads as part of the Online Safety Bill - here's all you need to know26 May 2022MoneySavingExpert (MSE) founder Martin Lewis has backed calls by consumer group Which? to tighten the wording within the forthcoming Online Safety Bill to ensure search engines, as well as social media companies, are forced to prevent fraudulent ads from appearing on their platforms. As it stands, the wording states that search engines only have to "minimise" fake ads.
Watch Martin Lewis's Q&A with Rishi Sunak on the new cost of living support package – plus more info on today's announcement26 May 2022Martin puts his, MSE users' and his social media followers' questions to Rishi Sunak following today's announcement of a new cost of living crisis support package.
Morrisons becomes the fourth major retailer to hike meal deal prices this year - here's how it compares24 May 2022Morrisons has increased the cost of its meal deal by 50p from £3 to £3.50, making it the fourth major retailer to up prices this year. Here's how it compares.
24 May 2022After the rise, the odds of each £1 Premium Bond number winning a prize will increase from 34,500-to-one to 24,500-to-one.
24 May 2022We've the latest on the testing and self-isolation rules for travellers visiting popular destinations abroad, plus full refund and insurance rights for overseas and UK travel.
26 May 2022With the announcement of the Government's energy cost of living plans due out at lunchtime. I thought I'd speedily bash out a note down of what (from memory) I'd asked the Chancellor for when we spoke on Monday - and the other general suggestions I've been making.
24 May 2022Press the rewind button and go way back to April 2015... Possibly on the telly in the corner of your living room, I was on-air at the time urging savers as usual to use their new tax-free cash ISA allowance – because 'money was nicer in an ISA'. But things changed in 2016.
6 May 2022I set up MoneySavingExpert.com nearly 20 years ago – when arguably the modern web was still in its infancy. With an abundance of self-belief (something I had too much of then, as I realise now) I decided not to read any books, or follow prevailing wisdom on how a site should operate – and just do it my way.
26 April 2022It's hard to believe the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) charity is now six years old. As the chair of trustees, each year I write the foreword to its annual report – and today the 2021/22 report is out, so I thought I'd blog my formal chair's foreword here.
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