Millions of elderly BT Landline-only customers could be due to compensation due to ‘unfair line rental’ charges. Full story here.
If it’s too good to be true, it probably is! Don’t get caught out by this convincing email telling you you’re eligible for a TV licence refund. Full story here. Be careful out there!
You may be eligible for up to £4,600 Attendance Allowance if you have a disability like bad sight or hearing and you’re receiving a pension. And it’s not means-tested! Full story here.
In general, you’re better off staying in a Defined Benefit – usually a percentage of final salary – scheme according to the Financial Conduct Authority. Full story here.
Steve Webb explores the possibility of a widow losing their benefit if they are living with someone else in this article.
Read this story explaining that there is a proposal to replace Council Tax and Stamp Duty with a Property Tax based on current market valuation.
Martin Lewis has told customers of HSBC, First Direct, John Lewis or M&S who were in arrears with any of their products that they should receive letters offering £50 compensation in this story.
Santander is insisting on 40% deposits for mortgages taken out by the self-employed. Full story here.
Read this story where an 81-year-old is sent a distressing letter claiming she is not living alone and threatens to remove her single-person Council Tac discount.
Many people are suffering from cuts in Universal Credit and increases in Council Tax. If you are suffering hardship, see this article which gives advice.