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Mum explains how she earns extra £230 for just two hours work a week – ‘Give it a shot!’

Just five years ago, 36-year-old Laura Shaw was homeless, self harming and drowning in £4,000 worth of debt. Fast forward to today and she’s paid off her debt thanks to her side hustle where she works an additional two hours a week on top of her full time job. Laura explained: “I was homeless, self-harming, […]

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Attendance allowance: The top myths that stop people from claiming £369 DWP a month

Readers have been telling Express.co.uk how they find the process for claiming DWP benefits over complicated. 77-year-old Lynda said she struggled to apply for Attendance Allowance for her mother. Her and her husband spent an entire weekend filling out the forms which they say were unnecessarily complicated. Lynda, 77, said she struggled to apply for Attendance Allowance […]

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Money making tips: Blogger shares how to make £30 an hour – anyone can do it

Al added: “You could take on a lodger, rent out your garden to campers, rent your house out to photographers or film-makers or earn extra cash by picking fruit when in season. “Or if you have a skill such as graphic design you could offer your services through online platforms such as Fiverr.” He also […]

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The 10 groups of Britons who are due a council tax rebate – eligibility checker

Many people council tax bills increased in April, yet figures show that nearly one million people are actually due a refund. Britons who have moved to a different area or experienced a change in circumstance are the most likely to be paying too much council tax and could be entitled to a rebate. The MoneySavingExpert […]

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DWP confirms the date PIP and other benefit payments will be paid in August will change

Meanwhile, in Scotland 313,600 people who depend on PIP are being transferred to a new benefit. It means new claims for PIP will no longer be accepted after August 29 and people over 16 and under state pension age with a disability will have to apply for Adult Disability Payment instead. Thousands of people who […]

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‘A bit extreme’: Thrifty dad who saved £10,000 in two years shares his money saving tips

Al Baker was forced to make cutbacks when his business folded leaving him penniless and still needing to feed his family. Now he has revealed the extreme lengths he went to save money in case they could help others. Al said: “I’ve tried it, and it is kind of OK… obviously, it’s a weaker cup […]

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‘Stop burning money’ Couple share simple trick to save £280 a year on energy bills

When it comes to saving money on energy bills it’s often the little changes that add up to big savings as Mark has learnt. He’s been using the free app SmartThings Energy app on his phone which syncs with his smart meter to track and measure the couple’s gas and electricity usage. Because all the […]

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10 things people on PIP could get for free from DWP in August – could you?

PIP claimants will also get cost of living support payments worth up to £2,000. This financial help was announced by former Chancellor Rishi Sunak to help those on the lowest incomes. These payments should be made to everyone who relies on disability benefits like PIP, attendance allowance and disability living allowance depending on their circumstances. […]

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How to save money UK: 5 things you can do if you can’t afford energy bill price hikes

It’s been another tough week for people’s finances as forecasters predict the price cap could exceed £5,000 in the first half of 2023. The energy price cap has already risen from £1,277 to £1,971 putting many Britons in financial difficulties. Experts are advising against not paying bills and encouraging people to take other steps to […]

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Free prescriptions UK: Proposals to make over 60s pay ‘simply not fair’

Writing in her column for Tameside Reporter earlier this week, Labour MP for Ashton-under-Lyne, Angela Rayner, said NHS prescription costs are already a “huge burden” for people on low incomes. She added lots of people are worried about the Department for Health and Social Care’s (DHSC) proposals to raise the age people qualify for free […]