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N.i number 18th October 2017 9:23 AM

Hello Pinky

The best thing to do is to follow the advice on the Government website:

www.gov.uk/lost-national-insurance-number

Tells you how to find a your number if you don't know it.

Bonus Bonds 18th November 2015 4:22 PM

Hello Shelly

Yes you can. Here's a link to the Money Advice Service that explains it in more detail.

"Only parents, guardians and (great) grandparents can buy these bonds for anyone under 16. A parent or guardian gets control until the child turns 16 (or the first five-year anniversary after the child’s 16th birthday)."

Getting in touch with your Local Benefits Office.

Over time the benefits offices have renamed themselves, from Benefits Office, Job Centre and Social Security.

It’s even been affectionately known as the Dole Office by some.

To search for an address, to write to your area's Benefits or Job Centre, please visit the .Gov website by selecting this link - Contact my Benefits Office

For Housing and Council Tax related queries.

These are usually handled by your Local Council.

English Councils:

To find your Local Council details we have found a link to most of the English Local Councils

Then select your County, then Town and you should be able to track down the Council you require.

For Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland Councils:

If you live in Wales then you need to contact the Welsh First Point of Contact Centre

If you live in Scotland, you need to contact the Scottish Local Government. Once on this page search for your local Council in the drop down box.

If you live in Northern Ireland, there is a list of Local Councils available here.

For all other Benefit Related Queries:

Such as Job Seekers allowance, Income Support, Incapacity Benefit, Employment and Security Allowance, Maternity, Bereavement, Social Funds, Universal Credits or existing claims.

These are all handled by your local Job Centre Plus.

To contact your Local Jobcentre

New benefit claims

  • Telephone: 0800 055 6688
  • Textphone: 0800 023 4888 
  • Welsh language: 0800 012 1888 

Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm 

You can also claim Jobseekers Allowance online

Existing benefit claims

Call the appropriate number for your benefit to:

  • discuss a claim you’ve already made.
  • tell the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) about a change in your circumstances, eg you start working or your income changes.
  • You’ll need your National Insurance number and date of birth when you call any of these numbers.

Gov.uk JobCentre Plus Page

If any of the information on this page is found to be incorrect, please contact us and I will ensure it is updated, as well as periodically updating it.

Please note, I AM NOT an employee of the Job Centre, I have simply collated some contact information for you. Please do not send me specific Benefit questions or ask for any further information as I will be unable to respond to those emails.

This data is correct as of 01/08/17

Contacting your Local Delivery Office

Unfortunately you can no longer visibly see any contact details for your local delivery office from the Royal Mail website. Instead there is an automated phone system, and you need to dial: 0845 6050767

This will ask you for your postcode, and will then tell you where your nearest delivery office is, and the opening hours. You won't however get a phone number for your local sorting office.

We have a lot of numbers listed for local delivery offices on this site (as well as reviews and feedback), which can be found here:

Royal Mail Delivery Offices - Simply search for your area.

But for all the offices that no longer have a direct number, or for those we have been asked to remove the phone details, your only option is go to the general customer services phone number: 0844 474 0395

Please note, I AM NOT an employee of Royal Mail, I have simply collated some contact information for you. Please do not ask me for any further information as I will be unable to respond to those emails.

This data is correct as of 01/08/17

Getting help with your tax query

In recent years, tax offices have either merged with local Job Centre Offices, closed, or are now dealt with by a central office. You can contact HMRC by calling direct by phoning the relevant department, the official numbers are all listed below.

The HMRC helplines tend be extremely busy, so it is advisable to try and steer clear of normal peak calling times like lunchtime or late afternoon.

A lot of questions can be answered directly by looking on the HM Revenue & Customs website.

Tax Questions and Queries - Tax Advice and Query Forum

Please note, I AM NOT an employee of HMRC, but we do have tax experts and accountant members on this forum, who may be able to help or point you in the right direction.

If you have any tax related questions, then start a new thread in our Tax Advice Forum. 

The forum is 100% free to join and is a self help community with members from all professions and walks of life.

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Contacting HMRC

If you need to contact HMRC then below are some useful numbers. 0300 numbers are local call rate and form part of any inclusive minutes including mobile, BT or other fixed line providers.

Remember to have any required documents to hand, and be patient as waiting times can be 30 minutes or more in busy periods.

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Individual Tax Enquires (ensure you have your National Insurance number when you phone)

Taxes Helpline: 0300 200 3300

Outside UK: +44 135 535 9022 

Opening hours:

8.00 am to 8.00 pm, Monday to Friday 
8.00 am to 4.00 pm Saturday

Best time to call:

Phone lines are less busy before 10am, Monday to Friday

For full contact details, visit the HMRC Website link below:

Income Tax enquiries for individuals, pensioners and employees

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Employer Enquires (You need your employer reference number when you call)

Employer Helpline: 0300 200 3200

Opening hours:

8.00 am to 8.00 pm, Monday to Friday 
8.00 am to 4.00 pm Saturday

For full contact details, visit the HMRC Website link below:

PAYE and Employer Tax Enquires

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Self Employed Enquires

Self Employed Tax Enquires: 0300 200 3300

you need to speak to a specific office that deals with your area. The below link on the HMRC Website will tell where you current nearest one is, or alternatively contact the telephone number on your last correspondence from HMRC.

Self-employed: Income Tax

You can write to HMRC by using the address on the most recent letter from them.

If you don’t have an address for HMRC write to:

HM Revenue and Customs - Self Assessment

PO Box 4000

Cardiff

CF14 8HR

United Kingdom

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Corporation Tax Enquires

Corporation Tax Issues: 0300 200 3410

Corporation Tax enquiries

Most letters for Corporation Tax are dealt with by a single address:

HM Revenue and Customs - Corporation Tax Services

PO Box 29997

Glasgow

G70 5AB

United Kingdom

If you’re replying to a letter you've received about your Corporation Tax, you should use the address on that letter.

 

If any of the information on this page is found to be incorrect, please contact us and I will ensure it is updated.

For the latest information, you can visit the HMRC website:

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs

This data is correct as of 25/09/18