benefits

Metro Bank scraps 'no DSS' lending rules after pressure from government

Metro Bank is scrapping restrictions on landlords with buy-to-let mortgages from renting to tenants claiming benefits after pressure from the government.

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BBC to scrap free TV licences forcing millions of pensioners to pay

The BBC has announced it is scrapping the free TV licence for over-75s.

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Just 1% of grandparents taking advantage of valuable state pension perk

Thousands of grandparents who look after their grandchildren are missing out on a national insurance credit, figures from Royal London show.

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Labour calls for government to honour manifesto pledge to keep free TV licences for over-75s

The Labour party is calling on the government to honour its 2017 manifesto pledge to keep the TV licence free for over-75s.

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Retirees should lose free TV licences, state pension triple lock - and pay National Insurance, says Lords committee

A report from the House of Lords Committee on Intergenerational Fairness and Provision has made wide-ranging recommendations on benefits for the elderly, calling for much of the help for older generations to be curtailed.

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Half of older homeowners never check benefit entitlement - find out if you can claim thousands of pounds

Older homeowners are being encouraged to check their state benefit entitlement as research shows just over half have never done so.

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End to 'unnecessary' disabled pensioner benefit assessments, Amber Rudd announces

The government will no longer force disabled pensioners to undergo benefit assessments, the work and pensions secretary has announced.

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Millions are missing out on free £1,200 saving bonus by not signing up to government scheme

Millions of people on low incomes could be missing out on a bonus of £1,200 by not taking out a government saving account.

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Thousands of older mixed-aged couples could lose out on over £6,000 after government pension benefit raid

Older couples of differing ages could be in line to lose out on thousands of pounds a year in retirement benefits thanks to changes being implemented by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

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