Advice Scotland will shortly be partnering up with The Carrington Dean Group Ltd to offer telephone advice to any visitors who want personalised advice on their situation. Carrington Group are one of the Scotland’s largest providers of formal debt solutions and are also the largest payment distributor for the Debt Arrangement Scheme. They are regulated […]
Scottish MSP, Colin Beattie, explains gives a case study of why he believes a Trust Deeds fee were banditry, but were they?
Ross Grier, the Scottish Green MSP has called on the Scottish Government to cancel what is believed to be over £1 million in unpaid school meals debts.
Does Scotland need Sheriff Officers? They have become overly dependant on Council Tax arrears for work and the time for reform has come and gone.
Proposal I have submitted to the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee of the Scottish Parliament on reform of Protected Trust Deeds
Scottish Councils use of Sheriff Officer increased by 15% last year, adding up to £30 million onto Council Tax bills. Bank Arrestments increased by 21%.
New research shows some of Scotland’s most vulnerable people are having to borrow and beg to afford the Scottish Governments Fees to go bankrupt.
It is now believed that up to a quarter of a fund that has been set up to help Scottish Debt Advice Services has already been earmarked for UK-wide debt charities, by the Scottish Government, giving them priority over locally-based, face to face money advice services. The Scottish Debt Advice Levy, believed to be worth […]
What is changing with the Debt Arrangement Scheme? From the 4th November a number of changes are being introduced to help those struggling with debts.
As Minister, Jamie Hepburn, prepares to give evidence to the Economy Committee on the Debt Arrangement Scheme, I look at what lines questioning may follow.