There are a range of Government payments designed to give families financial support after having children or during pregnancy, to help with things such as the costs of clothes, baby equipment and childcare. Find out more about what you could be entitled to claim below
If you are the parent or guardian of a child under the age of 16, you could be eligible for Child Tax Credit. Read more about who can claim Child Tax Credit
If you are in employment and pay for childcare services, you may be able to obtain help with costs from your employer through Childcare Vouchers. Read more about the Childcare Voucher scheme.
Read more about other ways to help with the costs of raising children, such as the Sure Start Maternity Grant