Disability payments delayed ahead of Christmas with many left waiting for their money - here's what we know
Some claiming Personal Independence Payments (PIP) say they have yet to receive their payments for this month, leaving many struggling for cash ahead of Christmas. The disability payments were due to be paid today (5 December).
6 December 2022
Thousands of public sector workers to see redundancy payments cut after Government shake-up – your rights explained
Thousands of public sector workers in England could soon see the amount they get as redundancy pay cut under new Government guidance.
13 May 2022
Benefits recipients to receive a £10 Christmas bonus – who’ll get it?
If you are eligible, the money should be paid automatically but you can claim if you think you've wrongly missed out.
6 December 2021
Over £10 billion of benefits left unclaimed
Government figures released today show that up to an estimated £10.1 billion of pension credit, housing benefit and income support were left unclaimed in a single year
15 November 2018
Budget 2018: What you need to know, incl changes to tax, benefits, Premium Bonds & more
Read our full round-up of the Chancellor Philip Hammond's 2018 Budget
30 October 2018
£50m grant to create 9,000 more free nursery places for working parents
The Department for Education has announced a grant to create nearly 9,000 nursery places for three- and four-year-olds
10 January 2017
HMRC and Concentrix plunged tax credit claimants into 'humiliating hardship', Government report finds
Today the Work & Pensions Committee has published a report condemning Concentrix and HMRC for their
1 December 2016
Concentrix claimants to give evidence to MPs
Tax credit claimants speak in Parliament with HM Revenue & Customs contractor Concentrix
12 October 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
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3 October 2023If you're planning to buy your Christmas food shop from Asda, get ready to bag your delivery slot as bookings open from 3 October for delivery pass customers, while all shoppers will get access from next 10 October.
Train strike refund rights as Northern, Southeastern, Thameslink and more set for week of disruption3 October 2023Rail users in England, Scotland and Wales face disruption over the coming week as workers across multiple train operators, including Northern, Southeastern, Thameslink and more, take strike action and refuse to work overtime.
E.on Next to cut winter bills by up to 50% for some customers on low incomes – here's what's happening2 October 2023E.on Next is launching a new support scheme for some of its existing customers on low incomes or with medical needs.
EDF Energy to cut bills for some by £30 this winter – Martin Lewis welcomes move but says 'it's not a game-changer'29 September 2023EDF Energy will cut bills by £30 for some 260,000 of its customers who get the Government's Warm Home Discount this winter.
Martin and MSE among organisations calling for energy social tariff as millions expected to struggle with bills this winter29 September 2023The Government must urgently introduce an energy social tariff to prevent millions of households from falling into fuel poverty this winter, consumer organisations including MoneySavingExpert have said.
26 September 2023
11 September 2023Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
4 September 2023The 2023 academic year is about to start, and it'll see the biggest shake-up to student finance in England for a decade. The changes are both subtle and massive. On the surface they look like a tweak, in practice they will increase the eventual cost of going to university by over 50% for many typical graduates.
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