Money Wellness

Cost of living

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    bills

    New laws passed to make UK’s energy greener and more affordable

    A new Act has bee passed that the government claims will make the UK's energy greener and cheaper.

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    New Universal Credit rules for parents with young children

    Huge changes to the benefits system from today will see thousands of parents having to get a job or increase the hours they work if they want to continue receiving universal credit. Find out more here

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    Cost-of-living crisis drives up demand for alternative rental deposits

    As more tenants look for alternatives to the traditional five-weeks' deposit on rental properties, we weigh up the available options.

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    cost of living

    Quarter of Brits are financial vulnerable

    New research suggests half of Brits believe their financial situation will get worse in the next 12 months. Find out what help is available here

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    Earlier mental health support for young people

    The government has launched ten support hubs to help young people with their mental health. Find out about the new support and how mental health problems and debt are linked

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    National Care Leavers’ Week – the scandal of Britain’s unseen teenagers

    To mark National Care Leavers’ Week (25 October – 1 November), a member of our frontline team talks about the financial struggles faced by youngsters leaving care.

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    bills

    Heat pump grants increased to £7,500 to help reduce bills for struggling households

    The government has increased funding to help households replace old or worn out boilers with energy efficient alternatives to save on bills

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    cost of living

    One million children destitute in the UK

    The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is calling for action on poverty in the UK, as the number of destitute children reaches one million.

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    bills

    2.1 million struggling to pay essential bills

    Which?'s Consumer Insight Tracker shows confidence in the country's economy is failing. Find out what support is available if you're struggling to pay bills

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    benefits

    Millions claiming universal credit could be set for bumper pay increase next April

    People on benefits could see their payments increasing by 6.7% next April. Find out if you'll get more and why

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