Parents on Universal Credit will be able to get £100s more in help with childcare costs from 28 June – here's what you need to know
Parents on Universal Credit with high childcare costs will soon be able to claim £100s more in support each month, as the Government is boosting the help available from Wednesday 28 June.
26 June 2023
Budget 2023: Childcare support to be boosted for children from nine months and for parents on universal credit – here's what you need to know
The announcements form a package of new measures designed to help parents, revealed by the Chancellor in today's Budget.
22 March 2023
State pensions could rise 10.1% from April as Prime Minister 'committed' to the triple lock - though no certainty over benefits rise
Millions claiming the state pension or benefits could receive a 10.1% increase in payments from April next year. However, the Government has yet to confirm whether this will be the case or whether pension and benefit payments will rise by a different amount.
25 October 2022
Vodafone launches cheapest broadband tariff for households on benefits - here's how it compares
Vodafone has launched a £12 a month social tariff called 'Vodafone Essentials Broadband' for those receiving universal credit and other support payments. It is the cheapest social tariff on the market.
21 October 2022
More than seven million people now struggling to pay their bills - here's the help you can get if you're facing financial difficulty
Almost eight million people in the UK are currently struggling to pay their bills, according to the financial regulator. If you are facing financial difficulty, we explain how to check if you're eligible for support and how to try and cut costs and save on essential bills.
21 October 2022
Universal credit rule change to put tens of thousands of people at risk of having benefits cut – here's what you need to know
More than 100,000 people claiming universal credit will be asked to "take active steps" to increase the hours they work or find better paid jobs – or face having their benefits reduced.
22 September 2022
Children in Wales in reception, year one and year two to get free school meals by April 2023 - here's all you need to know
All reception year schoolchildren in Wales will start receiving free meals from September this year, with pupils in year one and year two to get free meals by April 2023, the Welsh Government has announced. It's expected that all 200,000 primary school children in Wales will receive free school meals by 2024.
7 September 2022
More than 2.5 million people to be moved onto universal credit from today, leaving 900,000 worse off - here's all you need to know
More than 2.5 million people on legacy benefits will start to be moved over to universal credit from today in an automatic process that was previously halted due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Government's own figures show that the move could leave 900,000 people worse off – though many others will see their circumstances improved. Here's all you need to know.
9 May 2022
Universal credit and other benefits to rise from today - how to check you're not missing out
Millions of people will see a slight increase to their benefit payments starting from this month. Benefits such as universal credit, child benefits and state pension payments will see a rise. Here’s everything you need to know.
11 April 2022
Martin Lewis: Up to 7 million missing out on benefits they're entitled to - are you?
Up to seven million people in the UK are missing out on benefits they're entitled to, according to MSE founder Martin Lewis in the latest episode of his ITV show.
24 January 2022
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Martin Lewis: Child Benefit warning for couples – are you missing out on £1,000s in future state pension payments?28 November 2023If 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.
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Autumn Statement: State pension confirmed to rise by 8.5% from April 2024 – while some benefits will go up by 6.7%28 November 2023The 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 2023Energy standing charges, which make up around £300 of most people's yearly bills, are to be reviewed by Ofgem.
Martin Lewis: Energy bill credit – how much is too much? Stop the rip-off and get back £100s, by understanding the monthly direct debit energy cycle…28 November 2023Martin Lewis dissects how much energy bill credit is too much, and when it's best to ask for it back
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