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
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Welsh households on universal credit and other benefits can get £200 to help with energy bills – check if you're eligible and how to apply27 September 2022More than 400,000 low-income households in Wales can get a non-repayable £200 cash grant to put towards their energy bills this winter.
£150 cost of living disability payment hit by delays, Department for Work and Pensions admits - though most to be paid by early October27 September 2022The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has admitted there's been a delay with handing out the £150 one-off cost of living payment to those on disability benefits, however has said that everyone will have had it by the October deadline as expected.
27 September 2022The Bank of England has increased the base rate to 2.25% from 1.75%. This rate is used by the central bank to charge other banks and lenders when they borrow money – and influences what borrowers pay and savers earn.
27 September 2022Millions of households in Britain will get £400 this winter to help with rising energy bills as part of the Government's 'Energy Bills Support Scheme'. Exactly how you'll be paid this money depends on your supplier and how you pay for your energy bills.
Mortgage lenders lengthen product transfer periods to allow homeowners to lock in new deals earlier – here's what you need to know27 September 2022Several major lenders have increased how far in advance existing borrowers can lock in a new mortgage deal as interest rates rise. It comes as many homeowners look to start the process of lining up a new mortgage earlier than usual, hoping to get a cheaper deal and stay ahead of future rate hikes after the base rate hit 2.25% in September.
9 August 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.
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