Warm Home Discount shake-up revealed by Government with 290,000 people losing out and 750,000 added - check to see if you can get it
The Government has changed who is and isn't eligible for the Warm Home Discount scheme, with almost 300,000 disability benefit claimants no longer able to get the rebate. However, the change will see an additional 750,000 households receive the energy payment.
2 August 2022
Over £10 billion of benefits left unclaimed
Government figures released today show that up to an estimated £10.1 billion of pension credit, housing benefit and income support were left unclaimed in a single year
15 November 2018
Government announces new measures to clean up the house-buying market
Estate agents in England will be required to hold a professional qualification as part of new measures
9 April 2018
Warning - if the state helps pay your mortgage interest, act now or it'll be stopped
More than 90% of homeowners who are part of the Support for Mortgage Interest scheme face losing up to £5,000 a year
20 March 2018
Struggling with benefit changes? Contact your council - £20m unclaimed last year
More than £20m meant to help those struggling with housing costs following benefit reforms wasn't spent by councils
25 June 2014
Thousands of tenants to get bedroom tax rebate
A loophole means bedroom tax doesn't apply to certain renters who have lived in the same home for more than 17 years
10 January 2014
Autumn Statement 2013: Disability and carers' benefits get 2.7% rise
Disability and carers' benefits and the additional state pension will rise by 2.7% in April 2014
5 December 2013
Older people should check their benefits, says Age UK
A third of older people are struggling financially - but many could get help straight away, Age UK says
10 May 2013
MPs vote to limit benefit rises to 1%
A key vote to decide whether the annual increase in most benefits will be capped at 1% until 2016 will take place today
8 January 2013
Benefits to rise by less than inflation: full breakdown
The Government dealt a huge blow to benefit recipients this week by revealing a 1% rise for many
7 December 2012
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