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Money Matters

Find out more about the Welfare Reform changes, help with childcare costs and the different local and national financial and legal support services available:

pdf document Money for Life. Equipping communities across the UK with the skills and capabilities they need to make the most of their money.

pdf document Families Together...supporting Carmarthenshire families is a new project which aims to assist families experiencing hardship due to in-work poverty or being trapped in a low pay/no pay cycle. All of which puts a strain on family relations, and creates a feeling that circumstances are beyond their control.

Maternity Action provides online information and telephone advice on maternity and parental rights at work, maternity pay, benefits and breastfeeding rights. We provide information and advice for UK citizens and women from abroad. Our online information is available at
For free, confidential advice and support, contact our team of specialist advisers on 0845 600 8533.

Tax-Free Childcare

If you’re a working parent, you can apply now for Tax-Free Childcare.

You can apply through the new digital childcare service if you have a:
  • child under 4 on 31st August 2017; or
  • disabled child who is under 17.
To apply visit

If you have a child who will be over 4 on 31st August you can sign up to receive email alerts here Keep Me Updated – you’ll get a message later this year about when you can apply.

If eligible for Tax-Free Childcare you’ll receive a government top-up of £2 for every £8 that you pay into your Tax-Free Childcare account.

More information on the government’s childcare schemes is available here: It also includes a childcare calculator to find out how much you could receive

Citizens Advice Bureau Citizens Advice Bureau Help with Childcare costs Help with Childcare costs Financial Advice Financial Advice
Welfare Reform Welfare Reform Social Welfare Legal Aid Social Welfare Legal Aid

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Child Maintenance Service or Child Support Agency (CSA):
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Childcare Vouchers:
Teenage voices on first financial decisions:
You, your kids and money:
Working Families Helpline:

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