Articles written by Carol Iles

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Save money on Christmas presents

is a headache for most people, and we see more and more families getting into debt, then they find they are struggling to make repayments. The first thing that you should do is plan your budget and the amount you can afford to pay. Start early if you can and take advantage of any sales

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Free childcare for 2 years olds

15 free hours of childcare for your 2 year old could be yours, provided you meet some of the criteria. Initially launched as a pilot in 2010-2011 and rolled out UK wide 2013. This scheme has help thousands of children across the UK. With government funding being increased year after year it shows no signs

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How to ask for a payrise

How to ask for a payrise

  Are you being overworked and underpaid? Stuck in a ruck and feel as though your hard work isn’t being recognised, let alone rewarded? Do you feel your loyalty is being taken advantage of by your employer? Perhaps your salary isn’t inline with inflation and all you want is to be able to afford the

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Back to school money saving tips

  Back to school is an expensive time of year for most parents, especially families with more than one child. It is the time of year that everyone dreads. First of all, you need to make a list and try and stick to it, if it is not on your list, it is probably not

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How does adoption leave work?

How does adoption leave work?

  To be entitled to adoption leave, you must be an employee, if you are self – employed, this does not count. The rule applies to prospective adopting parents and also parents who have a surrogacy agreement. What you are entitled to Only the main adopter can apply for adoption leave, the partner or secondary

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Can You Work While On Maternity Leave

Can You Work While On Maternity Leave

This is a question that many people ask. Here is a quick view as to your rights while taking your maternity leave. If you are in receipt of Maternity Allowance or Statutory Maternity Pay, you can work up to a maximum of 10 KIT days ( keeping in touch days) without losing your benefit. Whether

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