National insurance contributions to rise by 1.25% from April 2022 to fund social care costs
National insurance contributions will rise by 1.25% from April 2022, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today announced. The move is in a bid to help fund health and social care costs.
7 September 2021
Budget 2020 round-up: NI threshold raised, fuel duty frozen and more
National insurance thresholds will be raised and duties on fuel and alcohol frozen as part of the 2020 Budget unveiled by Chancellor Rishi Sunak
11 March 2020
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
Tax cut plans for self-employed abandoned
The Government has abandoned plans to scrap 'class 2' national insurance contributions – meaning around three million self-employed workers will lose out on a tax cut of over £150 per year.
7 September 2018
Scrapping of class 2 national insurance payments delayed until 2019
The Treasury has postponed the scrapping of 'class 2' national insurance contributions until April 2019
3 November 2017
Eligible for carer's credit? Don't put your state pension at risk by not claiming it
Up to 230,000 unpaid carers are putting their state pension in jeopardy by not claiming carer's credit
13 June 2017
National insurance hike for self-employed axed in Budget U-turn
Plans to raise national insurance rates payable by the self-employed have been scrapped by Chancellor Philip Hammond
15 March 2017
Budget 2017: Self-employed face hike in class 4 national insurance payments
The Chancellor has announced in today's Budget that class 4 NI rates will increase to 10% (currently 9%) from April 2018
8 March 2017
U-turn on training tax refunds for NHS psychologists
HMRC has halted tax payouts to clinical psychologists after deciding they aren't covered by special reclaim rules
6 March 2017
Grandparents who help with childcare at risk of missing out on full state pension – act NOW to protect it
Thousands of grandparents who've given up work to look after their grandchildren could be missing out on a pension boost
18 January 2017
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Government app to be launched next year, allowing Brits to access free schools meals and change driving licence details in one place15 October 2021The Government has unveiled plans to launch an app that will allow users to access Gov.uk services all in one place. The new app will allow users to look up information and apply for different Government features through one account.
15 October 2021Important changes to the way insurers charge new and existing customers are on their way, which will put an end to the 'loyalty premium' borne by consumers, says MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis.
15 October 2021The UK advertising watchdog has banned an advert issued by Voxi, a subsidiary of Vodafone, for "misleading" customers over data and pricing.
15 October 2021Vaccinated travellers entering England from abroad will be able to take a day two lateral flow test instead of a more expensive PCR test from Monday 24 October, in a move by the UK Government to make going abroad cheaper and easier ahead of October half-term.
15 October 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
21 September 2021There are more myths and misunderstandings about student finance than any other subject. So in this blog is my updated 2021/22 version of the must knows, with links to far more info.
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