Benefits & savings

Benefits & savings

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

child benefit questions answered

Child benefit Q&A

New child benefit rules will affect many families with children, but most of us are finding the changes hard to get our head around....
Maternity pay

Maternity pay – the basics!

Maternity pay can be confusing.  There is contractual maternity pay, Statutory Maternity Pay and Maternity Allowance.  Find out which you can claim –...
Junior ISAs explained

Junior ISA rules: get over £70,000 by your kids’ 18th birthday

If you saved £250 a month in a Junior ISA, you could give your child a nest egg of over £73,500 by the time...
What is universal credit?

What is Universal Credit? How will it affect my benefits?

If you receive benefits, you need to know about Universal Credit. Find out what it is, how to calculate Universal Credit and whether it...
How much tax do I have to pay?

How much tax should you be paying?

Tax is a huge subject. Accountants and financial advisers have their work set out for them in helping the population to get their head...
heating grants

Heating grants could save you £100s this winter

Millions of pounds worth of heating grants and Warm Home Discounts go unclaimed every year – simply because families aren’t aware they exist. Worryingly,...
council tax help

Council tax benefit: you could get over £700 a year

If you’re eligible for council tax benefit, you could see your council tax bill cut by hundreds of pounds (the average reduction is over...
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...
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...
free nursery places

How to get free nursery places

All children under school age are entitled to free nursery places at some point. We explain when your child can expect to get theirs,...
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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...