Benefits

Benefits you're entitled to: Working tax credit

Working tax credit is a benefit you may be entitled to if you are in work.

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More than a million yet to renew tax credits: don't miss 31 July deadline

Tuesday, 24 July 2018 | News

More than one million people have yet to renew their tax credits, with just one week to go before the deadline of 31 July, according to the latest figures from HMRC.

Happy birthday, £2 coin

Friday, 15 June 2018 | News

The £2 coin is 20 years old today, and to commemorate the occasion, comparison website GoCompare Money has unearthed 10 fascinating facts about the youngest and most valuable coin in circulation.

HMRC crackdown on firms that 'short-change' lowest paid workers

Thursday, 10 May 2018 | News

In 2017 to 2018, £15.6 million in pay was refunded to more than 200,000 of the UK’s lowest paid workers by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

Part-time carer? Ensure you earn state pension entitlement by getting the national insurance credits you’re due

Monday, 08 January 2018 | News

Carers who don’t qualify for carers allowance might not be receiving the national insurance credits (NICs) they are due, which means they could lose out on valuable state pension contributions.

Two million married couples miss out on £1.3m tax break: How to claim

Thursday, 12 October 2017 | News

Married couples are missing out on £1.3 million in unclaimed tax breaks, according to a freedom of information request from Royal London.

Higher-earning families losing out on £171 million worth of child benefits

Wednesday, 06 September 2017 | News

Working families are losing out on £171 million per year because they don’t take advantage of a little-known connection between pension contributions and child benefit entitlements.

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.

Budget 2017: £2 billion for social care

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 | News

Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in Wednesday's (8 March) Budget that an additional £2 billion will be spent on social care in England over the next three years.

Should our daughter take income or a lump sum?

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 | Question and Answer

Our 45-year-old daughter was in a road accident three years ago that has left her with a mild brain injury.