Make the most of your money

It’s vital to budget to make sure you can pay your rent, bills and day-to-day expenses. Here’s some tips…

Your most important bills

Payments like rent and Council Tax can’t be avoided. If you don’t pay, it’s likely that you’ll end up in court, so you should make these bills a priority.

Other bills

Could you get a better deal on your gas or electricity? could help you find one. 

Clear your debts

You could agree lower repayments or reduce what you owe. Get independent debt advice from organisations like Step Change.

Claim everything you can

Use online tools like or to check you’re receiving all the financial help you can. 

Grab a freebie

Websites like Freecycle and Freegle are great for picking up furniture, household items and even kids’ toys for nothing – have a browse to see what’s on offer in your area.