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Information for electors voting in the General Election 2024.

A UK parliamentary election has been called for 4 July 2024. Register to vote by midnight on 18 June 2024: GOV.UK: Register to vote. (opens new window) You can also vote by post: GOV.UK: apply to vote by post (opens new window). The deadline to apply is 5pm on 19 June 2024 or apply to vote by proxy by 5pm on 26 June 2024: GOV.UK: Apply to vote by proxy (opens new window)


Overseas electors may consider applying to vote by proxy. For more information see the General Election 2024 page.

Support if you are worried about money

I suddenly have no money

If you are of working age or pensionable age you may be eligible for one or more of the following benefits and support. 

  • Universal Credit (opens new window) - a monthly payment to help with your living costs if you are of working age. You may be able to get it if you're on a low income, out of work or you cannot work.
  • Housing Benefit - financial help with paying your rent. Most people eligible for Housing Benefit receive it through Universal Credit (opens new window), but you can apply for Housing Benefit separately if you have reached state pension age or live in supported, sheltered, or temporary housing.
  • Council tax discounts and exemptions - Discounts are available for eligible groups such as carers, student nurses, apprentices and people who live alone.

You may be struggling because:

  • lost job or reduced hours
  • lost money or have an unexpected expense
  • your money was stopped e.g. failed a medical
  • relationship breakdown
  • disaster e.g. flooding

More options to consider: 


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