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Petrol prices hit highest level in over seven years -pushing full tank to £72; It comes as investors pushed up the cost of crude oil ahead of this week's meeting of the world's biggest producers. A report said output could start rising in August. Jul 2, 2021 560
Man sues betting giant Paddy Power for refusing to pay his £268,000 winnings; Millionaire James Longley told the High Court that he spent £3,000 celebrating after his £13,000 each-way bet on Redemptive paid off at 16-1 in a race at Wolverhampton in 2019. Jul 2, 2021 434
TalkTalk customers to be hit by £30 a year rise despite 'fixed price' promise; The telecoms giant is currently being probed by the Advertising Standards Authority over concerns that it offered "fixed prices" to customers when they signed up -- which it has since tried to increase. Jul 2, 2021 445
JD Sports revolt as boss pockets £6m bonus after claiming £100m furlough cash; This year, Foxtons, Cineworld and Morrisons have all seen shareholder protests over pay schemes for top bosses running into millions of pounds. Jul 2, 2021 551
Thousands of parents could benefit after HMRC loses landmark child benefit tribunal; The High Income Child Benefit Charge means parents who earn over £50,100 have to do an annual tax return each year -and some have to repay back every penny they claim. Jul 2, 2021 960
New right to repair law kicks in today saving average family £75 on white goods; From today, manufacturers are legally obliged to make spare parts for products available to consumers, so that electrical appliances such as fridges and televisions can be fixed easily. Jul 1, 2021 656
Furlough: 6 changes from today as Chancellor scales back support despite freedom delay; The wind down comes as tens of thousands of businesses remain subject to Covid trading restrictions, while venues such as nightclubs and theatres remain closed by law. Jul 1, 2021 1072
Santander shutting 75 branches this month under latest closure programme -full list; The Spanish lender confirmed plans to shut 111 branches back in March -but added that most outlets are within three miles of another branch or Post Office. Jul 1, 2021 1319
BREAKING UK economy took worse hit than expected in January as number of savers rocketed; We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story. Jun 30, 2021 355
Tesco to charge motorists £99 deposit for pay-at-pump petrol at forecourts; The grocer said the payment rules have been changed by Mastercard, Visa and American Express to help account holders keep control of their outgoings in real time. Jun 30, 2021 425
BBC will send 'enforcers' to 260,000 pensioners in TV licence fee claw back; The warning comes eleven months after three million over-75s lost their entitlement to free TV licences following a funding row between the BBC and the government. Jun 30, 2021 907
Can I leave work early to watch the England vs Germany match today? Your rights; England will be playing Germany in their first knockout game of the Euros at 5pm on Tuesday, June 29. Jun 29, 2021 609
UK bans world's biggest cryptocurrency exchange from operating with immediate effect; Binance, the world's biggest crypto-currency exchange, has been banned by the UK's financial regulator. Jun 28, 2021 389
Restaurant workers to get 100% of all tips under new proposals to block employers' cut; Restaurants, bars and other businesses could be forced to hand over all tips to their staff under new proposals. Jun 28, 2021 453
Expectant mums could be handed £400 shopping vouchers in latest crackdown on smoking; Pregnant women who undergo carbon monoxide tests to prove they have given up should be incentivised with high street vouchers. Jun 25, 2021 429
Last day to apply for a student loan if you're returning to university this year; The clock is ticking for students who are hoping to get back into education after a year of restrictions and cancelled classes. Jun 25, 2021 600
Lloyds Bank issues Amazon scam warning after number of victims doubles in a year; The fraud starts with a call out of the blue from someone pretending to be from Amazon, claiming they are owed a refund or have an account problem. Jun 25, 2021 676
BREAKING Lidl to open 50 new stores this year creating 2,000 new jobs; We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story. Jun 24, 2021 355
Furlough pay is falling to 70% next week -what it means for your wages, explained; The furlough scheme has been somewhat of a saving grace for many employers whilst lockdown restrictions have been in place. Jun 24, 2021 676
Furlough pay is falling to 70% next week -what it means for your wages explained; The furlough scheme has been somewhat of a saving grace for many employers whilst lockdown restrictions have been in place. Jun 24, 2021 678
Relief for thousands as Aviva and Persimmon agree to change punishing leasehold terms; Aviva -which invested in freeholds from developers -has agreed to remove ground rent terms considered unfair and repay homeowners who saw rents doubled. Jun 23, 2021 474
NHS receptionist who had 'phobia of people' wins £56,000 after being unfairly sacked; Sacramenta D'Silva was awarded £56,684 in compensation after arguing that she was unfairly sacked from her role at the chest clinic of Croydon Health Services. Jun 23, 2021 579
Lloyds Bank to close 44 branches -including Halifax -in next 12 months; We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story. Jun 23, 2021 476
Two popular branded sun creams could be leaving millions at risk of sun damage; Sun Protection Factor (SPF), shows how much the product protects you from UVB rays while the UVA rating safeguards your skin against long-term damage. Jun 22, 2021 783
Barclays to axe current account discount scheme today affecting at least 85,000 people; The banking giant is ending cashback for current account holders due to a very low take up. Jun 22, 2021 571
Families warned food shortages in UK 'inevitable' this summer due to lack of staff; Driver shortages have been compounded by shortfalls across other low-paid sectors including harvesting, manufacturing and packaging, and the supply chain is cracking under the pressure. Jun 21, 2021 595
Man behind TikTok is China's seventh richest man with a net worth of £25billion; ByteDance, along with TikTok, was founded by software enginnering graduate Zhang Yiming in 2012. Jun 19, 2021 500
Starbucks crashes to £41million loss after year of Covid closures and restrictions; Bosses in the UK continued paying rents during the entire pandemic period covered by the results, although they did enter into lease negotiations to agree reductions where possible. Jun 18, 2021 416
Morrisons is selling a draught beer machine so you can pull your own pints at home; The home machine has been released just in time for football fans to watch the Euro 2020 games -including tonight's match against Scotland. Jun 18, 2021 439
Bosses should pay half of workers' travel costs when restrictions end, says think tank; EXCLUSIVE: A 50:50 scheme is not only fairer, but would improve workers' incomes by shielding them from "rip off" fares. Jun 17, 2021 596
Martin Lewis issues mortgage warning to every single homeowner and you need to act soon; The consumer expert explained that while England has listed its 12 green list destinations -most countries may not allow Brits in just yet. Jun 16, 2021 518
Mum whose ex paid just 25p child maintenance says she's been 'forgotten' by system; EXCLUSIVE: Donna Thompson, 34, was left struggling to cover bills and feed her children after her case was put on hold during the Covid pandemic. Jun 15, 2021 1190
BREAKING Unemployment falls by 200,000 but half a million left jobless since last March; We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story. Jun 15, 2021 191
Millions told to continue working from home until July 19 as June 21 pushed back; The Prime Minister has announced that Covid restrictions will not be fully lifted until July 19, with a review scheduled for early summer. Jun 15, 2021 746
Renting a home is now cheaper than buying one for the first time in six years; In March last year someone with a 10% deposit would have been an average of £102 per month better off than if they were renting. Jun 14, 2021 388
McDonald's axing five popular items from menus on Tuesday -including Chicken Deluxe; All the items dropping off the menu next week were introduced for a limited six-week period only on May 5. Jun 14, 2021 305
Wife of man who died from AstraZeneca jab is locked out £470k government support scheme; Charlotte Wright's husband, Stephen Wright, 32, was rushed to hospital on January 26 -10 days after having his second dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. Jun 14, 2021 869
Mum whose ex paid just '25p' child maintenance says she's been 'forgotten' by system; EXCLUSIVE: Donna Thompson, 34, was left struggling to pay bills and feed her children after her case was put on hold during the Covid pandemic. Jun 14, 2021 1127
Furlough will not be extended -despite one-month delay on Covid lockdown easing; The government is currently paying 80% of wages up to £2,500 a month as part of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, but this will not be extended. Jun 14, 2021 628
Delay in no-fault divorce law is good news for some couples going through break-up; It has been announced that there will be a delay to no-fault divorces, which will come into effect on 6 April 2022, instead of this autumn. Jun 12, 2021 601
UK economy grew at fastest level since last July in April as Covid restrictions eased; The Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that gross domestic product (GDP) -a measure of the size of the economy -grew 2.3% as lockdown ended in England. Jun 11, 2021 303
UK economy grew at fastest level since last July in April as Covid restrictions eased; The Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that gross domestic product (GDP) -a measure of the size of the economy -grew 2.3% as lockdown ended in England. Jun 11, 2021 486
Inside £200 a night St Ives castle where Boris and Carrie Johnson will stay during G7; Newlyweds Boris and Carrie Johnson will stay there along with Joe and Jill Biden, while the summit is held in nearby Carbis Bay. Jun 11, 2021 743
Convenience store chain to close 31 Post Offices affecting thousands of local residents; The decision follows 18 months of negotiations with the Post Office after an interval review by the company concluded that the partnership is no longer "viable". Jun 10, 2021 498
Halogen lightbulbs to be banned in the UK from September as new law comes into force; LED bulbs typically last five times longer than traditional halogen ones and produce the same amount of light -- but use up to 80 per cent less power. Jun 9, 2021 655
Holiday refund rights explained as BA and Ryanair face investigation for flouting rules; British Airways and Ryanair are under investigation over whether they breached consumer laws by not offering refunds to customers for cancelled flights due to the Covid pandemic. Jun 9, 2021 793
Asda probe launched after customers use self-checkout to underpay on £1,300 shop; Expensive electrical goods were sold for substantially below the correct price after being swiped through a self-checkout till at a store in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. Jun 9, 2021 307
Homeowner left without a roof after builder demolished it due to late payment row; The 40-year-old homeowner, whose property is located in Leicester, had been abroad when he had an issue with the scaffolding on his property. Jun 8, 2021 441
Bank payments are changing for millions -new fraud rules and how it works explained; It follows on from new security checks for payees last year, and means lenders and loan providers will start contacting customers to verify that the payment is legitimate. Jun 8, 2021 754
Tesco to break ties with Carrefour after joining forces to 'cut prices' for shoppers; The two supermarkets formed an alliance in 2018, two years after Britain voted to leave the European Union. Jun 7, 2021 438
Sainsbury's opens two new 'neighbourhood' stores -with 13 more to come across UK; Neighbourhood Hub branches differ from Sainsbury's Local stores by being larger, at between 5,000 sq ft and 7,000 sq ft, and offering a wider range of products, including fresh coffee, juices and deli options. Jun 7, 2021 501
Over 150,000 people missing out on £260 boost because they're unaware help is available; Thousands of Britain's carers could be missing out on a £260 boost on their pension every year, figures show. Jun 7, 2021 663
Parents pay off £95,620 mortgage 28 years early to become debt-free before 40; Siobhan Bowen, 36, and husband Lee, 38, bought their three-bed semi for £112,500 in 2011, when on a combined £40,000 salary. Jun 7, 2021 709
Britain's cheapest supermarket in May named as Big Four, Aldi and Lidl put to the test; A monthly comparison looked at the prices of 20 essential items -- including apples, eggs and Hovis bread to uncover the cheapest supermarket over the 30-day period. Jun 5, 2021 602
First Homes: Buyers in England offered new homes at up to 50% off from today; Through the First Homes scheme, first-time buyers will have the opportunity to purchase properties at a 30 to 50% discount under a new Government scheme to get more people on the housing ladder. Jun 4, 2021 1099
Portugal moves from green to amber on UK traffic light list -- refund rights explained; Ministers have removed Portugal from the quarantine-free green list -with seven new places added to the red category. Jun 4, 2021 1239
Is it illegal to travel to an amber or red list country? Traffic light rules explained; The government has removed Portugal from the green list due to a rise in the Nepal variant. That means all passengers returning to the UK will now have to quarantine on arrival. Jun 4, 2021 1556
'We bought a house without even viewing it because there aren't enough homes for sale'; First-time buyers Shannon and Shane said the housing market made them anxious -with properties selling 'incredibly fast' due to a 'lack of homes' available. Jun 4, 2021 989
'We bought a house without even viewing it because there's just too much competition'; EXCLUSIVE: First-time buyers Shannon and Shane said the housing market made them anxious -with properties selling 'incredibly fast' due to a 'lack of homes' available. Jun 4, 2021 1010
Is it illegal to visit an amber or red list country? Traffic light questions answered; Ministers are today set to make the first update to the traffic light system, with changes due to take place from 7 June. Jun 3, 2021 992
What happens if a green country changes to amber -refund rights amid Portugal fears; Ministers are today set to make the first update to the traffic light system, with changes due to take place from 7 June. Jun 3, 2021 780
Ebay sellers threaten to boycott over decision to end PayPal and change fees to 12.8%; From this week, fees will be deducted at the point of sale -and sellers will no longer be able to manage their earnings on PayPal. Jun 3, 2021 541
HMRC tax credit warning after half a million claimants falsely told they're due refunds; In the 12 months to 30 April 2021, HMRC said it responded to more than 1,154,300 referrals of suspicious contact from the public. More than half a million of these promised fraudulent tax rebates. Jun 3, 2021 544
DWP tells vulnerable Parkinson's sufferer she no longer needs £335 a month PIP support; Lynsey Thomas, 42, says the DWP said she "did not look depressed" despite suffering from anxiety and depression and said "nothing was wrong" because she was able to walk. Jun 3, 2021 870
Smoking outside to be banned under plans to create UK's first cigarette-free county; Smokers face being banned from lighting up outside restaurants and offices in Oxfordshire, under plans for the county to go "smoke-free" by 2025. Jun 2, 2021 620
Martin Lewis tells millions of drivers to check car insurance now ahead of law change; Insurers will soon be banned from charging existing policyholders more than new customers -but it could mean higher prices when you shop around. Jun 2, 2021 707
I spent my savings inventing plastic-free chewing gum -now it makes £100k at Waitrose; EXCLUSIVE: Keir Carnie gambled all of his life savings to start his own eco-friendly business in 2019 -just before the pandemic struck. Jun 2, 2021 696
Amigo Loans considering insolvency after judge rejects 10% cap for compensation victims; Amigo lends money to people with a poor credit history, but has been criticised for its controversial affordability checks which include asking borrowers to sign up family or friends as guarantors. Jun 1, 2021 650
What O2 and Virgin Media £31billion merger means for you -including price plans; Combined, Virgin Media O2 said it has 47 million connections across broadband, mobile, TV and home phone. Jun 1, 2021 458
New car tax changes comes into force in Birmingham charging drivers £8 a day; The UK's existing Clean Air Zone is in London and is called the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), however from today, it applies in Birmingham too. Jun 1, 2021 511
First wave of Covid Bounce Back Loan repayments due this week -check your options; Companies were given 12 months where the Government picked up the 2.5% interest charged on the loans of up to £50,000. Jun 1, 2021 471
New £400 a month Universal Credit and housing benefit changes kick in -who qualifies; The changes affect thousands of those who qualify for the Shared Accommodation Rate (SAR) which determines how much young people can get paid towards their rent. May 31, 2021 458
New £400 a month benefit top-up kicks in for vulnerable claimants -changes explained; The changes affect thousands of those who qualify for the Shared Accommodation Rate (SAR) which determines how much young people can get paid towards their rent. May 31, 2021 456
Drivers to save £35 a year on car insurance as whiplash reforms kick in -explained; The reforms are expected to slash the number of fraudulent whiplash claims going through insurers every year -in turn, resulting in £1.2billion savings for drivers -equivalent to £35 per motorist. May 31, 2021 494
New eBay payment rules as sellers told they won't be able to use PayPal from tomorrow; New rules from May 31 mean fees and expenses will be deducted at the point of sale instead of through a monthly billing statement -and you won't get paid via PayPal, either. May 31, 2021 308
Man who started sewing clothes in his parents' garage decade ago now worth £700million; Ben Francis co-founded Gymshark in 2012 at his family home with a couple of school friends -now it is worth £700 million. May 31, 2021 1082
UK economy set to recover 'stronger' than expected thanks to Covid vaccine rollout; UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak attributed the strength of the forecast to the success of the UK's inoculation programme and the government's Plan for Jobs. May 31, 2021 282
Britain's youngest billionaires -from Prince George's godfather to £4bn app inventor; Their £15billion fortunes are followed by millionaire Gymshark boss Ben Francis, Ed Sheeran and Lingerie businesswoman Melanie Marsden. May 29, 2021 845
Amazon signs £5.9billion deal to buy James Bond and Legally Bond maker MGM studios; The online shopping giant is paying $8.45billion for MGM, making it the company's second-largest acquisition after it bought grocer Whole Foods for nearly $14billion in 2017. May 29, 2021 416
BREAKING New rules will cap how much insurers can charge 6million customers at renewal; We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story. May 28, 2021 382
First Homes scheme for first-time buyers explained -including 50% discount small print; Boris Johnson first hinted at the scheme last June as part of a new 'affordable housing' plan for aspiring buyers. May 28, 2021 967
Man turns fizzy drink idea into £2million business -now it's now sold in Sainsbury's; EXCLUSIVE: Soda Folk was created after founder Ken Graham moved to the UK from the US and realised he couldn't buy his favourite American fizzy drinks in supermarkets in England. May 28, 2021 899
Benefit calculator: Find out what you can claim as Brits miss out on £15bn support; More than £775million is unclaimed in child benefit, while an eye-watering £974million is unclaimed in income support, figures show. May 27, 2021 468
Furlough is changing in July -all the new rules and how your pay will be affected; The Government is once again scaling back its contributions -with furlough pay set to fall from 80% to 70% on July 1 as the economy fully opens up. May 27, 2021 635
Hairdresser who turned to DIY during furlough explains how she makes wardrobes for £200; Lauren McNab, 29, watches YouTube videos of people building wardrobes from scratch for inspiration and tips, before drawing up her own ideas. May 27, 2021 895
Rare £5 notes set to exchange hands for up to £22,000 each as they go on action; One of the two notes, which comes in a blue leather presentation wallet, has the serial number A01 000003 and an estimated worth of £18,000 to £22,000. May 27, 2021 533
Marks & Spencer takes £202million Covid hit after stores forced to shut over lockdown; We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story. May 26, 2021 374
Mum who has been evicted 4 times in row is one of 1.7m 'abandoned' by housing crisis; Mum-of-two Gemma, 38, from Devon, has disabilities, including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and generalised anxiety disorder -which she says was triggered by 'no fault' eviction notices. May 26, 2021 873
Nissan 'in talks' to build new giga-factory in Sunderland creating thousands of jobs; We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story. May 26, 2021 359
Virgin Mobile to hike bills for more than three million customers on July 1; The increase will affect sim-only and pay-monthly customers who will see their bills go up in early summer. May 26, 2021 423
HMRC giving millions of people £125 rebates for working from home -how to claim; A little known 'working from home' tax rule means anyone who has been told to work from home during the pandemic can claim financial relief, up to the value of £125, to spend on bills and other home working essentials. May 25, 2021 646
Bitcoin saver would have had £200million today if he hadn't lost password 10 years ago; Stefan Thomas lost the slip of paper with the information to unlock his 7,002 digital coins, which today would be worth £200million. May 25, 2021 902
Man, 26, becomes UK's youngest billionaire after launching £4.1bn business during Covid; Johnny Boufarhat raised millions to develop video conferencing app Hopin last year after Britain was plunged into its first lockdown and high streets and businesses were forced to close their doors. May 24, 2021 692
Worker wins £16,640 from employer after being unfairly sacked during Covid lockdown; The employee was asked to visit a house where his boss and her daughter were self-isolating -despite the pair of them having Covid symptoms last year. May 24, 2021 379
Man, 26, becomes UK's youngest billionaire after launching £4.1bn business during Covid; Johnny Boufarhat, 26, raised millions to develop video conferencing app Hopin last year after Britain was plunged into its first lockdown and high streets and businesses were forced to close their doors. May 24, 2021 749
Sunday Times Rich List shows UK's elite made £106billion in pandemic -see the full list; Last year's wealthiest man, James Dyson has been knocked to fourth place in this year's Rich List -while Boohoo co-founder, Mahmud Kamani, 56, and his family have seen their empire soar to £1.4 billion in the past year. May 21, 2021 884
Sunday Times Rich List shows UK's elite made £106billion in pandemic -see the full list; Last year's wealthiest man, James Dyson has been knocked to fourth place in this year's Rich List -while Boohoo co-founder, Mahmud Kamani, 56, and his family have seen their empire soar to £1.4billion in the past year. May 21, 2021 897
Who is Britain's richest man Sir Leonard Blavatnik and story behind his £23bn fortune; The businessman, born in Ukraine and resident of London, has a £12.1billion holding in Warner Music among his many global investments -which have all rocketed in the past year. May 21, 2021 534
Giving someone birthday money and 8 more ways you could get rejected for a mortgage; Top reasons for failed applications include a poor credit history, overdraft debt, a low deposit and credit card loans -but there also are some risks you may not be aware you're taking. May 20, 2021 1517
Superdrug launches flash £1 sale including Nivea, Baylis & Harding and Dove gift sets; The majority of offers will be in stores where there's still a surplus of Christmas gifts, the beauty chain said. May 19, 2021 272

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