Over eight million households to receive second Cost of Living Payment from 8th November 2022

The £324 Cost of Living Payment, which follows on from a £326 payment made from July, is part of £1,200 support package for millions this year The £150 Disability Cost of Living Payment was provided in September, with a £300 additional pensioner payment to come in the Winter Millions of households across the UK will … Continue reading Over eight million households to receive second Cost of Living Payment from 8th November 2022

Administrative Earnings Threshold to rise for Universal Credit Jobseekers

Around 114,000 people on Universal Credit will be supported to increase their pay while getting access to more one-on-one time with a Work Coach. Workers on low incomes will be able to earn more and still receive intensive support. The changes will bring tens of thousands of claimants of all ages across Great Britain into … Continue reading Administrative Earnings Threshold to rise for Universal Credit Jobseekers

Benefits and credits to be paid early ahead of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral

The government has confirmed that payments of benefits normally due in accounts on Monday 19th September 2022 will be made early. Those expecting to receive benefits and credits on Monday 19th September 2022 will be paid early Benefits and credits will be paid on Friday 16th September 2022, the last working day before the recently … Continue reading Benefits and credits to be paid early ahead of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral

Cheaper broadband for struggling families

Broadband bills could be cut for millions of low-income households under plans to encourage social tariffs. New system allows customers to give permission to broadband providers to confirm their eligibility for cheaper dealsPlans come alongside further deals secured by Cost of Living Business Tsar and former Just Eat boss, David Buttress, as part of the … Continue reading Cheaper broadband for struggling families

One in four families get first government Cost of Living Payment

Almost one in four families across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will get £326 sent directly to them, with the second instalment of £324 sent later this year as part of a £37 billion support package. £326 – the first of two cost of living payments – will automatically hit seven million bank accounts … Continue reading One in four families get first government Cost of Living Payment

Eight million households to get new cost-of-living payment from 14 July

More than eight million households across the whole of the UK will get a cash payment from July to ease cost of living pressures, as the Work and Pensions Secretary Thérèse Coffey sets out detailed plans today. Millions will receive the first of two cost of living instalments totalling £650 from 14 July 2022, part … Continue reading Eight million households to get new cost-of-living payment from 14 July

Move of claimants to Universal Credit to restart

The government outlines plans to resume helping claimants move to Universal Credit by end of 2024Universal Credit supported millions during the pandemic All benefit claimants will be moved over to Universal Credit by the end of 2024, the Department for Work and Pensions announced. The restart follows a pause to the process during the pandemic … Continue reading Move of claimants to Universal Credit to restart

Funding boost to Citizens Advice to deliver ‘Help to Claim’ Universal Credit support

Free confidential and impartial support to help people make a Universal Credit claim will continue to be delivered across Great Britain for the fourth year running. The Department for Work and Pensions ‘Help to Claim’ support will be delivered independently by Citizens Advice, in partnership with Citizens Advice Scotland, following a further £21.3 million investment. … Continue reading Funding boost to Citizens Advice to deliver ‘Help to Claim’ Universal Credit support

Paying early for Christmas?

Reporting PAYE information in real time when payments are made early at Christmas As part of the employer bulletin, HMRC are reminding employers of the permanent easement on reporting PAYE-information in real time which has been in place since 2019. Some employers pay employees early for the Christmas period. This can be for a number … Continue reading Paying early for Christmas?

HMRC October 2021 Employer Bulletin

HMRC have issued the October 2021 Employer Bulletin, again, packed full with information. In this month’s edition of the Employer Bulletin there are updates and information on the following: PAYE Tax changes for health and social care Business Tax Account and Pay As You Earn (PAYE) for employers Reporting PAYE information in real time when … Continue reading HMRC October 2021 Employer Bulletin

Problem debt breathing space launched

Hundreds of thousands of people struggling with debt problems will be supported through a new debt respite scheme that launched today 4th May 2021. around 700,000 people struggling with problem debt to benefit from Breathing Space this yearscheme will give those facing financial difficulties 60 days to get finances back on track – without debts … Continue reading Problem debt breathing space launched

Universal Credit claimants TaP into employment

Millions of jobseekers will be able to access longer work-related training while in receipt of benefits to boost their chances of finding employment. Train and Progress (TaP) is a new DWP initiative aimed at increasing training opportunities for claimants. It will see an extension to the length of time people can receive Universal Credit while … Continue reading Universal Credit claimants TaP into employment

Shielding and work

The government are extending shielding guidance until the end of March 2021. So some workers and employees will receive a letter instructing them to shield. It also provides guidance and instruction In relation to work; Work You are strongly advised to work from home because the risk of exposure to the virus in your area … Continue reading Shielding and work

Plan for jobs – Financial Support Package

The Government’s claims its comprehensive package of financial support is continuing to protect jobs and help businesses and individuals through the COVID-19 outbreak in guidance issued Friday 8th January 2021. Rishi Sunak: There's no denying the next few weeks are going to be difficult. But the end is in sight. That’s why we’ve redoubled our … Continue reading Plan for jobs – Financial Support Package

RTI reporting obligations for payments made early at Christmas

Dear @PAYadvice, We know that some employers pay their employees earlier than usual over the Christmas period, for example the business may close for Christmas and New Year. If you do pay early, please report your normal payment date on your Full Payment Submission (FPS). For example: if you pay on 18‌‌‌ ‌De‌ce‌mb‌er 2020 but … Continue reading RTI reporting obligations for payments made early at Christmas

Government extends extra welfare support for self-employed for further six months

Zero Minimum Income Floor for UC regulations signed into law Universal Credit will continue to be calculated based on current earnings as Minimum Income Floor suspension extended. The Minimum Income Floor (MIF) for self-employed Universal Credit claimants will remain suspended until the end of April 2021, extending a vital lifeline for hundreds of thousands of … Continue reading Government extends extra welfare support for self-employed for further six months

New payment for people self-isolating in highest risk areas

People on low incomes who need to self-isolate and are unable to work from home in areas with high incidence of COVID-19 will benefit from a new government payment scheme. Government to implement new payment for people on low incomes in areas with high rates of COVID-19, who need to self-isolate and can’t work from … Continue reading New payment for people self-isolating in highest risk areas

Qualify for Working Tax Credits or Universal Credit – Help to Save

Do you know about Help to Save? It’s a savings account that gives you a government bonus of up to 50p for every pound you save. If you get Working Tax Credit or Universal Credit then you can apply: Help to Save How payments work You can save between £1 and £50 each calendar month. … Continue reading Qualify for Working Tax Credits or Universal Credit – Help to Save

Biggest number of new Universal Credit claims paid in a single day

More than 135,000 new Universal Credit applications were made on 30th and 31st March 2020. These claimants receive their first payment on Wednesday 6th May 2020 93% of eligible claims have been paid in full. The DWP indicate that others not paid is often due to needing more information, such as a correct bank number. … Continue reading Biggest number of new Universal Credit claims paid in a single day