TaxAid helps people on low incomes to understand the bits of the tax system that apply to them, pay only the right amount of tax and help them resolve crises when things go wrong.
The website is designed to make tax understandable to any taxpayer.
Shelter provides a free, national telephone advice line staffed by trained housing advisers. We have helped thousands of people, from finding them a place to sleep to suggesting how to handle mortgage arrears. Very good and detailed services run by experts in the field and with links to local advice services in your area.
Open Monday to Friday 8:00am to 8:00pm Saturday to Sunday 8:00am to 5:00pm
National Debt Line
The debt advice is for people living in debt and gives practical advice how to deal with it. You can be confident that the advice offered is targeted to you particular needs. They have a great comprehensive seld help debt pack.
Open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 9:00pm Saturday 9:30am to 1:00pm
With almost 20 years’ experience of providing debt advice, we offer a range of services and solutions to suit every situation.
Help us learn more about your circumstances and we can advise on the debt solution that’s right for you.
HM Revenue & Customs
This website is designed to make it easier to find out if tax credits can help you and your family.
Welfare Rights on the Net
Find out what benefits you may be entitled to and how to claim them. An easy to navigate site with lots of very useful information
The Benefit Enquiry Line
The Benefit Enquiry Line provides advice and information for disabled people and carers on the range of benefits available. The person taking your call will not have your personal papers but will be able to give you general advice. Please visit the Directgov page detailed below to learn about these benefits first.
For advice and information on Attendance Allowance which is paid at two rates depending on how your disability affects you. The claim pack gives some examples of different levels of care needs. You can claim Attendance Allowance online.
Open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.30pm
The Pension Service
Find out more about how you can receive a Pension Credit estimate, and how to apply. Pension Credit is an income related benefit for pensioners living in Great Britain. It is made up of two different parts, Guarantee Credit and Savings Credit.
The Department of Work and Pensions
The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has an A – Z of benefits and entitlements that provides details on most benefits. The site is updated regularly and also covers benefits that are administered by local authorities (e.g. your local Council, for example – Housing Benefit).
UK Border Agency
This website provides information and explains the process for coming to live and work in the UK. You can download application forms and information on the following: Permission to work in the UK, Permission to stay in the UK, Citizenship and Asylum and Refuge.
Pay and Works rights helpline
This is a confidential helpline which provides help and advice on government-enforced employment rights. It provides advice on National Minimum Wage rights, working for an employment agency and working hours.
This service which helps people access the money available to them – through welfare benefits, grants and other help.
Money Advice Service
The site has a really good budget planner and money health check which is very easy to use and help you both manage debts and plan for the future.