MPs warn concert-goers to avoid Viagogo
A committee of MPs has today taken the "highly unusual" step of warning consumers not to buy or sell tickets through secondary ticket selling website Viagogo
19 March 2019
MPs launch inquiry into banking IT failures
An influential group of MPs has launched an inquiry into IT failures at financial institutions, after a series of major outages this year at several different banks
22 November 2018
MPs to scrutinise Childcare Service website as part of inquiry
MPs will scrutinise the Childcare Service website as part of an inquiry into childcare policy
4 January 2018
MP campaigns for child funeral costs to be paid by Government
Labour MP Carolyn Harris believes grieving families should no longer have to pay £1,000s to lay their children to rest
5 December 2016
Lifetime ISA and Help to Save applicants need guidance, Martin tells MPs
Martin Lewis has warned that two new savings schemes being launched by the Government must come with clear guidance
25 October 2016
Overdraft overhaul doesn't go far enough, warns Treasury Committee
A report ordering monthly unarranged overdraft fees to be capped has been criticised for not going far enough
6 September 2016
Guest comment: Vulnerable prepay energy customers must be first to receive smart meters
Labour MP Dawn Butler accuses the big six of lining their pockets by
6 May 2016
MPs demand rethink of women's state pension changes
A parliamentary motion aiming to protect women who will be hit by changes to the state pension is passed by MPs
7 January 2016
Voting today? You don't need a poll card
If you're voting today but don't have a poll card, fear not, you can vote without it
7 May 2015
Financial education: MPs say vulnerable under-25s need more help
More should be done to ensure vulnerable young people outside of mainstream schooling receive financial education
29 October 2013
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23 May 2022Three's £2 a day roaming charges come into effect from today (23 May) for holidaymakers who wish to use their normal monthly allowance in Europe. The change will effect new and upgrading pay monthly and Sim-only customers.
£17 million of unspent Tesco Clubcard vouchers will expire this month, but there’s a trick to extend them – here’s how20 May 2022Some £17 million worth of unused Tesco Clubcard vouchers are set to expire at the end of the month. Use your vouchers now if you can but if not, there is a trick to extend them online. We explain how it works below.
Millions of 4G smartphone owners may be due up to £30 payout after claims handset prices were inflated20 May 2022Around 29 million 4G Apple and Samsung smartphone owners in the UK could be entitled to a payout of up to £30 if a collective action case by Which? is successful - although there are no guarantees. It comes after the consumer group claimed inflated manufacturing costs were passed onto consumers
19 May 2022Boots and Co-op are the latest retailers to increase the price of their meal deals. Boots has upped costs from £3.39 to £3.59, and from £3.99 to £4.19 in its London shops, while Co-op's meal deal has jumped from £3.50 to £3.75.
Financial regulator to punish banks and building societies that don't protect people's access to cash19 May 2022Under the new 'Financial Services and Markets Bill' banks and building societies will have to ensure cash withdrawal and deposit facilities are available to customers in communities across the UK.
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.
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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