Martin Lewis has issued a number of new coronavirus tricks and tips to hopefully save you some money.

The current climate has seen employees take pay cuts or be furloughed whilst the UK remains in lockdown.

Martin has been inundated with questions as Brits seeks answers amongst the chaos.

The Money Saving Expert said: "Over the last fortnight, via MSE, social media or my TV show, I've had 50,000+ questions. Clearly I've not read them all, yet a theme is coalescing."

We've rounded up some of his newest tips, to read all of his 16 need-to-knows click here.

Overdrafts

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) confirmed to Martin they have ordered banks to help customers hit financially by the coronavirus pandemic by offering interest-free overdrafts of up to £500.

Claim tax back on additional home expenses

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)

If you are working at home and have extra expenses, you can claim back.

Your employer can pay you £6 per month from Monday tax free.

Or instead you can claim a £6 allowance from HMRC. To do this you can fill in a P87 to claim after. No receipts are required.

Credit cards, store cards, personal loans and catalogues

By Thursday April 9, all lenders will be expected to move towards offering payment holidays of up to three months on personal loans, credit cards and catalogue debts - so if you can't pay, you won't need to.

Firms can now rehire and furlough staff who left after February 28 to go to work elsewhere

Official guidance has always stated that employers can rehire and furlough staff they'd made redundant after February 28 2020.

Martin approached HMRC for clarification, they replied: "The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is aimed at those who would otherwise be unemployed as a result of coronavirus.

"It allows for those who were on the payroll of a company on 28 February but subsequently left to be put back on payroll and furloughed.

"This includes those who have resigned to start a new job after 28 February. They may return to their old employer, but decisions around whether to offer to furlough someone are down to the individual company."

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak also confirmed this on Twitter.

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Universal Credit ID checks

Ten times the normal applications for Universal Credit have been made recently - which means longer waiting times.

One of the struggles has been the Universal Credit ID checks, so Martin has given three tips to help you.

- Make a note in your online UC journal of the problem, it should help ensure someone gets in touch.
- UC staff will try to call you as the form is incomplete without ID. Expect a 'withheld number' or 0800 number (but beware of scams).
- You can try calling the UC helpline, but it will be busy.

BT Sport

Last week, BT Sport was offering a one month bill credit, which means you will get the price of one month's BT Sport taken off your next bill.

Now, the company have upped it to two months.