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£500 Test and Trace support scheme to end in England on Thursday – here’s what's happening
The Test and Trace £500 support scheme is going to scrapped, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced.
23 February 2022
'Mum was living with someone with dementia so she got £3,000 council tax back.' Can you reclaim?
10,000s of people who've lived with someone with a 'severe mental impairment' may be able to reclaim council tax
27 September 2016
Council gives parents temporary reprieve on some term-time holidays
Derbyshire County Council is thought to be the first in the country to temporarily scrap many term-time holiday fines
22 September 2016
Four out of five back right to take kids on term-time holidays
Parents should be able to pull their kids out of school to go on holiday, according to 79% of our poll respondents
3 June 2016
Last chance to register to vote in the May local elections
Anyone planning to vote in the local elections on 5 May must register to do so by midnight tonight
18 April 2016
Government pledges £6 billion to fix roads 'blighted by potholes'
Local councils in England are to get a near-£6 billion fund to fight potholes over the next six years
23 December 2014
Council tax debt struggles soar after benefit change
The number of people struggling to pay council tax in England soared last year, according to debt charity StepChange
13 March 2014
Schools urged to keep uniform costs down
The LGA says families do not have endless cash for new uniforms and it's calling on schools to keep costs to a minimum
31 August 2012
25 May 2022
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Morrisons becomes the fourth major retailer to hike meal deal prices this year - here's how it compares24 May 2022Morrisons has increased the cost of its meal deal by 50p from £3 to £3.50, making it the fourth major retailer to up prices this year. Here's how it compares.
24 May 2022NS&I will increase its Premium Bond prize fund rate, which is equivalent to a yearly interest rate, from 1% to 1.4% from 1 June. The odds of each £1 Premium Bond number winning a prize will also increase from 34,500 to one to 24,500 to one.
24 May 2022We've the latest on the testing and self-isolation rules for travellers visiting popular destinations abroad, plus full refund and insurance rights for overseas and UK travel.
Mis-sold an Amigo loan? Redress could soon be on its way after High Court approves complaints scheme23 May 2022A compensation plan put forward by Amigo Loans to return at least £112 million to borrowers it wrongly mis-sold high-interest loans to has today (23 May) been approved by the High Court. The move is a significant win for borrowers and follows a previous proposal that was rejected by the Court.
23 May 2022Children's toy subscription service Whirli has gone into administration. The collapse affects around 10,500 customers. Here's what it means for your refund and return rights.
26 May 2022With the announcement of the Government's energy cost of living plans due out at lunchtime. I thought I'd speedily bash out a note down of what (from memory) I'd asked the Chancellor for when we spoke on Monday - and the other general suggestions I've been making.
24 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.
6 May 2022I set up MoneySavingExpert.com nearly 20 years ago – when arguably the modern web was still in its infancy. With an abundance of self-belief (something I had too much of then, as I realise now) I decided not to read any books, or follow prevailing wisdom on how a site should operate – and just do it my way.
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.
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