Living standards questioned as over 270k Scots turn to their local Citizens Advice
Carrington Dean now Scotland’s leading provider of the Debt Arrangement Scheme
New figures released by the Scottish Government have shown that Carrington Dean is now Scotland’s leading free provider of the Debt Arrangement Scheme. The statistics published by the Accountant in Bankruptcy, a Scottish Government agency, ...
5 ways you can stop debt becoming a part of your new normal
This period of uncertainty has caused a lot of people in Scotland serious financial problems, as we discovered in our recent COVID-19 Debt Analysis report. But it’s also given many of us the chance to ...
Can you lose your home because of credit card debt?
In these times of financial uncertainty, many people are being forced to make decisions about what debts they can afford and which ones they can’t. It’s not an easy decision and there are a number ...
Calls for private-public taskforce to help Scottish households deal with mounting COVID-related debt
The private, public and third sectors must urgently form a taskforce to help the millions of people facing serious debt issues with COVID-19 continuing to cast a destructive financial toll on households across the UK. ...
New child benefit available to low income families in Scotland from November
From November, low income families in Scotland will have access to a new benefit being rolled out by the Scottish Government to help them deal with the cost associated with raising a child The Scottish ...
Scottish councils writing off millions of pounds in debt due to pandemic
Local councils in Scotland are writing off millions of pounds worth of unpaid debt this year, and are predicting they will write off even more next year, due to the financial strain the ongoing coronavirus ...
Nearly 500,000 Scots claimed Universal Credit in the month of September
Around 474,000 people claimed Universal Credit in Scotland last month. This is an increase of over 70% since the beginning of the coronavirus lockdown in March, and yet another indication of how hard the ongoing ...
Mortgage payment breaks are coming to an end
Since March more than 1.9 million UK homeowners have taken advantage of payment breaks on mortgages and other second secured loans that were offered during the lockdown period. However, as we approach October 31, guidance ...
Scottish Government extend student rights to terminate tenancies
The Scottish Government has extended legislation that allows students living in student accommodation, such as halls of residence and student villages, to terminate their tenancies by serving 28 days’ notice on their landlord. The legislation, ...