Working tax credit

Can I claim housing benefit

Can I claim housing benefit

Rent is generally one of the biggest monthly costs for any household. Many people assume that you can only claim housing benefit if you’re out of work and claiming other benefits. However, this isn’t always the case and some people on low incomes are also eligible. If you’re entitled to housing benefit it could make

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Social security cuts to affect working families more than non working families

Social security cuts affect more working families than non working families

During the current Parliament, the Government has announced a wealth of measures aimed at cutting the annual welfare bill. The main focus of these has been to encourage more people into work and show that employment actually pays more than living on benefits. However, analysis conducted by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has found that

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benefit fraud

Benefit fraud

What is benefit fraud? Most people claiming benefits are honest and claim only the amount of money they are entitled to. However, there are a few who intentionally withhold information so that they can receive more money from the government. These people are committing benefit fraud – an issue that cost the UK taxpayer an

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should benefits be capped for large families

Should benefits be capped for large families

Austerity measures are not only here to stay under the coalition government but are set to continue with major cuts to the welfare state widely expected. Chancellor George Osborne has previously stated that he expects the measures to last at least until 2018, with a further £25billion of cuts needed after the next election. Which

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Having a baby on a low income

Having a baby on a low income

When you are living on a budget, it can be difficult providing for yourself, never mind a baby. While we’d all like to wait until we are financially secure before we have children, that isn’t always the way it works out. Having a baby on a a low income maybe more difficult but there are

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Benefits and support systems for ex armed forces

Benefits and support systems for ex armed forces

Stepping outside the bubble of service life can be daunting, especially if it’s all you’ve ever known. But the path back to Civvy Street can be smoothed with a little help from the benefits and support systems for ex armed forces that operate across the UK. Certain key provisions exist to help those leaving the

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