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
Need to claim a tax refund for work expenses? Go directly to HMRC and avoid rebate firms that can take half your cash
HMRC has revealed that over 70% of people who claimed work-related expenses for the 2021/2022 tax year did so via an agent, missing out on receiving the full amount they could have got back.
22 May 2023
Taxpayers given stronger protections to prevent them being caught out by third-party tax rebate firms
New measures designed to protect taxpayers against the "unscrupulous tactics" used by some third-party tax rebate firms have been announced by HMRC.
27 April 2023
Martin Lewis: Four urgent ways you may be due £1,000s in tax back – if you're married, had a PPI payout, wear a work uniform or even just pay tax
If you're married or in a civil partnership, have ever had a PPI payout, wear a uniform to work or pay any income tax, you could be due £100s or even £1,000s in tax back – but you'll need to check urgently.
23 March 2023
Tax rebate firm Tax Credits Ltd shut down by HMRC after MSE investigation – here's what you need to know
The closure follows a MoneySavingExpert.com investigation that found the firm was alleged to have submitted claims using forged signatures.
20 February 2023
Last chance: Don't miss 31 January 2023 self-assessment tax return deadline - or you risk a £100 fine
You have until 11.59pm on Tuesday 31 January 2023 to send HMRC an online tax return for the 2021/2022 tax year, which ended on 5 April 2022.
31 January 2023
Warning: Filing a paper self-assessment tax return? You must act NOW to avoid a £100 fine
If you're submitting a paper version of the self-assessment tax return, then the deadline to file is just days away, on 31 October. And if the tax office receives it later than this Sunday you will liable for a £100 fine.
25 October 2022
Pension savers reclaim almost £900m in overpaid tax since 2015 – are you due a rebate worth £1,000s?
If you've taken a taxable lump sum from your pension for the first time, you could be owed due to a tax code error – here's how to claim the money back.
22 July 2022
Caught out by rebate firm Tax Credits Ltd pocketing half your cash? Here's all you need to know
Hundreds of people say they've been duped into using a third party claims firm called Tax Credits Ltd to request tax rebates, which then pocketed almost half their cash.
19 July 2022
Get tax credits or child benefit paid into a Post Office card account? Set up an alternative account now or your payments will stop
Around 6,600 people who get tax credits, child benefit or guardian's allowance paid into a Post Office card account need to take action urgently as HMRC will stop making payments into these accounts after 5 April.
28 March 2022
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E.on Next to cut winter bills by up to 50% for some customers on low incomes – here's what's happening29 September 2023If you're an E.on Next customer, look out for a message from the firm offering you up to 50% off your bills this winter, as the supplier is launching a new support scheme.
EDF Energy to cut bills for some by £30 this winter – Martin Lewis welcomes move but says 'it's not a game-changer'29 September 2023EDF Energy will cut bills by £30 for some 260,000 of its customers who get the Government's Warm Home Discount this winter.
Martin and MSE among organisations calling for energy social tariff as millions expected to struggle with bills this winter29 September 2023The Government must urgently introduce an energy social tariff to prevent millions of households from falling into fuel poverty this winter, consumer organisations including MoneySavingExpert have said.
Train strike refund rights as Northern, Southeastern, Thameslink and more set for week of disruption28 September 2023Rail users in England, Scotland and Wales face disruption over the coming week as workers across multiple train operators, including Northern, Southeastern, Thameslink and more, take strike action and refuse to work overtime.
26 September 2023Interest rates on fixed mortgage deals have been edging down over the past few weeks with some five and 10-year fixes now at below 5%.
26 September 2023
11 September 2023Update 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...
4 September 2023The 2023 academic year is about to start, and it'll see the biggest shake-up to student finance in England for a decade. The changes are both subtle and massive. On the surface they look like a tweak, in practice they will increase the eventual cost of going to university by over 50% for many typical graduates.
21 August 2023
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