We are all thinking about the cost of living at the moment. If you need some support right now, there is help you can get. This includes extra benefits, ways to manage your bills and help with debt if you need it. You can also call our Helpline on 0800 319 6789.
Ways to manage the cost of your heating and electricity as the price of energy rises. This includes energy-saving tips and finding the best energy deals.
If you're on a low income, find out about extra help you could get, including Cost of Living Payments, grants and loans.
As bills go up, you may be thinking of where you can save money. This might mean checking if you can get a free TV licence, installing a water meter, or getting discounts or other help with costs.
As the cost of living rises, make sure you’re getting everything you're entitled to. We have a handy benefits calculator to help you do this or you can call our Helpline to arrange a free benefits check. This section tells you more about how to claim.
If you’ve got very little money coming in and your costs have increased, it can become even more difficult to pay for unexpected expenses. You may be able to get extra help from charities or other organisations.
If you’re struggling to pay for higher bills, there is lots of support available. You can get help to regain control of your money, and get advice about where to go for specialist help.
Scammers are taking advantage of the current uncertainty about people’s finances. Read here about cost-of-living scams, and how to spot them.
It’s important to eat as well as you can, even with food costs rising. There are ways that you can keep eating well, while still managing how much you pay for food.
We know things are difficult at the moment. If you find yourself feeling more anxious, overwhelmed or generally down, there’s support out there for you.
Free advice on how to boost your income, save money, and claim Pension Credit and other benefits