Category: Financial

  • New service offers financial advice for new mums

    New service offers financial advice for new mums

    The new Hope 4 U service offering financial advice to pregnant women and new mums, along with their partners is now available in Bradford District and Craven. This new service can help people with utility debts, maternity grants and benefit checks, along with providing lots of other support.   How to get help Talk to your…

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  • Loan to bring financial relief to those in need this Christmas

    Loan to bring financial relief to those in need this Christmas

    Funded by the West Yorkshire Mayor Tracy Brabin’s ‘Cost of Living Support Fund,’ Bradford District Credit Union has launched the “Every Little Elf” loan to bring hope and financial relief to those in need this Christmas across Bradford, Kirklees, and Craven with a £10 saving starter. Numbers are limited so people are encouraged to apply…

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  • Support for families with cost of living ahead of Winter

    Support for families with cost of living ahead of Winter

    It’s been announced that over 8 million households in the UK will receive the second cost-of-living payment from today, with a further payment due to be made to eligible households by spring next year. The payments are tax-free, will not count towards the benefit cap, and will not have any impact on existing benefit awards. Those…

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  • Families encouraged to check for local Cost of Living support!

    Families encouraged to check for local Cost of Living support!

    It has been announced that more than three million households will be informed that they qualify for the Warm Home Discount as part of the latest Cost of Living support. The automatic one-off payment of £150 will help eligible, low income customers to pay their energy bills over the winter. The Government is also relaunched…

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  • Cost of living payment dates announced

    Cost of living payment dates announced

    On 20 September, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) announced that households in the UK will receive £300 between 31 October and 19 November. This is the second of three payments totalling up to £900 for those eligible and on means-tested benefits, such as Universal Credit, Pension Credit, or tax credits, in 2023 to 2024,…

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  • Summer Bank Holiday means changes to payment dates

    Summer Bank Holiday means changes to payment dates

    The Summer Bank Holiday in August 2023 means that benefit payment dates have been moved. Anyone who is expecting to receive their money on Monday 28th will instead be paid one working day earlier. This change applied to anyone expecting to receive the following from the DWP in August:  ● Universal credit  ● State pension …

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  • Upcoming changes to childcare support

    Upcoming changes to childcare support

    The government have announced upcoming changes to childcare support. Major changes starting from April 2024 will make it easier for parents to afford childcare and move into or take on more paid work. By September 2025, working parents with children aged 9 months old to when they start school will be eligible for 30 hours childcare…

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  • Payment window for £150 Disability Cost of Living Payment announced

    Payment window for £150 Disability Cost of Living Payment announced

    The Department for Work and Pensions has announced that disabled people in the UK will receive their one-off £150 disability cost-of- living payment from 20 June. Those being paid a disability benefit will receive it automatically during a two-week window starting on 20 June and finishing on 4 July. A small proportion of payments will…

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  • Only a few days left to claim Pension Credit and qualify for cost-of-living payment

    Only a few days left to claim Pension Credit and qualify for cost-of-living payment

    The government is calling on pensioners to check if they are entitled to Pension Credit as soon as possible, and by 19 May, to ensure they stand the best chance of qualifying for the latest £301 cost-of-living payment Pension Credit is designed to help people with daily living costs who are over State Pension age…

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  • Families to receive £301 Cost of Living Payment from this week

    Families to receive £301 Cost of Living Payment from this week

    It has been announced that over eight million households in the UK will receive a £301 cost-of-living payment from this week. This is the first of up to three payments for those eligible on means-tested benefits, including Universal Credit, Pension Credit and tax credits, totalling £900 through 2023/24. These payments will be accompanied by a…

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