Money Wellness

Benefits

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    Energy companies banned from forcibility fitting prepayment meters

    Greater protection introduced to protect vulnerable customers from forced prepayment meter practices

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    State pension to rise by 8.5% in 2024. What does the triple lock mean for you?

    Pensioners are set to receive a big rise in state pension payments from next April

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    DWP warns of cost of living fraudsters

    The DWP has warned people to on their guard as there's been a rise in fraudsters pretending to be them. Here's what to look out for.

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    Government ‘considering benefits cuts’

    Anonymous sources say the UK chancellor is considering cutting benefits to fund tax cuts.

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    Dangerous gas hobs - is yours affected?

    People are being urged to check their gas hob is safe after a number of series incidents. If yours is on the faulty list, here's what you should do.

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    Nine out of ten schools have provided uniforms to families struggling with the cost of living

    Schools are increasingly having to step in to help families struggling with the cost of living. Find out what help is available here.

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    cost of living

    Warning about PPI tax refund companies

    A lobbying group has asked HMRC to review its procedures to stop third-party tax refund companies preying on people on low incomes who could be entitled to PPI tax refunds. Find out here if you're affected or how you can make your own claim.

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    Could you spot the signs of economic abuse?

    ITV weather presenter Ruth Dodsworth has revealed the devastating affects of financial abuse during and after her marriage to her ex-husband. Could you spot the signs and where can you get help?

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    Separated parents warned about child benefit tax trap

    Separated parents urged to check whose name their child benefit is registered in to avoid little known tax trap

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    Thousands have their benefits stopped after failing to complete move from tax credits to universal credit

    Thousands have had their benefits stopped for not completing the universal credit migration process Find out here what you need to do to keep receiving payments

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