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 – there may be some you aren’t aware you can apply for. Use our free online benefits calculator. This will quickly and easily identify any benefits you can claim, which will help to increase your income and improve your situation.
Get a second job or work extra hours
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 more income to help pay your household bills.
Ask for board
If you’ve got adult children living with you, we recommend you ask them to make payments towards the cost of running the home.
Check your tax band
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.