The true cost of asking the postman to pick up your parcels

As Royal Mail launches new service called Parcel Collect, what is the true cost of asking the postman to pick up your parcels from home? By Toby Walne, Financial Mail on Sunday Published: 21:52 GMT, 24 October 2020 | Updated: 21:52 GMT, 24 October 2020 The postman is now offering an extra service on top … Read more The true cost of asking the postman to pick up your parcels

The true cost of asking the postman to pick up your parcels

As Royal Mail launches new service called Parcel Collect, what is the true cost of asking the postman to pick up your parcels from home? By Toby Walne, Financial Mail on Sunday Published: 21:52 GMT, 24 October 2020 | Updated: 21:52 GMT, 24 October 2020 The postman is now offering an extra service on top … Read more The true cost of asking the postman to pick up your parcels

Should you rely on the websites tradesmen PAY to be listed on?

Should you rely on the websites tradesmen PAY to be listed on? By Toby Walne, Financial Mail on Sunday Published: 21:52 GMT, 24 October 2020 | Updated: 21:52 GMT, 24 October 2020 Warning: Checkatrade and Rated People charge traders to be on their websites Consumers groups are warning householders to be wary of a flurry … Read more Should you rely on the websites tradesmen PAY to be listed on?

PayPal customers will be slapped with a £12 ‘inactivity fee’

‘Merry Christmas from PayPal’: Irregular users of the payments platform will be charged a £12 ‘inactivity fee’ from 16 December – but it’s easy to avoid PayPal will start charging some customers an inactivity fee The US-based company said it will not be closing inactive accounts There are ways you can act now and avoid … Read more PayPal customers will be slapped with a £12 ‘inactivity fee’

Switch energy deals WITHOUT a hitch: Beware these seven costly catches

With millions of us now expected to be working from home this winter, the nation’s heating bills are set to soar. So, as the cold and darker nights approach, now is the perfect time to make sure we have the best energy deal. We are constantly told that the best way to do it is … Read more Switch energy deals WITHOUT a hitch: Beware these seven costly catches

Switch energy deals WITHOUT a hitch: Beware these seven costly catches

With millions of us now expected to be working from home this winter, the nation’s heating bills are set to soar. So, as the cold and darker nights approach, now is the perfect time to make sure we have the best energy deal. We are constantly told that the best way to do it is … Read more Switch energy deals WITHOUT a hitch: Beware these seven costly catches

Government should put a pause on enforcement of council tax bills, charity says

The government should introduce a pause on council tax arrears enforcement for those struggling to pay their bills in ‘Tier 3’ areas, a charity has said. Citizens Advice said millions of people in England now face new restrictions but lack protection from the financial hardships that come with them.   It is concerned that households in … Read more Government should put a pause on enforcement of council tax bills, charity says

Millions of households set to have their energy bills capped for another year

Millions of UK households will continue having their bills capped until the end of next year, the Government has revealed. The energy price cap was introduced in January 2019 in a bid to moderate bills for many households – especially those who had never moved from expensive standard variable tariffs. Around 11million homes are currently … Read more Millions of households set to have their energy bills capped for another year

Households struggling to pay energy bills are set to get emergency credit this winter

Households struggling to pay for their energy will get emergency credit this winter under new regulations from the watchdog. Providers will now have to offer emergency credit to customers struggling to top up their prepayment meter to provide breathing space while working out alternative arrangements to pay. Ofgem is introducing the new licence rules for suppliers … Read more Households struggling to pay energy bills are set to get emergency credit this winter