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  • Are money worries pushing couples to breaking point

    Are money worries pushing couples to breaking point

    Money has always been a key cause of difficulties between couples. And as the credit crunch continues to bite many partnerships are being ground-down by the interminable need to watch the pennies. When money is tight, even the simplest of innocent spending actions can easily spark an argument as individuals struggle to remain in control

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    benefit overpayments

    Benefit overpayments

    There are many reasons why benefits may be overpaid. Mistakes at the benefit office are not unknown, perhaps you didn’t realise that a change in circumstances would affect your claim. If you’ve been contacted about a benefits overpayment or think you may have been overpaid, this article explains what will happen next. When you should

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    Should people who are overweight receive disability benefits?

    Should people who are overweight receive disability benefits?

    More than 11,000 individuals in the UK currently receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for obesity-related illnesses, including diabetes and high blood pressure. The inference is that a proportion of these people are avoiding work and getting benefits simply because they are overweight. Is that true and is it right? A Sensitive Issue These situations and

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    managing your money more efficiently

    Manage your money more efficiently

    Money management isn’t a subject often taught in schools, yet it’s a skill we all need to use throughout adulthood. Whether you’re looking to spend less, build up some savings or need to be a little more organised with your cash flow, the benefits of managing your money are pretty obvious. Keep a record Make

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    Are You Getting The Right Entitlements

    Benefits Cap And Housing Benefit Advice

    A benefits cap is a limit on the total amount of benefits any single person or couple aged 16 to 64 can claim. This means, the level of a particular benefit may go down if you claim more than one benefit. Which benefits can be included in the capped amount? Benefits affected by the cap

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    How to save money on your water bills

    How to save money on your water bills

    It has been announced that water bills in England and Wales are to be cut by an average of 2% over the coming year and 5% within the next five years. But water bills can still be pretty expensive, although the supply is privatised, there is no competition so you are unable to switch to

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