Benefits & savings

Benefits & savings

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

best savings rates

How to find the best savings rates

Putting money into a savings account every month is no easy task, but if you do manage to put something aside, make sure you...
Universal Credit housing benefit changes

Universal Credit – how will it affect your housing benefit?

From October 2013, Universal Credit - a new benefit for people of working-age - will be rolled out across the country, replacing housing benefit....
Junior ISA Shepherds Friendly

Why should you save for your child’s future?

On first look you may think there isn’t a huge amount of difference between a child’s savings account and a Junior ISA (JISA). In...
Best cash ISAs

Beat the taxman with the best cash ISAs

Even though ISA interest rates are awful at the moment, they’re still a must-have savings option. Below we explain why this is - and...
the budget

Budget 2013: What it means for your family

The Chancellor George Osborne has delivered his budget for 2013. Here is a summary of some of the main changes that were announced, and...

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...
Benefits for 16 year olds

Benefits for 16 year olds – can you still get it all?

Once they reach sweet 16, the choices our children make could affect the benefits that we receive. Find out what benefits for 16 year...
Tax building blocks

Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit – the basics!

Tax credits provide families with important extra income.  It is easy to check what you are entitled to and put in a claim.  Just...
unhappy investor

Unhappy investor? Keep calm and carry on!

The UK financial markets went down for nine successive days at the end of last month – so it probably doesn’t feel like a...
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...
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