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Money management support and advice

Money management support and advice

Tools and guides to help you manage your money

 

Planning a budget

Setting a budget means you can easily control how much money you have coming in and going out. This budget planner from Money Matters puts you in control of your household spending and analyses your results to help you take control of your money.

View budget planner on Money Matters website

 

Choosing the right bank account

Knowing more about banking is an important step towards taking better care of your money. This could be whether you’re trying to decide what type of account best fits your needs, or whether you want to know which account features you should compare. Money Helper offers a handy guide which can help you choose the right bank account for you.

View guide on Money Helper website

 

Check what benefits you can get

Use independent benefits calculators on the GOV.UK website to find out what benefits you could get, how to claim, and how your benefits will be affected if you start work.

View benefits calculators

 

Dealing with debt

Money Helper

The Money Helper website has information about where to get free debt advice, and how to talk to the people you owe money to.

View guide on Money Helper website

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice have a collection of guides to help you start dealing with your debts, and prioritise any urgent debts.

View guide on Citizens Advice website

 

Price comparison tools for telephone, broadband and pay TV services

Comparison tools such as price comparison websites are invaluable when navigating the broad range of telephone, broadband and pay TV products available today.

Compare prices on the Ofcom website

 

Switching energy tariff or supplier

Compare and switch energy tariff or supplier when shopping around for a new energy deal.

Compare tariffs with Ofgem

 

Social tariff broadband packages

Social tariffs are means-tested offers for broadband customers who receive government benefits, including Universal Credit. They can provide a safety net for households who might be struggling to afford their broadband or phone services.

Learn more about social tariffs

 

Reporting and protecting yourself from scams

If you think you’ve been a victim of a scam, don’t panic. There are things you can do to try and recover your money. The Citizens Advice website features information about what to do if you’ve been scammed, and you can use their online scams helper tool to get advice that’s specific to your situation.

Find out what to do if you’ve been scammed

 

Learn essential digital skills

 

Making money work

This course will teach you about basic money management online and how to make the most of your money.

Take free course on Learn My Way website

 

Using and filling in online forms

You need to be able to fill in online forms to do things like applying for benefits, paying bills or shopping online. This can help you save both time and money.

Take free course on Learn My Way website

 

Keeping your personal data safe

Learn how to keep your online information safe by making and remembering good passwords. A good password will give you the confidence that your personal information is secure when using websites like online banking or shopping.

Take free course on Learn My Way website

 

Find free and low-cost Internet access near you

The Online Centres Network includes thousands of local organisations offering free or low-cost access to computers and the Internet, such as community cafes, libraries and housing associations.

Find a centre on the Online Centres Network website

 

Get support from Home-Start

Home-Start volunteers can assist with completing benefit applications and other online forms.

Visit Home-Start website

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