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Saving money and increasing income

Ways to increase your income

Increasing your income can have a huge impact on your situation. Even if it starts small.

Bringing more money in can seem a lot easier said than done.

But when you complete a budget you start to see ways you might increase your income.

Read our guide to maximising your income for more ideas.


Every year, people in the UK miss out on benefits and tax credits worth more than £10 billion.

Make sure you claim all the benefits you can get. There may be some you do not know about.

Use our free online benefits calculator to help:

  • Increase your income
  • Improve your situation

Have you claimed Child Benefit?

Child Benefit can be claimed by parents or guardians with a child:

  • Under 16 in their household or
  • Under 20 if they stay in approved education or training

You can get:

  • £1,331 per year for a first child
  • £881 for any other child

These rates are as of April 2024.

You can now claim fully online. The money should arrive within three days.

Get a second job or work extra hours

Could you:

  • Look for an extra part-time job?
  • Try to increase your hours at work?

This is not easy, but sometimes 1-2 extra hours is all you need.

Ask for board

Ask any adult children who live with you to pay towards:

  • Rent
  • Bills
  • Maintenance

Check your tax band

Make sure you are paying the right amount of tax.

Check your tax code and make sure that you claim any tax credits you can get.

Finding it hard to pay debts? Get free debt advice

Use our online debt advice tool or speak to an adviser to:

  • Get a personal budget
  • Understand your money
  • See solutions