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Beware of bogus bailiffs

People are at risk from fraudsters masquerading as enforcement agents (bailiffs), according to the Civil Enforcement Association (CIVEA). The warning comes after CIVEA identified cases of fraudsters using the government’s…

23 May 2019

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Controversial ‘loan charge’ could affect 50,000 people

In April 2019, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) implemented a charge to anyone who had used a so-called ‘disguised remuneration’ scheme. Previously, remuneration schemes allowed individuals to accept salary…

23 May 2019

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Steps to reduce gambling-related harm

There are around two million adults in Great Britain* who may be experiencing some level of harm from their gambling, including 340,000 people who are classified as problem gamblers. To…

22 May 2019

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Over £27 million reported lost to online investment scams

A new warning has been given to the public by The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Action Fraud to be wary of investment scams carried out via bogus online trading…

21 May 2019

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The young face of gambling

In this article we explore the approach charity Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) is taking to educate young people about how exposure to adverts and playing games can…

20 May 2019

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‘A third of people in debt worry about how it impacts their performance at work’

Helen Clarke, Partnership Manager at PayPlan, explains how debt can impact mental health and wellbeing, and how this can link to performance at work. For mental health awareness week, we’ve…

14 May 2019

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85% of PayPlan clients report being in debt impacted their mental health

For 2019 Mental Health Awareness Week, one of the UK’s largest providers of free debt advice, PayPlan, surveyed its clients to find out how being in debt has impacted their…

14 May 2019

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Money worries (and how to beat them)

In a three-year research project, Dr. Simon McNair at Leeds University Business School has worked with Citizens Advice in Leeds, and in Bradford to develop a freely-available advice booklet that…

13 May 2019

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Seeking debt advice improves mental wellbeing and reduces stress

In a recent PayPlan survey, 93% of clients reported that seeking debt advice improved their mental wellbeing and that they felt a reduction in their stress levels. Being in debt…

13 May 2019

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Working with clients dealing with both money and mental health problems

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, Rethink Mental Illness, part of Mental Health and Money Advice, give their top five key pieces of advice for debt advisers when…

13 May 2019

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