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March 2020

COVID-19 update: Self-employed income support scheme launched

27 Mar 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

Millions of self-employed individuals will receive direct cash grants though a ground-breaking UK-wide scheme to help them during the coronavirus outbreak, the Chancellor has announced. In the latest step to protect individuals and businesses, Rishi Sunak has set out plans that will see the self-employed receive up to £2,500 per month in grants for at […]

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MALG launches new virtual Members ‘Friday Forum’ to facilitate ‘working together to improve the lives of people in debt’ during Coronavirus outbreak

24 Mar 2020 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates), Money advice news

The Money Advice Liaison Group (MALG), the UK membership forum that brings together organisations from across the debt advice and related sectors to ‘work together to improve the lives of people in debt’, is launching a new virtual Members ‘Friday Forum’ to provide support and promote joint action during the Coronavirus outbreak. The weekly video […]

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Money and Pensions Service provides financial support during the COVID-19 outbreak

24 Mar 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

Many people in the UK face uncertainty as the coronavirus situation further develops, not least when it comes to their financial wellbeing. Throughout this period, the Money and Pensions Service focus will remain on delivering for customers and helping everyone make the most of their money and pensions. It has published guidance in English and Welsh on how to deal with […]

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StepChange’s Debt Awareness Week ‘matters more than ever’ during such uncertain economic times

23 Mar 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

StepChange Debt Charity has today launched ‘Debt Awareness Week’ as the UK faces unprecedented economic uncertainty during the global COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. First launched in 2014, Debt Awareness Week is an annual campaign to open up the conversation around debt and encourage people who need help or advice to seek it out. This year’s theme is #ChangeYourDebtStory and […]

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Debt charities call for ‘rescue package’ to help household finances cope with Covid-19

20 Mar 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

StepChange Debt Charity and the Money Advice Trust are calling on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to introduce immediate financial help for households to avoid them being dragged into problem debt. The measures proposed to help households on a temporary basis through the financial impact of the Covid-19 outbreak include: The Government should get direct support to […]

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