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Bereavement support payments
You may be due bereavement support payments if your partner dies before you reach state pension age. Co-habiting parents are newly eligible and can get backdated payments worth £10,000s.
2 January 2024
Rent increases (Wales)
16 August 2023
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt admits Child Benefit 'unfairness' during Martin Lewis grilling
The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has admitted that there is an "unfairness" in the current Child Benefit system, which means some families get less (or no) support as a result of "overcomplicated" tax rules. Mr Hunt made the comments during a grilling from MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis.
10 January 2024
Millions of water and sewerage bill payers could get payouts if new legal claims succeed – here's what you need to know
Millions of water and sewerage bill payers could be due compensation payouts of up to £109 each if a new set of group legal claims against several big water firms succeeds.
3 January 2024
Millions of EE, O2, Three and Vodafone mobile users could get £1,000+ if new group legal claim wins: the need-to-knows
Millions of mobile users could get £1,000-plus payouts if a new group legal claim succeeds. Plans are afoot to take the four biggest mobile operators – EE, O2, Three and Vodafone – to court for overcharging customers.
12 December 2023
Barclays to shut at least 196 bank branches in 2023/24 – here's the full list, plus alternatives
Barclays will shut at least 196 of its bank branches throughout 2023 and 2024 – more than a third of its entire UK network – after announcing a further 16 branch closures.
1 December 2023
Autumn Statement: State pension confirmed to rise by 8.5% from April 2024 – while some benefits will go up by 6.7%
The state pension will rise by 8.5% from April 2024 under the 'triple lock' guarantee, meaning millions of people will receive a weekly increase of up to £17.35. Certain benefits, including Universal Credit, will also rise from next April by 6.7%.
28 November 2023
Second cost of living payment paid to millions – here's who qualifies and what to do if you haven't got yours
More than eight million households on certain benefits and Tax Credits have now received the second third of their £900 cost of living payment.
28 November 2023
NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank to close at least 172 branches in 2023/24 – here's the full list, plus alternatives
NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Ulster Bank, which are all part of the NatWest Group, will now shut at least 172 of their bank branches in 2023 and 2024.
24 November 2023
Martin Lewis: What the Autumn Statement means for you – including wages, benefits, pensions, ISAs, national insurance and more
The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has today (Wednesday 22 November) announced a range of tax, benefits and savings measures. We round up the key announcements and what they mean for you.
22 November 2023
Wowcher rapped after shoppers unwittingly charged for 'VIP' subscriptions – here's what's happened and how to get a refund
Wowcher has been rapped by the competitions watchdog after shoppers were unwittingly signed up to its VIP subscription – something MoneySavingExpert.com warned about last year.
17 November 2023
Tesco Christmas delivery slots now open for some shoppers – here's how to bag yours
Bookings are now open for Tesco anytime delivery pass customers, and will open to everyone on Tuesday 21 November.
7 November 2023
New laws to tackle online scam ads FINALLY confirmed – but Martin Lewis warns the fight against fraudsters isn't over
New laws to crack down on online scam adverts, including fake celebrity endorsements, are finally to be introduced.
26 October 2023
One week left: Disney+ prices to rise in major shake-up – but you could save up to £52 a year if you act NOW
Disney+ is hiking the price of its existing subscription by up to £36 a year from 1 November 2023.
24 October 2023
State pension could rise by 8.5% from April 2024 with some benefits expected to go up by 6.7% – here's what's happening
The state pension could rise by up to 8.5% from April 2024 under the 'triple lock' guarantee, while certain benefits are expected to go up by 6.7% from next April.
18 October 2023
Morrisons shopper? Christmas delivery slot bookings open this week – here's how to bag yours
If you're planning to get your Christmas groceries from Morrisons, get ready to bag your delivery slot as bookings open for delivery pass customers from Wednesday 18 October.
17 October 2023