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
Self-employed or a high earner? Don't miss the upcoming self-assessment tax return deadline
If you're one of the millions of taxpayers still to file their online self-assessment tax return, you've less than a month until the deadline. Here's what you need to do to avoid a £100 fine.
11 January 2022
'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.
1 October 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
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Watch Martin Lewis's live stream Q&A with Rishi Sunak on the new cost of living support package - plus more info on today's announcement26 May 2022A new package of measures to help support households through the current cost of living crisis has been revealed by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak today (26 May).
Morrisons becomes the fourth major retailer to hike meal deal prices this year - here's how it compares24 May 2022Morrisons has increased the cost of its meal deal by 50p from £3 to £3.50, making it the fourth major retailer to up prices this year. Here's how it compares.
24 May 2022NS&I will increase its Premium Bond prize fund rate, which is equivalent to a yearly interest rate, from 1% to 1.4% from 1 June. The odds of each £1 Premium Bond number winning a prize will also increase from 34,500 to one to 24,500 to one.
24 May 2022We've the latest on the testing and self-isolation rules for travellers visiting popular destinations abroad, plus full refund and insurance rights for overseas and UK travel.
Mis-sold an Amigo loan? Redress could soon be on its way after High Court approves complaints scheme23 May 2022A compensation plan put forward by Amigo Loans to return at least £112 million to borrowers it wrongly mis-sold high-interest loans to has today (23 May) been approved by the High Court. The move is a significant win for borrowers and follows a previous proposal that was rejected by the Court.
26 May 2022With the announcement of the Government's energy cost of living plans due out at lunchtime. I thought I'd speedily bash out a note down of what (from memory) I'd asked the Chancellor for when we spoke on Monday - and the other general suggestions I've been making.
24 May 2022Press the rewind button and go way back to April 2015... Possibly on the telly in the corner of your living room, I was on-air at the time urging savers as usual to use their new tax-free cash ISA allowance – because 'money was nicer in an ISA'. But things changed in 2016.
6 May 2022I set up MoneySavingExpert.com nearly 20 years ago – when arguably the modern web was still in its infancy. With an abundance of self-belief (something I had too much of then, as I realise now) I decided not to read any books, or follow prevailing wisdom on how a site should operate – and just do it my way.
26 April 2022It's hard to believe the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) charity is now six years old. As the chair of trustees, each year I write the foreword to its annual report – and today the 2021/22 report is out, so I thought I'd blog my formal chair's foreword here.
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