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Chancellor Jeremy Hunt admits Child Benefit 'unfairness' during Martin Lewis grilling

The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has admitted that there is an "unfairness" in the current Child Benefit system, which means some families get less (or no) support as a result of "overcomplicated" tax rules. Mr Hunt made the comments during a grilling from MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis.

10 January 2024

All London primary age children to get free school meals again from this September – here's what you need to know

Every primary age child in London will get free school meals again in the 2024/2025 academic year, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has confirmed. Here's what you need to know.

9 January 2024

Martin Lewis: Do you have a Power of Attorney? It's crucial protection – not just for the elderly – and more important than a will

Do you have a Power of Attorney? MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis explains how this crucial protection works, why it's more important than a will, and how to get one in the latest episode of ITV's The Martin Lewis Money Show Live.

28 November 2023

Martin Lewis: Child Benefit warning for couples – are you missing out on £1,000s in future state pension payments?

If you're in a couple and claiming Child Benefit – or aren't claiming because one of you earns £60,000 or more a year – you could be missing out on £1,000s or even £10,000s in future state pension payments.

28 November 2023

Pregnant or have a child under four? Check if you can get help with food costs as 189,000 are missing out

If you're pregnant or have a child under the age of four, and you're on a low income, you may be able to get £4.25 a week to spend on food, milk and vitamins by applying for an NHS Healthy Start card.

19 September 2023

School uniform grants – check if you can reduce costs by up to £200 with support from your council

We've searched through council websites to find which offer school uniform grants – check to see if you qualify and what you could get.

29 August 2023

Gov.uk info misleads bereaved parents into thinking they're entitled to £1,000s in support – MSE calls for urgent clarification

Unmarried bereaved parents have been left saddened and confused after claims for financial support were rejected or they got less than they were initially entitled to.

23 August 2023

All London primary age children to get free school meals for a year from September – here's what we know

Every primary age child in London will get free school meals in the 2023/24 academic year, as part of a new scheme introduced by the Mayor of London.

27 July 2023

Warning: 100,000s who took time off work to look after kids could be owed £1,000s in state pension payments – what you need to know

You don't need to do anything for the time being, though you will need to claim your missing state pension payments later this year.

13 July 2023

Parents on Universal Credit will be able to get £100s more in help with childcare costs from 28 June – here's what you need to know

Parents on Universal Credit with high childcare costs will soon be able to claim £100s more in support each month, as the Government is boosting the help available from Wednesday 28 June.

26 June 2023