Living standards questioned as over 270k Scots turn to their local Citizens Advice
First Minister announces Scottish framework for easing lockdown from April
The Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, yesterday announced the country’s plans for easing out of the lockdown, which could begin from the last week of April. The country has been under a strict lockdown since ...
Mythbusting: 5 myths about Scottish Trust Deeds and the truth behind them
Given debt is such a big problem in Scotland, there are a lot of debt solutions out there claiming they’re the only one for you. At Carrington Dean, we try not to overpromise. A catch-all ...
Energy price hike will poorest customers hardest
The increase in the energy price cap will hit Scotland’s poorest the hardest. That’s the message from Citizens Advice Scotland as Ofgem announced the energy price cap is to increase. The change will see the ...
Multi-million-pound funding pledge to support students in Scotland
Scottish students suffering financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 crisis are set to benefit from a £30 million funding boost. The Scottish Government has pledged £20 million to support scholars experiencing hardship while ...
Blue Monday 2021: Managing debt and mental health
How are you feeling today? If you’re a little lower than you usually feel, don’t worry you’re not alone. Today (January 18) is Blue Monday, thought to be the most depressing time of year. As ...
Why you should consider setting up a free Debt Arrangement Scheme
Debt Arrangement Schemes allow people struggling with debt the space they need to repay what they owe while enjoying full legal protection from their creditors. The scheme empowers you to settle your debts, avoid insolvency, ...
Ban on evictions in Scotland to be extended until the end of March
It’s been confirmed by the Scottish Government that a temporary ban on evictions will now be extended until the end of March. What is the eviction ban? The eviction ban is a temporary measure introduced ...
Scotland in lockdown: what support is available?
New year, new lockdown. That’s the reality for Scots at the start of 2021 as the nation battles a surge in coronavirus cases. In a statement to the Scottish Parliament yesterday (January 4), First Minister ...
Sheriff Officer action increases in Glasgow by 40%
Last year in Scotland (2019-20) the number of times Sheriff Officers took action to recover debt from people, increased from 272,690 to 291,405. The methods used, known generically in Scotland as diligence, included wage and ...