Taking control of debt, free debt advice, improving your credit score and low-cost borrowing
Renting, buying a home and choosing the right mortgage
Running a bank account, planning your finances, cutting costs, saving money and getting started with investing
Understanding your employment rights, dealing with redundancy, benefit entitlements and Universal Credit
Planning your retirement, automatic enrolment, types of pension and retirement income
Having a baby, divorce and separation, what to do when someone’s died, choosing and paying for care services
Buying, running and selling a car, buying holiday money and sending money abroad
Protecting your home and family with the right insurance policies
Universal Credit is a new benefit to support you if you're working and on a low
income or you're out of work. This page explains how Universal Credit is different
Your monthly Universal Credit payment will include the following elements also
called additions, which will replace the help you currently get from tax credits.
Get ready for the new single monthly payment which has started to replace six
This page tells you more about claiming Universal Credit if you're self-employed.
If you're self-employed and already claiming certain benefits like Tax Credits or ...
You can't claim a Budgeting Advance if you're waiting for your first Universal
Credit payment, you'll have to claim a short-term advance if you're facing
If you live as a couple and you claim Universal Credit, you'll get a single monthly
payment for your household so you might need to make some changes to the ...
Universal Credit is a new benefit that's being brought in to replace six existing
benefits including Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Housing
Some tenants being moved onto Universal Credit will not be used to managing
their own rent payments. And it might even be the first time they've used a bank ...
To receive Universal Credit and other benefits, you'll need a bank or building
society account, or an account with an alternative provider like a credit union.
When Universal Credit comes in, you'll be responsible for paying your rent rather
than having it paid directly to your landlord. Even before then, you might have ...
Page 1 of 5
Sorry, web chat is only available on
Web chat is available from 8am to 8pm.
Give us a call for free and impartial money advice.
0800 138 7777 *
*Calls are free