Cost of living - help for staff

Times are difficult for everyone, including our staff, with unprecedented increases in the cost of living.

As staff, you have access to a number of schemes and services which may help you, including:

  • discounts on leisure activities
  • subsided health care
  • salary sacrifice schemes
  • savings on your shopping
  • health and wellbeing support.

In addition to the staff resources on this page, the council has dedicated support for all residents on our corporate website.

Benefits and financial support

We offer a range of tools to help you maximise and manage your income, whether you need specific financial advice and support or you'd like to check what you're entitled to.

Benefits calculator
As an employee, you may still be entitled to benefits, depending on your circumstances. Our calculator is free and anonymous.
Budgeting tool
Use our free budget planner to create your own personal budget plan and take control of your finances.
Employee hub - financial assistance
Use the employee hub to find out about all of the financial benefits, schemes and options available, including wellbeing services.

Ask Bill - financial support for sustainable living

The Ask Bill website provides information and support to help you:

  • manage your money better
  • access any money you may be entitled to
  • reduce your demand for water and energy
  • get free 1-to-1 debt management advice, either over the phone or online.

Cost of living - help for households

The cost of living - help for households information on our corporate website covers:

  • urgent help when in need
  • help with household bills
  • support for tenants and low income households
  • support for families with children
  • help and advice for older people
  • advice on debt and budgeting
  • disability services and adult care
  • community support.
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