Living standards questioned as over 270k Scots turn to their local Citizens Advice
Is a Scottish Independence Referendum On The Horizon? And What Does It Mean For You?
Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has vowed to open up the debate again for Scottish independence based on “ambition and hope” from a new report. An independent Scotland Her statement comes just before the SNP ...
RBS Branch Closures: How it could affect You
Back in December, the Royal Bank of Scotland announced that it would be shutting down hundreds of branches throughout the UK – 62 in Scotland alone. Predictably, customers up and down the country, not to ...
Minimum Unit Prices finally come into Effect
After years of resistance from whisky producers, Nicola Sturgeon’s brainchild of minimum unit pricing has finally come into effect today, the 1st of May 2018. The new law means that each unit of alcohol must ...
Spike in Foodbank use for Scottish Families
According to statistics released by the Trussell Trust, more and more British households are being referred to foodbanks for essential items. Between April 2017 and March 2018, the Trust distributed 170,625 emergency food parcels in Scotland ...
UK Households are borrowing more than saving for the First Time
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that last year, for the first time since records began in 1987, UK households are borrowing more money than they are putting aside in savings. Saving levels ...
Is Council Tax Unfair?
Council Tax bills look set to rise again this April, throughout the country, and questions are being asked about whether the way this tax is calculated actually makes sense. This will be the steepest rise ...
The Dangers of Doorstep Lenders
Citizens Advice has recommended that ‘doorstep’ lenders be brought under stricter regulation, in order to provide better protection for their customers. Doorstep lenders, also known as Home Credit providers, have come under fire for their ...
Jubilee Campaign could write off Billions of Consumer Debt in the UK
The charity behind 2000’s Drop the Debt Campaign has now set its site on the UK, and hopes to usher in financial regulation which could save consumers up to £1.3 billion every year, and initially ...
Minimum Alcohol Prices and Debt
After six years of debate, Scotland will finally introduce a minimum pricing policy on alcoholic drinks from the 1st of May 2018. The new policy means that alcohol cannot be sold for less than 50 ...