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Child Benefit

Child Benefit is a tax-free payment that you can claim for your children. It is usually paid every four weeks but in some cases can be paid weekly.  The payment can be claimed by anyone who qualifies, whatever their income or savings.  Who can get…

Child Tax Credit & Working Tax Credit

Are you missing out on financial help with your childcare costs?  HM Revenue and Customs administer the Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit.  They no longer produce printed information leaflets.  The information below is a brief overview of the credits, where to obtain more…

Energy Advice

National Energy Action is the national charity working to end fuel poverty in England. They produce a range of useful leaflets, available for download below: Ten Tips to Stay Warm & Healthy in Your Home Your Home Energy Checklist How to Read Your Gas &…

In-car Child Safety

What does the law say? You must use a restraining system if one is fitted in your vehicle. The law is complicated, so the best way to stay on the right side of it is to use the most appropriate restraint for everyone travelling in…

Paying for Childcare

If you are responsible for a child and using registered childcare, you may be entitled to help with your childcare costs. There is a range of financial assistance available when paying for childcare in the UK and details can be found here depending on your…

Sure Start Maternity Grant

Sure Start Maternity Grant  If you’re on a low income and getting certain benefits or tax credits, you could get a Sure Start Maternity Grant (SSMG). This is a one-off payment to help towards the cost of having a baby. The grant is tax free…

Tax Credits when your circumstances change

These factsheets explain what happens to your tax credits when your circumstances change.  They explain how to make sure you receive the correct amount of tax credits and what to do if you have been paid too much.
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