Benefits & savings

Benefits & savings

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

Children's savings

Children’s savings: how to save money for kids

Children's savings accounts vary enormously. Some banks pay as little as 0.2% interest, others pay up to 6%. Some let you withdraw the cash...
How to pay less tax

10 easy ways to pay less tax

There are a number of simple (completely legal!) ways you can pay less tax. Here are the 10 best ways to quickly cut your...
how to beat inflation

How to beat inflation

Are your savings losing value because of inflation? Here’s how to get a decent return on your money. If you want to make a return...
Maternity benefits

Maternity rights: what family benefits can you get?

If you’re pregnant or have children there are a range of maternity rights and family benefits available – but many of them are NOT...
tax and budget

Tax and benefit changes – how will you be affected?

George Osborne’s 2013 budget announced developments that will affect us all over the next couple of years – but there are also changes to...
guardian allowance

Changes to Guardian’s Allowance | FAQs

You could get the Guardian’s Allowance if you are bringing up a child whose parents have passed away. In certain cases you can also...
guide to investing for children

A mini guide on how to invest for your children

Here's a little guide on how to invest in your child's future and teach them about the value of saving. From Junior ISAs to...
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...
Saving for grandchildren

How you can save for your grandchildren

As a grandparent, it’s natural to want to provide the best for your grandkids. After all, they will grow up in a world full...
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....
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