All news stories featuring 'Benefits'

It's not just the unemployed who can get benefits and tax credits, use our Benefits Check-up to see what you're entitled to. Here are the latest benefits news stories from Money Saving Expert.

Tax credit renewal packs being sent out, but phone lines are jammed

29 April 2015

HMRC sends out first batch of tax credit renewal packs, but recipients furious to find helpline jammed

Homes worth up to £1m could escape inheritance tax

17 March 2015

Parents may be able to leave homes worth up to £1 million to their children without paying inheritance tax

Single parents sent 'threatening' letters asking for proof they live alone

13 February 2015

Single parents have been sent tax credit letters from Concentrix which some say are "threatening" and "upsetting"

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14 January 2015

Problems paying your bills? New campaign launched to help those in difficulty

Three-quarters of low income families struggled with their energy bills last year, jeopardising their child's health

4 November 2014

Overtime should count towards holiday pay, rules tribunal

Overtime worked should be taken into account when holiday pay is calculated, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled

30 October 2014

Guest comment: Why pay more because you're disabled?

Emma Sterland from charity Scope's online community, says there are plenty of ways disabled people can cut costs

15 October 2014

Disability and carer's allowance claimaints to suffer as inflation falls

Disability and carers benefits are likely to rise by just 1.2% next April after inflation figures fell to a 5-year low

25 June 2014

Struggling with benefit changes? Contact your council - £20m unclaimed last year

More than £20m meant to help those struggling with housing costs following benefit reforms wasn't spent by councils

27 March 2014

Over 74? You could be owed backdated energy bill cash

Some could be eligible to claim Winter Fuel Payments for 1997/98, 1998/99 and 1999/2000 - but you need to claim now

15 January 2014

Worried about energy bills? Six steps to help you cope

Turn2us has launched a campaign with six key steps to help people on low incomes manage their energy bills

10 January 2014

Thousands of tenants to get bedroom tax rebate

A loophole means bedroom tax doesn't apply to certain renters who have lived in the same home for more than 17 years

5 December 2013

Autumn Statement 2013: Disability and carers' benefits get 2.7% rise

Disability and carers' benefits and the additional state pension will rise by 2.7% in April 2014

6 November 2013

Universal credit: Most claimants unprepared, Citizens Advice says

Most people who will be claiming the new universal credit aren't prepared for the changeover, Citizens Advice says

4 October 2013

Child benefit deadline for higher earners looms

Around 220,000 people who earn over £50,000 and receive child benefit should register for tax self-assessment

15 July 2013

Benefits cap comes into force

A cap limiting the amount of benefits households can receive each week, has come into force today in parts of the UK

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