Clare Casalis

Energy & Utilities Analyst

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Maternity grants and support for new parents

Maternity grants and support for new parents

Some parents can get a maternity grant worth at least £500 from the Government, no strings attached, to help with the cost of having children. Plus, you may also qualify for help towards the cost of your food bill. This guide tells you all how much you could get and how to apply.

11 March 2024

Warm home discount

Warm home discount

MoneySavingExpert's guide to the warm home discount... what you get, who's eligible, and who needs to apply to get it

6 March 2024

The Great British Insulation Scheme

The Great British Insulation Scheme

Get free insulation plus heating upgrades from energy providers and local authorities if your home qualifies. This MoneySavingExpert guide also provides energy-saving tips to cut your heating bill.

6 March 2024

Housing & energy grants

Housing & energy grants

Find free cash for your home to slash your energy bills and keep you snug - search 100s of government grants for energy, housing, insulation and more.

6 March 2024

What is an eSim?

What is an eSim?

Can eSims save me money on my mobile?

5 March 2024

Grandparents' childcare credit

Grandparents' childcare credit

If you're a working-age adult who cares for a young family member while the child's parents work, there's a little-known benefit that could boost your state pension by £1,000s. 'Specified adult childcare credits' work by filling in gaps in your national insurance record. See if you qualify and how to apply.

5 March 2024

Aged 40 to 73? Urgently consider buying national insurance years

Aged 40 to 73? Urgently consider buying national insurance years

If you're aged between 45 and 72(ish), you may find that buying extra national insurance years is the best way to boost your state pension. If you're eligible, the returns can be huge. Learn more about who might be eligible and how to do it.

5 March 2024

Are you one of 200,000+ women missing out on £1,000s of state pension?

Are you one of 200,000+ women missing out on £1,000s of state pension?

More than 200,000 women are thought to have been underpaid their state pension and could be due a payout, with the average amount being just under £9,000. This MoneySavingExpert guide explains who may be affected, and how to reclaim

5 March 2024

Cheap mobile and data roaming

Cheap mobile and data roaming

Data roaming abroad can cost you an arm and a leg but there are ways to keep your bills down. Read this article to find out how.

5 March 2024

Solar panels – are they worth it?

Solar panels – are they worth it?

As energy prices soar, solar panels can offer savings on your energy bills. Discover if solar panels are worth it for you with MoneySavingExpert.

5 March 2024

Prepaid gas and electricity

Prepaid gas and electricity

With Money Saving Expert's guide learn how prepaid electricity and gas meters works and find out if you can switch to a standard meter.

4 March 2024

Cheap green energy

Cheap green energy

This MoneySavingExpert guide explains what green energy is, how to switch suppliers and our top pick of renewable tariffs.

29 February 2024

What are smart thermostats?

What are smart thermostats?

Smart thermostats allow you to control your heating from multiple devices on the go. What are they? Should you get one? Will they help you save? - MoneySavingExpert.

29 February 2024

Cheapest SIPPs

Cheapest SIPPs

Self invested personal pensions, or SIPPs, allow you to manage your own personal pension plan. Learn tips and tricks at Money Saving Expert

29 February 2024

Energy saving tips

Energy saving tips

This guide from Martin Lewis's MoneySavingExpert covers 60+ top energy-saving tips. They could help you to save £100s/year on your energy bills.

20 February 2024