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Get set for summer

What are your plans for this summer? Whatever you have in mind – from one-off special occasions to days out with family or friends – our Summer Costs Calculator will help you make the most of your money.

It will show you how the costs stack up overall, and help you balance your monthly budgets so you can relax and enjoy your summer.

Your choices are confidential – we won't see them, store them or pass them to anyone else.

The true cost of holidays

How much does the average summer holiday cost per person? Our latest research reveals how deep you might have to dig and how people are funding their trips:

The true cost of holidays

Members of the public tell how they best plan and save their money to take a holiday in a new video. We’ve also produced a guide with some more ideas to get you started:

Make sure you're covered

Travel insurance (or holiday insurance) is a must if you want to make sure you’ll be able to afford medical care when you’re abroad. But don't just go for the cheapest travel insurance policy - find out what cover you need and where to get it at the best price:

About us

We’re the Money Advice Service, an independent service set up by government to help people like you make the most of their money. We give free, unbiased money advice online, on webchat, over the phone, in printed guides and face to face.

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Advice on running a bank account, planning your finances, and cutting costs

Saving and investing

How to save money, types of savings account, and getting started with investing

Pensions and retirement

Includes retirement advice, types of pension and retirement income, and information on automatic enrolment

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Advice on understanding your employment rights, what in-work benefits you might be entitled to and how to handle redundancy


Find out what benefits you're entitled to and learn about Universal Credit

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Cars and travel

Help with buying, running and selling a car, buying foreign currency, and sending money abroad

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Tips, news and views on all things money from mortgages and savings to budgeting and benefits

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