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Spring Budget 2024: Child Benefit shake-up confirmed to fix 'unfairness' in system – a major campaign win for Martin Lewis and MSE

The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has revealed plans to address the "unfairness" in the current Child Benefit system. This follows extensive campaigning on the issue by MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) and its founder Martin Lewis.

6 March 2024

Martin Lewis: What the Spring Budget 2024 means for your pocket – national insurance cut, frozen tax rates, Child Benefit boost, no LISA change & more

The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has today announced a range of new tax, benefits and savings measures in his Spring Budget. MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has shared his instant reaction and explained what the changes mean for you, and we've added more detail on them below.

6 March 2024

Third and final cost of living payment paid to millions on certain benefits – what to do if you haven't got yours

More than seven million households on certain benefits, including Universal Credit and Tax Credits, have now received the third and final instalment of their cost of living payment, worth £299.

6 March 2024

Martin Lewis: Child Benefit warning for couples – are you missing out on £1,000s in future state pension payments?

If you're in a couple and claiming Child Benefit – or aren't claiming because one of you earns £60,000 or more a year – you could be missing out on £1,000s or even £10,000s in future state pension payments.

28 November 2023

Second cost of living payment paid to millions – here's who qualifies and what to do if you haven't got yours

More than eight million households on certain benefits and Tax Credits have now received the second third of their £900 cost of living payment.

28 November 2023

Martin Lewis: What the Autumn Statement means for you – including wages, benefits, pensions, ISAs, national insurance and more

The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has today (Wednesday 22 November) announced a range of tax, benefits and savings measures. We round up the key announcements and what they mean for you.

22 November 2023

State pension could rise by 8.5% from April 2024 with some benefits expected to go up by 6.7% – here's what's happening

The state pension could rise by up to 8.5% from April 2024 under the 'triple lock' guarantee, while certain benefits are expected to go up by 6.7% from next April.

18 October 2023

Disability cost of living payments paid to millions – here's who qualifies and what to do if you haven't got the money

Over six million disabled people claiming certain benefits have now been sent a one-off £150 cost of living payment.

7 August 2023

All London primary age children to get free school meals for a year from September – here's what we know

Every primary age child in London will get free school meals in the 2023/24 academic year, as part of a new scheme introduced by the Mayor of London.

27 July 2023

Parents on Universal Credit will be able to get £100s more in help with childcare costs from 28 June – here's what you need to know

Parents on Universal Credit with high childcare costs will soon be able to claim £100s more in support each month, as the Government is boosting the help available from Wednesday 28 June.

26 June 2023