Around eight million households on certain benefits and Tax Credits will receive the third and final part of their £900 cost of living payment from 6 February 2024. Here's everything you need to know about whether you're eligible and when you'll get your payment. https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2023/12/third-cost-of-living-payment-spring/
Just Finance Foundation - Money Help Hub offering guidance through short guides give you practical ideas for cutting costs, getting support and keeping track of your spending. If money problems are affecting your mental health or family relationships, we’ve got tips for looking after your wellbeing and having conversations about money.
If money worries or debt are becoming unmanageable, you will also find suggestions for where to get additional help and support.
There is really helpful webinar (47 minutes) hosted by Near Neighbours that provides information on the Money Help Hub, signposting to other avenues of support and advice and a toolkit on how community groups can start conversations within their areas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjG5upjvzrE . The link will also enable you to register for further webinars.
What is the energy price cap and how much are bills going up? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58090533
Working parents in England can start applying for 15 hours of funded childcare for their two-year-old from 2 January. The plans, first announced in the 2023 Spring Budget, are being introduced to help with the high costs of childcare.
From April, working parents of two-year-olds will get 15 hours per week during term time, with children from nine months included from September.