Unforeseen life events and circumstances can potentially impact your finances in a number of ways. Hundreds of thousands of people are diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK, and it is becoming more common among those of working age.
Cancer treatment can cause many to have to work reduced hours or stop working altogether. Sufferers should be able to make getting better their main priority without worrying about job security and financial stability. At a time when welfare reform is resulting in significant changes to benefits such as child and working tax credits, income-based job seeker’s allowance, and income support and housing benefits for those renting and with a mortgage – all of which are being replaced by Universal Credit – families need to do all they can to protect themselves in the event of the unexpected happening.