Free quality benefits, money advice and consumer websites selected by our information professionals.
Government information on the total amount of benefit available to people aged
16 - 64.
Government information on the new single payment for people who are looking for
work or on a low income.
Information from the Government on help for parents with childcare costs
Information about services that
are available when you have problems or circumstances that you need help with.
Information on benefits and tax credits if you are working or unemployed, sick
or disabled, a parent, a young person, an older person or a veteran. There is
also information about council tax and housing costs, national insurance,
payment of benefits and problems with benefits.
Government Information on the benefit for people aged 16 to 64 with a health
condition or disability, which replaces the Disability Living Allowance.
Information from Shelter on the welfare reform that reduces the amount of benefit people are entitled to if they have a spare room.
Helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable
grants and other financial help.
Information and advice from the Citizens Advice Bureau Service in Northamptonshire about Welfare Reform, the name given to all the changes being made by the government to the system of Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits.
Free guide and resource on managing debt and financial problems.
Charity Link works to help people facing financial hardship, illness, disability or other difficulties to get the items they need for their home.
Specialist caseworkers, who advise on a wide range of solutions to dealing with
A registered national debt advice and education charity offering free,
confidential support and advice to anyone worried about loans, credit and debt.
Government information on options for paying off debt.
Debt and money advice.
Free, confidential, debt advice service run by the Money Advice Trust. Includes personal budget calculator.
Charity providing free, confidential advice to people with housing problems.
Charity providing free debt information and advice.
Money in the news and money guides.
Guide to personal finance from Choose.
Commsave provides a range of affordable financial
services, including instant access savings and low cost loans and banking facilities.
Aims to empower consumers through education in the areas of credit, loans,
insurance, debt and personal finance.
Personal finance sections.
Aims to help consumers to use financial services with confidence and have
products that meet their needs, from firms and individuals they can trust.
Provides comprehensive and independent coverage of the UK stock market.
Full registered access to the website is available in the library only. Please ask a member of staff to log you in.
Independent service set up by the Government to help people make the most of
Aims to help people to reduce their cost of living.
Advice from Citizen's advice on protecting yourself from predatory lending
A free and impartial government service about your defined contribution pension
Which magazine's guide to money and personal finance.
Online directory of residential and business numbers.
The Buy with confidence scheme brings together a list of gardeners, plumbers, builders, electricians and many other types of businesses.
Traders are only accepted onto the national scheme if they pass stringent checks carried out by Trading Standards.
Guide to choosing phone, tv and broadband from Choose.
The official list of gas engineers who are registered to work safely and legally
on boilers, cookers, fires and all other gas appliances.
Information on what your rights are and how to take action when buying goods and
Lists alternative geographic numbers instead of 0870 numbers for well known
Shopping directory listing thousands of secure UK online shopping sites.
Advice on how you can save money on household running costs through greater
energy efficiency in the home.
Independent expert advice on household products together with information on
Which? publications, campaigns and services.