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...

Make Sure You’re Not Missing Out On Vital Financial Support

Raising a family can be expensive, and even if you work full-time, it can be a struggle to afford the everyday essentials. Welfare benefits and...

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...

Your Christmas present from the Tax Man

I think most people would agree that a chunky rebate from the tax man would be a welcome Christmas present. Every year, millions of people...

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...

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 –...

Help with healthcare costs: pregnancy and the first year

During pregnancy and the first year, every woman gets free prescriptions and free dental care.  If you are on a low income, there is...

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...

Save For The Future of Your Children With Shepherds Friendly Society

Save For The Future With Shepherds Friendly With rising expenses and low living wages, it is important that we consider and think about how our...

Martin Lewis Explains the Severely Mentally Impaired (SMI) Council Tax Discount...

Up to 100,000 of the most vulnerable people in society are missing out on a council tax discount worth £100s or £1,000s – as...