Benefits & savings

Benefits & savings

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

3 Ways To Get Help With Childcare Costs

Childcare is one of those astronomical expenses that we don't really consider until we start to need it. At which point, we gasp for...

Struggling To Make Ends Meet? Make Sure You Get The Help...

If you’re struggling to make ends meet – whether you work full-time, part-time, or are unemployed – make sure you know what help is...

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....

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...

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...

How To Keep Your Child Benefit

If you or your partner earns more than £50,000, the child benefit rules could cost you thousands of pounds a year. Here’s what steps...

£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.

We Reveal The Top 10 Myths On Debts And Repayments

Most of us have debts of some sort of the other. Whether it’s credit card debt, an overdraft or a mortgage, debts need to...

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...

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,...