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Universal Credit Claimants Expected to Work 18 Hours
Updated: May 22, 2024
Universal Credit Claimants Expected to Work 18 Hours

Thanks to new welfare changes that started last Monday, anyone claiming Universal Credit who works less than 18 hours a week is expected to look for more work. The previous...

Hope of Interest Rate Drop in Summer
Updated: May 15, 2024
Hope of Interest Rate Drop in Summer

Last week, the Bank of England held interest rates at 5.25%. They stated that there wasn’t yet sufficient evidence to suggest rates could be lowered. However, there’s a glimmer of...

How to Apply for Carer’s Allowance
Updated: May 01, 2024
How to Apply for Carer’s Allowance

Even before the pandemic, care costs were going up and people had to find ways of making things more affordable. More often than not, this meant cutting into your own time and...

Thames Water Could Be Nationalised Following Debt and Price Rises
Updated: Apr 24, 2024
Thames Water Could Be Nationalised Following Debt and Price Rises

Perhaps one of the most controversial elements of the modern day, Thames Water is hoping to increase its water bills by more than 40% to help pay for network improvements whilst...

1.6 Million Pensioners to Pay Tax Over Next Four Years
Updated: Apr 17, 2024
1.6 Million Pensioners to Pay Tax Over Next Four Years

An analysis into the tax plans from the last Budget has revealed that as the state pension increased, so too did the number of pensioners paying tax. Last Monday, the new state...

Finances Affecting Mental Health
Updated: Apr 03, 2024
Finances Affecting Mental Health

HSBC UK conducted research to discover the impact finances are having on people’s wellbeing. Censuswide surveyed 2,000 people across the UK last month to tie into Debt Awareness...