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The PayPlan Blog is a vibrant social space to chat, share tips and pick up new ideas to live well on a budget. From free things to do with your kids this weekend to a big meal on a small budget, we’ll be sharing all of our ideas with you. And most importantly – we want you to share your top tips with us!

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News and Stories 26 Apr 2023

Stop Food Waste Day – 26 April

Starting in the USA in 2017, Stop Food Waste Day is now recognised all over the world and this year, it’s taking place on Wednesday 26 April.The factsAccording to The Felix Project, a London-based food redistribution charity, the UK wastes…

News and Stories 24 Apr 2023

National Stalking Awareness Week

To mark National Stalking Awareness Week, taking place 24-28 April, we’re highlighting how people can exploit digital channels to stalk and control others and the signs to look out for.What is cyberstalking?Most of us will be aware of stalking and…

News and Stories 21 Apr 2023

Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month takes place across April every year, with anxiety being the theme for 2023. It was created in 1992 to raise awareness about the causes and remedies for stress as a whole and, in turn, attempt to remove…

Money Management 21 Apr 2023

Rising interest rates – what does it mean?

Following the recent news that interest rates in the UK are increasing for an eleventh consecutive time, you may feel confused or worried – but we’re here to help. In this post, we’ll explain why it’s happened, how it’ll affect…

Industry News 22 Mar 2023

PayPlan survey results show lives are on hold due to rising living costs

Four in five people have said they’re suffering with their mental health due to the cost-of-living crisis, our latest survey has revealed. Results from our recent impact survey highlighted that 79% of respondents also felt increasingly isolated because of the…

News and Stories 20 Feb 2023

How to protect yourself against a mortgage rate rise

We’ve put together some information on how you can protect yourself against rises in mortgage rates. The first thing to check is what type of mortgage you’re on (if you don’t know this already). The effect of an interest rate…

News and Stories 20 Feb 2023

Council tax – what support is out there and where to find it

Millions of households are expected to face an increase in their council tax bill from April.As reported by the BBC[1], the County Councils Network (CCN) found three-quarters of English councils with social care duties that have published budget details are…

News and Stories 15 Dec 2022

Get your finances back on track in 2023

Whether you’ve got debts to pay off or want to begin putting any spare cash aside each month, we’ve put some tips together to help you on the road to your financial goal in 2023.A New Year’s resolution can often…

News and Stories 15 Dec 2022

Fears over debt as people could turn to loan sharks to cover Christmas

Experts have warned that unscrupulous lenders could try to cash in on the festive period as households struggle to cope with rising food, fuel and energy bills.Loan sharks are targeting vulnerable people seeking credit and trapping them into a cycle…

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