Further financial advice

The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK could have implications for your work, benefits and your caring role.

Whether you are concerned about changes to your employment, being self-employed, if you can’t work because of your caring role, worried about childcare costs, mortgage payments, bank charges or changes to benefits or assessments, you will be able to find advice about these and more questions in the websites below.

The Money Advice Service

The Money Advice Service offer free and impartial money advice including:

  • Information about taking time off work because of coronavirus and the support measures which have been put into place to help you
  • Useful steps on planning ahead with your finances
  • Coronavirus, your rights and entitlements

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/coronavirus-and-your-money

Stepchange

Stepchange is a charity providing a comprehensive debt advice service – they have produced a special section regarding COVID-19 covering:

  • Coronavirus and your finances – including advice on what to do if you’re worried about your finances
  • Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) and claiming benefits – information about benefits you might be entitled to if coronavirus affects your finances, as well as how any benefits you currently receive could be affected
  • What creditors are doing to help – details of what creditors may offer to help you if you’re going to struggle to make your usual payments as a result of self-isolation or sickness
  • Coronavirus advice for StepChange clients – How they are working closely with creditors to understand how they’ll help our clients during the coronavirus crisis

Chat online on their ‘Live Chat’ section, use their handy online debt advice tool or call 0800 138 1111

https://www.stepchange.org/debt-info/debt-and-coronavirus.aspx