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Energy minister responds to Martin Lewis' call to address 'extraordinary gap' in protection for customers of bust energy firms

Energy Secretary Claire Coutinho has confirmed the Government will look for solutions to help people being chased for debts owed to defunct energy firms, who currently have no viable way to escalate complaints.

26 March 2024

Spring Budget 2024: Child Benefit shake-up confirmed to fix 'unfairness' in system – a major campaign win for Martin Lewis and MSE

The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has revealed plans to address the "unfairness" in the current Child Benefit system. This follows extensive campaigning on the issue by MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) and its founder Martin Lewis.

6 March 2024

Martin Lewis: Government support for financial education has been a bloody farce – teachers need more resources and ongoing training

Speaking to the House of Commons Education Committee, MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis recalled the "bloody farce" of having to fund and self-publish the free Your Money Matters textbook as a private individual.

5 March 2024

Help mortgage prisoners NOW, Government urged – as one year passes since Martin Lewis-funded report put forward solutions

The call comes nearly a year after the publication of a major report, funded by MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis, which put forward costed solutions to the nightmare situation facing up to 200,000 people in the UK.

29 February 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

New scam ad protection measures to be introduced by Facebook, Google and more – changes Martin Lewis has long called for

New scam ad protection measures, such as two-click reporting and verification for advertisers, are to be introduced by major tech firms, including Amazon, Facebook and more.

30 November 2023

Financial problems and mental health issues are locked together - it’s about time treatments were linked too, urge Martin Lewis and charity

More joined-up mental health and debt support, especially during the cost of living crisis, has been called for by the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute and its chair and founder Martin Lewis.

18 July 2023

Buy now, pay later regulation still urgently needed warns Martin Lewis – as report suggests vital new laws could be shelved

Plans to give buy now, pay later users much-needed new rights and protections should not be scrapped, MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has urged.

18 July 2023

The people trapped paying 8% interest on their mortgages: 'I lie awake at night and I'm petrified all the time' – MSE speaks to mortgage prisoners

Some have seen up to nine hikes in a single year – but unlike other homeowners, these mortgage prisoners can't move to cheaper rates.

2 May 2023

Budget 2023: Energy Price Guarantee to remain at £2,500 in win for Martin Lewis and MSE – here's what it means for your bills

The announcement follows a month-long campaign led by Martin Lewis, which has been backed by 130 charities and consumer organisations.

15 March 2023