Benefits & savings

Benefits & savings

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

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...
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...

The Importance of Child Savings

It feels like every month there is a brand new “must have” toy, video game or piece of technology released for children. They may...
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...
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...
SureStart Maternity Grant

£500 Cash Grant For New Parents

Sure Start Maternity Grants are a one-off payment of £500 to help towards the costs of having a child. The grants are available to people on certain income-related benefits who are expecting their first child or for those expecting a multiple birth and have children already.
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...
mother and daughter

How to save for your children

In an ideal world, most parents would have some money set aside to help their children out financially as they spread their wings and...
Equity Release

Older Homeowners Capitilise On The Opportunity To Free Up Some Cash With Equity Release

Last year, homeowners released a whopping £3bn in equity from their homes. That’s a staggering amount according to the Equity Release Council who is...
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...
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