Benefits

Chancellor signals big public spending cuts

Friday, 26 February 2016 | News

Weaker than expected UK growth and turbulence in global markets could lead to bigger cuts in public spending in next month’s budget, the Chancellor warned today.

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. 

Full time earnings rise by £10 a week

Thursday, 19 November 2015 | News

Full time workers are £10 a week better than off than a year ago, with average weekly wages rising to £528, according to a new report from the Office for National Statistics.

Women to ‘work for free’ until 2016

Monday, 09 November 2015 | News

Women will effectively work for free from today until the end of the year due to the difference between average male and female earnings.

Pensions awareness campaign fronted by furry monster

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 | News

A new campaign aimed at educating small business owners about the need to enroll their staff into a workplace pension has been launched – by a furry character known as ‘Workie’.

Can I claim any benefits now that my wife’s tax credits have been cut?

Thursday, 08 October 2015 | Question and Answer

As you are over state pension age, if you have not done so already, you could claim state retirement pension, which is provided if you have paid and been credited with sufficient National Insurance contributions.

Parents to see child benefit docked for unpaid truancy fines

Tuesday, 06 October 2015 | News

Parents who are fined because their children have played truant will face a cut in their child benefit if they fail to pay the fine on time, the government has announced.

More over 60s don't want to give up work

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 | News

While many people can't wait to give up the day job after 40 years of hard graft, new research has shown that more than one in 10 over 60s doesn't ever plan to stop.

Can my daughter claim Working Tax Credit while living abroad?

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 | Question and Answer

In most cases if you go abroad, you can only receive WTC for up to eight weeks. This can be extended up to 12 weeks if your absence is in connection with the treatment of an illness or disability.

Will I still receive benefits if I take my pension early?

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 | Question and Answer

Your lump sum payment from your pension will not affect either your PIP or ESA.