It can be tough to make ends meet for those families where a parent or child is disabled. Financial help is available from the government but it is not automatically granted. If disability affects you or a member of your family, then read on to find out more about your right to financial assistance. Change
When children arrive in your world it’s a dead cert that at some point you will need childcare provision. Even families with a stay-at-home parent need to fall back on third-party care for the kids occasionally, so what are the options? A lot depends on your circumstances and budget, here are the most common forms
People on low incomes are often entitled to government help to boost their wages. If you work an average of 16 hours per week or more, then you may be able to claim Working Tax Credit. This is available to people who work over 16 hours a week. It is means tested and depends on
The amount of money you need to earn to cover your basic costs of living is known as the Living Wage. The cost of living varies across the UK with London being the most expensive by a significant margin. For this reason, experts talk about one Living Wage for the capital and another figure that
Your involvement in the school placement lottery in England begins in earnest in the year before your child is due to start in primary or secondary education. Many parents will have begun their investigations long before this, sounding out schools and other parents about catchment areas, child preferences, reputations, and the general desirability of each
If you’ve got off to a great start with breastfeeding then you may be reluctant to give up when you return to work after maternity leave. The good news is that you don’t have to. It may take a little more planning that just latching your baby on when she’s hungry but it’s definitely doable.