Financial support during the pandemic

Published: 15/01/2021

The coronavirus outbreak is financially affecting people in different ways.

The furlough scheme has been extended until March 2021. If you can't do your job because your workplace is closed or there isn't enough work for you, you can claim up to 80% of your wage, up to £2,500 a month. Here's how it works.

If you want to talk about your financial situation, email [email protected] or web chat with us and we can help. Please give us as much information as you can about your financial situation, and provide documentation so we can offer the right advice and support to help get you through this difficult and worrying time. Unless we have this information, you may still receive arrears messages from us.

Doing a budget is one of the best ways to build up a picture of your finances. With this free calculator you can see what benefits you're eligible for and how much better off you might be in work - if you're not working already. You can also see how changes in your household budget could affect your income:

If you live in Richmond, the Local Assistance Scheme provides payments for residents who have nowhere else to turn in difficult circumstances. Kingston support can be found here. If you live in Hounslow, you can get financial support here. Hillingdon residents can find support here.

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