Living standards questioned as over 270k Scots turn to their local Citizens Advice
Blue Monday: 5 ways to improve your money mindset
January often seems like the longest month in existence. You’re back at work, it’s cold, and payday seems like a lifetime away. If that’s not enough to bring you down, we’ve officially hit the gloomiest ...
Self-assessment tax returns: the complete guide
Across the UK, 4.93 million people are self-employed, according to the Office for National Statistics, with each required to file a self-assessment tax return. According to HMRC, it’s believed that around 5.4 million people haven’t ...
5 money resolutions that are easy to stick to
Setting a New Year’s resolution is something nearly everyone does this time of year. You give yourself a goal to achieve within the year, and it then becomes your job to make sure you do ...
New Debt Route Map for Scotland
Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills, Jamie Hepburn, has launched a new Debt Advice Route Map for Scotland. The Route Map will form the Scottish Government’s strategy for ensuring everyone who needs free debt ...
Santa’s little helpers support Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity
Here at Carrington Dean, we give out advice and solutions about money every day, but that’s only part of what we do. Every year we give our backing to one charity, working hard throughout the ...
Use of Sheriff Officers by Scottish Councils increases by 15%
New statistics have shown that Scottish Councils last year sent Sheriff Officers to the doors of people in arrears with their Council Tax on more than 200,000 occasions, to serve Charge for Payments on them. ...
Carrington Dean welcomes Government call for Trust Deed evidence
The news comes as Scottish Parliament has called for evidence on Scottish Protected Trust Deeds, following concerns raised during recent scrutiny of the Debt Arrangement Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2019 (DAS). During the DAS review, witnesses ...
Frugal festivities: don’t get caught short this Christmas
With the countdown to the most magical time of year officially on, thoughts quickly turn to party nights, that all-important dinner on December 25 and the quest to find the perfect present begins. However, Christmas ...
Black Friday: don’t go into the red
Black Friday is one of the biggest days in the shopping calendar – right behind the boxing day sales. For a lot of people, Black Friday seems like a great way to get some Christmas ...