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Some people could receive their benefits up to four days early this Easter - here's what you need to know.
HMRC’s pursuit of backdated payments for workers providing sleep-in care could cost sector £400m, says Royal Mencap Society.
Concerns that minimum wage enforcement activity could destabilise an already struggling social care sector.
960,000 households still haven't renewed their tax credits and face having their payments stopped.
Mencap loses appeal against ruling that it was wrong to have paid a support worker £29.05 for nine-hour sleep-in shift.
Unions have called for tougher prosecutions and higher fines for employers who "deliberately flout the law".
Thousands of families faced financial hardship after their vital tax credit payments were wrongly stopped.
Government decision comes after barrage of complaints that HMRC contractor was wrongly removing benefits from claimants.
Watchdog says tax officials increased commission paid to outsourcing firm Concentrix despite evidence of failure.
Concentrix and HMRC castigated by Commons committee after fraud reduction strategy saw thousands wrongly stripped of benefits.
A US outsourcing company has been accused of exercising a “reign of terror” over people who claim tax credits.
More than 13,000 workers underpaid by over £3.5m since 2014, but HMRC prosecution rate remain paltry despite employers breaking law.
Despite cross-party criticism of mistakes made by the firm, Treasury says there is no need ‘to go into inquiries etc etc'.
US firm Concentrix heavily criticised by Frank Field will not be given further work by tax collector.
Labour attacks record of Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate after funding cut by more than 50% since 2010.
More than 770,000 over-55s have taken an average of £11,000 each out of their pots, raising concern many may run out of cash.
Only 12% of CAB advisers say tax credits overpayment collections offered people affordable repayment plans.
System could collapse by next spring, say critics, as HMRC website reveals shocking tally of unanswered and terminated calls.
The Government has been accused of effectively colluding with big business in helping them to avoid paying National Insurance.
Coalition under fire over pledge to get tough, while food bank boss says ministers must protect people ‘on the edge’
The changes, revealed in October's issue of the DWP's Touchbase magazine, come into force immediately and will affect all existing and new Universal Credit claimants.
Claimants must renew their tax credits by the 31 July or run the risk of having their payments stopped, say HMRC.
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