Running your home

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There are a number of regular expenses to consider when running a home. These can be split into three categories in priority order:

  1. Essentials:
    Rent, service changes, Council tax, gas/electricity, water

  2. Should haves:
    Contents insurance

  3. Would likes:
    Broadband, telephone, Satellite TV/Cable

Council tax

Find out:

  • What it is?
  • How much it is?
  • How to pay it?

Gas/electricity

Find out:

  • How to switch.
  • What to do when you move.

Water

Find out:

  • What makes up your charges.
  • How to get help if you are struggling to pay.

Home contents insurance

Find out:

  • What it covers.
  • Where to go for advice.

Telephone, broadband and TV

Find out:

  • How to switch providers.