There’s no getting away from it, taking care of a baby’s needs can be expensive. So I was very interested to hear about the new Direct Gov website Payments for Parents, which tells you all about the money you can claim when you’re expecting, or if you have a new baby, how to start your Child Trust Fund, and so on.
For example, did you know that you can claim a £190 Health in Pregnancy grant when you reach your 25th week of pregnancy, regardless of your income? Me either. Have a look at the site and make sure you’re getting everything you should – and do let me know how you get on.
written by Liz Jarvis