Benefits & savings

Benefits & savings

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

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...
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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...
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Attention parents: make sure you use your child’s full Junior ISA allowance and enjoy...

If your child has a Junior ISA, the annual deadline to use their £4,080 allowance is getting closer, so take advantage now. If they...
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...
Junior ISAs

Your ten-step guide to starting a savings plan

It’s probably been on your to-do list for a while, but starting a savings plan doesn’t have to be such a chore. Follow our...
life insurance what you need to know

Why do you need insurance?

Life insurance is not a new fad. In Ancient Roman times, they used to have ‘Burial Clubs’ which covered the members’ funeral expenses, and...
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British Parents Start Saving For Their Child To Leave Home Aged 12

New research by a money saving website in the UK has revealed that the average British parent will start saving for their child leaving...
best child savings account

Where to find the best child savings accounts

Saving money for your children is hard enough without having to trawl through never-ending research on the best way to save. But there are...
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...
stocks and shares

How to invest in the stock market

You may not know this, but chances are you are already investing in the stock market. Pensions, ISAs, Child Trust Funds (stakeholder or shares version),...
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