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Warning: Watch out for fake texts offering you help with your energy bills – they're a scam

Watch out for fake text messages claiming to be from the Government, inviting you to apply for the £400 energy bill support. They're a scam – the £400 will be paid automatically. You do not need to apply.

23 September 2022

Mini-budget 2022: Stamp duty thresholds raised and relief for first-time buyers hiked in England and Northern Ireland

Homebuyers in England and Northern Ireland, including those purchasing a property for the first time, will pay £1,000s less in stamp duty after the Government announced it was increasing the thresholds at which the tax begins to be charged.

23 September 2022

Mini-budget 2022: Income tax to be cut for millions from April – what it means for you

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has announced big tax cuts for individuals and businesses including a major shake-up to income tax.

23 September 2022

Universal credit rule change to put tens of thousands of people at risk of having benefits cut – here's what you need to know

More than 100,000 people claiming universal credit will be asked to "take active steps" to increase the hours they work or find better paid jobs – or face having their benefits reduced.

22 September 2022

National insurance tax cuts to save workers £330/year from November as Government reverses previous increase – what you need to know

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has announced that the 1.25 percentage point rise in national insurance contributions (NICs), which took effect earlier this year, will be reversed in November.

22 September 2022

Real living wage to rise to £11.95 in London and £10.90 across the UK. Here's what's happening

Hundreds of thousands of workers in London will see their hourly rate rise from £10.90 to £11.95. This represents an increase of 10.1%, or a more than £1 rise. Here's what'a happening.

22 September 2022

Government announces further details on energy support for UK households - including a cap on bills in Northern Ireland

Household energy bills in Northern Ireland will be capped from 1 November, the Government has today confirmed. An extra £100 will also be given to those who live off-grid in the UK and use alternative fuels, such as heating oil or LPG to heat their homes. Here's what you need to know.

21 September 2022

Rent and rail fares frozen under cost of living support package announced by the Scottish Government - here's what's happening

The Scottish government has frozen rent and rail fares from today to help support people with the cost of living crisis. Here's what's happening.

20 September 2022

Open letter urges Government to increase disability benefits and widen eligibility criteria to prevent 'devastating humanitarian crisis'

Disability campaign groups have written an open letter to the Prime Minister, calling for her to increase disability benefits, and their eligibly criteria, in a bid to prevent a "devastating humanitarian crisis".

15 September 2022

Warning: Amazon to increase Prime prices this Thursday but some can still beat the hikes - here's how

Amazon is hiking Prime prices this week with standard pay-monthly costs rising by £1 a month from 15 September and annual costs increasing by £16 a year. But there's a way to get around the hike for another year for new sign-ups and former subscribers.

12 September 2022