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Martin Lewis tells ministers it's time to stop hiding the student living loan parental contribution - parents should be told they may be expected to pay £1,000s

While tuition fees get all the column inches, the biggest practical problem most students face is hidden. The living loan and/ or grant students receive is slashed based on parental income but there's no warning this gap needs filling. Today, MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis has written to ministers to urge them to stop hiding the university parental contributions built into the student finance system.

12 June 2021

Campaigners call for action to fix 'absurd' universal credit flaws stopping vulnerable people getting help managing benefits

Campaigners have called on the Government to fix "absurd flaws" with the benefits system that prevent vulnerable people from getting help from family and friends to manage their Universal Credit accounts. Without this help, campaigners warn claimants ultimately risk losing their benefits.

26 May 2021

Martin Lewis says the Government has misexplained its own travel rules - the traffic light system DOESN'T dictate whether or not you can go

MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has criticised the Government for failing to properly explain its own Covid travel rules, amid mounting confusion over where Brits can holiday overseas.

19 May 2021

Martin Lewis: 'Government's failure to include scams in Online Safety Bill risks finances and mental health of millions - this must change'

While the draft Online Safety Bill confirmed today will see new laws introduced designed to keep people safe online, there was no mention of specific protection against online scams

11 May 2021

Advertising watchdog bans 'misleading' equity release ad using Martin Lewis's name

The ASA has banned an online advert from an equity release firm after ruling it was 'misleading'

1 April 2021