More cash for mums as Maternity Allowance rises

More cash for mums taking time off to care for newborns: Maternity Allowance will rise by over £600 in April in largest-ever hike Maternity Allowance can be handy for those on low incomes or self-employed The Maternity Allowance cash boost starts on Monday, the DWP has confirmed   By Jane Denton For Thisismoney Published: 13:19 BST, … Read more

VOTING FORM: The Wooden Spoon Awards for the company with the worst customer service in 2022

VOTING FORM: The Wooden Spoon Awards for the company that served up the worst customer service in 2022 By This Is Money Published: 22:33 GMT, 6 December 2022 | Updated: 12:40 GMT, 8 December 2022 Have you been a victim of one of our most complained about companies in 2022? Make your voice heard. It’s your chance … Read more

Energy bill support reduction could see 7million UK people fall into fuel poverty

More than seven million people will be left struggling to pay energy bills once the energy price guarantee increases at the end of March, new research claims. A report by the Social Market Foundation, in conjunction with Public First and Citizens Advice, says these people will be part of a ‘missing middle’ who won’t be … Read more

What to do if you suffer parcel pain on Black Friday

It’s that time of the year again when millions of us go bargain hunting online.  Nine in ten people will buy Christmas gifts on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, according to Barclays research. Inevitably, this goes hand-in-hand with a sharp uptick in parcel complaints. Familiar gripes include items not arriving, turning up damaged or being … Read more

Household budget calculator: Work out income, spending and bills

Household budget calculator: Get help working out your income, spending and bills By This Is Money Our household budget calculator lets you track what you have coming in and where your moneygoes every month. Getting a grip on your incomings and outgoings is the essential first step in fixing your finances.  Once you know the … Read more