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Summer Budget 2015: Rise in the tax-free personal allowance to benefit millions

Wednesday, 08 July 2015 | News

Chancellor George Osborne made no changes to the rates of income tax in his summer Budget, but instead announced an increase in the tax-free personal allowance from £10,600 to £11,000 from April 2016.

Summer Budget 2015: National Living Wage introduced

Wednesday, 08 July 2015 | News

Chancellor George Osborne has announced a compulsory National Living Wage (NLW) of £9 an hour from 2020 for workers aged over 25.

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.

Dog walkers earn 17% more than national average

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 | News

Professional dog walkers can earn up to £26,496 a year – 17% more than the average national salary, new research has found.

A quarter of young women earn more than their partner

Friday, 01 May 2015 | News

Women aged 18 to 24 are most likely to earn more than their significant other, with 25% of UK households in this age category having a female breadwinner.

Brits blow £150 within 24 hours of getting paid

Friday, 03 April 2015 | News

The average Brit spends £153 within 24 hours of payday, while 10% splurge more than £500.

Benefits you're entitled to: over-65s

Wednesday, 01 August 2018 | 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.

Benefits you're entitled to: state pension age

Tuesday, 05 June 2018 | 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.

My money matters, with entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne

Friday, 27 March 2015 | Article

Having established his first business back in the 1970s, he went on to build and run a successful care home company that he eventually sold for £26 million in 1996.