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....10 a week (£3,801 a year), child tax credit is £64. 02 (£3,329), while child benefit is £20. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Young and bereaved – and now facing cuts to crucial financial support image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 07:00:17 AM
....71 a month (£5,852 a year). This is paid until either the youngest child in the household no longer qualifies for child benefit (a maximum of 20 years), or the widowed parent moves in with a new partner, or reaches state pension age. ...
Tax return DEADLINE: Millions urged to act TODAY to avoid £100 fine  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 04:14:00 PM
.... Anyone receiving income from renting out property through sites like Airbnb may also need to file a tax return. Parents who earn more than £50,000 and claim child benefit also need to pay the tax, as well as those who have an income of more than £100,000. ...
Mackay to set out Scottish government budget plans image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 12:01:59 AM
....The Scottish Greens have also previously called for more "progressive" taxation via a series of new rates and thresholds. Co-convener Patrick Harvie put forward a lengthy list of "areas for action in the budget", including "fair funding for local authorities", a top-up of child benefit, a new benefit for young carers, investment in GPs, and green initiatives like low-carbon transport and energy efficient housing. ...
How a healthy buy-to-let profit could soon become a painful loss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of December 2016 07:00:07 AM
....There could be unpleasant knock-on implications for some people. For example, it might mean that some landlords with children will be dragged into the “high income child benefit charge” regime, where child benefit is clawed back via the tax system if a parent has an income of more than £50,000. ...
Refusing child benefit payments could see new mums take a state pension hit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of November 2016 07:00:42 AM
. Tens of thousands of new mothers could each end up losing almost £5,000 of state pension when they are older due to an unintended quirk in the rules surrounding child benefit, according to a former government minister. ...
Thousands of mothers 'missing out' on pension rights image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 09:49:59 PM
....Royal London said that mothers have lost £278m in eventual pension rights in the last two years alone. The reason is that they have decided to stop claiming child benefit. ...
Baby-sized pension? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of September 2016 08:59:52 PM
....First, it is worth remembering that even though you are away from the workplace, your years as a parent still qualify towards your state pension. As long as you are registered for child benefit, and your eldest child is under 12, you will get National Insurance (NI) credits for the time at home. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of September 2016 11:14:54 PM
.... . But while the cost of living has risen in recent years, child benefit has been cut - bad news for Haredi families, which often have eight-to-10 children and rely on benefits to make ends meet. ...
Italy's PM criticises government led fertility campaign image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of September 2016 10:19:56 AM
.... . Earlier in the year Health minister Beatrice Lorenzin proposed doubling child benefits to encourage more couples to start families. ...
Money problems image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of August 2016 01:28:28 AM
....The US has a child tax credit, but it primarily reduces tax liability at the end of the year. "They all have systems of child benefit, whether they are universal or income-related" says Dr Jonathan Bradshaw, an emeritus professor of social policy and social work at the University of York. ...
EXCLUSIVE: Millions suffer state pension CONFUSION as 100,000 await Gov rejection letters image
....Six in 10 women have a taken a career break of at least a year at some point in their life, amid half of Britons overall, raising fears many could be set to miss out on the full payout. Yet almost half of people don't realise their are certain steps, such as claiming child benefit, that can mitigate the impact of fewer years of NI contributions, found Aegon. ...
EU referendum: HMRC issues 'carry on' message image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of June 2016 08:56:23 AM
....An accountancy group said the reassurance message was sensible. The HMRC message says: "There are no changes to any taxes, tax credits, child benefits or other HMRC services as a result of the vote on the EU referendum. ...
ONS analysis disproves 'missing million of migrants' accusations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of May 2016 09:56:46 AM
.... The HMRC figures for EU migrants who have arrived in Britain over the last four years show they paid £2. 54bn more in income tax and national insurance than they received in tax credits or child benefit in 2013-14. ...
Landlord making tenants homeless blasts Osborne's 'immoral' property tax image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of April 2016 03:52:00 PM
....In practice, it means Reverend Ruddle's buy-to-let portfolio will go from producing a current income of around £15,000 a year to less than £500 by 2020. Furthermore, the pastor will be be pushed into the higher tax rate band, which as a side-effect means that he would lose his child benefits. ...
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of March 2016 11:37:35 AM
....85. Other benefits would be adjusted too – for example people with children who had been paying the higher tax rate would be able to start claiming child benefit again once unemployed. ...
As the tax year ends, four things you must do in the next 10 days image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of March 2016 06:59:21 AM
.... And from the same date under-40s will be able to take out a lifetime Isa. • Keep your child benefit If you are a parent who earns a little over £50,000 a year, then now is the time to act if you haven’t already. ...
Is this really a budget for Generation Y? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of March 2016 03:41:12 PM
.... The last surviving middle class tax break – 40% relief on pension contributions – was spared the axe after fierce opposition by the well-off. The same lobbyists have raised barely a murmur about the freezing of child tax credit, child benefit, housing benefit and employment support allowance that all starts in April. ...
Richest fifth in the UK worse off since financial crash, official figures reveal image
.... It remains £2,000 below its previous peak. This has largely been blamed on a fall in average income from employment, though the department pointed out there had also been a sizeable fall in the amount of child benefit received by the richest 20% after the government introduced a tax charge affecting parents earning more than £50,000 a year. ...
Social housing: tenants will need to live in an area for four years to be eligible image
.... The brake will last for seven years,” says the white paper. It also confirms that new claims for child benefit for children living overseas will be indexed to that country’s cost of living as soon as the detailed legislation has been approved. ...
April's savings tax changes: are you a winner or a loser?  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 21st of February 2016 08:03:48 AM
.... Although income received as dividends and savings may be taxed at 0pc under the new rules, the funds will count towards total income. Therefore, such income should be taken into account when assessing whether, for example, the high income child benefit charge applies. ...
David Cameron deserves to come out of the EU referendum with no credit | Polly Toynbee image
....Related: Sorry Boris, this referendum is bigger than you | Rafael Behr. These are mighty issues, beside which the precise size of payment of child benefit to very few children of EU migrant workers is a mean-minded irrelevance to haggle over. ...
Number of EU workers in Britain now above 2m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of February 2016 11:49:41 AM
....The figures are likely to put pressure on David Cameron as he battles to restrict the access to some in-work benefits to UK nationals during his negotiations with EU leaders. The Tory party and some economists believe the lure of tax credits and child benefit, which act as a top-up for lower wage jobs, has encouraged a wave of migrant workers into minimum-wage service industry jobs. ...
George Osborne will only become Prime Minister if he fixes the deficit image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 8th of February 2016 07:40:06 PM
.... One way Osborne will hike taxes by stealth is via fiscal drag. More people are moving into the 40p and 45p tax thresholds, which are fixed in nominal terms; others are facing even higher marginal tax rates because they will breach the £50k level at which child benefits begin to be withdrawn or the £100k threshold at which the personal allowance begins to be removed. ...
Osborne's target brings 'tax rise risk' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of February 2016 10:00:24 AM
....For example, the government has promised to allow workers a larger amount of income before they start paying income tax - a promise that will cost £8bn a year and which is currently unfunded. The IFS said that even if economic figures were good, the forecast of a budget surplus by the end of the decade assumes putting up fuel duties in line with inflation, taking child benefit away from more high-earning families, and allowing more households to be dragged into the 45% top rate of income tax by keeping the threshold frozen at £150,000. ...
Millions warned they have just 10 days to avoid automatic £100 tax fine  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 22nd of January 2016 05:01:00 PM
.... All self-employed workers need to fill out a return, as well as those who receive more than £10,000 year in income from savings or investments. Parents who earn more than £50,000 and claim child benefit also need to pay the tax, as well as those who have an income of more than £100,000. ...
Five-minute guide to: Completing your self assessment tax return  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 17th of January 2016 12:01:00 AM
....However, you may have to complete a return if you have income or capital gains from shares or a rental property, or one-off earnings or gains. Company directors, the self-employed and partners in a business usually need to file a tax return, as does the highest earner in a family that claims child benefit, if they earn more than £50,000. ...
Tax returns: the quirks of self-assessment image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 11th of January 2016 10:18:51 AM
.... . Higher-rate taxpayers claiming relief on pension contributions might also need to submit a return; and if you earn more than £50,000 and claim child benefit you need to fill out a form to pay some of it back. ...
It’s a taxing time of year … here’s how to file your return image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of January 2016 07:01:11 AM
.... You can’t just “forget” about the profits you make from a sideline in eBay trading or through letting your spare room on Airbnb, as all this income is potentially taxable. There is also a relatively new category of people who have to do a return: if you or your partner’s income is more than £50,000 and one of you claimed child benefit you must do self-assessment. ...
Tax credit climbdown would threaten welfare cap, IFS warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of November 2015 04:05:32 PM
.... “The first is for him to find some alternative cuts to other spending within the welfare cap. This comprises mainly working-age benefit spending – such as child benefit, housing benefit and disability benefits – though does also include some benefits paid to pensioners, such as pension credit and the winter fuel allowance. ...
How a 'personal services company' (PSC) can cut your income tax bill  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 20th of November 2015 12:28:23 PM
.... By paying corporation tax at 20pc and taking a modest wage, plus dividends from the company, they save on income tax and NI. Some are also able to keep child benefits because their “wage” is under the threshold. ...
Cameron vows to 'throw himself headlong' into keeping Britain in a reformed EU image
.... He declined to say that he was still committed to imposing a four-year ban on EU migrants claiming in-work benefits. But he did say he was committed to the Tory manifesto which said: “We will insist that EU migrants who want to claim tax credits and child benefit must live here and contribute to our country for a minimum of four years. ...
Forget payday lenders – there’s a much better way to borrow image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of October 2015 06:00:12 AM
....Jemma Burbridge, 30, business doing hair pampering parties for children. She ran into trouble when her partner left, and was relying on child benefit money. ...
Cameron responds to Question Time tax credits complaint image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of October 2015 12:47:38 PM
....”. Dorrell said she and her four children were entirely dependent on a combination of working tax credits and child benefits because her business did not make a profit. ...
UK inflation rate turns negative again image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of October 2015 08:34:35 AM
....The official inflation figure from September has been significant over the years, as it is used as a guide when setting rises in various benefits, which take effect from the following April. Chancellor George Osborne has already announced that a number of working age benefits, such as Jobseeker's Allowance, child benefit and some housing benefit, will be frozen from April anyway, as part of a four-year freeze. ...
'I've become a stay-at-home mum. Should I consolidate my workplace pensions?' image
.... . In essence, parents are given a credit for each year they are registered for child benefit for a child under the age of 12, if they have not already paid enough National Insurance in that tax year. ...
Taxpayers spend up to four hours – and an average £4.66 – trying to get through to HMRC image
.... One complainant, Gary Bolton, tweeting last month, said that he had tried to get through to HMRC on six occasions – waiting an hour each time. Another caller, Sally Black, claims that no one had responded to her inquiry about child benefit. ...
The new IHT rules are complex and unfair. Just exempt family homes entirely  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of August 2015 11:31:16 AM
.... The additional IHT band, which was announced in the Budget of July 8, is like nothing else in the personal tax system in the way it is to work. It must have been thought up by the same Treasury team responsible for the new tax on child benefit (where the tax mostly falls on the person who does not receive it – the higher earner). ...
£2,000 hit for contractors who use limited companies to pay less tax image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of July 2015 02:39:39 PM
.... By paying corporation tax at 20pc and taking a modest wage plus dividends from the company, they save on income tax and National Insurance contributions. Some are also able to keep child benefits because their “wage” is under the threshold. ...
Income tax tables: How the summer Budget affects you image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of July 2015 06:20:08 PM
.... • All children are under 16 . • Tables include tax credits (working and child tax credits and child benefit where applicable) . ...
Budget 2015 – what it means to you image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of July 2015 06:06:03 PM
....Base income: £16,0002015-16 The family have a net earned income of £13,967 which is topped up with £6,968 in working and child tax credits and £1,213 of housing benefit. She also receives £1,789 in child benefit for a total household income of £23,937. ...
Budget 2015: George Osborne's speech in full image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of July 2015 12:45:59 PM
.... . And as promised, child benefit will be maintained. ...
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Summer Budget 2015: What it means for people like you image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of July 2015 12:01:00 AM
.... I am hard-working and want to earn more money but no one likes the idea of running and just staying in the same place. “The prospect of any changes to child benefit was worrying, I had read that he may limit it to three children and that would have been a real blow, so I am very relieved it has not been changed. ...
The Guardian view on the benefit cap: a disgraceful policy that’s about to get worse | Editorial image
.... The difficulty is that the comparison is dishonest, as even Iain Duncan Smith was reported as objecting at the time. Median pay might have been £26,000 a year, but this was gross pre-tax earnings for an individual, as opposed to the disposable income of a whole family, which for working and workless alike has always also depended on child benefits and help with the rent. ...
Tax credits in Tory sights on budget day image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of July 2015 06:00:04 AM
....How do tax credits work? There are two sorts: child tax credit and working tax credit. Both are separate to child benefit payments. ...
Budget 2015: George Osborne is set to get tough with further cuts in public spending image
....Andy James, head of retirement planning at the financial adviser Towry, reckons it's a real possibility that salary sacrifice may be culled or reduced in the Budget. "As it stands at present, salary sacrifice is an extremely useful scheme to boost not only pension contributions but also things such as child benefit – by reducing income below the threshold for reductions in benefits. ...
Why are we having another Budget? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of July 2015 11:01:05 PM
....It's not going to be easy because he and the prime minister have ruled out reductions to so many benefits. With the prime minister having said that he will not cut pensioner benefits or child benefit, you can see from the chart above why he is expected to have to cut working tax credits and housing benefit. ...
Cameron to hint at assault on tax credits in welfare speech image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 22nd of June 2015 08:24:13 AM
....During the election campaign, Osborne and Cameron repeatedly refused to outline exactly how they would reach the £12bn figure, apart from saying they would reduce the benefit cap, freeze most working-age benefits for two years and take away housing benefit for under-21s. Cameron has ruled out touching benefits for elderly people and child benefit, meaning the bulk of the savings will have to come from other working-age welfare payments. ...
Self-employed? Don’t wait to start saving for retirement image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of June 2015 06:00:04 AM
.... “But pensions shouldn’t be ignored. They benefit from initial tax relief, and contributions can also bring people below certain tax thresholds or retain eligibility for child benefit. ...
RBS payment failure could last days image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of June 2015 08:39:15 AM
.... The bank said it was experiencing a "high volume of calls". HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), which oversees some benefits payments, said that some tax credits and child benefit payments had not gone through, and that those affected should contact their bank. ...
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of June 2015 05:59:01 AM
....Any concessions? Students and those under 26 pay £1 in their first year, then £6. Anyone who is entitled to receive state benefits (other than state pension or child benefit) pays £6. ...
Osborne considers £5bn tax credit cut image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of June 2015 11:42:13 PM
.... . During the general election, Prime Minister David Cameron promised he would not be cutting many benefits - including the state pension, pensioner benefits, and child benefit. ...
Somewhere over the rainbow there may be something called a budget surplus image
.... Again, great swathes of this budget are “protected”. Since the election, David Cameron has recklessly added child benefit to the list of untouchable spending, which effectively means all the cuts have to be concentrated on housing benefit, tax credits, and incapacity and disability allowances. ...
Osborne is misleading over cuts needed to balance books, says IFS image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of June 2015 11:50:07 AM
....The thinktank also pointed out the difficulties facing Osborne if he is to achieve the planned £12bn savings from the welfare bill over the next two years, only 10% of which has so far been detailed. Cameron’s pre-election promise to protect child benefit, which he has reiterated after last month’s general election, implies deeper cuts to other key benefits, Emmerson said. ...
Free childcare: Nurseries warn Cameron's pledge may cost parents more image
....Cameron sought to overshadow Labour’s offer on childcare at the election by promising more free hours, but the government is still facing criticism for the high overall costs of childcare. The government is also under pressure over the possible impact on family budgets of changes to welfare, following reports that Iain Duncan Smith, the work and pensions secretary, is looking at plans to cut child benefit. ...
Sir Anthony Atkinson and the curious optimism of the godfather of inequality image
.... Sir Anthony's book discusses the effect that Margaret Thatcher's tenure in power had on inequality in the UK . Some of his ideas are familiar left-wing fare – more progressive taxation, more inheritance tax, an extension of child benefit, a higher minimum wage. ...
VIDEO: The options for £12bn welfare cuts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of May 2015 10:47:33 PM
.... . The Conservatives say they will freeze working-age benefits, including child benefit, for two years, in a plan to save £12bn from the welfare bill. ...
The 20-year savings plan that lost money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of May 2015 06:00:12 AM
.... The maturity date was chosen at outset and normally ran to the child’s 13th, 18th or 21st birthday. “The plan meant the child benefited from the cash lump sum without having to rely on the continued survival of the plan holder – a valuable feature when this was a child’s grandparent. ...
Fresh spending squeeze has already begun, says George Osborne image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of May 2015 06:46:00 PM
....Osborne will also use his second budget of 2015 to outline how he intends to shave about 10% off the £120bn slice of the welfare budget that is not spent on pensioners. The Conservatives refused to detail where the cuts would be made during the election campaign, but the IFS said child benefit and disability allowances would inevitably have to be looked at. ...
No more cuts, Tory councils tell George Osborne image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of May 2015 07:01:03 PM
....5bn. The IFS said the scale of the overall savings – 10% of the part of the welfare bill not spent on pensioners – would involve the Conservatives looking at child benefit, child tax credit and disability allowances. ...
George Osborne calls emergency July budget to reveal next wave of austerity image
....5bn. The IFS said the scale of the overall savings - 10% of the part of the welfare bill not spent on pensioners - would involve the Conservatives looking at child benefit, child tax credit and disability allowances. ...
White House backs Facebook wage policy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of May 2015 07:26:48 PM
....Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg made the announcement on Tuesday. Contractors will have to provide 15 days leave and child benefit payments. ...
Will you be richer or poorer under the Tories? image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of May 2015 01:57:18 PM
....Then benefits will be frozen for two years from April 2016 leaving hard-up folk’s finance squeezed even further. Bigger families are likely to be targeted with child benefit expected to be capped to the first two children. ...
Ed Balls would ‘save’ NHS with cash injection in quickfire first budget image
....”. Balls said voters face a choice at the election between his costed plan and the unfunded Conservative tax cuts and deep reductions in child benefit and child tax credits. ...
Could I set up as a company and slash my tax bill? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 4th of May 2015 07:08:00 AM
.... By paying corporation tax at 20pc and taking a modest wage plus dividends from the company, they save on income tax and National Insurance contributions. Some are also able to keep child benefits because their “wage” is under the threshold. ...
A law to ban tax rises. Do you think that’s wise, prime minister? image
....The criticism from many sides has been that such promises are “uncosted”. But the chief secretary to the Treasury, the Liberal Democrat Danny Alexander, has blown the gaff by revealing the gory details about how the egregious George Osborne intends to crack down on welfare and child benefit – something which must make a decent “wet” Tory such as the late Lord Gilmour (whom David Cameron professes to have admired) turn in his grave. ...
Q&A: What’s the best way to invest for our baby? image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of May 2015 09:00:00 PM
....We’ve just had a baby and we’d like some advice on how to save for our son for the long term (without the money being eroded by inflation), while still having access to cash to meet any unexpected short-term costs. We don’t have a huge amount to start the ball rolling but would anticipate using a savings account for any child benefit, family gifts and a modest amount from our incomes each month. ...
General Election 2015: How you vote next week could affect your finances image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 30th of April 2015 06:30:00 PM
....Meanwhile, the Tories are promising to increase the personal tax allowance to £12,500 and to set at £50,000 the threshold at which a person pays 40 per cent income tax. "However, that doesn't address the issue that a person starts to lose their entitlement to child benefit at £50,000," warns Mr Shah. ...
Danny Alexander’s revelation should be a wake-up call for everyone image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of April 2015 11:57:43 AM
. Is there a secret plan to cut tax credits, child benefit and disability pay for middle- to low-earners? Absolutely not, says David Cameron, hot denials flying through the air today. ...
Households 'to expect lower incomes' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of April 2015 11:35:38 AM
....If, as the Tories have suggested, pensioner benefits are to be protected, the cuts would have to be "extremely challenging". They might need to cut child benefit, disability benefits or housing benefits by as much as 10%. ...
IFS: no magic money tree for politicians to shake image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of April 2015 11:28:40 AM
.... If they did so, it would take spending in these areas back to levels last seen in 1990. The money could be saved, according to the IFS, by cuts in means-tested benefits for children (£5bn), the abolition of child benefit (£5bn), cutting housing benefit by 10% (£2. ...

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