Warning – 200,000 risk losing £1,000s as 'wrong' parent claims child benefit
Around 200,000 families risk one parent missing out on national insurance credits - and potentially losing £1,000s from their future state pension - because the higher earner in the couple claims child benefit, new data shows. Here's how to check if your family is affected, and transfer national insurance credits across if needed
23 November 2019
Scottish parents can now apply for a £250 grant for school-age children
Applications are now open for a new £250 payment for low-income families in Scotland, which is paid when your child is old enough to start school
10 June 2019
Child benefit fines wiped for 6,000 parents
HMRC is cancelling penalties for over 6,000 parents and guardians who were fined for not registering for the high income benefit charge
6 June 2019
Have you been missing out on tax credits for your disabled child? You could be owed £1,000s
Thousands of households entitled to refund from the Government after missing out on tax credits for disabled children
28 November 2016
Parents of young children, act now to protect your FULL state pension entitlement
New parents are missing out on national insurance credits because they're failing to claim child benefit
12 November 2016
Got kids who've just finished their exams? Tell the taxman
If your child's still studying or starting approved training, tell HMRC or risk losing child tax credits and benefit
30 August 2016
Thousands vent Twitter fury at HMRC over long call waits
Frustrated callers tweeted HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) more than 11,500 times over the past year to complain
9 September 2015
Child support arrears could be added to credit files
Parents who fail to pay child maintenance could find their information's passed to credit reference agencies
5 November 2014
Disability and carer's allowance claimaints to suffer as inflation falls
Disability and carers benefits are likely to rise by just 1.2% next April after inflation figures fell to a 5-year low
15 October 2014
Child benefit deadline for higher earners looms
Around 220,000 people who earn over £50,000 and receive child benefit should register for tax self-assessment
4 October 2013
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New. Broadband price war
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Travel insurance from £9/week
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New. Help if you're 'pinged' or told to isolate
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15 summer cinema savers
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