been as free to do the things we used to take for granted. Things like visit clubs and go on foreign holidays. And so in an effort to curb the spread of the virus whilst still allowing us to get out and about, the Scottish Government has introduced a Covid passport in Scotland.
What is government furlough? When the coronavirus pandemic hit the UK, the government introduced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). This is more commonly referred to as furlough. Via the scheme, the employee is paid 80% of their normal wage, while they’re not working, up to £2,500 a month. The employer can choose to pay […]
“My workplace is open again, but….” Concerned about coronavirus and returning to work? As restrictions ease and more workplaces open up again, know where you stand and how to keep yourself safe at work. Here we answer some of your questions. But if you have any further concerns, please contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau. […]
The COVID winter hardship grant is a one-off payment of £100 per child. Only children who currently receive free school meals are entitled to it.
Coronavirus has led to many people in Scotland losing their regular income. As jobs have vanished, people who previously had regular income now find themselves in a precarious position. Making sure you have enough money to pay the basics each month can be hard. Many are finding it to be impossible, and are struggling to […]
Coronavirus is still a problem throughout the UK. In addition to health problems, it has also caused serious financial problems. Many people have unexpectedly lost their jobs and seen their income drop, meaning they will start to struggle to pay off debts. As the furlough scheme comes to an end, it is expected that many […]
It’s an unfortunate fact of life that even during disasters, people will still try to profit from others. This is the case at the moment during Covid-19 pandemic. Whilst most of the country pulls together in times of crisis, we always have to be aware of those who will seek to prey on the vulnerable […]
The Coronavirus pandemic has hit everyone financially. In order to release the strain slightly, payment holidays from paying rent and mortgages have been made more readily available. Payment holidays are agreements you make with whoever you pay your mortgage or rent to. It means you don’t have to pay anything for up to a few […]
Getting the financial support you need During the past few months, many people’s lives have been turned upside down by Coronavirus. Here at the East Dunbartonshire Citizens Advice Bureau, we’ve been helping where we can to ease the pressure put on the community. We’ve aimed to ensure that you are aware of all the financial […]
Financial difficulty due to Coronavirus Many people in East Dunbartonshire who may be experiencing financial difficulty as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. We can offer help on what to do next. Research was recently commissioned by the Scottish Government in partnership with YouGov. Nearly a third of people across Scotland have already felt the […]
Has the Coronavirus affected your holiday plans? Here is a little more information on what to do if you have Holiday Cancellations & Refunds to organise. Firstly, please note that this is a constantly evolving situation. As such, advice may change. Please contact us if you have questions that this document is unable to answer. […]
Coronavirus covid-19 update: For the latest specific advice on coronavirus covid-19, please see the NHS and UK government website. In the current climate, East Dunbartonshire Citizens Advice Bureau understand you may be wary of accessing our services face to face. So we are happy to answer any queries by telephone or email, if you do not wish to […]