Five things you need to know about your rights if you’re affected by the snow
What happens if your child's school is closed, flights are cancelled or you can't get to work?
While most of the schools in the UK were open today, thousands were closed and some could close in the next few days. If your children are in school and you normally work, it can be difficult getting childcare at short notice – which probably means you have to work at home or take the day off. If you can’t get into work, you’ll probably lose out on pay. And if your flight is cancelled, what can you claim? Find out.
Air passenger duty - what are the rates and how do you get a refund of air passenger duty?
The Autumn Statement made some changes to air passenger duty, but anyone who doesn’t fly – because of cancellation – can also get a refund. How?
Air passenger duty is a tax you pay for flying out of the UK (except long haul flights from Northern Ireland) or the Isle of Man. You pay it at different rates depending on how far you’re flying. In his Autumn Statement, the chancellor scrapped air passenger duty for children, in two stages (from May 2015 if they’re under 12 and from March 2016 if under 16). How can you get an air passenger duty refund?the opening
If you want to scrap your old car - what are the options?
You can still get paid for scrapping your old car - here's how to get the most money for yours
If your car has reached the end of its days or it's too expensive to repair, you may need to scrap it. You have several options, including scrapping it yourself for parts and taking it to an authorised scrap yard. These days they have to comply with EU recycling regulations. You shouldn't have to pay to get your car scrapped and you should be paid for its scrap value instead.