Martin Lewis: Was the call to DO NOTHING with energy since October right with hindsight?
Martin Lewis answers this question in his new video on the energy crisis, as well as explaining what might be next for energy bills.
25 January 2022
Universal Credit and other benefit claimants in Northern Ireland to get £200 towards energy bills - here's what you need to know
It comes as part of a new £55 million support package designed to help around 280,000 people with the cost of living.
14 January 2022
Calls made for the price cap to be immediately extended to protect those in communal buildings from soaring energy bills
Hundreds of thousands of households could soon see their gas and electricity bills rise by up to 300% because they aren't protected by the energy watchdog's price cap, according to consultancy firm Ginger Energy, which has called on the regulator to act.
12 January 2022
Martin Lewis: Energy price cap to rise by 51% on 1 April – should you fix now?
I've been calling for Government intervention to prevent an energy bill crisis before 1 April, when the price cap - which most bills are now based on - is predicted to rise 51% adding typically £600/yr to bills, a nightmare that'll throw millions into fuel poverty. Unsurprisingly, with this prediction many are asking me if they should now move off the price cap to fix?
11 January 2022
Five major events set to impact your personal finances in 2022 - and what to do about them
From the reintroduction of costly European roaming charges to new rules around car and home insurance - here's a quick breakdown of five key events and changes that are set to impact your finances in early 2022 and, more importantly, what to do about them.
6 January 2022
Energy firms wrongly force home movers on to fixes - we report them to the regulator
Firms including Octopus and Scottish Power have forced some home movers - both those renting and buying - on fixes that can be up to double the price cap.
4 January 2022
Been transferred to a new energy firm from a bust supplier? Check you're not paying twice
We've seen reports from scores of customers who pay by direct debit saying they have had payments taken from both suppliers – if that's you, here's what you can do.
24 December 2021
British Gas customers should DO NOTHING and ignore messages to one click switch that could cost them £100s a year more
British Gas customers should ignore emails they have received from the UK's biggest energy supplier encouraging them to switch to fixed-price deals as it could make them £100s a year worse off.
20 December 2021
Energy supplier failures will add an extra £94 to household bills next year, warns Citizens Advice
The recent collapse of many UK energy companies will add an extra £94 to household bills from next year as the firms left in the market look to pass on the costs of taking on stranded customers, according to a damning new report from Citizens Advice that is also highly critical of the regulator.
10 December 2021
Martin Lewis: Energy price cap now due to rise by a 'horrid' 40%+ in April
Martin Lewis warned households to "do nothing" with their energy supply and not to switch in the tenth episode of The Martin Lewis Money Show.
3 December 2021
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Ignore requests from the state trying to claw back pension overpayments after someone has died - they have no legal right to do so26 January 2022Friends or relatives can ignore requests by the Government to return overpaid state pension payments in the event of the recipient's death, as there is no legal obligation to pay the money back.
25 January 2022Martin Lewis answers this question in his new video on the energy crisis, as well as explaining what might be next for energy bills.
Barclaycard customer? Check your account and don't bin post as it's refunding MORE people, with some getting £1,20025 January 2022Keep an eye out for letters from Barclaycard, even if you weren't on a repayment plan, as it's refunding more customers for incorrect fees, with some receiving £1,200.
25 January 2022In addition, those who aren't fully vaccinated will no longer be required to take a day eight test or self-isolate on arrival to England.
Millions of BT, EE, Plusnet, Shell, TalkTalk and Vodafone customers to be hit with price hikes of up to 9.3% - here's all you need to know25 January 2022Millions of BT, EE, Plusnet, Shell, TalkTalk and Vodafone customers will be hit with price hikes of up to 9.3% this spring. All of the telecoms providers use December's consumer prices index (CPI) rate of inflation, as announced this week, to determine increases...
10 January 2022This is my sixth annual steps blog. My well-documented obsession with the 'quantified self' is showing no sign of abating. According to my tracker, I did 9,284,614 steps (nearly 400,000 more than last year) – a ridiculous, hopefully healthy obsession.
29 November 2021I was invited on to BBC Radio 2 Vine's 'What Makes Us Human' programme. The brief: "write then read out an essay on one unique element of humanity, interspersed with some autobiographical notes".
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