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Even if it’s just by a small amount, increasing your income can make big changes to your situation.
After completing a budget it's worthwhile to investigate ways you could increase your income. Bringing more money in can often seem a lot easier said than done, but it is possible in many cases.
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Every year, people in the UK miss out on benefits and tax credits worth more than £10 billion. Make sure you’re claiming all the benefits you’re entitled to. Use our free benefits checker. This will quickly and easily identify any benefits you can claim to help increase your income and improve your situation.
Could you look for an additional job where you work part time? Or maybe you could try to increase your hours at work? This isn’t always easy, but even working an extra hour or two a week can provide you with income to help pay your household bills.
If you’ve got adult children living with you, ask them to make payments towards the cost of running the home.
Make sure that you're paying the right amount of tax. Check your tax code and make sure that you’re claiming any tax credits you're entitled to.
If you’re struggling to find money to repay your debts use our online Debt Remedy tool. It takes around 20 minutes and will give you a personal budget to help you manage your money, along with advice specifically tailored to your situation. Or, if you’d prefer to talk to us, call our Helpline and our expert advisors will help you get your situation back on track.
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