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HMRC's waiting times 'unacceptable'

Taxpayers have to wait almost three times longer to contact HM Revenue & Customs than they did two years ago

2 May 2012

Families with kids '£500 a year worse off' from Friday

Anti-poverty campaigners dubbed the start of the financial year Bad Friday, warning of cuts totalling more than £2bn

5 April 2012

Budget 2012: Government could cut welfare by £10 billion

Benefit recipients could lose a combined £10 billion by 2016, it was announced today

21 March 2012

Families must prepare for tax credits cut

100,000s of benefits recipients will see a dramatic fall or even an end to their state hand-outs under next month's cuts

13 March 2012

HMRC sends wrong benefits warning to 1m families

About a million letters with wrong information on child tax credits have been sent, which could put off claimants

9 March 2012

'Rethink' over child benefit changes

Chancellor George Osborne is poised to water down plans to strip higher earners of child benefit, it has been reported

5 March 2012

80,000 more families to get help with childcare costs

Rules limiting childcare support to parents working a minimum of 16 hours a week are to be scrapped from 2013

7 October 2011

Government moves towards new monthly benefit system

Many benefits are to be paid less frequently, in a move ministers say will better prepare jobless claimants for work

13 September 2011

Avoid tax credits hotline hell: the best times to call

Some consumers are still reporting huge delays when renewing tax credits so HMRC has outlined the best times to try

21 July 2011

Charities want Government to help struggling families on childcare

Save the Children and the Daycare Trust have launched the biggest ever consultation on soaring childcare costs

10 May 2011