Cash left in your ParentPay account? How to get it back after term ends
Parents who use online payment provider ParentPay may have leftover credit sitting in their accounts – here's how to check and get a refund
16 July 2019
Less than half of providers will offer free 30 hours of weekly childcare, survey finds
Parents may struggle to take advantage of a Government scheme to deliver 30 hours of free childcare a week
5 April 2017
Bereavement changes leave future widowed parents with less support
Future widowed parents of young children could miss out on £1,000s once changes to a Government scheme are rolled out
30 January 2017
£50m grant to create 9,000 more free nursery places for working parents
The Department for Education has announced a grant to create nearly 9,000 nursery places for three- and four-year-olds
10 January 2017
Parents left unable to pay for childcare after voucher scheme provider hit by technical problems
A system upgrade by Sodexo has caused payment and account issues for parents who use its services
9 January 2017
ParentPay promises to fix school payments chaos – what to expect from the latest revamp
School payments website ParentPay expects to complete a second major overhaul of the site next month
2 August 2016
School dinners chaos after parents caught out by revamp of ParentPay system
An overhaul of school payment system ParentPay has caused mass confusion among many of the 2 million parents who use it
16 June 2016
Single parents sent 'threatening' letters asking for proof they live alone
Single parents have been sent tax credit letters from Concentrix which some say are
13 February 2015
Separated parents told: Agree on child support or face fees
Separated parents face a charge for administering child maintenance payments unless they can reach an amicable agreement
21 May 2014
Minister answers concerns on lone parent benefits
27 December 2010
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26 November 2021Martin Lewis has warned households against splurging this Christmas, while also highlighting the importance of being honest about their finances in a bid to remain debt-free over the festive period and beyond. Read below and watch the clip from The Martin Lewis Money Show Christmas Special for more.
British Airways passenger wins battle for cash refund after successfully taking the airline to court for flights cancelled due to Covid26 November 2021A MoneySaver has successfully taken British Airways to the small claims court and been awarded £300 after disputing the airline's decision to issue vouchers instead of a cash refund for flights cancelled due to the pandemic.
26 November 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe.. We've the full info on what's happened, including changes to testing and quarantining. Plus, this guide also has key info on travel insurance, refund rights and more.
25 November 2021If you're affected, your supply will continue and credit balances are protected. While it's likely you'll pay more now, there are no savings to be had by switching.
25 November 2021MCE Insurance Company, one of the UK's biggest motorbike insurers, has fallen into administration. The collapse affects around 105,000 policyholders but MSE can confirm that customers will continue to be covered until the end of their policy and claims will still be paid.
21 September 2021There are more myths and misunderstandings about student finance than any other subject. So in this blog is my updated 2021/22 version of the must knows, with links to far more info.
14 September 2021Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
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