HMRC clarifies you only get a Concentrix lump sum if all tax credits were stopped
Only if your entire tax credit claim was wrongly stopped by Concentrix you'll receive a lump sum repayment
26 September 2016
Concentrix tax credits shambles - how to appeal and try to get credits backdated
If your tax credits were stopped, here's what to try - plus some of the many stories we've received from those affected
20 September 2016
HMRC faces backlog of 2,000 tax credit appeals after ending Concentrix contract
Around 2,000 appeals against tax credit cuts will be examined by HMRC after it axed the contractor Concentrix
14 September 2016
HMRC to axe tax credit checking firm Concentrix
Concentrix, the firm which checks people's entitlement to tax credits, won't have its contract extended beyond May 2017
13 September 2016
Got kids who've just finished their exams? Tell the taxman
If your child's still studying or starting approved training, tell HMRC or risk losing child tax credits and benefit
30 August 2016
Autumn Statement 2015: Chancellor cancels planned tax credit cuts
The Government has today announced a U-turn on major tax credit cuts proposed in the Summer Budget
25 November 2015
Autumn Statement 2015: What it means for you
Today's Autumn Statement saw a hidden retrospective hike in student loans repayments, a U-turn on cutting tax credits
25 November 2015
Thousands vent Twitter fury at HMRC over long call waits
Frustrated callers tweeted HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) more than 11,500 times over the past year to complain
9 September 2015
Summer Budget 2015: HMRC to get powers to raid accounts for debts
Individuals and businesses who owe more than £1,000 to HMRC may have their funds raided for the money owed
10 July 2015
HMRC to set aside £45m to improve phone service
Figures show that 7.2 million phone calls made to HMRC in the last year went through to a 'busy' tone
26 June 2015
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As bills set to rise by 52%
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If you NEED to borrow
44 tips to be tight (in a good way)
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£50 two-week summer break
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