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Over £10 billion of benefits left unclaimed

Government figures released today show that up to an estimated £10.1 billion of pension credit, housing benefit and income support were left unclaimed in a single year

15 November 2018

MPs to probe consumers’ access to financial services

The Treasury Committee is today launching a new inquiry into consumers’ access to financial services

9 November 2018

First-ever financial education textbook lands in schools – funded by Martin

All 3,400 state-funded schools in England will receive 100 free copies of the 150-page textbook

7 November 2018

22,000 tax-free childcare payments delayed – here's what you need to know

Around 22,000 Tax-Free Childcare payments have been delayed by up to eight days, leaving parents at risk of late payment fees from their childcare provider

7 November 2018

State pension age equalised for men and women

From today, women in the UK will be eligible for the state pension at the same age as men

6 November 2018

Government announces probate fees hike

The Government has announced changes to probate fees which means some will pay almost £6,000 more - but for estates worth less than £50,000 you won't pay anything at all

6 November 2018

'Real living wage' to rise to £9 an hour

Around 180,000 workers employed by firms which offer the 'real living wage' will see their pay increase by 25p an hour, or 30p an hour in London

5 November 2018

New law to support families who suffer the loss of a child – what you need to know

New rights to give paid leave to those who have suffered the loss of a child have been set out by the government today.

2 November 2018

Hit with a high income child benefit charge penalty between 2013-16? You may get a refund

HMRC has announced that it is reviewing cases where a ‘Failure to Notify’ penalty was issued for the tax years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015, and 2015 to 2016, to customers who did not register for the High Income Child Benefit Charge.

1 November 2018

Half of those who take time off for mental health issues have to borrow to make ends meet

Almost half of those who take time off work due to mental health issues have to borrow money to make ends meet, while 42% go without essentials such as food and electricity, a new report shows

1 November 2018

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