Increasing your income
It goes without saying that increasing the amount of money coming into the household makes a massive difference to the ability to make ends meet and pay the bills.
Is it possible to do overtime at work? Or, if you work part-time, could you get another part-time job or look for something full-time? This will obviously impact on your free time but it could make a big difference.
Are you claiming all the benefits that are due to you? More than £10 billion in benefits and tax credits are not claimed every year in the UK.
Are you overpaying on tax? Make sure that you have the right tax code and claim any tax credits you’re entitled to.