Christmas 2012 & New Year 2012
Chris Briggs from the Charity Employers For Childcare gives advice and closing dates for pre-school applications.
Q) I will shortly be having my first baby. I am not currently on benefits, what financial help is available to me?
We are now in the middle of the school holidays and some of us are still waiting for the summer weather to start!
In previous columns we have highlighted some of the recent changes to the benefits and tax credit system which effect working parents. Many parents are now feeling the effects of these changes on their purses and wallets.
HMRC are currently sending out annual Tax Credit renewal packs, including either an Annual Declaration form or Annual Review notice. You need to check your details and make sure the correct information is held by the Tax Credit Office. More..
Chris Briggs explains changes to tax credits effective from 6 April 2012 which may lead to tax credit awards reducing or ceasing to be paid. More..
Chris Briggs, Childcare Benefits Advisor advises on new changes to working tax credits for families. If you have a question for Chris you can email him at email@example.com or contact the freephone helpline number 0800 028 6538
Chris Briggs, Childcare Benefits Advisor for Employers for Childcare Charitable Group advises on how you could maximise your income in 2012. More..
In the recently announced draft Programme for Government our politicians have given a commitment to ‘ensure that at least one year of pre-school education is available to every family that wants it’. More..
Chris Briggs, Childcare Benefits Advisor for Employers for Childcare Charitable Group answers this month's question -
I am about to have my first baby and I am not currently on benefits. What financial help is available to me? More..