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Campaigners call for action to fix 'absurd' universal credit flaws stopping vulnerable people getting help managing benefits

Campaigners have called on the Government to fix "absurd flaws" with the benefits system that prevent vulnerable people from getting help from family and friends to manage their Universal Credit accounts. Without this help, campaigners warn claimants ultimately risk losing their benefits.

26 May 2021

New plastic £50 note featuring Alan Turing revealed by Bank of England - but you can still use the paper version for now

A new plastic £50 note featuring the inventor and codebreaker Alan Turing has been revealed by the Bank of England today. It will launch into circulation from 23 June and will eventually replace the current paper design featuring entrepreneur Matthew Boulton and engineer James Watt.

25 March 2021

Budget 2021: Income tax thresholds frozen – meaning many will pay more

Income tax thresholds are to rise from April 2022 and then be frozen for a further fours years until April 2026, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has revealed

3 March 2021

Budget 2021: Universal credit £20/week uplift to continue for a further six months

Universal credit claimants will continue to get a £20/week uplift to their payments for a further six months, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed in his Budget 2021 today.

3 March 2021