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Are you missing out on up to £1,600 a year?

Looking after the public purse is one of the duties of Government, and that includes your local council.

But at the same time as working hard to be sure that public funds are used wisely and properly, councils also want to help those who have entitlements to get what they are entitled to.

Around a million low-paid people are missing out on tax credits that they have every right to receive.

It could make a huge difference to their living standards as some could be missing out on as much as £1,600 a year.

It only takes a few minutes to check that you are receiving all you can by using the calculator at Benefits calculator

Working Tax Credits will eventually be replaced with Universal Credit.

If you're on a low income, claim before the change - you could receive an extra £1,600 a year.