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Family finances

Claiming Tax Credits

Read about what tax credits are, how to apply for them and what to do if you’re overpaid.

Universal Credit Explained

Learn how Universal Credit is different from existing benefits, how much you’ll be paid and how to apply for it

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Average childcare costs

Find out how much full-time or part-time childcare may cost below

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Child Tax Credit

It’s worth finding out if you can claim tax credits as a parent. Read about calculating Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit as well as using childcare vouchers.

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Shared Parental Leave

New parents have the right to Shared Parental Leave. What is this right and how do you apply for it?

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Finance tips for families

Here we share our top ten tips on family finance including ways to save money and make sure you're claiming all the right benefits and financial entitlements.

Registering a birth

This article provides a how-to guide to registering a birth in the UK, including details on where to register a birth, how long you have to do it and what you need with you.

Family finance tips: How to reduce energy bills

This article will help you keep your energy bills down and your baby at a healthy temperature.

Child Benefit

Are you entitled to Child Benefit? Find out about child benefit forms, how to apply and other information around making a claim.

Financial support: Benefits for parents on a low income

If you are pregnant or have a baby and are concerned about money, read about low income grants and benefits including Healthy Start Vouchers and Sure Start Maternity Grant.

New year, same old resolutions?

The new year is often a time for resolutions and positive plans for the year ahead. Here we provide some suggestions for things to think about over the coming months.