Budgeting for the holiday season
November 6th 2023, by ccha2120
A friendly reminder that your rent payment is due every week without any “rent-free” weeks.
We understand that the holiday season is a time for celebration but before you start, take a moment to work out how much you can afford to spend. Setting a budget that works for you will help you avoid any unnecessary financial stress.
Ensure you pay all your priority bills, such as rent, gas, and electricity, on time. Missing rent payments in December and January will result in arrears, which can be avoided.
Try to pay an extra week’s rent early in December to avoid financial pressure as Christmas approaches. Alternatively, you can continue paying your rent as usual but consider adding a small amount extra each week leading up to Christmas. This way, you’ll be up to date or even a little ahead when the festive season arrives.
If paying an additional week’s rent in advance could be a struggle for you, continue paying your rent normally. However, consider adding a little extra each week leading up to Christmas. That way, you’ll be up to date or even a little ahead when the festive season rolls around.
It’s important to keep the Housing Benefit department informed of any changes in your circumstances that may affect your entitlement to benefits. Please make sure to do so promptly.