Benefits & savings

Benefits & savings

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

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....
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 –...
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,...
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