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.

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.

Autumn Statement 2016: Salary sacrifice perks curbed; pensions exempt from charges

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 | News

In an Autumn Statement thin on surprises for private investors, chancellor Philip Hammond has announced a clampdown on salary sacrifice schemes.

What is the Autumn Statement?

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 | Article

Each year the government must deliver two economic updates - the Budget and the Autumn Statement (which has changed names and timing over the years, read on for more details).

What to expect from the 2016 Autumn Statement

Monday, 21 November 2016 | News

Speaking on the Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, Mr Hammond described the UK public debt as being “eye-wateringly” large, so those expecting a giveaway in the 2016 Autumn Statement may be disappointed.

Celebrating exam results? Tell HMRC your kids' plans or risk losing child benefit

Friday, 26 August 2016 | News

If your child has just received GCSE results (or equivalent qualifications) you need to tell HMRC what they’ll be doing next year before 31 August, or risk losing child benefit and/or child tax credits.