'I'm self-employed but confused about whether I can claim the fifth grant' – Unsure? Here's what you need to know
100s of self-employed people are confused about what constitutes being “adversely affected” by coronavirus, we have some helpful scenarios to work out where you stand, as well as HMRC’s guidance.
1 October 2021
HMRC plans 'penalty points' system for those who miss tax returns deadline
The Government's proposing new penalties for those who are late filing their tax returns or paying their tax bill
17 August 2016
Small businesses face forking out £185/yr for not opting out of BT classified listings
Small business owners could unwittingly end up paying up to £185/yr by not opting out of BT's classified listings
11 August 2016
HSBC axes free banking for 100,000s of small businesses
Many small businesses, who pay nothing now, face a £66/year charge to bank with HSBC
29 August 2013
Santander U-turn saves free business banking
Santander has scrapped plans to force 230,000 small business customers to pay a fee for a 'free forever' account
6 September 2012
Banks guilty of mis-selling to small businesses
Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland have agreed to compensate customers in the latest scandal
29 June 2012
Pensions enrolment delay for small businesses
Automatic pensions enrolment for small businesses is to be delayed until the start of the next Parliament
28 November 2011
Energy watchdog in small businesses switching vow
Ofgem vows to crack down on suppliers who frustrate small businesses from switching to another provider
21 November 2011
Bank lending increases - but for how long?
Banks made more credit available to households this summer but have warned the eurozone crisis may hit future lending
29 September 2011
8 December 2021
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8 December 2021Zopa has this week closed all of its 60,000 existing investor accounts. If you're an investor, you'll be able to access your money by 31 January 2022 at the latest. If you're a borrower, nothing is changing and you should carry on with your repayments as normal.
7 December 2021The financial watchdog has proposed sweeping changes that would mean financial service providers give consumers better protection while preventing them from harm before it even happens.
7 December 2021Even if your car and home insurance is not up for renewal, everyone should get quotes now because in a month new rules may mean costs will spike.
6 December 2021If you are eligible, the money should be paid automatically but you can claim if you think you've wrongly missed out.
6 December 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe.. We've the full info on what's happened, including changes to testing and quarantining. Plus, this guide also has key info on travel insurance, refund rights and more.
29 November 2021I was invited on to BBC Radio 2 Vine's 'What Makes Us Human' programme. The brief: "write then read out an essay on one unique element of humanity, interspersed with some autobiographical notes".
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.
14 September 2021Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
30 November 2021If 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...
23 November 2021
Clever ways to calculate your finances