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21/01/2022

What is the cost of living crisis?

The cost of living crisis has dominated headlines this week after the Office from National Statistics (ONS) revealed that inflation rose to 5.4% in November. Inflation rates, a measure of how much prices are rising, ...

14/01/2022

Free school meals for Scottish pupils

Scottish primary school children in primaries one to five will benefit from free school meals in 2022. Last year the Scottish Government and local authority partners introduced universal free school lunches for primary four and ...

06/01/2022

5 money resolutions to change your 2022

As the bright lights of the festive season slowly begin to fade and we look forward to all that 2022 has to offer, it’s time for a fresh start. For many, January is a time ...

29/12/2021

How to avoid the post-Christmas financial slump

Christmas is a time of celebration, but it can also be a time of financial stress. Many people overspend during the Christmas period, and this often leads to a financial slump in the New Year. ...

21/12/2021

Avoid the financial naughty list this Christmas

With Christmas less than a week away Santa has written his list and is checking it twice to find out who’s been naughty or nice ahead of the big day. And just as it’s important ...

16/12/2021

8 tips for doing Christmas on a budget

If you’re struggling financially, Christmas can be a tough time. Presents, decorations, going out with colleagues and friends – all these things add up. If you don’t want to spend a fortune this year, but ...

08/12/2021

Scots could benefit from Christmas cash boost

Millions of people will receive a tax-free bonus this Christmas after an announcement by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP). Those receiving State Pension or disability payment will qualify for the £10 cash boost ...

02/12/2021

Scottish Child Payment doubled 

The Scottish Child Payment will increase to £20 per week from April 2022, it has been announced. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon revealed the uplift at the SNP conference in November, saying more than 100,000 youngsters ...

25/11/2021

Inflation: What is it, and what does it mean for your savings?

Over the years, inflation has been a major issue for people with savings and assets, draining away a significant amount of their money’s buying power.  To save and invest effectively, you must understand inflation and ...