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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
Benefits to rise 2.2% as inflation falls
Most benefits are pegged to September's CPI inflation measure, which was revealed at 2.2% this morning
16 October 2012
13 October 2021
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Government app to be launched next year, allowing Brits to access free school meals and change their driving licence details in one place18 October 2021The Government has unveiled plans to launch an app that will allow users to access Gov.uk services all in one place. The new app will allow users to look up information and apply for different Government features through one account.
15 October 2021Important changes to the way insurers charge new and existing customers are on their way, which will put an end to the 'loyalty premium' borne by consumers, says MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis.
15 October 2021The UK advertising watchdog has banned an advert issued by Voxi, a subsidiary of Vodafone, for "misleading" customers over data and pricing.
15 October 2021Vaccinated travellers entering England from abroad will be able to take a day two lateral flow test instead of a more expensive PCR test from Monday 24 October, in a move by the UK Government to make going abroad cheaper and easier ahead of October half-term.
15 October 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
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...
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