Benefits at work

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Claiming tax credits

Tax credits help to boost your household income and can be worth thousands of pounds each year. You might be able to claim Working Tax Credit if you’re working and on a low income and claim Child Tax Credit if you have children. This page tells you more about what tax credits are, how to apply for them and what to do if you’re overpaid.

What is a salary sacrifice scheme?

Salary sacrifice is when you agree to exchange part of your salary so you can get extra benefits from your employer. Benefits offered can include child care vouchers, a company car and additional pension contributions. But is it worth doing? Read on for the pros and cons of salary sacrifice.

Working Tax Credit

Working Tax Credit is designed to top up your earnings if you work and you’re on a low income. Use this guide to find out whether you’re eligible for the benefit, what the income thresholds are, how much you’re entitled to and how to claim.

Cars, insurance and other employee benefits

As well as paying your salary, some employers give you benefits such as a company car, health insurance or a dental plan, while you’re working for them. Some of these are taxable benefits and some aren’t. This article will help you understand which category each benefit falls under.

Pay and benefits for temps and agency workers

Working for a temping agency can be a good way to earn some money, but it’s important to know what your agency worker rights are and pay the right amount of tax. In this guide we break down some key points about this type of work, including agency holiday pay and pay between assignments.

Universal Credit if you're self-employed

This page tells you more about claiming Universal Credit if you’re self-employed. If you’re self-employed and already claiming certain benefits like Tax Credits or Housing Benefit, you will be eventually moved onto Universal Credit. Find out more about what to expect and what you can do to be prepared.

The benefit cap

What is the benefit cap? How much is it? This page tells you about the benefit cap, including who is affected and who is exempt.

National Minimum Wage

Almost all workers in the UK are entitled to be paid at least the National Minimum Wage - or the National Living Wage if you’re 25 or over. This page tells you how to make sure you’re being paid the right rate. It also covers common mistakes employers make when calculating the National Minimum Wage - and the difference between the National Living Wage (which is compulsory) and the Living Wage (which employers can choose to pay).

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