Articles by Helen Knapman

How the self-employed may miss out on the state pension

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 | Article

Low-paid self-employed workers workers, such as those running small businesses or actors and singers with seasonal jobs, may be stung with a 400% increase to...

Families fined £5.6m for term-time holiday absence

Thursday, 07 July 2016 | News

Families hoping to save cash by going on holiday before the schools break up for summer could collectively face millions of pounds worth of fines, according to new research.

Girls cost more to raise than boys, claims new research

Thursday, 07 July 2016 | News

Girls cost between £300 and £600 a year more to raise than boys, according to new research.

Motorists hit by fourth month of petrol price rises

Tuesday, 05 July 2016 | News

Petrol prices edged up for the fourth consecutive month in June, according to the latest data from the RAC.

Extra Energy's customer service and billing process to be investigated

Monday, 04 July 2016 | News

Extra Energy is to be scrutinised by energy regulator Ofgem, amid concerns it hasn’t treated customers fairly.

Add some fizz to your summer parties - The Moneywise drinks taste test

Monday, 04 July 2016 | Article

It's summer time, and for many this conjures up images of lazy sunny afternoons sipping from a tumbler of refreshing Pimm’s in the garden, toasting a happy couple with a glass of bubbly at weddings, or...

Shoppers in London can now order fresh food from Amazon

Friday, 10 June 2016 | News

Shoppers in 69 central and east London postcodes can now order their grocery shopping from Amazon, as the e-tailer has launched ‘AmazonFresh’.

Bangkok is the best value holiday destination for Brits

Thursday, 09 June 2016 | News

Holidaymakers looking to get the most bang for their buck abroad should head to Bangkok, according to new research by travel comparison site Kayak.

Energy billing blunders leave households £270m out of pocket

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 | News

Nearly four million energy customers have been overcharged by a total of £270 million - £72 each – due to billing mistakes, claims comparison website uSwitch.

Children's pocket money hits nine-year high

Friday, 03 June 2016 | News

The amount of pocket money parents give to their children has risen to its highest level in nine years with children now receiving £6.55 per week.