Child Benefit claims can now be made online

Child Benefit claims can now be made online

For the first time in the 47 years since Child Benefit was launched, new parents can claim their Child Benefit online in a significantly faster way than the previous process allowed, according to HMRC. The previous method – which had been in place since 1977 – was to...
Big plans for private and State Pensions

Big plans for private and State Pensions

Pensions are set to have one of the biggest overhauls in recent memory, as the Chancellor also announced a consultation on plans that would bring significant changes to pensions in the UK. The biggest change would be a Lifetime Pension, more colloquially known as a...
Autumn Statement NICs changes in detail

Autumn Statement NICs changes in detail

The biggest tax cuts announced by the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement were in NICs, where self-employed people will no longer pay Class 2 NICs at all from April 6, 2024. Class 4 NICs will be reduced from 9% to 8% from the same date, while Class 1 employee NICs –...