Thousands of public sector workers to see redundancy payments cut after Government shake-up – your rights explained
Thousands of public sector workers in England could soon see the amount they get as redundancy pay cut under new Government guidance.
13 May 2022
Benefits recipients to receive a £10 Christmas bonus – who’ll get it?
If you are eligible, the money should be paid automatically but you can claim if you think you've wrongly missed out.
6 December 2021
Over £10 billion of benefits left unclaimed
Government figures released today show that up to an estimated £10.1 billion of pension credit, housing benefit and income support were left unclaimed in a single year
15 November 2018
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
£50m grant to create 9,000 more free nursery places for working parents
The Department for Education has announced a grant to create nearly 9,000 nursery places for three- and four-year-olds
10 January 2017
HMRC and Concentrix plunged tax credit claimants into 'humiliating hardship', Government report finds
Today the Work & Pensions Committee has published a report condemning Concentrix and HMRC for their
1 December 2016
Concentrix claimants to give evidence to MPs
Tax credit claimants speak in Parliament with HM Revenue & Customs contractor Concentrix
12 October 2016
HMRC faces backlog of 2,000 tax credit appeals after ending Concentrix contract
Around 2,000 appeals against tax credit cuts will be examined by HMRC after it axed the contractor Concentrix
14 September 2016
HMRC to axe tax credit checking firm Concentrix
Concentrix, the firm which checks people's entitlement to tax credits, won't have its contract extended beyond May 2017
13 September 2016
Help to Save scheme to offer £1,200 bonus to low-paid workers
Low-paid workers who put money away in a new savings scheme will be rewarded with a bonus of up to £1,200
14 March 2016
8 travel-money must-knows
Don't overpay to pay (ole!)
Martin's energy need-to-knows
As bills set to rise by 52%
New. Cheapest ever loans at 2.7%
If you NEED to borrow
44 tips to be tight (in a good way)
Eg, use bulldog clips to eke out last toothpaste
£50 two-week summer break
For teens - free if on a low income
Blue Light Card discounts boosted
For NHS and emergency workers
2for1 theme parks and attractions
Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and more
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4 July 2022We've the latest on the testing and self-isolation rules for travellers visiting popular destinations abroad, plus full refund and insurance rights for overseas and UK travel.
MSE Exclusive: Households in Great Britain due £150 million in council tax refunds – check NOW to see if you're one of the 862,000 due a payout3 July 2022Households are being urged to check NOW if they are one of the 862,000 due a refund of overpaid council tax, with an investigation by MoneySavingExpert.com showing residents in England, Scotland and Wales could claim back a total of just over £150 million.
Virgin launches fee-free train booking app and you can earn points to redeem at Greggs and more - here's how it works1 July 2022Virgin has launched a free app that allows rail passengers to book trains directly, without a booking fee. Users can also earn points on spending to redeem on Virgin experiences, Greggs sausage rolls and more.
1 July 2022New and existing customers will now need to purchase a European roaming pass to make calls, send texts and use data in 49 European countries and destinations.
Struggling with energy bill debt? Check if you can get a grant of up to £1,500 from British Gas – even if you're not a customer1 July 2022The British Gas Energy Trust, a charity funded by British Gas, has reopened applications for grants of up to £1,500 to help people clear debts owed to their energy provider – and you don't have to be a British Gas customer to benefit.
17 June 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.
26 May 2022With the announcement of the Government's energy cost of living plans due out at lunchtime. I thought I'd speedily bash out a note down of what (from memory) I'd asked the Chancellor for when we spoke on Monday - and the other general suggestions I've been making.
24 May 2022Press the rewind button and go way back to April 2015... Possibly on the telly in the corner of your living room, I was on-air at the time urging savers as usual to use their new tax-free cash ISA allowance – because 'money was nicer in an ISA'. But things changed in 2016.
6 May 2022I set up MoneySavingExpert.com nearly 20 years ago – when arguably the modern web was still in its infancy. With an abundance of self-belief (something I had too much of then, as I realise now) I decided not to read any books, or follow prevailing wisdom on how a site should operate – and just do it my way.
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