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What if I can’t pay my debts because of coronavirus?

Posted 17 March 2020 by Christine Walsh

Our debt solutions help people deal with their debts over the medium to long term, so they may not be what you need if you're finding it difficult to make repayments in the short term because of coronavirus. Here’s what you can do instead.

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Council tax discount: a complete guide

Posted 09 December 2019 by Christine Walsh

You might be paying full Council Tax costs when in fact you are eligible for a discount.

Can bailiffs enter your home when you are not there?

Posted 09 December 2019 by Christine Walsh

If someone who appears to be a bailiff visits your home or writes to you, you’re likely to have a lot of questions.

The debt advice apprenticeship

Posted 02 December 2019 by Christine Walsh

The debt advice apprenticeship, the first-of-its-kind in the UK, has been approved by the Institute of Apprenticeships.

What happens if your DRO is revoked?

Posted 28 November 2019 by Christine Walsh

A Debt Relief Order (DRO) will have a positive impact on your household’s finances, allowing you to clear your unsecured debts in just 12 months. If your DRO is a risk of being revoked, you’ll want to take every step to try and avoid that.

Statute-barred debt: do you need to pay?

Posted 28 November 2019 by Christine Walsh

You may have heard that there is a certain period of time after which your lenders cannot make you repay a debt. This refers to something called ‘statute barred debt’ (also sometimes known as ‘time barred debt’ or ‘time limited debt’).

3 steps to get out of a payday loan nightmare

Posted 26 November 2019 by Christine Walsh

So you’ve taken a payday loan and the repayment is due, but you can’t afford it. At this point you might be tempted to take out another payday loan and use it to make the repayment.

To find out more about managing your money and getting free debt advice, visit Money Advice Service, an independent service set up to help people manage their money.