Martin Lewis: Child Benefit warning for couples – are you missing out on £1,000s in future state pension payments?
If you're in a couple and claiming Child Benefit – or aren't claiming because one of you earns £60,000 or more a year – you could be missing out on £1,000s or even £10,000s in future state pension payments.
28 November 2023
Autumn Statement: State pension confirmed to rise by 8.5% from April 2024 – while some benefits will go up by 6.7%
The state pension will rise by 8.5% from April 2024 under the 'triple lock' guarantee, meaning millions of people will receive a weekly increase of up to £17.35. Certain benefits, including Universal Credit, will also rise from next April by 6.7%.
28 November 2023
State pension boosting to become easier as new online tool to launch within six months
A new online service designed to simplify how you check and pay for voluntary national insurance contributions is due to launch before the end of this financial year, the Government has confirmed to MoneySavingExpert.com.
19 October 2023
State pension could rise by 8.5% from April 2024 with some benefits expected to go up by 6.7% – here's what's happening
The state pension could rise by up to 8.5% from April 2024 under the 'triple lock' guarantee, while certain benefits are expected to go up by 6.7% from next April.
18 October 2023
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
Warning: 100,000s who took time off work to look after kids could be owed £1,000s in state pension payments – what you need to know
You don't need to do anything for the time being, though you will need to claim your missing state pension payments later this year.
13 July 2023
State pension boosting deadline extended again to April 2025 – here's what you need to know
The deadline to top up missing national insurance years between 2006 and 2016 has been extended for a second time – now to 5 April 2025 – and the price of doing so will remain frozen at current costs during this period.
12 June 2023
Crucial deadline to boost your state pension extended to 31 July – here's what you need to know
The deadline to top up missing national insurance years between 2006 and 2016 has been extended to 31 July 2023.
7 March 2023
Martin Lewis: Less than six weeks left for millions to boost their state pension by £10,000s – and some can do it for free
If you're aged under 70, you have just weeks left to boost your state pension by £1,000s or even £10,000s – so check NOW.
7 March 2023
Martin Lewis: Aged 45 to 70? Check if you can turn £800 into £5,500 by paying to boost your state pension
Aged between 45 and 70 years-old? You could be missing years off your state pension worth £1,000s, so check NOW. That's the warning from MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) founder Martin Lewis in the second episode of the latest series of ITV's The Martin Lewis Money Show Live.
26 October 2022
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Martin Lewis: Energy Price Cap to FALL 12% on 1 April AND prepay becomes the cheapest way to pay – the five big things you need to know23 February 2024Energy regulator Ofgem has announced the new Energy Price Cap, with prices set to drop by 15% on average from April.
Broadband and mobile users to be hit with price hikes of up to 8.8% as BT, Sky, Virgin Media and more confirm spring rises – here's what's happening23 February 2024If you're a broadband, mobile or pay TV customer, you could soon be hit with price hikes of up to 8.8%. These come on top of hikes of up to 17.3% last year, meaning that someone on a standard two-year contract paying £20 a month at the start of 2023 could soon be paying over £25 a month.
Third and final cost of living payment paid to millions on certain benefits – what to do if you haven't got yours23 February 2024More than seven million households on certain benefits including Universal Credit and Tax Credits have now received the third and final instalment of their cost of living payment. Here's all you need to know on whether you're eligible and what to do if you're missing your payment.
22 February 2024A penalty paid by first-time buyers accessing savings in Lifetime ISAs (LISAs) when buying homes above the scheme's £450,000 property price limit could be scrapped by the Chancellor in his Spring Budget, it's been reported.
22 February 2024Cosmetics retailer The Body Shop has fallen into administration, with almost half of its 198 stores closing – including seven on Tuesday 27 February – and hundreds of workers facing redundancy. Below we round up all you need to know.
3 January 2024It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
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