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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

Thousands to be refunded after ground rent ‘unfairly’ doubled – how to get your money back

Thousands of leaseholders who paid a doubled ground rent will receive refunds, the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has confirmed. The watchdog has secured undertaking from nine companies that bought freeholds from Taylor Wimpey, which means more than 5,000 households will get their money back.

24 August 2022

Struggling with energy bills but don't get the £150 council tax help? Check our council-by-council list to see if you're due further support

If you weren't eligible for the £150 council tax rebate to help with the cost of living but are struggling to pay your energy bills, you may be entitled to a one-off cash payment. We've trawled the websites of every UK council to see which ones have released their eligibility criteria for the money, and so check below.

12 July 2022

In council tax bands A-D and pay by direct debit? Check when your £150 energy rebate is coming

Most English and Welsh households eligible for the Government's £150 council tax rebate should receive the payment by the end of May – so long as they pay their council tax by direct debit.

30 May 2022

Martin Lewis: Three must-dos by 5 April 1) Tax code rebate 2) Marriage tax allowance 3) PPI tax back

There are just weeks left to submit claims potentially worth £100s on everything from incorrect tax codes to uniform tax rebates.

14 March 2022

In council tax bands A to D? Set up a direct debit now with your local authority to ensure you get the £150 'energy rebate' in April

About 20 million households in England - those with homes in council tax bands A to D - will get a £150 rebate in April - here's how to guarantee you'll get it on time.

24 February 2022

Ignore requests from the state trying to claw back pension overpayments after someone has died - they have no legal right to do so

Friends or relatives can ignore requests by the Government to return overpaid state pension payments in the event of the recipient's death, as there is no legal obligation to pay the money back.

26 January 2022

MPs call state pension shortfalls for women a 'shameful shambles' - here's how to check to see if you are owed money

if you think you've been affected and underpaid it's important you check to see if you are owed money.

21 January 2022

15 HUGE MoneySaving Successes of twenty twenty WON - can you win big too?

As another difficult year ends with bad news aplenty, we wanted to lift the mood by warming your cockles with inspiring MoneySaving successes from people who used our tips in 2021...

29 December 2021

Thousands of Amigo borrowers expected to get back less than half of what they're owed - but it's more than the payouts initially proposed

Thousands of Amigo borrowers, who were mis-sold loans they couldn't afford, are expected to get back less than half of the interest and fees they were charged, it's been revealed.

15 December 2021