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Child benefit shake-up proposed: could parents regain lost National Insurance credits?

A new report urges the government to simplify child benefit and repay National Insurance contributions parents have lost due to not signing up

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HMRC refunds parents after scrapping 6,000 child benefit fines

HMRC is paying back nearly £2m to parents after wiping 6,000 child benefit penalty fines.

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More than a million families are missing out on tax-free childcare: are you eligible?

So far, only 8% of eligible families have signed up to the government childcare scheme. Find out how it works, and what the alternatives are

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Thousands of parents miss out on their full state pension entitlement

'Tens of thousands' of parents face state pension reductions due to complications with child benefit claims. Find out if your state pension is affected.

Does having children ruin your mortgage chances?

Which? reveals how to boost your chances of having a mortgage application accepted if you are expecting a child or already have a young family.

Tens of thousands risk missing out on full state pension

If you choose not to claim child benefit, you may be reducing your State Pension entitlement. Which? explains how child benefit NI credits work.

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Ask an expert: ‘Why am I missing state pension qualifying years even though I claimed child benefit?’

Every week, our money experts answer your financial queries. You can submit your questions to money-letters@which.co.uk, or via our Facebook or Twitter pages. Q. My wife recently checked her National Insurance...

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