Paid a hidden fee to a care home? The market watchdog wants to hear from you
Care home residents and their families who’ve encountered hidden charges are being encouraged to notify the CMA
5 December 2016
Families of severely mentally impaired people reclaim £1,000s from councils, thanks to MSE
Family members of those with a 'severe mental impairment' have been reclaiming £1,000s in council tax overpayments
5 December 2016
Hidden carers miss out on £1,000s in benefits help
Many who look after friends or family are entitled to benefits and other practical support from councils and charities
26 June 2012
Citizens Advice funding cuts leave 10,000s without help
Following funding cuts, the Citizens Advice Bureau has recorded a huge drop in the number it has helped this year
8 September 2011
Council tax benefit could drop 20%
The Government has released proposals for a new localised council tax support scheme that could leave many getting less
26 August 2011
Overpaid your council tax? See you in court
A London council planned to take three of its residents to court because they paid too much council tax
22 June 2011
Which? launches card surcharge super complaint
Which? has written to the Office of Fair Trading asking it to investigate the charges, which it says are 'unjustifiable'
30 March 2011
Lloyds TSB lends mortgage hand to first time buyers
First-time buyers struggling to get on the property ladder can get funding from local authorities under a new scheme driven by Lloyds TSB
16 March 2011
Councils want 70% jump in parking fines
22 November 2010
Bogus photo used to slap motorist with parking fine
13 October 2010
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