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Concentrix tax credits shambles - how to appeal and try to get credits backdated

If your tax credits were stopped, here's what to try - plus some of the many stories we've received from those affected

20 September 2016

HMRC faces backlog of 2,000 tax credit appeals after ending Concentrix contract

Around 2,000 appeals against tax credit cuts will be examined by HMRC after it axed the contractor Concentrix

14 September 2016

HMRC to axe tax credit checking firm Concentrix

Concentrix, the firm which checks people's entitlement to tax credits, won't have its contract extended beyond May 2017

13 September 2016

Devastating impact of mental health problems on personal finances revealed

A major new study has found over 70% of those with mental health problems believe their condition has hit their finances

13 June 2016

Eligible for carer's credit? You're putting your state pension at risk by not claiming

Up to 200,000 people are putting their state pension in jeopardy by not claiming carer's credit

27 May 2016

Check NOW if you're eligible for tax credits or risk losing £1,000s under benefits shake-up

More than a million people in England, Scotland and Wales should apply now

19 April 2016

Help to Save scheme to offer £1,200 bonus to low-paid workers

Low-paid workers who put money away in a new savings scheme will be rewarded with a bonus of up to £1,200

14 March 2016

Guest Comment: Check if you're due financial support to help pay energy bills this winter

Simon Hopkins from charity Turn2us explains why it's raising awareness of the support available to help pay for energy

18 November 2015

State pension to rise by at least 2.5% next April

Today's inflation announcement means the basic state pension will rise by at least 2.5% next April

13 October 2015

Bankruptcy threshold increases from £750 to £5,000

People with low levels of debt will now be able to avoid bankruptcy as the threshold's risen from £750 to £5,000

9 October 2015