General election date announced

General election date announced

The Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, declared from the steps of Downing Street (on 22 May 2024) that the next general election will take place on 4 July 2024.  The Prime Minister confirmed that he had spoken with His Majesty the King to request the dissolution of...
Benefits of a fall in inflation

Benefits of a fall in inflation

An economist from the Treasury explains exactly what a fall in inflation means for you. How will lower inflation help the economy?   Lower inflation supports people by maintaining the purchasing power of their money.   If prices only rise slowly,...
View your annual tax summary

View your annual tax summary

The Annual Tax Summary is a document provided by HMRC that shows details of the tax you pay and how this is used by government. The Annual Tax Summary shows: your taxable income from all sources that HMRC knew about at the time that it was prepared; the...
Universal Credit changes

Universal Credit changes

Universal Credit claimants working less than half of a full-time week will have to look to increase their hours but will be able to benefit from extra work coach support. These changes will see 400,000 Universal Credit claimants receive more help to progress in work....
Childcare funding for under 9-month-olds

Childcare funding for under 9-month-olds

In a recent press release the Department for Education confirmed that parents of children from 9 months old can now apply to access government-funded childcare from September 2024, as England’s largest ever childcare expansion continues. From 12 May 2024,...
Act now to claim dormant funds

Act now to claim dormant funds

The Ministry of Justice has published an urgent warning for anyone with unclaimed dormant funds held by the Courts Funds Office (CFO). Recent changes in legislation have changed the rules for individuals or entities with dormant funds held by the CFO. The new rules...