Job Seekers Allowance
Jobseekers urged to apply for FREE travel card giving 50% off train and bus fares
If you're on jobseekers allowance or are job hunting and claiming Universal Credit, you may be entitled to a 50% discount on train and bus travel to help you get back into work under a little discount known scheme.
17 November 2021
Government refuses to budge on women's state pension changes following second MP debate
The Government has refused to budge on changes to women's state pension following a second parliamentary debate
3 February 2016
State pension to rise by at least 2.5% next April
Today's inflation announcement means the basic state pension will rise by at least 2.5% next April
13 October 2015
Over 74? You could be owed backdated energy bill cash
Some could be eligible to claim Winter Fuel Payments for 1997/98, 1998/99 and 1999/2000 - but you need to claim now
27 March 2014
Unemployment drops sharply – so are interest rates set to rise?
Unemployment has fallen to 7.1% – close to the figure which will be used to decide whether interest rates rise
22 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
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
Winter chill sparks cold weather payments
Those eligible for cold weather payments get £25 for each seven day period of bitterly chilly conditions
13 December 2012
Unemployed to get free bus travel
More than 800,000 unemployed people are to get free bus travel in January to help them find jobs
10 December 2012
Unemployment falls to lowest level since spring
Unemployment fell by 50,000 in the quarter to August, while employment also grew during this period
17 October 2012
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Standard first-class stamp prices to rise by an inflation-busting 8% from 2 April – here's how to beat the hike1 March 2024Other stamp prices will also rise, including second-class stamps by a larger 13% – though if you buy stamps at their current price, you'll still be able to use them after the price goes up.
Help mortgage prisoners NOW, Government urged – as one year passes since Martin Lewis-funded report put forward solutions29 February 2024The call comes nearly a year after the publication of a major report, funded by MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis, which put forward costed solutions to the nightmare situation facing up to 200,000 people in the UK.
The Body Shop to close almost half its stores as it falls into administration – your shopping, refund and gift card rights explained29 February 2024Cosmetics retailer The Body Shop will close 75 stores over the next four to six weeks after falling into administration earlier this month. This comes after seven stores were closed on 27 February, resulting in almost half of its 198 stores shutting their doors for good and hundreds of staff facing redundancy
Tesco shopper? Today is your LAST CHANCE to spend or extend £18 million of expiring Clubcard vouchers29 February 2024If you've got a Tesco Clubcard, urgently check when your vouchers expire as £18 million worth will run out by the end of today (29 February).
British Gas extends half-price electricity on Sundays offer for some smart meter users until April 2024 – here's what's happening28 February 2024British Gas is extending its offer of half-price electricity on Sundays for some smart meter customers until April 2024.
3 January 2024It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
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