MPs’ expenses payback: now they know how tax credit victims feel.

Unlike many, I’m sympathetic towards MPs this morning. Many are in the following awful position: They made an expenses claim. They told the official body what they were doing and had it approved Now retrospectively they are being told they got too much money and need to find the cash to pay it back. To me there’s...

Stoozing… ready to enter the Oxford English Dictionary?

I stooze, you stooze, they stooze, he’s a stoozer, she’s got a stoozepot, we’re all stoozing. While the practice of stoozing – making money from earning high interest on 0% debt – is less profitable than it used to be, I’ve discovered the Oxford English Corpus (the 2 billion word research body behind the Oxford English Dictionary)...

Learning a new way to campaign…

Which works best, campaigning in the full glare of publicity, or working through official channels to lobby, push and get things done? MSE’s traditional campaigning style The perception of MoneySavingExpert.com has changed over the past few years. Even as recently as 2007, when calling the Treasury to get answers about the Northern Rock crisis, we were virtually...