Maternity Pay and benefits

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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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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Welfare reform

Benefits and Welfare Reform: Who is affected by the changes?

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) have said they want to restructure the welfare benefit system to encourage going out to work and are in the process of bringing in three big changes. The welfare reform will affect a large proportion of benefit claimants. Welfare Reform benefit cap will be part of the changes

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Bonding with your baby

Paternity Leave and Pay: What are you entitled to?

Having a baby with your partner is an amazing experience for the both of you and no doubt you want to spend as much time as possible supporting your partner and bonding with your baby. Instead of having to return to work the following day or waiting until you book holiday, now if you and

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