‘Make, Do and Mend’ for a Frugal Christmas

‘Make, Do and Mend’ for a Frugal Christmas

You've probably heard the phrase Make Do and Mend, an old-fashioned phrase that urged British citizens to help the country save money by trying to make the best of the things that they already had. It was designed to inspire a feeling of frugality – the idea that we...

Energy price caps come into force in January 2019

Energy price caps come into force in January 2019

This could be great news for people who are already overpaying for their energy costs – but does it mean that you'll automatically save? It all comes down to the size of your household and the energy use in your home… and you could still save more by switching to a...

What to do if you’re bit by a loan shark

What to do if you’re bit by a loan shark

A loan shark is anybody who lends money without authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). With the exception of friendly 'loans that you might receive from family or other loved ones, its completely illegal to lend money without permission from the...

What Do You Need To Know About Maternity Pay?

What Do You Need To Know About Maternity Pay?

When an employee (you) takes leave for pregnancy, you take maternity leave. Employees on maternity leave (or ‘maternity’ for short) are usually eligible for maternity pay--39 weeks of it in some cases. Now, there’s some great news for those of you on maternity leave:...