Over £10 billion of benefits left unclaimed
Government figures released today show that up to an estimated £10.1 billion of pension credit, housing benefit and income support were left unclaimed in a single year
15 November 2018
Government announces new measures to clean up the house-buying market
Estate agents in England will be required to hold a professional qualification as part of new measures
9 April 2018
Warning - if the state helps pay your mortgage interest, act now or it'll be stopped
More than 90% of homeowners who are part of the Support for Mortgage Interest scheme face losing up to £5,000 a year
20 March 2018
Struggling with benefit changes? Contact your council - £20m unclaimed last year
More than £20m meant to help those struggling with housing costs following benefit reforms wasn't spent by councils
25 June 2014
Thousands of tenants to get bedroom tax rebate
A loophole means bedroom tax doesn't apply to certain renters who have lived in the same home for more than 17 years
10 January 2014
Autumn Statement 2013: Disability and carers' benefits get 2.7% rise
Disability and carers' benefits and the additional state pension will rise by 2.7% in April 2014
5 December 2013
Older people should check their benefits, says Age UK
A third of older people are struggling financially - but many could get help straight away, Age UK says
10 May 2013
MPs vote to limit benefit rises to 1%
A key vote to decide whether the annual increase in most benefits will be capped at 1% until 2016 will take place today
8 January 2013
Benefits to rise by less than inflation: full breakdown
The Government dealt a huge blow to benefit recipients this week by revealing a 1% rise for many
7 December 2012
Apply for winter fuel payments now to ease energy worries
Some households will be eligible for winter fuel and cold weather payments to help with cutting energy bills
27 November 2012
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18 June 2021JPMorgan Chase has this week struck a deal to purchase UK digital investment platform Nutmeg. Both firms have confirmed there will be no change for Nutmeg customers for now, although they've promised a wider range of products and services in future.
Warning - certain Applaws, Pets at Home and Sainsbury's branded cat food has been recalled over fears it could be linked to fatal disease17 June 2021Pet owners have been warned to stop feeding certain dry food to their cats over fears it could be linked to a fatal disease. Certain Applaws, Pets at Home, and Sainsbury’s branded cat food made by Fold Hill Foods are affected by the precautionary recall but you can get a full refund from retailers.
17 June 2021The first-ever curriculum mapped financial education textbook – funded jointly by MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis and the Money and Pensions Service – has now landed in secondary schools in Scotland.
16 June 2021New mortgage deals are at their LOWEST EVER rates, with two-year fixes down to 0.95% and five-year fixes at 1.17% (though in some cases they load the cost in the form of hefty fees). That means huge savings are possible for some.
Tesco Bank trials new debit card that gives you extra Clubcard points during the first three months - and budgeting help16 June 2021Tesco Bank has quietly launched a prepaid debit card called 'Clubcard Pay', which it's currently trialling.
Martin Lewis: Why you shouldn't worry too much about your credit score – it’s not actually a real thing14 June 2021When it comes to finances, numbers are key – whether it's what you earn, your credit card balance or the interest rate on your mortgage, small changes can add up to a big difference. Yet there's one number you shouldn't pay too much attention to – your credit score.
18 May 2021If you started university between 1998 and 2012, or since then in Scotland and Northern Ireland, you'll have a Plan 1 student loan. While much is written about whether those with savings should overpay the current English Plan 2 student loans, there's little out there about Plan 1. I wanted to change that, so here's a video explaining how to decide...
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