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You might be interested in the following money information

Blues and Twos credit union

A credit union for employees or retired member of one of the police, fire or ambulance service, county, unitary, district or borough councils or any organisation which provides their support services.

Credit unions in Lancashire

If you are struggling with your finances a credit union offers an alternative to borrowing from a banks or payday loan companies. .

Lancashire care and urgent needs support scheme

This service may be able to provide temporary support if you need urgent help with the costs of essential items such as food, fuel or clothing. Help may also be available where you are facing a crisis and can’t meet your basic living costs.

Money advice for young people

If you are struggling to manage your money you can find useful information and help from our Young People’s Service.

Information last updated 17 July 2018

National information

Bank safely online

Get advice on online banking and how to spot scams. This site reassures you about security measures in place and recommends care and vigilance.

Citizens Advice

Useful advice on a range of issues and there FAQs and Fact sheet sections on Consumer and Debt and money matters. You can find out what best to do in a number of difficult situations. 

Income tax

All you need to know from GOV.UK rates and allowances, relief and refund.

Money advice service

This is a free, unbiased and independent service offering wide-ranging financial advice. You can use the Tools section for handy video and print guides, as well as to carry out a money health check or set out a budget plan.

Money saving expert

A consumer advice site, fronted by Martin Lewis, which is up-to-date, covers a wide range of areas, e.g. banks, cards, shopping, insurance. You may benefit from offers updated almost daily and you can sign up for a weekly e-mail service.

National Debtline

This debt advice charity provides confidential free impartial advice on managing debt and personal budgeting. Use the My Money Steps tool to view the useful and reassuring introductory video and a range of FAQs.

Pensions advisory service

You can find a wealth of information about pensions, including Voluntary National Insurance contributions and a Pensions timeline.