Who can claim & what you can get
Universal credit is a controversial new benefit designed to simplify the welfare system. It combines six benefits into one single payment, but the roll-out has been plagued by delays to payments, which have left tens of thousands of vulnerable people in rental arrears and some even dependent on food banks, according to new research.
How to claim child tax credit and working tax credits, renew or appeal
Tax credits can mean a payout, potentially in the £1,000s, even after recent cuts. Unlike many other benefits, you MUST renew them each year. Most people will now have to claim universal credit, but some can still make new tax credit claims.
Marriage Tax Allowance
Get a tax break worth up to £900
Are you married or in a civil partnership? If so you may be entitled to a £900 tax break called the marriage tax allowance. Yet about one million couples are still missing out. It's free money, so worth checking – and you can now qualify even if your partner has passed away.
New State Pension
For those reaching state pension age on or after April 6 2016
The state pension has undergone a huge change. While the Government's aim has been to make it fairer for all and easier to understand retirement income, it's still a minefield for most – and some have also lost out with 2016's overhaul.
Stamp Duty Calculator
Plus full Q&A on stamp duty land tax
The pace of house price rises may be slowing but more and more homebuyers are having to pay stamp duty land tax, though what exact rate you pay depends on the property's price. The Chancellor has also just announced that stamp duty has been abolished for some first-time buyers.
Top Charity Giving Sites
Choose the best fundraising site
When running the marathon in a gorilla suit, or climbing the three peaks for charity, many people pick the best-known sites JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving to host their page. But it's worth doing your homework, as the amount your charity will get varies depending on the site.