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HMRC to axe tax credit checking firm Concentrix

Concentrix, the firm which checks people's entitlement to tax credits, won't have its contract extended beyond May 2017

Devastating impact of mental health problems on personal finances revealed

A major new study has found over 70% of those with mental health problems believe their condition has hit their finances

Eligible for carer's credit? You're putting your state pension at risk by not claiming

Up to 200,000 people are putting their state pension in jeopardy by not claiming carer's credit

Check NOW if you're eligible for tax credits or risk losing £1,000s under benefits shake-up

More than a million people in England, Scotland and Wales should apply now

Help to Save scheme to offer £1,200 bonus to low-paid workers

Low-paid workers who put money away in a new savings scheme will be rewarded with a bonus of up to £1,200

Guest Comment: Check if you're due financial support to help pay energy bills this winter

Simon Hopkins from charity Turn2us explains why it's raising awareness of the support available to help pay for energy

State pension to rise by at least 2.5% next April

Today's inflation announcement means the basic state pension will rise by at least 2.5% next April

Bankruptcy threshold increases from £750 to £5,000

People with low levels of debt will now be able to avoid bankruptcy as the threshold's risen from £750 to £5,000

Summer Budget 2015: Millions to face benefit cuts

Sweeping changes have been made to our benefits system as Osborne attempts to find the cuts he promised in his manifesto

HMRC to set aside £45m to improve phone service

Figures show that 7.2 million phone calls made to HMRC in the last year went through to a 'busy' tone

NatWest/RBS glitch: Full Q&A as wages, benefits and more go missing

Natwest, RBS, Coutts and Ulster have admitted a number of customer payments are 'missing'

Mortgage benefit to be cut for 167,000 struggling households

From 6 July, the amount the Government pays to recipients of its 'Support for Mortgage Interest' scheme will fall