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Mums MUST sign up for child benefit or risk losing thousands in state pension

tion Have you signed up for child benefit? If you didn’t, you’re not alone. Since the system changed in 2013, many parents have decided not to. This is partly because they might not be eligible (child benefit used to be universal, sadly no longer) and partly because the paperwork is offputting. But,...
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Nothing is certain except Drake and taxes

Have you ever wondered what kind of person submits their tax return on Christmas day? There’s a few thousand of them. Haven’t they got any friends or family to celebrate with? Are they such incredible multi-taskers that they can roast the turkey and file the figures? Or so time-starved that it’s the...
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Why you must sign up to child benefit even if you’re not eligible

Got kid(s)? You must sign up to child benefit for them, even if you’re not eligible, or risk losing thousands of pounds of your state pension later in life. It sounds crazy but if you don’t register, the tax man doesn’t know you have children. And if you take time out to look after them, you won’t g...
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