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.
Read this story about how DWP are missing 20% of phone calls to their helpline as they are being overwhelmed.
Read this story about a man who died of hunger after the DWP removed his Employment Support Allowance (ESA) grant.
Read this article about upcoming changes to Tesco Clubcards.
Read this story about how an oversight at a bank resulted in a husband grabbing £23,500 from a divorced wife’s account.
Read this article about the importance of including Self Employment Income Support Scheme payments on your tax return.
Read this story where the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are urged to simplify the rules covering the new- and old-style pensions.
From April, pensioners are set to see rises in their income. Full story here.