Money expert Martin Lewis has been using his show to give advice following news the cost of living would increase significantly from April.

He advised households who earn under £30,000 a year to take advantage of government schemes such as Cold Weather Payment and Warm Home Discount - as these would be the people hit hardest by the hike.

He went on to explain: “It's worth spending 10 minutes on a benefits calculator to see what you are entitled to."

However, he said people should avoid buy-now-pay-later schemes which encourage debt.

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