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Sonos to stop updating old speakers – your rights

The electronics company is to stop sending software updates to older speakers and other devices from May, meaning they'll lose "some functionality"

24 January 2020

Parents who lose a child to get two weeks of leave under new law

Parents who suffer the loss of a child under the age of 18 will be legally entitled to two weeks' leave from work under 'Jack's Law', the Government has announced

23 January 2020

Schools and colleges across England to start offering free sanitary products

Free period products have been made available to all state schools and colleges in England from today

20 January 2020

'My hamster ate my post': HMRC reveals most bizarre tax return excuses as deadline looms

HM Revenue & Customs has released the most "weird and wonderful" excuses it's received from taxpayers who have failed to get their self-assessment tax return in on time – with bizarre explanations such as 'I was up a mountain in Wales'

17 January 2020

National living wage to rise to £8.72 in April

The national living wage paid to workers aged 25 and over will rise from £8.21/hour to £8.72/hour from April, the Government has announced

31 December 2019

New online student loan repayment service to launch in 2020

A new online student loan repayment service will launch in 2020 to give graduates more up-to-date information about their loans, largely replacing paper statements

30 December 2019

Council tax bills may rise by up to 4% from April

Some local authorities in England will be able to raise council tax by up to 4% in April 2020

23 December 2019

GPs 'missing critical opportunity' to help people with mental illness avoid financial problems

Healthcare professionals have a "crucial role" in helping people with mental health problems avoid financial difficulties, according to a new report – but many patients aren't being offered this support

3 December 2019

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

Are you getting the real living wage? 210,000 are to get pay rise as it increases

More than 210,000 workers are set to receive a pay rise after an increase to the 'real living wage' was announced

11 November 2019

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