Money & Finance News

  • 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
  • Women Missing Out On “Lost” State Pension
    Tens of thousands of elderly female pensioners are set to miss out on life changing payments, the BBC has learned. Angela Carr, 77, from Brampton, near Carlisle, believes she is owed up to 14 years of lost state pension. But a …more
  • Lack of trust in tradespeople a barrier to making home improvements
    Polling by Ipsos MORI has found that a lack of trust in tradespeople is putting some people off making necessary improvements to their home. Read more Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on …more
  • How To Avoid Holiday Booking Fraud
    This is a short article to remind you of the dangers of a fraud that targets holiday makers. With the easing of ‘Lockdown’ we are keen to get away and to bag a good deal in the process. Now we know many of us are not …more
  • Half Over-50s Can’t Afford Home Renovations
    A new online survey commissioned by the Good Home Inquiry has found that the majority (63%) of people approaching later life in England see home renovations as a priority in the next two years. But half (50%) of those aged 50-70 …more
  • Paying for Care
    Calderdale Council has updated their care charges from April 2021 and here we explain how charging works for non-residential care in Calderdale. Paying for Care How much you pay towards your care will be based on your income and …more
  • Latest scam alert
    Scams continue to circulate throughout Calderdale.  Here is the latest run-down from West Yorkshire Trading Standards. Ticket Scams With pubs, restaurants, cinemas and museums set to reopen, demand for tickets is likely to be …more
  • Benefit Checker – Are You Eligible For Universal Credit?
    The Government have launched a new benefits checking tool to help people who think they might be eligible for Universal Credit. It takes a few minutes, and doesn’t require any detailed information, nor does it process or store …more
  • Department For Work & Pensions Newsletter 13/2/21
    Here’s a roundup of recent DWP announcements  Coronavirus vaccination update People do not need to wait to be contacted if any of the following apply: they are aged 70 or over they have previously received a letter saying …more
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