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
13 October 2021
Martin's home & car insurance alert
New. Need to borrow?
Get 23mths interest-free & rewards galore
Warning. Ryanair bans passengers
Who got Covid chargeback refunds
'DO NOTHING. Don't switch'
Martin's energy bills crisis Q&A
Contactless card limit rising to £100
Can you set your own?
Can you make £1,000+ by Xmas?
Incl £130 for switching bank
Read the full email
For all the latest deals, guides and loopholes simply sign up today – it's spam-free!
Government app to be launched next year, allowing Brits to access free schools meals and change driving licence details in one place15 October 2021The Government has unveiled plans to launch an app that will allow users to access Gov.uk services all in one place. The new app will allow users to look up information and apply for different Government features through one account.
15 October 2021Important changes to the way insurers charge new and existing customers are on their way, which will put an end to the 'loyalty premium' borne by consumers, says MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis.
15 October 2021The UK advertising watchdog has banned an advert issued by Voxi, a subsidiary of Vodafone, for "misleading" customers over data and pricing.
15 October 2021Vaccinated travellers entering England from abroad will be able to take a day two lateral flow test instead of a more expensive PCR test from Monday 24 October, in a move by the UK Government to make going abroad cheaper and easier ahead of October half-term.
15 October 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
21 September 2021There are more myths and misunderstandings about student finance than any other subject. So in this blog is my updated 2021/22 version of the must knows, with links to far more info.
14 September 2021Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
12 October 2021
7 October 2021
Clever ways to calculate your finances