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Ways you can save on rent, council tax and bills

Thinking about money can be stressful. Trying to find ways to make ends meet every month is hard enough, but there can also be hidden expenses thrown in from having a family. Here we have some ideas and ways you can try and save some money from the big expenses of the month - including rent, council tax and energy bills.

If you aren't sure if you are entitled to any of the benefits or grants listed below, why don't you call the Money Talk Team on 0800 085 7145? They will talk through your monthly outgoings and bills, and let you know if there are any benefits or grants you are entitled to.

Housing benefit and help with paying the rent

Who doesn't want to save some money off their monthly rent bill? Here we have some top rent saving ideas that might work for you.

Top tips for saving money on rent

Can you save on your council tax?

Council tax is one of the biggest costs families face. Whether you pay monthly or yearly it can really make a difference to your budget, and being in the know about discounts and exemptions can help stretch your money that much further.

Image of a woman sitting at a table holding a pen and looking at her phone, with a laptop in front of her.

Image of a woman sitting at a table holding a pen and looking at her phone, with a laptop in front of her.

How can I save money on my council tax?

How to save money on your bills

Bills can be really stressful and it's sometimes hard to see where the money is going (or how to slow it down!)

Here are some top tips from parents on how to reign in your energy and heating bills.

Image of a child sitting with their mum on a sofa, looking at a notebook and holding colouring pens.

Image of a child sitting with their mum on a sofa, looking at a notebook and holding colouring pens.

How can I save energy at home?

What happens when your appliances break down?

It's an absolute nightmare when you have to replace or fix an appliance. It's one of the worst things that can happen because it's so expensive and you have to think about how to get the school uniforms cleaned or worry about how to keep the milk cold.

For those times when it just can't be fixed, there are ways to make buying a new appliance cheaper. Take a look at these parents' tips below.

Image of a child sitting on a sofa holding a remote control.

Image of a child sitting on a sofa holding a remote control.

How to make sure a broken appliance doesn't break the bank

Make sure you're getting all of the help you're entitled to

The Money Talk Team are a great service for helping parents make their money go further and finding ways to get a little extra back. They'll be able to advise you on how to get help with anything from switching energy supplier to school uniform grants and school lunch vouchers.