Working Tax Credit
Get tax credits or Tax-Free Childcare? You need to tell HMRC if your circumstances have changed post-Covid
If you get tax credits or Tax-Free Childcare you now need to tell HMRC if your circumstances have changed post-Covid-19. That's because a temporary relaxation of the eligibility criteria for both benefits is coming to an end, and you are expected to notify the tax office of any permanent changes.
1 October 2021
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
20 October 2021
Martin's mortgage heads-up
'Can you lock in cheaply now to save £1,000s?'
Breakdown cover for TWO £54/yr
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Martin's scam ads broadside
'It's a ludicrous plan'
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Autumn Budget 2021: From minimum wage increases to national insurance hikes - here's what to watch out for26 October 2021Chancellor Rishi Sunak will deliver his Autumn Budget to the House of Commons on Wednesday 25 October, where he'll set out the Government’s financial strategy.
26 October 2021Ocado and Waitrose have begun taking bookings for food deliveries over the Christmas period and so we have compiled a full breakdown of what the other leading supermarkets are doing - but you may need to act quickly as many slots have already been taken.
25 October 2021The national living wage paid to workers aged 23 and over will rise from £8.91/hr to £9.50/hr from 1 April, the Government has announced. The national minimum wage for workers aged under 23 and apprentices will also rise.
25 October 2021Full-time students studying for an undergraduate degree at a university in England will be charged no more than £9,250/yr in tuition fees in the 2022/23 academic year, the UK Government has confirmed.
25 October 2021If you're submitting a paper version of the self-assessment tax return, then the deadline to file is just days away. And if the tax office receives it later than this Sunday you will liable for a £100 fine.
21 September 2021There are more myths and misunderstandings about student finance than any other subject. So in this blog is my updated 2021/22 version of the must knows, with links to far more info.
14 September 2021Update 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...
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