Saving money on your children’s Christmas. How to spend less, buy less and have more fun!
Parents spend an average of £170 on their children’s Christmas presents but you don’t have to break the bank – or be Scrooge.
According to the insurer LV, parents are planning to spend an average of £168 on presents for each of their children’s with over half of parents planning to spend the same or more than they did in 2009. But you don’t have to spend a fortune to make Christmas special for your kids – but you do have to have some time to either hunt out the biggest bargains or to get your children involved in making gifts and Christmas treats. Here are some money saving tips to try:
What happens to your pension when you take maternity leave?
You can still build up your pension while you’re on maternity leave and get contributions from your employer
When you go on maternity leave (or paternity or adoption leave), your employer should still pay into your workplace pension on your behalf while you’re on paid leave. If you take the full 52 weeks of leave that you’re allowed to take by law, there’s only 13 weeks during which your employer doesn’t have to pay into your pension. That means you can continue building up your pension while you’re away from work.