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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24 June 2022Free lateral flow tests in Wales will continue to be available for people showing Covid symptoms up until 30 July.
24 June 2022Private car park operators in England, Scotland and Wales will no longer be able to set fines above £50 in the majority of circumstances, under new rules set out by the Government.
You've got 100 days to use paper £20 and £50 notes before they become unusable - so check your pockets and down the back of sofas now23 June 2022Time is running out to check down the back of your sofa for any soon-to-be-discontinued paper £20 and £50 notes. There are only 100 days left before they become invalid but the latest figures from the Bank of England show there are almost £15 billion-worth of notes still around.
New Government-backed interest-free loan scheme to be rolled out across the UK from September – here’s how it works23 June 2022Vulnerable people who have been rejected from borrowing will apply to apply for a one-off no interest loan scheme (NILs) from September. The scheme aims to reach 20,000 struggling to pay off debt, with them being able to borrow anything from £100 to £2,000 – here’s how it’ll work.
Barclays to shut a further 15 bank branches this year - check if yours is closing and what your options are23 June 2022Barclays has announced another round of bank branch closures, with 15 more outlets set to shut by the end of the year. The latest closures mean Barclays will close 55 branches by the end of the year. Below we list the branches disappearing and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.
17 June 2022It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
26 May 2022With the announcement of the Government's energy cost of living plans due out at lunchtime. I thought I'd speedily bash out a note down of what (from memory) I'd asked the Chancellor for when we spoke on Monday - and the other general suggestions I've been making.
24 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.
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.
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