The country as a whole might be over the worst of the economic crisis, but that doesn’t mean that everyone has money to spare. For lots of families it can still be hard to balance the monthly figures. The biggest regular expense for most households is their mortgage, which can put a strain on finances.
Benefits you may be entitled to
Losing a wife, husband or civil partner is difficult at any time. If you’re fairly young and have dependent children it can be an extremely tough period. Not only are you trying to hold things together emotionally, but you also have to ensure that your family is provided for financially. If you’re widowed with children
When you’re off work or need to reduce your hours due to sickness or disability, you don’t want to be having to worry about money. There are a range of benefits you could be entitled to that will help you through this period. There isn’t just one health related benefit and what you are eligible
Austerity measures are not only here to stay under the coalition government but are set to continue with major cuts to the welfare state widely expected. Chancellor George Osborne has previously stated that he expects the measures to last at least until 2018, with a further £25billion of cuts needed after the next election. Which
Recent changes in the rules regarding eligibility for Job Seekers Allowance have thrown many recipients into disarray. The ensuing confusion over who must do what and when has resulted in many recipients being sanctioned, which basically means their benefits have been stopped. Sanctions are designed to help job seekers focus on actively seeking work, and
The cost of energy bills has risen dramatically over the past decade. If you’re struggling to pay your bills, you may be entitled to an energy grant. There have been many schemes introduced over the past few years designed to help those in need. Did you know you could be wasting hundreds of pounds if