Living standards questioned as over 270k Scots turn to their local Citizens Advice
New Rules to Protect Private Tenants from Eviction
The Scottish Government is introducing new rules that it is hoped will bring greater protection for tenants of private landlords. The new rules, which are expected to come into force before the 6th October 2020, ...
Glasgow debt advice services saved from closure
Glasgow’s free money advice services, including Citizen Advice Bureaux and Law Centres, have been offered a temporary lifeline after Glasgow City Council backed down from implementing plans that would have seen 60% of their funding ...
When will evictions start again in Scotland?
As the lockdown winds down, many tenants in Scotland, who have fallen behind with their rent may be wondering when will landlords be able to evict people again? Well the answer, is possibly sooner than ...
Time running out as council tax arrears increase
Thousands of Scots who have not been able to pay their Council Tax bills this year, are now running out of time to enter into repayment plans with their local authority, before debts are passed ...
What is a continuous payment authority?
A continuous payment authority, or CPA, is a payment that’s taken from your credit or debit card. Not to be confused with a standing order or direct debit payment, a continuous payment will be made ...
Struggling with your rent?
Thousands of Scots are falling behind in rent payments, recent reports have revealed. According to industry figures less than half of all rent across the UK has been paid to landlords during lockdown with the ...
Do you need to repay the bank of mum and dad?
As the financial crisis deepens, there is an increased risk that banks and other lenders will curb the amount they are lending – with some having already told the Bank of England they anticipate the ...
Scottish borrowing ability may be affected by COVID-19
As the nation continues to grapple with COVID-19 and the impact that the pandemic is having on employment and the economy becomes clearer, Scots are slowly adjusting to a new way of living. In addition ...
Covid-19 – Rishi Sunak unveils new measures to boost economy in summer statement
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has today announced a package of fresh measures to bolster the UK’s economic recovery from coronavirus and shield furloughed workers from redundancy. Headlining the Chancellor’s summer budget statement is a new £1,000 ...