Other Ways to Save

Hackney Council has created a comprehensive guide for residents to save on bills and benefits advice: Help at hand – the cost of living support guide: hackney.gov.uk/hackney-money-help

If you don’t live in Hackney, take a look at your local council’s website for similar local help.

The government has introduced new ways to help parents with childcare costs. Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support: childcarechoices.gov.uk

Advice on budgeting, debts, saving and on household costs, retail discounts and deals: moneysavingexpert.com

For other tips and advice, please scroll down.

Household costs

You can find the cheapest petrol and diesel prices nearest to you on the following sites:

  • confused.com
  • petrolprices.com
  • gocompare.com

A useful guide to cheaper MOTs: moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-mot

Energy bills:


Lidl’s Too Good To Waste boxes are £1.50 and are filled with fruit and veg: lidl.co.uk/our-products/fruit-veg/waste-not

OLIO is a free sharing app where millions of people give away food and other household items to their neighbours, all for free: olioex.com

The Too Good to Go app helps to reduce food waste and save you money at the same time by buying ‘end of the day’ food from local cafés, bakeries and restaurants at a discounted rate: toogoodtogo.co.uk/en-gb/consumer

PayPal Honey searches the for promo codes and discounts: joinhoney.com

Cooking on a Bootstrap: making the most out of the cheapest ingredients and discounted items in the shops: cookingonabootstrap.com

Feed your Family: how to cheaply cook from scratch: fyf20quid.co.uk

Foodbanks: If you’re finding it hard to pay for food and basics, local Foodbanks can provide emergency supplies. You will need to be referred for a Foodbank voucher by an agency like Citizens Advice, housing support, children’s centres, or social service: trusselltrust.org/appeal