Archive for the ‘Money Matters’ Category

Civil penalties will be introduced for people who negligently give incorrect information on their benefit claim, or don’t tell the Department for Work and Pensions quickly about a change in their circumstances. These will be civil penalties, not criminal convictions.

Full story at the following link :

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Nl1/Newsroom/DG_197907

A charitable service which helps people access the money available to them – through welfare benefits, grants and other help.

This  free, accessible website has been designed to help you find appropriate sources of financial support, quickly and easily, based on your particular needs and circumstances.

 

http://www.turn2us.org.uk

The number of e-mails from fraudsters trying to take advantage of the tax credits deadline has surged, according to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Full story is at the following link:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13792074

The Land Registry has confirmed that since 2006 it has handed over a whopping £26m in compensation to land owners who have fallen foul of property title fraud. Indeed, just last year it handed over compensation of more than £4.5m.

So what is this costly fraud, and how do we protect ourselves against it?

Full story at the following link :

http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/Beware-26m-property-fraud-yahoofinanceuk-1530059085.html

Take the Debt Test

Posted: June 15, 2011 in Money Matters

Loans, credit cards, mortgage payments, bills – should you be worried about what you owe?

This  Debt Test will help you to find out how likely you are to have problems with your borrowing over the next year or so.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/business/debtcheck/html/index.stm

Money Advice Service

Posted: June 15, 2011 in Money Matters

Want to make the most of your money?

It’s easier than you think. Answer some straightforward questions about you and your money and our free confidential health check will set out what you can do in easy steps. It takes just 5-10 minutes, doesn’t involve any paperwork and your answers are confidential.

http://moneyadviceservice.org.uk/