The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced the measures contained in the Autumn Statement on Wednesday 23rd November. Not all the measures apply to Scotland, due to the significant new powers devolved to the Scottish Parliament. This post looks at the main measures of the Autumn Statement and clarifies whether the people living in Scotland are affected.Read More
My name’s Craig and I’ve been working as a money adviser for the Money Matters Project since 2008. As a money adviser I can help people to budget their money and help with all sorts of other money related issues. In practice, what people most need help with is debts.
The work my colleagues and I do in this project is quite different from the work carried out in the five main Citizens Advice Edinburgh Bureaux. Money Matters is an “outreach” project which means that we actively offer advice, rather than waiting for people to come to us. That’s because we’ve found that often the people that need the most help are least likely to ask for it ...Read More