Child Benefit

Having a baby on a low income

Having a baby on a low income

When you are living on a budget, it can be difficult providing for yourself, never mind a baby. While we’d all like to wait until we are financially secure before we have children, that isn’t always the way it works out. Having a baby on a a low income maybe more difficult but there are

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Financial help fo single parents

Financial help for single parents

If you’re a single parent you don’t have to struggle financially. Depending on your personal circumstances, there is a variety of financial help for single parents. It’s important to check your entitlement if your circumstances change, as you may be eligible for more than you realise. Income Support If you’re not available to work due

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benefit help for single working parents

Benefit help for single working parents

As a single working parent, it is helpful to know that there are benefits available to help you. Some benefits are designed specifically for single working parents, but there are also benefits that can also be accessed by others too. It is important to remember that as your financial and family circumstances change, so may

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managing your money more efficiently

How to budget on a low income

When cash is tight it’s important to keep an eye on your budget. Careful organisation is required to avoid getting into debt and there are a few easy steps on how to budget on a low income and  keep your bank balance in the black. Own your Budget Watching the Chancellor deliver his budget every

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tax credits

Benefits for Working Parents

Wondering if there are any Government benefits for working parents? If you already work or are returning after a break, you’ll be glad to know that there is help available to you – on both a financial and practical level. Knowing what benefits for working parents are available can seem like a minefield, but it pays to know

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child support agency

Child Maintenance Service replaces CSA with fees

On the 29th July 2013, a new and improved Child Maintenance Service was put into place. Designed for applicants who have two or more children, this service is gradually replacing the Child Support Agency. It’s set to provide financial support, as well as calculate financial support, for children who live within a separated family. The

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