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Tackling Poverty in Scotland

Let’s make it history Even before coronavirus, around a million people in Scotland were reported to be living in poverty. According to an up-to-date independent report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation last year, poverty is still rife across the country. Moreover, the Trade Union Congress has found that one in five kids of Scots key workers are among […]

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Spring Clean Your Finances

Improve your finances with a financial health check Spring has sprung, the sun is shining. There’s no better time to spring clean your finances. Here, we’re sharing 10 tips to improve your finances. Also, at East Dunbartonshire Citizens Advice Bureau, you can speak to the Money Talk Team for free. So let’s get your finances […]

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Coronavirus and Payment Holidays

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 […]

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Nearly one third of people in Scotland worried about household finances

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 […]

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How to Enjoy Half Term Holidays on a Budget

Half term holidays in Scotland are a great chance for your children to relax and enjoy some time off from studying and homework. However finding things to do can be expensive, and before you know it, costs have ratcheted up and your savings have dropped down.  Here’s how can you keep costs down whilst entertaining […]

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6 Tips To Avoid Christmas Debt

Christmas debt is a serious problem in the UK. A third of people in Britain borrow money each year to buy Christmas presents. This is nearly 17 million people. 2.3 million people will miss a regular payment of rent, electricity or another vital service in order to pay for Christmas.  Debt problems are made worse […]

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What to do if you’re in Debt

Dealing with Debt Finding yourself in debt is a very stressful experience, which might make you want to bury your head in the sand. But, acknowledging there’s a problem and getting help is the first step on the road to dealing with debt. That’s where the Money Talk Team at the Citizens Advice Bureau come […]