Scottish Government Minister, Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills, has written the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee of the Scottish Parliament to withdraw the Common Financial Tool (Scotland) Regulations 2018. The Regulations, which were intended to migrate Scotland onto the Standard Financial Statement method of calculating how much those in debt get […]
To read my additional evidence that I have now submitted to the Scottish Parliament’s Energy, Economy and Fair Work Committee on the Common Financial tool see here.
My submission to the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee on the Common Financial Tool Regulations.
Only months after Renfrewshire Law Centre closed,Paisley Citizen Advice Bureau is now facing closure. The CAB which has existed for over 30 years, is facing a shortfall of £115,000 after it’s funding was cut to £242,000. Renfrewshire Council recently put the funding of advice services out to tender. The threatened closure follows the recent closure […]
The Tackling Problem Debt Working Group is a working group that has been established by the Scottish Government in response to the fact they will be taking responsibility for how the Financial Conduct Authority Debt Advice Levy is spent in Scotland. The Group has stated it will be looking to develop a new debt route […]
The Accountant in Bankruptcy have laid new Bankruptcy Fee Regulations. The Regulations, which are subject to the Negative Procedure of the Scottish Parliament are due to come into force on the 1st of June 2018. They follow a consultation that was carried out by the Accountant in Bankruptcy, and unlike earlier Regulations that were withdrawn […]
An announcement on the website of Renfrewshire Law Centre has announced the service will close its doors on the 30th March 2018. Only the latest in a number of advice centres that are closing, with the implementation of the Scottish Government’s budget by local councils, Renfrewshire Law Centre, previously known as Paisley Law Centre, was […]
It has been revealed homeowners in receipt of Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI), who are being contacted about accepting Government loans that will replace the SMI benefit scheme in April, are being referred to advice agencies that cannot give them advice. The revelation comes after Margaret Greenwood (MP) submitted a written question to the UK […]
On Friday the 9th March, the Scottish Labour Party will vote on a motion calling for the Scottish Government to accept the recommendations of the Money Advice Service (MAS) and re-introduce fee remissions and fee waivers for bankruptcy in Scotland. Fee waivers were previously possible in Scotland, through legal aid, prior to 2008, but since […]
The Financial Conduct Authority have fined Provident Group, credit card lender, Vanquis, £1.96 million and ordered them to pay compensation. The FCA found that Vanquis mis-sold its customers, from 2003, an add-on product for its credit cards, called a Repayment Option Plan (ROP). The product was intended to give Vanquis customers the option of an […]