Here we are again. Christmas has gone, and we’re facing the January blues because we overspent on Quality Street and steak pies. Let’s take a look at how you can avoid doing that again.
Staying warm in the colder months is a concern shared by many in Scotland with low incomes. Often, there is a balance that has to be met between paying for food and paying for heat.
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 […]
If you care for children or young adults under 18 and are looking for some financial help in Scotland, then we have some suggestions.
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 […]
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 […]
Universal Credit – What you need to know Changes to benefits now mean that Job Seekers Allowance, Housing Benefit and other benefits have been replaced by universal credit. Although this is supposed to make your life simpler, checking your universal credit eligibility and applying can be a bit confusing. That’s where the Citizens Advice Bureau […]