Benefits & savings

Benefits & savings

All you need to know about child benefit, tax credits, benefit entitlements and savings

legal guardianship

How to appoint legal guardianship for your children

As much as they moan, cry and scream at us, exhaust us, and drain our bank accounts, we love our children unconditionally and would...
working tax credit

Can I claim working tax credit?

Tax credits can be a great help financially, especially if you have lots of mouths to feed at home. However, many people miss out...
am I entitled to housing benefit

Am I entitled to housing benefit?

“Am I entitled to housing benefit?” Good questions, because you could be one of the 1.1 million people the Department of Work and...
gift of giving

How to make the most of what you give to charity

Christmas is over, so what are you going to do with your unwanted gifts? If you take the children’s discarded toys to the local...
child savings

How to build savings for your child

All parents want to give their children the best possible start in life, and investing in a savings scheme of some kind is a...

Help with healthcare costs: pregnancy and the first year

During pregnancy and the first year, every woman gets free prescriptions and free dental care.  If you are on a low income, there is...
benefits

An easy guide to benefits

You might not think benefits are for you, particularly if you’re in work. But it could be that you qualify for some support. And...
child benefit what you're entitled to

How much child benefit will I get?

Changes to the child benefit system mean that not everyone will automatically get the same amount of child benefit, as was previously the case....
Child benefit changes in the Budget

Budget 2012: Child benefit changes are softened

Families have been fretting over the Government's plans to reform the child benefit system for months, with the proposals throwing up a range of...
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How Will Families Be Affected By April’s Benefit Changes?

This month sees the start of changes to several welfare benefits. Linda Gyamfi, Welfare Benefits Specialist at national charity Turn2us explains more about  some of...
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