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Last chance: Stock up on postage stamps now before prices rise by up to 13% on 2 April

You've got less than a week left to stock up on Royal Mail postage stamps before prices rise by up to 13% on Tuesday 2 April.

26 March 2024

Energy standing charges to be reviewed amid calls from Martin Lewis and MSE for them to be lowered

Energy standing charges, which make up around £300 of most people's yearly bills, are to be reviewed by Ofgem.

26 March 2024

Car finance mis-selling investigation expected to find wrongdoing, regulator says

It's "improbable" that an investigation into hidden car finance commission will find no evidence of wrongdoing, the boss of the financial watchdog has said.

14 March 2024

Spring Budget 2024: No change to Lifetime ISAs in blow to Martin and MSE's campaign – but a shake-up could still be on the table

In a blow to first-time buyers – as well as to MoneySavingExpert.com and its founder Martin Lewis's campaign – there were no changes to the rules on Lifetime ISAs announced in today's Spring Budget.

6 March 2024

Martin Lewis: Is a Lifetime ISA win coming in the Budget?

A penalty paid by first-time buyers accessing savings in Lifetime ISAs (LISAs) when buying homes above the scheme's £450,000 property price limit could be scrapped by the Chancellor in his Spring Budget, it's been reported.

22 February 2024

Martin Lewis: Are house prices, mortgage rates and rent costs about to rise or fall? Here's what happens next

Are you buying a home, remortgaging or renting, and trying to plan your next steps? MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis explains what could change over the next year in the latest episode of ITV's The Martin Lewis Money Show Live.

29 January 2024

Millions would need to DOUBLE their incomes to escape poverty, warns charity – as Martin Lewis urges policymakers to act

Millions of people would have to double their incomes to escape financial hardship, says anti-poverty charity Joseph Rowntree Foundation in a new report published today.

23 January 2024

Chancellor suggests Lifetime ISA changes are on the horizon as Martin Lewis urges him to help 'trapped' savers

The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has hinted help could be on the way for first-time buyers who face losing £1,000s of their own savings when withdrawing funds from Lifetime ISAs (LISAs) to buy homes above the scheme's property price limit. Martin Lewis challenged Mr Hunt over the issue during an interview in the latest episode of ITV's The Martin Lewis Money Show Live.

11 January 2024

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt admits Child Benefit 'unfairness' during Martin Lewis grilling

The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has admitted that there is an "unfairness" in the current Child Benefit system, which means some families get less (or no) support as a result of "overcomplicated" tax rules. Mr Hunt made the comments during a grilling from MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis.

10 January 2024

Buy now, pay later regulation 'has NOT been canned', Chancellor tells Martin Lewis – but regulation won't be 'heavy-handed'

Buy now, pay later (BNPL) regulation has not been shelved, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt confirmed in an interview with MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis this week. However, the Government is being careful not to be too "heavy-handed" in its approach to regulating the industry, Mr Hunt said.

10 January 2024