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Whether you’re in employment or in receipt of benefit payments, money issues can affect anyone. We’ve provided a range of tools and information to help you manage your money and make sure you’re receiving all the benefits you’re entitled to.

If you can’t find the information you’re looking for or need further assistance, contact our Money Advice team or email:

Our experienced money advice team can help you with:

  • Benefits advice and applications
  • Maximising your income
  • Debt advice and solutions
  • Making the most of your money.

What can you expect from the Money Advice team?

  • A free, confidential and impartial service.
  • Support to ensure you’re receiving your correct benefit entitlements
  • Help filling in claim forms
  • Assistance in dealing with letters about benefits
  • Help managing your debts
  • Negotiating reduced payments with your creditors
  • Budgeting and day-to-day money management
  • Ongoing advice and support
Money Manager for Universal Credit claimants

The Money Manager tool from the Money Advice Service is designed to help anyone who has made the switch to Universal Credit to manage their finances and budget for monthly payments.  Follow the link below to access the Money Manager tool and get started.

Money Manager Tool>>

Welfare benefit calculator

Our benefits calculator will help you find out what benefits you can claim. The calculator is free to use, and the details you provide are anonymous.

Benefit cap calculator>>

The benefit cap limits the total amount of benefit you can get. It applies to most people aged 16 or over who have not reached State Pension age.

This calculator gives an estimate of how much your benefit might be capped.

Useful contacts

The Money Advice Service

Free and impartial advice, set up by the Government.

Helpline 0300 500 5000

Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) 

Helpline: 0800 055 6688

Step Change  

Free online debt advice, budgeting and councelling

Helpline: 0800 138 1111

Citizens Advice

Free and independent advice on a range of issues including debt and money, housing, law and more.

National Debtline

Free debt advice  

Helpline: 0808 808 4000

Direct Gov 

Information on managing money and debt 


Free housing and debt advice 

Helpline – 0808 800 4444 

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