benefits

Homeowners at risk as mortgage benefit scheme faces axe

Monday, 09 October 2017 | News

Homeowners who receive mortgage support payments from the government could be left in financial trouble after the free benefit scheme is withdrawn next year.

One in four have ‘no idea’ how to fund the cost of care

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 | News

Families are vastly underestimating the cost of elderly care leading to fears of a significant shortfall in funding, according to the Centre for the Modern Family.

Nearly a million still to renew tax credits a week before the deadline

Monday, 24 July 2017 | News

People in receipt of tax credits are being reminded that they have a week left to renew their credits before this year’s deadline of 31 July.

High court rules benefit cap unlawful

Thursday, 22 June 2017 | News

The high court has today ruled the government’s benefit cap is unlawful for single parents with children under the age of two.

Read our 10 most popular stories from May 2017

Thursday, 01 June 2017 | News

Make sure you're up to date with all the latest news, tips and guides by checking our 10 most popular stories on Moneywise.co.uk in May 2017.

Rising rents hit vulnerable tenants

Thursday, 09 March 2017 | News

Tenants on benefits are being pushed out of the private housing market due to rising rents, according to a new survey.

Cold weather alert issued: are you due a £25 Cold Weather payment?

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 | News

The Met Office has issued a cold weather alert, but if temperatures drop below zero degrees Celsius, you may be due a Cold Weather Payment if you’re getting certain benefits. 

Can I claim any benefits if I give up work to look after my child?

Monday, 01 June 2015 | Question and Answer

The free and easy-to-use benefits calculator at Turn2us.org.uk can help you work out your entitlements.

What the Queen's Speech means for your finances

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | News

An income tax boost for low-earners, a reduction in the benefits cap and the extension of Right to Buy have been announced in the Queen's Speech.

Benefits you're entitled to: the over-50s

Friday, 12 May 2017 | Article

Are you struggling to make ends meet? You'll be surprised at the financial support on offer in the lead-up to retirement and beyond.