Cost of living support

Government advice

Help for Households

We know people are worried so the government is offering help for households. See what cost of living support you could be eligible for.

Help for Households on GOV.UK

Cost of Living Payment

Guidance on getting an extra payment to help with the cost of living if you’re entitled to certain benefits or tax credits.

Cost of Living Payment on GOV.UK

Other resources

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are, and whatever their problem.

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Get free and impartial help with money on MoneyHelper.

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Help with your TV Licence

The Simple Payment Plan was created for those in financial difficulty. 

Qualifying customers can choose from either a fortnightly or monthly payment plan that spreads the cost of a TV Licence over 12 months. This means you make smaller payments more often, helping you to better manage your finances.

Read more about the Simple Payment Plan

There are also concessions for people who are: