All London primary age children to get free school meals again from this September – here's what you need to know
Every primary age child in London will get free school meals again in the 2024/2025 academic year, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has confirmed. Here's what you need to know.
9 January 2024
School uniform grants – check if you can reduce costs by up to £200 with support from your council
We've searched through council websites to find which offer school uniform grants – check to see if you qualify and what you could get.
29 August 2023
Pregnant or have a child under four? Check if you can get £17+ a month to help with food costs as over 200,000 are missing out
If you're pregnant or have a child under the age of four, and you're on a low income, you may be eligible for a Healthy Start prepaid card offering at least £4.25 a week to spend on healthy food, milk and vitamins.
2 February 2023
Need to buy school uniform? Check if you can get a grant of up to £200 to help with the cost
We've searched through council websites to find which offer it – check to see if you're eligible and what you could get.
16 August 2022
New FREE guide on what to teach kids about spending money safely online launched
Not-for-profit internet safety body Internet Matters has launched a free ten-point guide with tips to help kids and young people build good online money management habits.
13 April 2021
Cash left in your ParentPay account? How to get it back after term ends
Parents who use online payment provider ParentPay may have leftover credit sitting in their accounts – here's how to check and get a refund
16 July 2019
Scottish parents can now apply for a £250 grant for school-age children
Applications are now open for a new £250 payment for low-income families in Scotland, which is paid when your child is old enough to start school
10 June 2019
Tax-Free Childcare extended to under-12s
Parents with children under 12 can now apply for the Tax-Free Childcare scheme
14 February 2018
HMRC website glitch means parents are being told they AREN'T eligible for 30 hours of free childcare
Some parents using childcare vouchers are wrongly being told they aren't eligible for 30 hours of free childcare
3 January 2018
NS&I closes children's bonds to new applicants
Government-backed savings provider NS&I has closed applications to new customers for its five-year children's bonds
25 September 2017
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Standard first-class stamp prices to rise by an inflation-busting 8% from 2 April – here's how to beat the hike1 March 2024Other stamp prices will also rise, including second-class stamps by a larger 13% – though if you buy stamps at their current price, you'll still be able to use them after the price goes up.
Help mortgage prisoners NOW, Government urged – as one year passes since Martin Lewis-funded report put forward solutions29 February 2024The call comes nearly a year after the publication of a major report, funded by MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis, which put forward costed solutions to the nightmare situation facing up to 200,000 people in the UK.
The Body Shop to close almost half its stores as it falls into administration – your shopping, refund and gift card rights explained29 February 2024Cosmetics retailer The Body Shop will close 75 stores over the next four to six weeks after falling into administration earlier this month. This comes after seven stores were closed on 27 February, resulting in almost half of its 198 stores shutting their doors for good and hundreds of staff facing redundancy
Tesco shopper? Today is your LAST CHANCE to spend or extend £18 million of expiring Clubcard vouchers29 February 2024If you've got a Tesco Clubcard, urgently check when your vouchers expire as £18 million worth will run out by the end of today (29 February).
British Gas extends half-price electricity on Sundays offer for some smart meter users until April 2024 – here's what's happening28 February 2024British Gas is extending its offer of half-price electricity on Sundays for some smart meter customers until April 2024.
3 January 2024It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
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