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Why you’re not alone with debt

Posted 08 February 2017 by Christine Walsh

We know that dealing with debt can feel isolating – but it doesn’t have to be. Find out here how sharing the problem can help.


One in 10 older people think their cold house is affecting their health

Posted 22 December 2014 by Christine Walsh

More than half of over-50s are worried about how they’ll pay for their heating bill this winter, and three-fifths said they’ll have to wear extra layers to keep the cold at bay.

New report shows number using food banks has risen dramatically in recent years

Posted 09 December 2014 by Emily Bancroft

Thousands of people are now relying on food banks to feed their family, and it could be partly due to high-cost debt.

Brits could face more financial stresses this Christmas

Posted 26 November 2014 by Christine Walsh

Christmas can be a stressful time as there’s a lot to organise, but your finances could be causing you worry too.

Sickness absence falls, but long-term absence increases

Posted 26 June 2014 by Shelley Bowers

<p>As short-term sickness absence falls, long-term absence has risen. But what is the true cost of time off through chronic illness?</p>

Are Allergies a Good Enough Reason to Miss Work?

Posted 23 June 2014 by Kyri Levendi

<p>Allergy sufferers get little sympathy if they take time off work but could be impacted physically and financially just like other sufferers of long term conditions and illnesses</p>

What’s your top financial stress?

Posted 20 May 2014 by Christine Walsh

<p>The UK’s top financial stress has been revealed. But how can you stop a difficulty with your personal finances turning into a stressful situation?</p>

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.