What is shrinkflation and does it affect you?
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 ...
Debt in the UK – an Update
Now that 2018 is well underway, personal debt statistics are beginning to appear. The picture that emerges has brought some key difficulties to light, including the fact that borrowing is growing faster than wages, and ...
New Passport Prices – are they Sky High?
Renewing your passport will be more expensive as of the 27th of March 2018, as the cost of applying rises across the board. People applying for their passport through the post will be the hardest-hit ...
Goodbye to the Extra Credit Card Charge!
Last week, one of life’s little annoyances was finally sorted out – the Credit Card charge, when you are charged simply for using your card to pay. No longer will you have to pay to ...
What are Sheriff Officers, and what can (and can’t) they do?
If you live in Scotland and are in debt, or have a court order, you might get a letter telling you that a Sheriff Officer is going to visit you at your property. This is ...
Debt solutions firm Carrington Dean backs Glasgow Living Wage
Carrington Dean, a leading debt advice and solutions company headquartered in Glasgow, has become the latest employer and first debt solutions specialist to back the Glasgow Living Wage initiative which rises to a new higher ...