Autumn Statement 2016: Salary sacrifice perks cut back
Health checks, company cars and other 'salary sacrifice' schemes will no longer be tax-exempt
23 November 2016
Autumn Statement 2016: Pensions freedoms loophole tightened
Older savers who carry on putting money in a pension after withdrawing cash from it face new curbs
23 November 2016
Government to ban pensions cold-calling
A ban on
21 November 2016
Pension early exit fees to be capped at 1% – how it can save you £1,000s
The amount charged for early withdrawals or transfers from pension pots will be capped at 1% from 31 March 2017
15 November 2016
1,000s sign petition demanding ban on pensions and investment cold calling
A petition calling for an end to cold callers selling pensions and investments has been backed by Martin Lewis
28 October 2016
Government scraps plan to let you sell your annuity
Proposed new pension freedoms have been binned as they weren't guaranteed to give consumers value for money
18 October 2016
Money Advice Service and pension advice services to be replaced by new single body
The Money Advice Service and two existing pension advice services will be merged into a new single body
10 October 2016
Pension minister vows 'no concessions' for WASPI - so is this the end of the road?
Women battling against increases in the state pension age have been told they won't succeed in forcing a compromise
20 September 2016
20 nifty over-50s MoneySaving tips
Are you missing out on pension credit worth £35 a week? This, and many other over-50s MoneySaving tips
8 June 2016
Eligible for carer's credit? You're putting your state pension at risk by not claiming
Up to 200,000 people are putting their state pension in jeopardy by not claiming carer's credit
27 May 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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