The price of everyday essentials is going up. You’ve probably noticed it at the supermarket and in your monthly bills. Inflation and interest rate rises mean that your money might not stretch as far as it used to.
If you’re behind on your bills or going into debt to pay them, the best thing you can do is take action. You might be able to claim extra benefits to help you increase your income, such as cost of living payments, Household Support Fund and Universal Credit.
Whether you’re worried about rising rents, covering higher energy costs or tackling debt, we’ve brought together our most useful tools, calculators and guides to help you keep on top of your money.
Cost of living guides
Work out where you are now, what to do next and find useful contacts in our easy-to-print guides.
Cost of living tools and calculators
Additional Government support
Unsure about what’s available to support you with cost of living?
Please visit Help for Households on GOV.UKOpens in a new window which gives information on:
- benefits and payments
- support for childcare costs
- transport costs
- household costs
- help finding work
- discounts and offers