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It's not unusual to worry about being able to pay for all the things you need in life, but planning and tracking your spending can help you feel in control of your incomings and outgoings. That's why we have put together a list of useful contacts and tools that you might want to use to help you manage your money.

The Government has set up the Money Advice Service (MA); a free and impartial organisation to help you manage your money. Its website has lots of helpful information about money-related topics, including:

You can get information on all these topics and more on the Money Advice Service website here. The website includes a free online chat service to give you advice and support. You can also contact them by phone on 0300 500 5000. All advice is free and impartial.

There are also a range of tools available on the Money Advice Service website to help you stay in control of your finances. These include:

Money Advice Service

The Government has set up the Money Advice Service (MA); a free and impartial organisation to help you manage your money. Its website has lots of helpful information about money-related topics, including:

You can get information on all these topics and more on the Money Advice Service website here. The website includes a free online chat service to give you advice and support. You can also contact them by phone on 0300 500 5000. All advice is free and impartial.

There are also a range of tools available on the Money Advice Service website to help you stay in control of your finances. These include:

Help for Ealing residents

The do$h project, which stands for Debts, Overdrafts & Savings Help, has been supporting residents in Ealing and neighbouring boroughs for the last three years.

Aimed at helping social housing tenants to increase their confidence and take control of their finances, this lottery-funded initiative is a joint project between local community organisations and social landlords, including A2Dominion, Catalyst and Ealing Council.

We have do$h mentors based at our Ealing office to provide support for social housing tenants. For more information, email us or call us on 0800 432 0077.

Utility bills

It's worth shopping around to make sure you're getting the best possible value for money out of your energy provider. There are comparison websites available to help you find the best possible deal.

You can use these websites to compare your utility supplier against others. If your supplier is more expensive, you can switch to a cheaper deal with another supplier. uSwitch is an example of a utilities comparison site, you can find out what deals are available to you on their website here.

TV Licence

If you watch or record TV as it's being broadcast you will need to have a valid TV Licence. This includes watching live programmes on devices such as a computer, laptop, mobile phone or DVD/video recorder, as well as television sets.

To find out more about TV licenses, including costs and how to get a TV License, visit the TV Licensing website here.

Council Tax

The cost of Council Tax varies depending on where you live. You may be entitled to a reduced fee if you:

  • are disabled
  • are a student, or
  • live alone

Contact your local council for more information. You can find out how to contact your local council here.

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