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Financial tools

Published on 14 September 2023

We can help you understand what you are entitled to, access benefits and challenge decisions you think might be wrong.  

Sometimes it can be difficult to understand what benefits you’re entitled to. This is partly because the rules can change often, like the introduction of Universal Credit, or changes to the bedroom tax and the benefit caps.


Benefits Calculator

Find out which benefits you can claim with our simple, online benefits calculator. You’ll also be able to find out how much better off you’ll be in work. 

It’s free to use, takes just a few minutes and is completely anonymous.

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Budgeting Tool

Our Budgeting Tool is a great way to take control of your finances. Create your own personal budget plan by working out how much money you have coming in and where your money is being spent. This tool is free to use and will only take a few minutes to complete – we just ask that you have your financial information ready.

Take me to the Budgeting Tool

Our Budgeting Tool and Benefits Calculator are powered by entitledto. To use our free tools, you will be transferred to the entitledto website which is hosted outside of the Places for People website. Your data will be kept anonymous by entitledto.

About entitledto and how we will use your data

We work in partnership with entitledto, the UK’s leading provider in online benefits calculators. To make it easier for us to understand your financial situation, we may advise you to complete the Budgeting tool or the Benefits calculator which has been developed in partnership with entitledto. Once you have completed this, we will ask you to supply us with the unique reference number from entitledto.

By giving us this reference number, we will be able to access the information you have provided to entitledto, and we will save a copy of this data on our secure system. We will do this so we can record the data to which we have provided our advice to you. We have assessed that it is in both yours and our legitimate interest that we do this. Please make sure the data you enter is accurate, as this is what we will provide our advice on.

Get help and support from our teams

We can help with budgeting, maximising your income through benefit take up and can point you in the right direction for more specialist help. Please fill in your details and a member of our team will get back to you.

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