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.
Scottish Government Minister, Jamie Hepburn, has been called upon by the Economy Committee of the Scottish Parliament to reconsider new debt laws.
Why Free Debt Advice In Scotland needs to be properly funded and lenders are not paying enough and must pay their fair share.
The Scottish Government have proposed a new fee structure for the Debt Arrangement Scheme. I argue why it should be applied to old cases to generate millions in additional funding for free advice agencies.
Do you need to tell Sheriff Officers where you work if you owe Council Tax Arrears?