Money advice

When times get tough with money it can be hard to keep a track of your bills. We know this can be stressful. We’ve put together some useful tips and general advice on how to manage your money better with a budget.


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Benefit-Advice

We all know how hard it can be to make our money last week by week. If you find that this happens to you regularly, it may be worthwhile working out a budget which you can stick to. This will help you to keep on top of your money and will help you to plan for any unexpected emergencies.

If you’re struggling you can contact our Tenancy Sustainability Team on 01294 316784.

The Money Advice Service also have a range of tools and information available on their website on managing your money as well as budgeting tips and how to make your money go further.

Alternatively the Citizens Advice Bureau provides free, independent and confidential advice on a range of issues. Visit the Citizens Advice website for more information or to find your nearest CAB.

Got a question about money?

—    Borrowing – Choosing a loan, understanding APR, the cost of borrowing
—    Banking – Opening and making the most of an account
—    Savings – Banks, Credit Unions and Cash ISA’s

The Money Advice service is an independent service set up by government. It provides free, impartial information and guidance about your money. They don’t sell anything and don’t recommend any particular products and services.

You can call the Money Advice Service on 0300 500 5000 to speak to an advisor over the phone or to book a face to face appointment. Lines are open Monday to Friday 8am-8pm and Saturday 9am-1pm (Whatever tariff you’re on, the cost of an 0300 number is the same as calling a normal phone number. If your calls are free, then it’s free, even from mobiles). Alternatively you could also visit the Money Advice Service Website.

In addition, take a look at our newly updated Money Services Directory which can help you to find support and advice services in your area. These include; credit unions and other affordable loans providers; banking services; money advice including welfare benefits and debt advice as well as information on local foodbanks, affordable furniture schemes, local internet access points and many other areas designed to help and support local people.

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