Make the most of your money

We’ve compiled a list of spend-slashing tips to help you save and make the most of your money.

Money off prescriptions

  • Save money on NHS prescriptions by paying an annual or quarterly fee to receive unlimited prescriptions, rather than paying per item.

  • You’re financially better off paying an annual fee even if you only receive one prescription per month. The more prescriptions you collect, the more money you’ll be saving.

Click here to find out more information on money off prescriptions.

Council tax discounts

You could be eligible for discounted council tax if you're in receipt of certain benefits, or you're the only adult in your property. Click here to find out if you are eligible for council tax discount.

Trim trails

Otherwise known as outdoor gyms, trim trails are a free way to keep fit and avoid expensive memberships.  You’ll find trim trails across Aylesbury Vale in:

  • Watermead

  • Winslow

  • Stoke Mandeville

  • Ellesborough

  • Buckingham

  • Wendover

  • Drayton Parslow

  • Whitchurch

  • Ivinghoe

  • Marsworth

  • Chearsley

  • Stewkley

  • Marsh Gibbon

To find out more, contact the relevant Parish or Town Council.

Low-cost broadband

BT Basic provides low-cost line rental and Broadband for anyone claiming Income Support, UC with zero earnings, income-based JSA or ESA, or Guaranteed Pensions Credit. Click here to see if how you could benefit from BT Basics line rental and Broadband.

Water saving freebies

Thames Water offer free water saving devices to collectively help you cut your usage by up to £300 per year! Browse the water saving freebies here.

Free cyber protection

The Global Cyber Alliance and partners have developed Quad9; free software you can set up on your digital device in just minutes, that provides internet security and privacy for home-users and small businesses. Click here to find out how to set up Quad9.

Energy deals

Citizens Advice provide guidance around how to spend less on your energy bills, including grants and benefits, removing pre-payment meters and checking you’re on the best tariff for your situation. Click the following link to find out what energy deals are available to you.

Tips on managing and saving money

If you need support with managing money generally, check out the Barclays Money Management pages. You’ll see advice around budgeting, debt, saving, borrowing and more!

Free School Meals

If you claim certain benefits, or meet certain other criteria you can see if your child is eligable for free school meals.