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Universal Credit

Check NOW if you're eligible for tax credits or risk losing £1,000s under benefits shake-up

More than a million people in England, Scotland and Wales should apply now

19 April 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

New Tax-Free Childcare scheme boosted to £2,000 per child

Almost two million working families could get an allowance of up to £2,000 per child for childcare from autumn 2015

18 March 2014

Universal credit: Most claimants unprepared, Citizens Advice says

Most people who will be claiming the new universal credit aren't prepared for the changeover, Citizens Advice says

6 November 2013

Benefits shake-up: Universal credit trial begins

Universal credit, which replaces job seeker's allowance and other tax credits will be launched in four areas today

29 April 2013

New tax-free childcare scheme – who wins, who loses?

MoneySavingExpert.com analyses the Government's new childcare scheme, which was announced today

19 March 2013

Welfare reforms 'to hit disabled'

Around 500,000 disabled people are expected to lose out when the Disability Living Allowance is scrapped, says a report

22 October 2012

Benefits 'may be linked to pay, not inflation'

Benefits may be linked to average pay rather than inflation, according to reports

18 September 2012

Monthly benefit payments 'risk backfiring'

The shift to monthly benefit payments could push some families further into financial difficulties, a think tank warns

17 September 2012

Fears raised over digital benefits system

People from disadvantaged backgrounds may suffer if the government goes ahead with plans to digitise the benefits system

10 September 2012