Child tax credit

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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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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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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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