Cost of Living – News
On this page you will find the latest news and updates about the cost of living and the support you can access.
Back to categories DWP will make the second Cost of Living payment of £300 to eligible customers between 31 October and 19 November. This is the second of three payments over the financial year, up to
If you’re worried about money and struggling to afford essentials, call The Trussell Trust’s free helpline for personalised support.
As part of the Household Support Fund, Stoke-on-Trent City Council has joined with Severn Trent Water to set up a scheme to help people who are struggling to meet the cost of their water charges. A one-off award of up to £150 is available to help people with their bills.
Sometimes pipes freezing and thawing can cause them to burst. Find out what to do to get up and running again.
People affected by dementia could be put in an even tougher position because of the current cost of living crisis. Rising bills, inflation and poor heating could be critical for those living with the condition.
The BBC’s personal inflation calculator, built by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in collaboration with the BBC, shows you what the inflation rate is for your household, and identifies the items in your household budget that have gone up the most in price over the past year.
With Christmas fast approaching you might be thinking about using a buy now, pay later scheme to buy presents.
BBC business reporter Lora Jones breaks down how it works and what the risks are, in a minute.
It always pays to be prepared for winter weather. There are a few simple steps you can take to prepare yourself, your vehicle and your home or business.
As part of the Money Matters Digital Financial Inclusion service, Clients in Stoke on Trent can get additional support with a pay-as-you-go sim card for up to 6 months.