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Help 80,000 vulnerable teens unlock much-needed Child Trust Fund cash, MPs urge Government

Tens of thousands of young people with special educational needs and disabilities remain locked out of their savings held in Child Trust Funds – and the Government must do more to help them, a cross-party group of MPs have said.

20 March 2024

Getting the state pension? Don't bin an HMRC letter that may be worth £10,000s – it's NOT a scam

If you're getting the state pension and receive a letter from HM Revenue and Customs in the post, DON'T bin it. It's not a scam, and it could help you boost your pension by £10,000s.

17 October 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

Unmarried parent who's lost their partner? If you lived together you may now be eligible for £1,000s in backdated bereavement support

Bereavement support payments are now available to non-married cohabiting couples following a court ruling.

28 February 2023

Revealed: Over a million people overpaid on NHS prescriptions because they didn't buy a 'season ticket'

More than one million people in England missed out on savings of around £40 in the 12 months leading up to this April because they didn't buy a prescriptions 'season ticket'. That's according to data from our Freedom of Information request.

3 January 2023

'I got a £15,000 council tax refund for my mum's dementia and had future bills axed' – here's how to do the same if you're in a similar position

Family members of a 98-year-old – who was refunded £15,000 in council tax overpayments and had future bills axed due to her having vascular dementia – have urged others in a similar position to check if they can do the same.

15 November 2022

60,000 people caught out by tax rebate firm Tax Credits Ltd to be refunded by HMRC - here's how you'll get your money back

The UK tax office is to refund 60,000 people that had tax rebates processed by Tax Credits Ltd. The move comes after a investigation found that the third-party tax rebate firm was alleged to have submitted claims using forged signatures, without consent, and made it difficult for people to get hold of any money owed.

30 September 2022

Warning: Taken time off work to look after kids? You could be owed state pension – here's how to check and claim

If you stayed at home to care for family, as far back as 1978, your national insurance record may have been hit with errors that could see you missing out on £1,000s in state pension payments. Below we explain how to check and claim.

1 September 2022

Thousands to be refunded after ground rent ‘unfairly’ doubled – how to get your money back

Thousands of leaseholders who paid a doubled ground rent will receive refunds, the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has confirmed. The watchdog has secured undertaking from nine companies that bought freeholds from Taylor Wimpey, which means more than 5,000 households will get their money back.

24 August 2022

Struggling with energy bills but don't get the £150 council tax help? Check our council-by-council list to see if you're due further support

If you weren't eligible for the £150 council tax rebate to help with the cost of living but are struggling to pay your energy bills, you may be entitled to a one-off cash payment. We've trawled the websites of every UK council to see which ones have released their eligibility criteria for the money, and so check below.

12 July 2022