Money & Finance News

  • Get help paying your bills with Yorkshire Water’s special tariffs
    Yorkshire Water is working closely with Calderdale Forum 50 Plus to tell older people about the ways in which they can reduce their water consumption and save money on their water bills.  Their Customer Services team want to hear …more
  • Energy Tips – Save Up To £250 Per Year
    Here are some easy to achieve energy efficiency measures that, combined, could save you hundreds of pounds per year. Our friends at Citizens Advice Calderdale compiled this list and kindly shared it with us: Understand your …more
  • Time is running out for customers with Post Office card accounts
    From 1 December, HMRC will stop making Tax Credits, Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance payments to Post Office card accounts. HMRC is urging account holders to contact them to update their bank account details to continue …more
  • Avoiding Banking Telephone Scams
    Don’t throw out anything with your name, address or financial details without shredding it first. – This will protect you from ID Fraud. • If you receive an unsolicited email or phone call from what appears to be your bank or …more
  • How Universal Credit Can Help Support You
    The government’s Department for Work & Pensions has launched a new campaign to help people understand the support that Universal Credit (UC) could offer them. The digital advertising campaign will help people, including …more
  • Pension claimants to get a £10 Christmas bonus
    The Government have announced that people who receive pension or disability benefits will receive a tax-free Christmas bonus of £10. The payment will be made before 25 December, and paid directly to customers’ bank or building …more
  • Centre for Ageing Better Newsletter – Lots of good reading!
    For some of the start-up and scale-up projects currently working in the Healthy Ageing domain, embedding design effectively in the development of their products and services is crucial for their future success. This report, from …more
  • Worried about your energy supplier going bust?
    Don’t worry, you’ll still have gas and electricity even if your supplier goes out of business. The gas and electricity regulator, Ofgem, will move you to a new supplier but this usually takes a few weeks. New Supplier …more
  • Help from Citizens Advice Bureau to keep warm during winter
    ‘Want a warmer, cosier home? Want to waste less money on energy bills? With high energy prices (soon to get higher) and the imminent possible reduction of Universal Credit, many people are being forced to choose between paying …more
  • Centre For Ageing Better Newsletter
    physical inactivity putting millions at risk of poor health”: Our latest research finds that there are real barriers to participating in physical activity among 50-70 year olds, which have only been exacerbated by the …more
  • Help from Citizens Advice to Keep Warm this Winter
    With high energy prices (soon to get higher) and the imminent possible reduction of Universal Credit, many people are being forced to choose between paying their rent, buying food and keeping warm. But it’s not just about being …more
  • Pension Awareness Live
    Throughout the week commencing Monday 13 September, Pension Geeks will be hosting a wide range of live webinars on topics like pension basics, responsible investing and how to feel good about your money, all with the aim of …more
  • Tips For Stopping Rogue Traders
    Rogue Traders in West Yorkshire targeting older residents. West Yorkshire Trading Standard continue to receive reports of doorstep traders using pushy and sometimes aggressive sales tactics to intimidate people, usually the …more
  • Videos: Centre for Ageing Better
    The Centre for Ageing Better is an organisation that takes close look at the lifestyles of older people, both in work and leisure and explores how they can be improved. Their YouTube channel is an especially good source of …more
  • Aligning the upper age for NHS prescription charge exemptions with the State Pension age
    Have your say until September 2 on this Government consultation. The government is consulting on aligning the upper age exemption for NHS prescription charges with the State Pension age (SPA). In 2019, around £600 million was …more
  • Quick Guide: Avoiding Banking Telephone Scams
    Don’t throw out anything with your name, address or financial details without shredding it first. – This will protect you from ID Fraud. • If you receive an unsolicited email or phone call from what appears to be your bank or …more
  • How to receive your Council Tax bill electronically
    Lots of people already receive many of their bills electronically, water, gas, electric and now you can do the same with your Council tax? If you or anyone you know have not yet registered, sign up today! All you need is the …more
  • Ann Holt Trust: Pension support for women over 55
    The Ann Holt Trust was set up in Halifax in 1921 to help single or widowed females, aged 55 or over. If you are female, single or widowed and have lived in Halifax for at least 5 years then you could be eligible to a quarterly …more
  • Ageing Better Newsletter
    New research by the Centre for Ageing Better and the Institute for Employment Studies highlights the challenges faced by employees with long-term health conditions. The report warns that more support is needed to help people …more
  • Government Keen You Should Claim Pension Credit
    The Government want eligible older people to proactively claim Pension Credit, therefore earlier this week, on Wednesday 16 June, DWP, Age UK and the BBC collaborated for a Pension Credit Day of Action. Pension Credit is an …more
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