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£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

Help to Save scheme to offer £1,200 bonus to low-paid workers

Low-paid workers who put money away in a new savings scheme will be rewarded with a bonus of up to £1,200

14 March 2016

Overtime should count towards holiday pay, rules tribunal

Overtime worked should be taken into account when holiday pay is calculated, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled

4 November 2014

Disability and carer's allowance claimaints to suffer as inflation falls

Disability and carers benefits are likely to rise by just 1.2% next April after inflation figures fell to a 5-year low

15 October 2014

Autumn Statement 2013: Disability and carers' benefits get 2.7% rise

Disability and carers' benefits and the additional state pension will rise by 2.7% in April 2014

5 December 2013

Apply for winter fuel payments now to ease energy worries

Some households will be eligible for winter fuel and cold weather payments to help with cutting energy bills

27 November 2012

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