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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

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