Budget 2021: Universal credit £20/week uplift to continue for a further six months
Universal credit claimants will continue to get a £20/week uplift to their payments for a further six months, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed in his Budget 2021 today.
3 March 2021
Martin Lewis: 'Big cut in universal credit for many self-employed coming on 13 November – contact your MP if hit'
MSE founder Martin Lewis has warned of the "sinkhole" waiting for many self-employed people in November, when the planned return of the universal credit "minimum income floor" rule could slash payments, as they'll be assumed to have more income than they do
27 October 2020
New pension credit rules could cost some with younger partners £7,000 a year
Pensioners who live in a couple will only be able to make a new claim for pension credit when both partners are over the state pension age, under new rules to come into effect in May
15 January 2019
Budget 2018: What you need to know, incl changes to tax, benefits, Premium Bonds & more
Read our full round-up of the Chancellor Philip Hammond's 2018 Budget
30 October 2018
Budget 2018: Universal credit work allowance increased
Universal credit work allowances are to increase by £1,000 a year for working families and those with disabilities, meaning an extra £630 a year in their pockets, the Chancellor revealed today.
29 October 2018
Fifth of universal credit claimants still paid late
A fifth of universal credit claimants are still receiving their first payment late, a new report reveals
15 June 2018
Autumn Budget 2017: Universal credit to be paid out earlier
Universal credit claimants will no longer have to wait six weeks before receiving their first payout
22 November 2017
Universal credit helpline charges to be scrapped
Charges of up to 55p a minute for calls to a universal credit helpline are to be scrapped
18 October 2017
Victory for graduates as PM pledges to raise student loan repayment threshold
Prime Minister Theresa May has said that the student loan repayment threshold will be increased
1 October 2017
Universal credit delays causing rent arrears to 'drop off a cliff', MPs warned
MPs have been warned that delays in benefit payments under universal credit are pushing more people into debt
14 September 2017
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England's 'green list' of quarantine-free holiday destinations unveiled - including Portugal, Gibraltar and Israel7 May 2021Holidays abroad could get the go-ahead from 17 May as an announcement from Grant Shapps, the secretary of state for the Department for Transport is expected today. It's thought a 'green list' of countries that Brits will be able to travel to without needing to quarantine on return will also be revealed.
7 May 2021The fee retailers charge for single-use plastic carrier bags is to double from 5p to 10p in England from 21 May, while those making purchases in smaller shops will also now have to pay the charge.
Martin Lewis and MSE join coalition of organisations urging Government to use Online Safety Bill to tackle scams7 May 2021MoneySavingExpert.com and the Money and Mental Policy Institute, which were both founded by Martin Lewis, are among 17 organisations today 'pleading' for Government action to protect people from online crime.
7 May 2021Lockdown's easing, retail's opening, and spending's likely to restart. Some will be able to draw on savings but others will be thinking about taking on new debt. So if you're going to borrow, we want to ensure you do it the cheapest and safest way.
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