Live in Northern Ireland? You can get a free £100 to spend on the high street – here's how to apply
People living in Northern Ireland can get a completely free prepaid card topped up with £100 to spend on the high street under a new 'Spend Local' scheme spearheaded by the Northern Irish Government. But you've only got until 25 October to apply.
5 October 2021
Under 26s can now get free NHS dental treatment in Scotland
Anyone aged 25 and under who is registered with a Scottish dental practice can now get free NHS treatment. The change takes force immediately and patients aren’t required to opt-in. Those who started a course of NHS treatment before their 26th birthday can also now get this for free.
25 August 2021
Students in Northern Ireland to receive £500 Covid disruption payment - how to claim it
Thousands of students in Northern Ireland are to get a one-off £500 payment from the government in a bid to help those struggling with the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis.
5 February 2021
Power NI to hike electricity prices by 6%
Northern Ireland's largest energy supplier Power NI is to hike electricity prices by 6.1%, meaning the typical bill for those on its standard tariff will jump by £35/year.
15 August 2019
Firmus Energy to hike gas prices by 12%
Gas supplier Firmus Energy is set to hit all 87,000 of its customers in Northern Ireland with an up to 12% hike
6 September 2018
Power NI to hike electricity prices by nearly 14%
Northern Ireland's largest energy supplier Power NI is to hike electricity prices by 13.8%
16 August 2018
SSE Airtricity to hike gas prices by 7.8% in Northern Ireland
Around 145,000 mains gas customers in Northern Ireland are set to see prices increase by an average £39/year from April
8 March 2018
Power NI to hike electricity prices by 5.6%
Northern Ireland's largest energy supplier Power NI has announced it is to hike electricity prices by 5.6%
17 August 2017
Northern Ireland gas customers hit with steep price hikes
More than 200,000 Northern Ireland households will see their gas bills jump in the next month
8 March 2017
Northern Irish energy firm Open Electric loses licence – what you need to know
Just over 1,000 Northern Ireland homes supplied electricity by Open Electric have been transferred to Power NI
19 December 2016
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