Consumer affairs expert Martin Lewis continues a new run of the show that offers viewers essential money-saving advice. In this instalment, Martin explores a variety of savings accounts and meets a canny customer who reclaimed a small fortune in council tax.

Martin is joined on the show by Five News correspondent Ruth Liptrot, who goes out onto the streets of Britain to meet ordinary people who have taken money-saving to the extreme. As well as covering big campaign stories, the series explains how to become a savvy consumer, with advice on reclaiming cash and cutting bills.

It Pays to Watch continues to show viewers how to make the most of their savings, get cheap weekend breaks, successfully tackle credit-card debt and dodge big fares on the rail network. The popular Money Saving News slot also makes a welcome return, as Martin tracks down the latest hot deals, offers, loopholes and freebies.

In this week’s programme, Martin focuses on ways to wake up people’s savings and make them work harder, exploring the best high-interest bank accounts available and comparing a variety of different saving schemes.

Elsewhere, Ruth and Martin meet a super-saver who has managed to reclaim more than £4,000 from her local authority, after learning that she had been consistently overcharged for her council tax.

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