Time management and organisation

tips for asking for a pay rise

Tips for asking for a pay rise

The recession officially ended last year, many people across the UK are still waiting to see that reflected in their wage packet. Asking for a pay rise can be pretty daunting. But, if you believe you’re worth more than the salary you’re getting, you believe the company has the funds to provide it, then there’s

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Financial help if your child has a disability

Financial help if you have a disabled child

It can be tough to make ends meet for those families where a parent or child is disabled. Financial help is available from the government but it is not automatically granted. If disability affects you or a member of your family, then read on to find out more about your right to financial assistance. Change

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Understanding childcare options

Understanding childcare options

When children arrive in your world it’s a dead cert that at some point you will need childcare provision. Even families with a stay-at-home parent need to fall back on third-party care for the kids occasionally, so what are the options? A lot depends on your circumstances and budget, here are the most common forms

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What to do if your child can't settle in school

What to do if your child can’t settle in school

We all want to protect our children but this can become problematic when they start school. Not only are they out of our sight for over six hours each day, they’re often not very forthcoming in telling parents about their day. If your child still hasn’t settled after starting at primary, moving to secondary or

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salary sacrifice schemes

Salary sacrifice schemes

I don’t like the sound of this – anything that ‘sacrifices’ my hard earned cash can’t be good thing, can it? Well, it turns out that it can, in certain circumstances. Read on to find out how you could boost the value of your overall benefits package by sacrificing some of your salary. What is

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