Working Tax Credit
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
Autumn Statement 2016: Universal credit cuts scaled back
Planned taper rate cuts to universal credit scaled back
23 November 2016
Concentrix claimants awarded up to £100 compensation – how to apply if your tax credits were wrongly cut
Concentrix claimants have been awarded up to £100 compensation – how to apply if your tax credits were wrongly cut
18 November 2016
HMRC to axe tax credit checking firm Concentrix with immediate effect
HMRC has announced that it's ended its tax credits fraud contract with Concentrix with immediate effect
11 November 2016
HMRC clarifies you only get a Concentrix lump sum if all tax credits were stopped
Only if your entire tax credit claim was wrongly stopped by Concentrix you'll receive a lump sum repayment
26 September 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
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
Tax credit renewal packs being sent out, but phone lines are jammed
HMRC sends out first batch of tax credit renewal packs, but recipients furious to find helpline jammed
29 April 2015
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Plans for bailiffs to be self-regulated revealed but Martin Lewis warns compulsory regulation that all firms must follow is needed26 July 2021Plans for bailiffs in England and Wales to be self-regulated have been put forward by the Centre for Social Justice in a bid to better protect people in debt. But Martin Lewis, founder of MoneySavingExpert.com, warns that the industry-funded body doesn't go far enough, saying that every bailiff firm needs to be "tightly and independently" regulated.
26 July 2021Tesco Bank has announced it will close all existing current accounts on 30 November, with around 213,000 customers affected.
Energy price cap could be extended beyond 2023 and households given personalised switching advice under new Government plans23 July 2021The energy price cap, which limits how much suppliers can charge households on poor value standard variable tariffs (SVTs), could be extended beyond 2023, while households on those tariffs will be given personalised switching advice, under new plans announced by the Government today.
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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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