'I'm self-employed but confused about whether I can claim the fifth grant' – Unsure? Here's what you need to know
100s of self-employed people are confused about what constitutes being “adversely affected” by coronavirus, we have some helpful scenarios to work out where you stand, as well as HMRC’s guidance.
6 July 2021
Self-employed income support overpaid to thousands
Up to 16,000 self-employed people who received Government grants to support their income during the coronavirus crisis have been paid too much after their payments were miscalculated. If you've been overpaid, the good news is you WON'T have to pay anything back – but you may now receive less than expected if you apply for the second income support grant
12 August 2020
Hundreds left baffled after being rejected by HMRC's self-employed support scheme tool
Hundreds of people have told MSE that they have been rejected by HMRC's eligibility tool for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, despite believing they fit the eligibility criteria
6 May 2020
Over a million families could be missing out on Tax-Free Childcare
Over one million families could be missing out on £1,000s per year in Government childcare help, as a new report for HMRC admits that take-up of the Tax-Free Childcare scheme has been lower than anticipated
17 February 2020
Almost a million people missed the self-assessment tax deadline – here's what to do if you haven't filed yet
Just under a million people missed last Friday's self-assessment tax return deadline and will face a fine of at least £100
4 February 2020
National insurance number delays hit 16-year-olds trying to beat Help to Buy ISA deadline
Some 16-year-olds are struggling to open a Help to Buy ISA before the deadline at the end of this month because they haven't yet received their NI numbers
14 November 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
HMRC stops scammers spoofing its official phone numbers
HMRC says it's developed new technology which stops fraudsters spoofing its most commonly-used numbers to trick taxpayers into handing over money
1 June 2019
'My friends claimed £5,000 after I told them about the marriage tax allowance'
One MoneySaver has made it his mission to spread the word about the marriage tax allowance - and so far his friends have managed to claim almost £5,000 between them
6 March 2019
100,000s risk fines for filing late tax returns – even though they owe no tax
100,000s of late tax returns are filed each year by people who don't owe any tax, data obtained by MoneySavingExpert.com shows - meaning many risk a fine of at least £100. If you still need to file a return this year, act fast - the deadline for filing your tax return this year is 11.59pm on Thursday 31 January
30 January 2019
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Tesco Bank to close all existing current accounts in November – here's what it means for its 213,000 customers26 July 2021Tesco Bank has announced it will close all existing current accounts on 30 November, with around 213,000 customers affected.
Plans for bailiffs to be self-regulated revealed but Martin Lewis warns compulsory regulation that all firms must follow is needed26 July 2021Plans for bailiffs in England and Wales to be self-regulated have been put forward by the Centre for Social Justice in a bid to better protect people in debt. But Martin Lewis, founder of MoneySavingExpert.com, warns that the industry-funded body doesn't go far enough, saying that every bailiff firm needs to be "tightly and independently" regulated.
23 July 2021Challenger bank Starling has taken the crown in our latest banking customer service poll, with digital rival Monzo coming a close second and former champion First Direct knocked into third place.
Energy price cap could be extended beyond 2023 and households given personalised switching advice under new Government plans23 July 2021The energy price cap, which limits how much suppliers can charge households on poor value standard variable tariffs (SVTs), could be extended beyond 2023, while households on those tariffs will be given personalised switching advice, under new plans announced by the Government today.
Martin Lewis explains the financial help you can get if you've been 'pinged' and told to self-isolate by the Covid app or NHS Test & Trace22 July 2021Over 600,000 people in England and Wales were 'pinged' and told to self-isolate by the NHS Covid-19 app between 8 and 14 July, new figures show. If you're one of them, there's a range of financial support you could get.
Martin Lewis: Why you shouldn't worry too much about your credit score – it’s not actually a real thing14 June 2021When it comes to finances, numbers are key – whether it's what you earn, your credit card balance or the interest rate on your mortgage, small changes can add up to a big difference. Yet there's one number you shouldn't pay too much attention to – your credit score.
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