Taxpayers given stronger protections to prevent them being caught out by third-party tax rebate firms
New measures designed to protect taxpayers against the "unscrupulous tactics" used by some third-party tax rebate firms have been announced by HMRC.
11 January 2023
Over a million people on tax credits will get their second cost of living payment from TODAY - here's what's happening
Over a million people who claim tax credits will get their second cost of living payment from today (23 November). Below we breakdown who's eligible and how you'll be paid, plus what to do if you don't receive your payment but think you should have.
23 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 MoneySavingExpert.com 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
Millions of people on tax credits to get their first cost of living payment from 2 September - here's what's happening
Millions of families who claim tax credits will get their first cost of living payment from 2 September, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced. Here's all you need to know and how you'll be paid.
2 September 2022
Get tax credits or Tax-Free Childcare? You need to tell HMRC if your circumstances have changed post-Covid
If you get tax credits or Tax-Free Childcare you now need to tell HMRC if your circumstances have changed post-Covid-19. That's because a temporary relaxation of the eligibility criteria for both benefits is coming to an end, and you are expected to notify the tax office of any permanent changes.
1 October 2021
Over one million have just seven days to renew their tax credits
More than a million people are yet to renew their tax credits, with just one week to go until the 31 July deadline
24 July 2018
Tax credit claimants who didn't appeal Concentrix decisions will have cases reviewed by HMRC
People who didn't appeal decisions made by Concentrix to amend or cancel their claim will have their cases reviewed
6 February 2017
Victims of Concentrix tax credits shambles receive almost £87,000 in compensation
Tax credit claimants whose payments were wrongly stopped by outsourcing firm Concentrix have been compensated by HMRC
17 January 2017
Have you been missing out on tax credits for your disabled child? You could be owed £1,000s
Thousands of households entitled to refund from the Government after missing out on tax credits for disabled children
28 November 2016
Autumn Statement 2016: Universal credit cuts scaled back
Planned taper rate cuts to universal credit scaled back
23 November 2016
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Sainsbury's shopper? You can get up to £25 in bonus Nectar points next weekend – but there are some catches27 January 2023Nectar cardholders can get between 50 and 5,000 extra points, worth 25p to £25, when shopping at Sainsbury's on Saturday 4 February. But you'll need to spend at least £20 at a larger story to qualify.
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27 January 2023Asda has rolled out its 'Asda Rewards' loyalty scheme nationwide after trialling it in a small number of stores in England.
Ryanair passenger wins cash back in court after being denied refund for Covid-disrupted flight - here's how you can too26 January 2023A MoneySaver has been awarded over £400 by the small claims court after successfully arguing he should have been given a refund for a Ryanair flight he didn't take due to Government advice not to travel during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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