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
18 May 2022
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Eg, 23p Pepsi , £4,50 for 1kg Lindt
Cheaper energy deals kiboshed
Martin not exactly impressed
Lloyds' free £125 bank bribe
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Two MoneySavers reclaim £1,000+: How to check and challenge incorrect water bills if you use a soakaway or septic tank19 May 2022Two MoneySavingExpert.com users have secured refunds and compensation worth thousands - and reduced their waste water bills - after arguing their bills should have been lower as their homes aren't connected to public sewers. Here's how others in England and Wales can maybe do the same.
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Lloyds Banking Group to shut another 20 Lloyds branches and eight Halifax outlets - here's what's happening18 May 2022Lloyds Banking Group has announced a further round of branch closures, with 28 more outlets being shut across the UK between August and November this year. The closures are made up of 20 Lloyds Bank branches and eight Halifax outlets.
17 May 2022With record numbers lodging passport applications after putting off renewals during the pandemic, delays at the Passport Office are threatening to derail holidays for many. We round up your travel and compensation rights.
Households should ignore scam emails WRONGLY telling them to claim council tax rebates from energy regulator Ofgem17 May 2022Beware scam emails wrongly telling you to click a link to sign up for both a council tax rebate and an energy bill discount. It comes as MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) has received several reports from individuals who've received these emails. Here's what you need to watch out for.
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3 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.
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.
Martin Lewis: What happened to my pledge to give £10m to charity – 2022 update (spoiler: it's now £20m)11 April 2022Nearly a decade ago, in June 2012, MSE joined the MSM Group and I pledged £10m to go to charity. As that was a public pledge and I feel I've a duty of transparency, every year or two I bash out a blog report to explain where I'm up to, and who's got what money.
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