Universal credit delays causing rent arrears to 'drop off a cliff', MPs warned
MPs have been warned that delays in benefit payments under universal credit are pushing more people into debt
14 September 2017
Autumn Statement 2016: Universal credit cuts scaled back
Planned taper rate cuts to universal credit scaled back
23 November 2016
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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
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17 September 2021Fully vaccinated travellers will no longer need to take a pre-departure Covid-19 test before they depart for England from 4 October. In addition, they'll only need to take a cheaper lateral flow test on arrival to England from later next month under an overhaul to the 'traffic light' travel system. Eight destinations will also come off the red list from 22 September.
17 September 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
16 September 2021The next update of the coronavirus 'traffic light' travel system, used to govern the action holidaymakers take when they return to the UK from overseas, is due to take place this week. This will provide the latest information on which destinations will feature on the Government's 'green', 'amber' and 'red' travel lists.
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Martin Lewis: Why you shouldn't worry too much about your credit score – it’s not actually a real thing14 June 2021When it comes to finances, numbers are key – whether it's what you earn, your credit card balance or the interest rate on your mortgage, small changes can add up to a big difference. Yet there's one number you shouldn't pay too much attention to – your credit score.
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