Emily White

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Bereavement support payments

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

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt admits Child Benefit 'unfairness' during Martin Lewis grilling

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 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 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 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%

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

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, 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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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