Bassetlaw Cost of Living - Money & Finance

Money and Finance

The services and organisations below are able to help and advise on a variety of different financial concerns and queries.


Government Support |

Information page for the Government support available.

Household Support Fund |

Information page explaining the household support fund.

Universal Credit Advice | https:/

How to claim Universal Credit and checking if you qualify.

Entitled To Independent Benefits Calculator |

Independent benefit checker to make sure you are claiming everything you are entitled to.

Bassetlaw District Council Benefits Page |

Information from our local council and the benefits that they manage.

Bassetlaw Citizen’s Advice |

Help with debt, energy concerns, budgeting and other financial worries.

Step Change Debt Charity |

Step Change is a charity that helps with debt and money troubles.

Christian’s Against Poverty (CAP)  |

Budgeting and debt support, open to anyone that needs some advice and guidance.

National Debtline |

Support with debt and money worries.

Turn 2 Us |

A national charity providing practical help to people who are struggling financially.

TranSave 2 Shires Credit Union |

Local credit union that offers people a friendly way to save and borrow. They offer a service for local people and over the years have allowed local people to save and borrow at an affordable rate.

Access to Work Scheme

Access to Work can help you get or stay in work if you have a physical or mental health condition or disability.

Money Helper |

Money advice and guidance.

NHS Prescription Pre-Payment

A PPC could save you money if you pay for your NHS prescriptions.

A PPC costs: £30.25 for 3 months | £108.10 for 12 months.

Check if you qualify for free prescriptions:

Money Saving Expert | | 

Price comparison website  for common items.

Household Money Saving | 

Independent blog, with lots of different articles and advice about saving money at home and on your shopping.

Pouch | 

Use Pouch to automatically find and apply every online voucher code in one click. 

Text and Email Scams 

Be wary of emails asking for your bank details or personal information. Always check who the email  or text is “from” and don’t send any personal details if you are not 100% sure who you are sending them to.

 How to do Christmas on a budget amid the cost of living crisis

Information on how to save money around Christmas time

 5 ways to cut the cost of Christmas

 Information on ways to cut costs at Christmas time

Christmas shopping on a budget

 Information on how to cut cost when Christmas Shopping

 Christmas Budget Spreadsheet—Free Download |

 A spreadsheet to help you budget around Christmas time  

 20 Kids Birthday Parties on a Budget  |

 Information on how have children's birthday parties on a budget


Discount Cards

 There are a variety of discount cards available to selected job roles and volunteers.

These can offer helpful discounts on a variety of different things so it is worth checking if you qualify for any of them.


Blue Light Card |

Available to employees of NHS, emergency services, care workers and more.

Carers Card UK |

Discounts for anyone classed as a carer, £9.99 fee (covers 2 year).

Charity Worker Discounts |

Available to anyone that works for a charity or volunteers for a charity. Free to sign up.

Company Shop |

Company shop sells food at a reduced price that is surplus of close to it’s best before date.


Discounted Public Transport


Free Bus Travel 

If you are over 66, or disabled, you can apply for a free bus pass with  Nottinghamshire County Council. Some families may also qualify for free transport to and from school.

Railcards |

There are a variety of railcards available that can save you money on your train fares. They all have a fee but if you a regular user they will save you money.