Tax & Benefits

How to check you're paying the right tax and see which benefits you're entitled to

30+ MoneySaving tips for disabled people

On average, life can cost a whopping £975 more each month if you're disabled, according to…

Martin: Working from home due to coronavirus?

If your employer requires you to work from home, you've always been able to claim for increased…

Marriage tax allowance

If you're married or in a civil partnership and under 89 years old, you may be entitled to…

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a monthly benefit to support those on low incomes (or no income) with living…

Tax Credits

Tax Credits can be worth £1,000s each year but, unlike many other benefits, need to be renewed…

Redundancy help

Losing your job can be a huge financial hit, affecting your ability to pay bills and keep afloat.…

Council tax bands

Hundreds of thousands of homes across England and Scotland are thought to be in the wrong council…

Tax-Free Childcare

The Government's Tax-Free Childcare scheme offers up to £2,000 a year per child towards childcare…

Inheritance tax

Inheritance tax can cost loved ones £100,000s when you die, with it generating £7 billion for…

Council tax discounts

Many people are eligible for a council tax discount or reduction of between 25% and 100%, saving…

Self-assessment tax returns

Just under a million people missed last Friday's deadline for filing their self-assessment…

School uniform costs help

If you're on a low income, you could get as much as £200 a year towards the cost of your child's…

Grant grabbing

If you're struggling on a low income, there's a lot more cash out there to help than you may…

State Pension

The state pension has been boosted by 8.5%. Most of us will receive some state pension from…

Help with childcare costs

Whether you have a small child or a hulking teen, the costs of childcare can be huge. Yet 100,000s…

Tax Rates 2023/24

Nothing's as certain as death and taxes. Yet while there's no doubt we'll all be taxed, the…

Stamp Duty Calculator

Stamp duty is a tax that's charged when you buy a property in the UK, but you'll only need…

Housing & energy grants

There's lots of financial help available right now due to the cost of living crisis, as…

Sick pay

The coronavirus pandemic has made many of us realise that serious illness can hit when we least…

Confirm your voting details or risk a £1,000 fine

Each year every household in Great Britain is sent a Household Enquiry Form to check the right…

Interest rates

Interest rates indicate the price at which you can borrow money. It can get seriously complicated,…

Can you take kids on term-time holidays without being fined?

In 2017, a dad who took his daughter out of school to go on holiday, lost a long-running battle…

Education Grants & Courses

Whether you're a teenager thinking of going to university or an adult wanting to retrain, there…

Child Benefit

Child Benefit is a monthly payment for anyone with parental responsibilities for children under…

Maternity and paternity leave: your rights and pay

When you're having a baby there's a lot to prepare for – as well as nappy changes and night…

Maternity grants and support for new parents

Having children is expensive – the first year alone could reportedly cost a family in the UK…

Cheap & free prescriptions

Pricey pills and health treatments can leave your wallet feeling woozy, especially as prescription…

Should I switch to universal credit from tax credit or income support?

More than 2 million people remain on 'legacy benefits' including Tax Credits and income support.…

Working on univeral credit? You could be being underpaid

If you work and claim universal credit, you could be one of thousands who may be getting paid…

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Your tax code can have a big impact on your finances. Every year, many people are hit by errors – and some are due £1,000s back. Use our Free Tax Code Calculator tool and guide to see if you're affected. Now more than ever, you may be needing to claim benefits – use our Benefits Check guide to see what you're entitled to. Plus we've got guides on Inheritance Tax, Redundancy Help, Tax Credits, Universal Credit and more.