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Support and money saving tips



The Money Advice Service shows what the average family spend on food so you can compare your spend.

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Money saving tips

If you're impacted by these changes, the support available includes useful information we've pulled together on how to make your money go further, and different ways to boost your income.

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Top money-saving tips to help you shop smarter.

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The average household spends around £1,254 a year on heating and power, according to Ofgem, the industry regulator. That makes energy one of the biggest annual costs for UK families

The Energy Savings Trust states that up to £80 a year is wasted in the average home due to appliances left on standby!

Energy saving quick wins
Ten ways to save on energy bills

Help with travel costs may be available if you're:

  • in receipt of certain benefits
  • a school pupil
  • over the age of 65

Concessionary bus pass


Find out more about claiming:

  • 15 hours free childcare a week
  • tax credits
  • childcare vouchers
  • help paying for childcare if you're in education

Help with childcare costs

With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on:

  • milk
  • plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables
  • infant formula milk
You can also get free vitamins.

Healthy Start


  • Are you over 19 years old, currently unemployed and living in Luton?
  • Are you currently looking for work?
  • Do you need a boost to help you become work ready?
  • Would you like to join a course which may lead to a guaranteed job interview with a major Luton employer?


Passport to employment

Luton Adult Learning, part of Luton Council, also offers functional skills courses on:

  • functional skills - English, maths and ICT
  • ESOL classes
  • supporting teaching and learning in schools (teaching assistant courses)
  • childcare qualifications
  • apprenticeships
  • a variety of vocational training

Please call for more information on 01582 490 033.

Luton Adult Learning

Benefits calculators - are you getting all the benefits you could be entitled to?

Benefits calculator

Find out if you'd be better off on Universal Credit (UC).

UC calculator

Discretionary housing payments (DHP) - under certain circumstances extra help may be available to you if we cannot meet your rent in full or you need help with a rent deposit, rent in advance or removal costs.

More about DHP

Do an in work calculation - through just a few simple steps you can see how much benefit you're eligible for and how much better off you might be in work.

In work calculator

NHS low income scheme - on benefits or a low income? You could be entitled to help towards prescriptions, dental treatment and more.

NHS low income scheme

Visit the Luton Access website for different local advice providers.

Luton Access

You normally pay your Council Tax in ten monthly instalments but you can ask us to change this to 12 instalments to help spread the cost. You must apply before 15 April.

Apply to pay council tax over 12 months


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