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Exclusive: Almost one million people in England overpaid for NHS prescriptions in 2022/23 – are you one of them? Here's how to cut your costs
If you get more than one prescription a month on average, you could save with a prescriptions 'season ticket' – here's how.
20 February 2024
Council tax set to rise for millions in April with most facing 5% hikes – here's what you need to know
Council tax bills will rise for millions of people from 1 April, with most local authorities in England preparing increases of 5% – adding around £100 to a typical band D bill. In Wales, most councils are planning rises of between around 5% to 10%.
20 February 2024
Self-employed or a high earner? Don't miss the 31 January 2024 self-assessment tax return deadline – or risk a £100 fine and 7.75% interest
If you're one of the millions of taxpayers still to file their online self-assessment tax return or pay the tax due, you've just days left until the deadline. Here's what you need to do to avoid a £100 fine and interest charges of 7.75%.
30 January 2024
Banks to be forced to refund some scam victims from next year as reimbursement rules confirmed – here's what you need to know
Banks will be required to refund most victims of bank transfer scams – known as "authorised push payment (APP)" fraud – from 7 October 2024, under new mandatory reimbursement rules confirmed today.
19 December 2023
One week left: Disney+ prices to rise in major shake-up – but you could save up to £52 a year if you act NOW
Disney+ is hiking the price of its existing subscription by up to £36 a year from 1 November 2023.
24 October 2023
State pension boosting to become easier as new online tool to launch within six months
A new online service designed to simplify how you check and pay for voluntary national insurance contributions is due to launch before the end of this financial year, the Government has confirmed to MoneySavingExpert.com.
19 October 2023
PPI group legal claim launched over excessive commissions – are you owed £1,000s?
A new group legal claim hoping to claw back an estimated £18 billion in payment protection insurance (PPI) on behalf of millions of consumers has been launched.
6 October 2023
Workers aged 18+ could benefit from a hidden pay rise in future as new pension auto-enrolment rules get the go-ahead
Workers aged 18 and above may benefit from a 'hidden' pay rise in future as the Government now has the power to lower the age limit to be automatically enrolled into workplace pensions from 22 to 18.
19 September 2023
Spotify to increase Premium, Duo and Family subscription prices by £12 a year - here's what's happening
Spotify subscribers who use its Premium subscription will see prices rise by £1 a month (or £12 a year) in a month's time, the music streaming service has announced.
24 July 2023
Is your child's teacher going on strike? These are your work rights if you take time off for childcare
Teachers at thousands of schools in England will walk out on Wednesday 5 July and Friday 7 July as part of strike action over ongoing disputes relating to pay.
5 July 2023
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Martin Lewis: Energy Price Cap to FALL 12% on 1 April AND prepay becomes the cheapest way to pay – the five big things you need to know23 February 2024Energy regulator Ofgem has announced the new Energy Price Cap, with prices set to drop by 15% on average from April.
Broadband and mobile users to be hit with price hikes of up to 8.8% as BT, Sky, Virgin Media and more confirm spring rises – here's what's happening23 February 2024If you're a broadband, mobile or pay TV customer, you could soon be hit with price hikes of up to 8.8%. These come on top of hikes of up to 17.3% last year, meaning that someone on a standard two-year contract paying £20 a month at the start of 2023 could soon be paying over £25 a month.
Third and final cost of living payment paid to millions on certain benefits – what to do if you haven't got yours23 February 2024More than seven million households on certain benefits including Universal Credit and Tax Credits have now received the third and final instalment of their cost of living payment. Here's all you need to know on whether you're eligible and what to do if you're missing your payment.
22 February 2024A penalty paid by first-time buyers accessing savings in Lifetime ISAs (LISAs) when buying homes above the scheme's £450,000 property price limit could be scrapped by the Chancellor in his Spring Budget, it's been reported.
22 February 2024Cosmetics retailer The Body Shop has fallen into administration, with almost half of its 198 stores closing – including seven on Tuesday 27 February – and hundreds of workers facing redundancy. Below we round up all you need to know.
3 January 2024It 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.
23 January 2024
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12 December 2023If you’re shopping online for gifts, the deadline for ordering to get ’em in time for Christmas may be sooner than you think. Get it wrong and instead of presents under the tree, they could be held hostage at a courier firm’s out-of-town depot… To help avoid this, retailers now give their own final cut-off dates for orders you want...
7 December 2023
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