Order fom Ocado before Christmas? Check your bank statements as customers hit by delayed charges
Some Ocado customers who made orders before Christmas using their Mastercards have only just had their payments taken, leaving them with delayed charges of £100+ in some cases
28 January 2020
Lidl launches reusable fruit and veg bags
Lidl shoppers can now buy reusable bags for fruit and veg if they don't want to put them in single-use plastic bags
8 August 2019
Aldi to run paper and compostable bag trial across all stores
Aldi will be launching a trial of paper and compostable carrier bags across its stores, after it stopped selling 5p plastic bags earlier this year
10 June 2019
Waitrose trials selling groceries without packaging
Waitrose has started a trial aimed at cutting down on packaging waste by allowing shoppers to bring their own containers
4 June 2019
Morrisons to double price of plastic bags to 20p – and offer paper bags too
Morrisons will next week double the price of a reusable plastic bag from 10p to 20p - and then start rolling out a new 20p paper bag to stores across the country
4 April 2019
Aldi scraps 5p plastic bags
Aldi has stopped selling 5p single-use plastic bags across its UK stores, which it says will remove 80 million plastic bags from circulation every year
8 February 2019
Morrisons trials 15p plastic bag charge
Morrisons is raising the price of a reusable plastic bag from 10p to 15p and introducing a 20p reusable paper bag, as part of an eight-week trial across eight stores
28 January 2019
Plastic bag charge could double to 10p and apply in ALL shops
The Government has announced plans to increase the minimum 5p charge for buying a plastic bag in England to 10p and extend it to all retailers, in a bid to cut plastic use
27 December 2018
Sainsbury's customers sent wrong 'double-up' vouchers
Some Sainsbury's customers have been sent the wrong Nectar 'double-up' vouchers that are worth a fraction of the amount they'd ordered – or haven't received any at all
9 November 2018
Waitrose to deliver groceries while you're out
Waitrose is trialling a service where delivery drivers will be able to put customers' shopping in their kitchens - while they are out
5 October 2018
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Iceland is giving away free £30 food vouchers to pensioners struggling with the cost of living - but hurry, there's only limited numbers left9 August 2022Iceland is giving away free one-off £30 food vouchers to certain pensioners struggling with the cost-of-living. At launch, 40,000 vouchers were available and the deadline to apply is 18 August. However, the supermarket said there's been a strong uptake with voucher numbers starting to dwindle - so hurry to apply if you're eligible as it's on a first come, first serve basis.
Martin Lewis urges 'zombie Government' to 'wake up' as energy price cap predicted to rise to £4,266 a year9 August 2022Millions of people are facing "unaffordable" energy bill rises from October, as the price cap is now predicted to rise from £1,971 a year to £3,582 a year for someone on typical use, with a further 19% rise expected in January 2023, taking typical bills to £4,266 a year.
9 August 2022RAC breakdown cover policyholders will see prices hiked, in some cases by more than 30%, at renewal. But if you've had a notification of a price rise, you don't have to accept it. You may be able to leave penalty-free, or haggle to get the price lowered.
9 August 2022The Bank of England has increased the base rate to 1.75% from 1.25% - the biggest single rise in 27 years. 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.
Coventry Building Society customers hit by payment delays after online services go down – here's what you need to know9 August 2022Coventry Building Society customers have been unable to make payments, transfer cash or withdraw from their current and savings accounts online after "an internal technical issue" meant some of its services went down for almost two days.
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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