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- Which countries can UK holidaymakers visit without restrictions on arrival?by Antonia Wilson on 6 July 2020 at 2:47 pm
A guide to countries that UK tourists can now visit, in light of the government’s updated travel corridor listLast week, the government announced the countries that UK nationals could take […]
- UK construction sector rebounds amid plan for stamp duty holidayby Phillip Inman on 6 July 2020 at 12:48 pm
Housebuilders increase activity but job cuts in the industry likely to be aheadBuilding firms expanded activity in June at the fastest pace in more than two years in June as the chancellor put the […]
- Sky TV charged my mother a fortune and she can’t leaveby Miles Brignall on 6 July 2020 at 6:03 am
We discovered she was paying for services she did not use, but we couldn’t break freeI’m writing on behalf of my 82-year-old mother who has been a long-term Sky customer for TV, broadband […]
- Can I buy a flat in my name only and exclude my husband?by Virginia Wallis on 6 July 2020 at 6:00 am
I am happily married but you never know what will happen in the futureQ I finally have enough money to be able to put down a deposit to buy a one-bedroom flat in London. My problem is that, although […]
- Scammers can create fake business ads on Google 'within hours'by Rupert Jones on 5 July 2020 at 11:01 pm
Which? investigation shows apparent ease of promoting fraudulent services online Fraudsters can create and post adverts for fake businesses on Google “within hours”, according to a Which? […]
- Dodgy fringes and desperate clients: hair salons in England reopen to rapturous welcomeby Jessica Murray on 5 July 2020 at 1:59 pm
Hairdressers in England booked up for weeks as they try to cope with reduced capacity because of safety measuresCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen Nicky Thompson […]
- Travel agents resort to hardline tactics to get out of a refundby Anna Tims on 5 July 2020 at 7:00 am
As the industry faces ruin, exemption clauses have been added, cancellations are ‘postponements’ and credit notes become the ‘only option’The tone was pleasant, but the […]
- Sunak considers £500 vouchers for all UK adults to spend in Covid-hit firmsby Toby Helm on 5 July 2020 at 5:01 am
Chancellor urged to introduce a scheme that has jump-started other countries’ blighted hospitality and retail sectorsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRadical […]
- ‘They're all passing the buck’: UK travel firms flout the law on holiday refundsby Anna Tims on 4 July 2020 at 11:05 am
Thousands of UK travellers face long struggle to get their money back for trips cancelled because of pandemic Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTravellers whose trips […]
- Debt: 'The first step towards change is admitting you have a problem'by Elle Hunt on 4 July 2020 at 11:00 am
Clare Seal ran up a £27,000 debt but could not ask for help. She reveals how she fought back by writing about it on InstagramA little over a year ago, 30-year-old Clare Seal was £27,000 […]
- Struggling for shut-eye in lockdown? Sleep-tracking devices may helpby Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor on 4 July 2020 at 8:00 am
The lowdown on free apps, sensors you wear and a mat you slip under your mattressMonths in covd-19-induced lockdown have for many of us taken a toll on our sleep. From the late-night scrolling […]
- What should I do with old electronic devices?on 4 July 2020 at 6:00 am
I found laptops and cameras in a lockdown clearout and am wondering if they can be put to good useEvery week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her […]
- England eases lockdown: how pubs, hairdressers and restaurants will workby Hilary Osborne and Rupert Jones on 4 July 2020 at 6:00 am
What you can expect from businesses if you venture out from SaturdayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSaturday marks the biggest easing of lockdown rules in England […]
- Banking apps: what do they offer – and how is your cash protected?by Rupert Jones on 4 July 2020 at 6:00 am
A string of online services provide products similar to banks, but they may not be regulated in the same wayWhen the Financial Conduct Authority ordered the UK arm of payments firm Wirecard to freeze […]
- Dad horrified at £4,642 gaming app billon 3 July 2020 at 9:35 pm
A father who paid £4.99 for his daughter to use a smartphone app was shocked to find a £4,642 bill.
- Drivers reminded to check MOT status as normal testing resumesby Miles Brignall on 3 July 2020 at 2:55 pm
Inspections were suspended by coronavirus outbreak, but will be back to normal on 1 AugustCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDrivers are being reminded to check their […]
- Coronavirus: Money back for Ryanair and Sykes customerson 3 July 2020 at 12:50 pm
The airline says it is clearing a backlog of refunds while Sykes Cottages also has a new policy.
- Flexible rail tickets urged as workers stop daily commuteon 3 July 2020 at 10:13 am
Fares should be reformed to reflect recent changes to commuting habits, an independent watchdog says.
- Freeze on car loan and pawn payments set to be extendedon 3 July 2020 at 9:07 am
The regulator wants to give people struggling with high-cost credit or car finance more time to pay.
- Scrapping the pensions triple lock would disadvantage young people in future | Chris Dillowby Chris Dillow on 3 July 2020 at 9:00 am
Ending the government guarantee has been touted as ‘fair’. But the main beneficiaries would be fund managers Scrapping the pensions triple lock, the government’s promise to raise […]
- Coronavirus: Can I get travel insurance, or a holiday refund and what are my travel rights?on 3 July 2020 at 8:55 am
As the opportunity to go on summer holiday picks up pace, what are my rights?
- Coronavirus: 'Refunds unlikely' if travellers have to self-isolateon 3 July 2020 at 8:49 am
Travel insurance is unlikely to cover those who have to cancel a holiday because they have Covid symptoms.
- Homes for sale with an artist's studio – in picturesby Jill Papworth on 3 July 2020 at 6:00 am
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- Still perplexed by furlough? Here's how to play by the rulesby Anna Tims on 2 July 2020 at 9:06 am
Details are still unclear to many. Employment expert Peter Woodhouse spells out your rights and responsibilitiesFurlough rights and responsibilities are still perplexing many of you. I asked Peter […]
- People urged to check tax credits after HMRC erroron 2 July 2020 at 7:44 am
One million renewal notices were sent with incomplete details as payments are checked for the year.
- Loot boxes: Lords call for 'immediate' gambling regulationon 2 July 2020 at 6:38 am
Loot boxes, skins and player packs should be regulated immediately, says a Lords committee.
- UK house prices 'in first annual fall for eight years'on 1 July 2020 at 8:51 am
Values were lower in June than they were a year ago, the Nationwide says, as the virus hit the market.
- Coronavirus: How lockdown has affected my moneyon 30 June 2020 at 11:55 pm
Radio 1 Newsbeat speaks to people who have become richer, poorer and spent more money in lockdown.
- Coronavirus: 'People like me are really, really suffering'on 30 June 2020 at 2:41 pm
A self-employed curtain fitter explains why he has been hit so hard by coronavirus.
- Coronavirus: People saving more but get little in returnon 30 June 2020 at 10:54 am
Many UK households have saved more money this year, just as interest rates have slumped.
- Wirecard UK unlocks customers' cash as ban liftedon 30 June 2020 at 7:06 am
Thousands of people were barred from using their cash cards because of the collapse of Wirecard.
- Ikea left me in bits with a half-finished kitchenby Patrick Collinson on 30 June 2020 at 6:00 am
Work began in January and it still isn’t over – but customer service isn’t availableIn October last year we purchased a £7,500 kitchen from Ikea’s Bristol store which […]
- Coronavirus: Mandatory MOTs to be reintroduced from Auguston 29 June 2020 at 6:47 pm
Vehicle owners have been able to delay the test for six months during lockdown.
- Wirecard: 'It’s really bad. I’m left with nothing'on 29 June 2020 at 4:17 pm
Thousands of people have been barred from using their cash because of the collapse of Wirecard.
- UK home loans fall 90% since start of Covid-19 crisisby Larry Elliott Economics editor on 29 June 2020 at 1:05 pm
Figures drop to lowest rate since at least the early 1990s, says Bank of EnglandCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe number of new home loans approved in Britain has […]
- Coronavirus: Holiday bookings 'explode' as travel restrictions easeon 27 June 2020 at 7:31 pm
Travel companies hail news Britons will be able to visit some European countries without self-isolating on their return.