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May 2020

The Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Bill published

15 May 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

The Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Bill was published on 11 May 2020.  The Bill will be subject to an expedited procedure and subject to Parliament’s approval, is likely to come into force by the end of the month. Scottish Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills, Jamie Hepburn, said: “We are aware of the ongoing financial […]

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Bob’s Blog: MALG National Members Meeting presentations and Coronavirus update

13 May 2020 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates)

All of our lives and those of our clients and customers continue to feel the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and I sincerely hope you and your families are all well. As an organisation based around face-to-face national and regional meetings, we have had to quickly adapt to new ways of working and I trust you feel […]

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MALG Friday Forum insight: Coronavirus and money advice sector capacity – the calm before the storm?

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

The UK’s debt and money advice sector has been preparing itself for unprecedented demand amid the widespread economic implications of the Coronavirus ‘lockdown’. Organisations have been quick to adapt to the ever-changing circumstances to ensure that advice and support can continue for those who still need it most, and that help is there for those […]

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StepChange launches new easy referral form to make it even simpler to refer people for debt advice

04 May 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

As the coronavirus situation continues, more and more people are feeling the financial strain. StepChange Debt Charity wants to make it as easy as possible for them to get debt help when they need it. It is therefore launching a new easy referral form, which makes it even simpler than ever to refer people to StepChange […]

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New research from Citizens Advice: Millions facing financial cliff edge when Coronavirus protections end

01 May 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

New research from Citizens Advice has revealed that over 13 million people have already been unable to pay, or expect to be unable to pay, at least one bill because of the Coronavirus outbreak. Of these, almost 11 million have missed or expect to miss a bill that would leave them vulnerable to severe consequences […]

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