Budget 2023: Tax-free pension limits raised - here's what it means for your savings
The annual amount you can save into a pension once you've taken money out of it will rise from £4,000 to £10,000 this April.
21 March 2023
Budget 2023: Martin Lewis rounds up today's key announcements and what they mean for your finances
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has announced major changes to childcare support, pensions and benefits in his 2023 Spring Budget.
17 March 2023
Crucial deadline to boost your state pension extended to 31 July – here's what you need to know
The deadline to top up missing national insurance years between 2006 and 2016 has been extended to 31 July 2023.
7 March 2023
Martin Lewis: Less than six weeks left for millions to boost their state pension by £10,000s – and some can do it for free
If you're aged under 70, you have just weeks left to boost your state pension by £1,000s or even £10,000s – so check NOW.
7 March 2023
Pensioners expecting a winter cost of living payment should now have received theirs – here's what to do if you haven't
Nearly 12 million pensioners should have received their £150 or £300 cost of living payment by today, the Government has said. The non-repayable grants were paid as part of the existing Winter Fuel Payments scheme starting in November last year.
13 January 2023
More cost of living payments of up to £1,350 to be paid after 5 April - here's what you need to know
Millions of struggling households will receive additional 'cost of living' payments in 2023 and 2024, with the first set of cash to be paid after 6 April, the Government has today confirmed.
3 January 2023
Martin Lewis: Aged 45 to 70? Check if you can turn £800 into £5,500 by paying to boost your state pension
Aged between 45 and 70 years-old? You could be missing years off your state pension worth £1,000s, so check NOW. That's the warning from MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) founder Martin Lewis in the second episode of the latest series of ITV's The Martin Lewis Money Show Live.
26 October 2022
Pension scam strategies revealed - here are the most common tricks to watch out for
Common tactics used by fraudsters to con victims out of their pensions have been revealed by the financial watchdog. The alert comes as more people are withdrawing pension savings as a result of the cost of living crisis.
6 October 2022
Warning: Taken time off work to look after kids? You could be owed state pension - here's how to check and claim
If you stayed at home to care for family, as far back as 1978, your National Insurance record may have been hit with errors that could see you missing out on £1,000s in state pension payments. Below we explain how to check and claim.
1 September 2022
Pension savers reclaim almost £900m in overpaid tax since 2015 – are you due a rebate worth £1,000s?
If you've taken a taxable lump sum from your pension for the first time, you could be owed due to a tax code error – here's how to claim the money back.
22 July 2022
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Ovo launches one-year fixed tariff – but is it worth switching to?24 March 2023Almost every household has been charged the same price for their energy over the last year under the Energy Price Cap (EPC) and the Energy Price Guarantee (EPG), with no cheaper fixed deals to switch to. That has now changed, with Ovo launching a one-year fix for existing customers that undercuts the EPG level of £2,500 a year.
BT customers 'forced into overdrafts' after duplicate payment error - here's what you need to know24 March 2023BT customers have complained that they've been forced into overdrafts after payments were wrongly taken twice this month. The telecommunications giant said it will refund any duplicate payments taken automatically.
Martin Lewis: Four urgent ways you may be due £1,000s in tax back – if you're married, had a PPI payout, wear a work uniform or even just pay tax23 March 2023If you're married or in a civil partnership, have ever had a PPI payout, wear a uniform to work or pay any income tax, you could be due £100s or even £1,000s in tax back – but you'll need to check urgently.
Bank of England increases base rate to 4.25% – what the rise means for your mortgage and savings23 March 2023The Bank of England has increased the base rate from 4% to 4.25%. This rate is used by the central bank to charge other banks and lenders when they borrow money – and so it influences what borrowers pay and what savers earn.
Martin Lewis: Is it time to ban unnecessary Christmas presents?5 December 2022Update 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...
Martin Lewis: The one thing everyone aged over 66 needs to know29 November 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.
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