Cost of living support


Unsure what benefits you can claim, complete this online calculator with your current information to find out what and how you can claim.

Pension Credit

If you are of pensioner age and not in receipt of Pension Credit use this online calculator to see if you are eligible, this could boost your income up to £3,300 a year Pension Credit calculator - GOV.UK.

Cheaper broadband and phone packages

Social tariffs are cheaper broadband and phone packages for people claiming Universal Credit, Pension Credit and some other benefits. Some providers call them 'essential' or 'basic' broadband.

They are delivered in the same way as normal packages, just at a lower price. Amid rising living costs, Ofcom is encouraging companies to offer social tariffs to help customers on low incomes. Find out more on the Ofgem webpage cheaper broadband and phone packages.

Self-Help Checklist

Independent personal money advice service IncomeMax have teamed up with LEAP (Local Energy Advice Partnership), to provide a self-help checklist to assist people across the UK in finding additional help and support. This checklist is packed full of links to extra tools, resources and information.

Useful websites for tips on how to save money

A guide on ways to save money throughout the cost-of-living crisis can be found on the Money Saving Expert website: cost of living help guide.

Look After My Bills is a website that looks for ways for people to save and presents it in one location. Users of the site can sign up to a free money-saving email where experts will find the best tips and deals and send them directly to an email inbox.

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