Council tax bands: Up to 400,000 homes are in the wrong band – how to challenge yours | Personal Finance | Finance

It should be noted that before a challenge is started at all, the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) should be emailed. If correct evidence is provided, the VOA may be able to change the band without the need of a formal challenge. If a formal challenge is needed, a six step process will need to be followed. The person challenging will need to find their More...

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State pension age: You may be able to get extra £90 each week via Attendance Allowance | Personal Finance | Finance

The state pension can make up a significant part of regular income for those who are able to receive it. Those who have reached this age may also be able to claim an extra payment in order to help with day to More...

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Furlough scheme: Mum fears for shielding daughter amid need to work to pay for food | Personal Finance | Finance

“It’s so frustrating. I really don’t know which way to turn, do I go back to work and take the chance? Or is someone going to say that if you work in a care home you need to stay home a bit longer?” The More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 27th, 2020
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State Pension UK: Boris Johnson will ‘meet commitments’ to Triple Lock Pension | Personal Finance | Finance

In recent weeks, though, reports have suggested triple lock could be under threat, as the government attempts to recoup high spending brought about by the coronavirus crisis. Seemingly allaying these fears, More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 27th, 2020
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Furlough banned: Will Rishi Sunak BAN firms from furloughing staff from July? Changes due | Personal Finance | Finance

The Treasury announced this week claims to the coronavirus job retention scheme have totalled £15 billion since the scheme was introduced. The Self-Employed Income Support Scheme followed shortly after the More...

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FTSE 100 LIVE: Asian shares slip amid rising tensions between China and US over Hong Kong | City & Business | Finance

US President Donald Trump said late on Tuesday he is preparing to take action against China this week over its effort to impose national security laws on Hong Kong, but gave no further details. Hong Kong shares More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
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Council Tax: Who do I pay my Council Tax to? | Personal Finance | Finance

Council tax is a tax on domestic property, but some property is exempt from Council Tax. You may not have to pay Council Tax, or you might get a discount. All homes are assigned a Council Tax valuation band More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
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Pension warning: Expert highlights ‘particularly acute’ issues – what should you do? | Personal Finance | Finance

Pension income can come from private arrangements as well as a state pension. While private pensions may be larger than a state pension, they are much more likely to be volatile which is a real problem at the More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
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State pension warning: voluntary NI contributions will induce a charge – how much? | Personal Finance | Finance

State pension payments have been raised in recent months and claimants of the “full” amount will get £175.20 per week. However, even this amount can be raised if the claimant chooses to defer. For the More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
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PIP: Who qualifies for PIP – How to claim PIP | Personal Finance | Finance

PIP or Personal Independence Payment can be a lifeline for those with a long-term health condition or disability. The payment can help towards the costs of living with health concerns or disability, and the More...