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Sure Start Maternity Grant

What is it? The Sure Start Maternity Grant is a £500 one-off payment to help towards the cost of having a child. You can choose to spend it how you like, and you don’t have to repay it to the government. It also doesn’t affect any other benefits you receive. It is usually given to […]

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Guardian’s Allowance

Guardian’s Allowance is a benefit given to anyone looking after a child whose parents have died. Anyone who has ‘parental responsibility’ of a child is eligible. This could be because either one or both parents have passed away. You could be eligible if both parents or one parent has died. Guardian’s Allowance is the same […]

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Child Trust Fund

What is a Child Trust Fund? The Child Trust Fund scheme is an old savings scheme set up by the government. It was meant to help parents save for their children’s futures. A number of banks offered an account for the Child Trust Fund scheme, including: Natwest Child Trust Fund Halifax Child Trust Fund Nationwide […]

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Maternity Allowance

Maternity Allowance is a benefit for those who can’t get maternity pay from their employer. This normal maternity pay is Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP). This might happen for many reasons. Maybe because you are out of work or you haven’t worked for long enough for that company. Maternity Allowance or Statutory Maternity Pay are examples […]

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How to use the ‘Find a job’ service

The government have replaced Universal Jobmatch with the ‘Find a job’ service. It works much in the same way as the old Universal Jobmatch service. It is still a free service provided by the government which allows you to search for thousands of jobs in the UK. It matches your skills and experience to different […]

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How to avoid phishing emails

Phishing is a term used when attackers try to get your information and use it without you permission. It sounds like ‘fishing’ for a reason. It is just like when a fisherman puts bait on a hook to try and catch the fish. These attackers use bait and tricks to try and catch you, the […]

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How to write a CV

What is it? A CV stands for Curriculum Vitae. That’s a Latin phrase which simply means the story of your life. It’s a short document used to show employers your previous experience and skills. It shows whether you’re suitable for a job and if you have the skills and experience required for it. Usually, normal […]

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How to apply for jobs online

Applying for jobs has changed a lot over the past decade because of the internet. In the past, most people used to apply for jobs by post, over the phone or in person. Now, people have to make almost every single application online. CVs, cover letters and references are no longer submitted in paper copies. […]

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How to search for jobs online

Introduction Nowadays if you’re looking to find a job one, of the first places you look should be online. In the past, most people who were looking for work bought the local newspaper. You could also find jobs looking in windows for posters advertising vacancies. Now, almost every business and workplace will post new vacancies […]

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Application Deadlines For Student Finance In Northern Ireland 2018/2019

Student Finance Wales change the deadlines each year, but for 2018/19 the deadline is 11 May. You do not need to have a firm offer from the university, college or higher education facility to apply. Make sure to apply before these deadlines even if you are still waiting for the institution to reply. Remember that […]

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