Child Benefit

tips for surviving on a low income

Tips for surviving on a low income

If you’re trying to survive on a low income, then simply getting by each week can be a significant challenge. This is not about saving a few pennies, it is about making sure that you and your family are able to tackle the fundamentals, like paying the bills and eating. There are a few things that can

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Worried couple

Benefits you may be entitled to claim

Many working parents are simply too busy juggling kids and a job on top to realise that they may not be claiming everything they’re entitled to. Millions of benefits actually go unclaimed every year, because potential claimants are either unaware of the schemes that they’re eligible for, assume that they don’t qualify because they’re in

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predicting gender at 12 weeks

Financially preparing for a baby

With the average cost of raising a child to the age of 21 reckoned to be over £200,000, financially preparing for a baby as soon as possible is a good idea, so you’ve got a nest egg to cover the costs of, well, nesting.  But for those of us less practical or who weren’t planning

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working parent family benefits

Working Parent Benefits: What help can I get?

Benefits can be very confusing to understand, it is a really good thing that very soon Universal Credit will be taking the over and simplifying the system. For now though at least, many really don’t understand the working parent benefits they could be entitled to. Benefit breakdown We’ve tried to simplify the available benefits as

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The real cost of benefits in the UK

The real cost of benefits in the UK

The benefits system in the UK has been under scrutiny for a long time, every government promises to make changes and every government fails to keep up with the high levels of demand. As a working parent it can be hard to find the right balance between work and child care can be a stressful

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Lone working parent

Lone Working Parent Benefits: What are you entitled to?

As a busy lone working parent doing it all on your own, you may not realise just how much financial assistance the Government actually provides.  Working lone parents are entitled to a variety of benefits, many of which are easy to apply for. Our handy guide has been designed to help you discover what financial

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