News and Advice

Help with rising prices

I am a single parent, with two young children. I am already struggling to stay on top of my household bills, my weekly food shop is getting much more expensive and now my... View Article

Managing your money at Christmas

It feels like everything is getting more and more expensive and with Christmas coming up, I’m really worried about how I’ll manage. My partner and I would love to treat our kids but... View Article

Advice on renting a property

I’m moving into a shared house with friends for the first time. Although I’m excited, I’m also a bit nervous as I’ve never rented from a private landlord before. What should I look... View Article

Help with the costs of school.

I’m a single parent and lost my job during the pandemic. My local Citizens Advice helped me apply for Universal Credit which has been really helpful to cover some of the income I’ve... View Article

From Couch to Financial Fitness

The Money and Pensions Service has launched a new online programme inspired by the popular step-by-step training app, Couch to 5K to help people build back their financial fitness during the pandemic. Users can... View Article

Covid-19 Scams

I’m really worried about my elderly relatives being targeted by coronavirus scams – are there any warning signs that I can tell them to look out for? What should they do if they... View Article

Falling behind with your Bills?

I’ve fallen behind on my bills and the debts are building up. Where do I start? You’ve already taken a great first step by asking for help, and it’s important to know you... View Article

Redundancy Advice

I’ve worked at the same company for many years but I’ve been told I’m being made redundant. What redundancy pay am I entitled to? If you’re being made redundant, there are two types... View Article

BT low cost IT access package

The telecoms giant said its low-cost Basic package is part of its ‘universal service commitment’ and has been created in conjunction with the Department for Work and Pensions Millions of people in receipt... View Article

Advice on avoiding Scammers

I do a lot to help my elderly mum, like picking up shopping, sorting out her finances, making important calls and organising her post. But with lockdown in place I haven’t been able... View Article