Train passengers could be hit with the largest fare rise in a decade
Rail passengers in England and Wales could face ticket price hikes of up to 4.8% next year, which would make it the largest rise in a decade. Meanwhile, those in Scotland could see increases of 3.8% if fares continue to be linked to July's retail prices index measure of inflation.
18 August 2021
Flexible season tickets on sale from 21 June as Government unveils major rail overhaul
Flexible train season tickets will be available to buy across England from next month, as part of a wide-reaching Government shake-up of rail fares. A new refund system for delayed and cancelled trains has also been announced.
20 May 2021
Train passengers still struggling to buy railcards weeks after website update
Some train passengers have been left unable to buy or renew their railcards online for weeks, due to ongoing "technical issues" with the Railcards website
10 January 2020
Virgin Trains calls for compulsory seat reservations
Virgin Trains has proposed making seat reservations compulsory on long-distance trains, saying it would cut overcrowding and guarantee every passenger a seat
24 April 2019
New railcard to extend child fares to 16 and 17-year-olds
A new railcard will be launched this year to let 16 and 17-year-olds buy half-price train tickets, the Government has announced
2 January 2019
Commuters caught in May's train chaos should receive a discount on next year's travel, MPs say
Commuters travelling on the worst affected routes during May's timetable chaos should receive a discount on next year's travel, a group of MPs has said
4 December 2018
Commuter rail fares to increase by up to 3.2% next year
The price of regulated rail fares will rise by up to 3.2% in January 2019
15 August 2018
Rail penalty fare appeals body to consider 'mitigating' circumstances
Passengers who are given a penalty fare will now have an extra layer of protection when they appeal
6 April 2018
New rail ombudsman to handle passenger complaints
All train companies will be obliged to join a new rail ombudsman being launched to handle complaints from passengers
9 February 2018
Rail fares to rise by an average of 3.4% from January
Passengers face the biggest hike in rail fares for five years with ticket costs set to rise by an average 3.4%
5 December 2017
20 October 2021
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25 October 2021The national living wage paid to workers aged 23 and over will rise from £8.91/hr to £9.50/hr from 1 April, the Government has announced. The national minimum wage for workers aged under 23 and apprentices will also rise.
25 October 2021Full-time students studying for an undergraduate degree at a university in England will be charged no more than £9,250/yr in tuition fees in the 2022/23 academic year, the UK Government has confirmed.
25 October 2021If you're submitting a paper version of the self-assessment tax return, then the deadline to file is just days away. And if the tax office receives it later than this Sunday you will liable for a £100 fine.
25 October 2021The price of petrol in the UK has hit a record high, peaking at an average of 142.94p a litre on the back of continued oil price rises. Motoring group the RAC says data from Sunday (24 October) shows that average prices are now at their highest level ever recorded, surpassing the previous high of 142.48p a litre notched up in April 2012.
25 October 2021Nine energy suppliers have gone bust in recent weeks, including Igloo, Symbio, Avro and People's Energy, leaving over 1.7 million energy customers needing a new supplier.
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.
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