Friday 18th November 2022

The news on the money front continues to be pretty bad. Every household budget is stretched to busting and many people are already struggling to cope, having to choose between heating and eating. Add it all up and throw in the fact that winter and Christmas are on their way, and it’s no wonder most people are concerned about their family’s health and wellbeing. The poorest households continue to be the hardest hit, and they already often pay more for goods and services. According to Citizens’ Advice, prepaying for your energy does mean you pay small amounts often, but it's usually a more expensive way to pay than getting a bill. So, if you know anyone who may be struggling to get by, share this blog to make sure they’re getting all the help they’re entitled to. Or you can check if you qualify for a tax rebate – it’s your money!

November 2022 Autumn Statement update: As part of his Autumn Statement, Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt announced some extra help for households struggling to meet the rising cost of living next year. If your household’s getting means-tested benefits, you’ll be eligible for a one-off extra payment of £900. For pensioner households, the payment will be £300, while people on disability benefit will receive a £150 payment.