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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

Summer Budget 2015: Millions to face benefit cuts

Sweeping changes have been made to our benefits system as Osborne attempts to find the cuts he promised in his manifesto

8 July 2015

HMRC to set aside £45m to improve phone service

Figures show that 7.2 million phone calls made to HMRC in the last year went through to a 'busy' tone

26 June 2015

NatWest/RBS glitch: Full Q&A as wages, benefits and more go missing

Natwest, RBS, Coutts and Ulster have admitted a number of customer payments are 'missing'

17 June 2015

Mortgage benefit to be cut for 167,000 struggling households

From 6 July, the amount the Government pays to recipients of its 'Support for Mortgage Interest' scheme will fall

12 June 2015

Queen's Speech 2015: Taxes to be frozen for five years

Measures to ban income tax, VAT and national insurance rises over the next five years have been announced by the Queen

27 May 2015

Tax credit renewal packs being sent out, but phone lines are jammed

HMRC sends out first batch of tax credit renewal packs, but recipients furious to find helpline jammed

29 April 2015

Homes worth up to £1m could escape inheritance tax

Parents may be able to leave homes worth up to £1 million to their children without paying inheritance tax

17 March 2015

Single parents sent 'threatening' letters asking for proof they live alone

Single parents have been sent tax credit letters from Concentrix which some say are

13 February 2015