Financial Services and Help


If you have financial difficulties or simply need some financial advice, the following organisations maybe able to help:



Money Advice Service

Free and impartial money advice, set up by government

Tel: 0800 138 7777 - website


Financial Conduct Authority

Regulates the finance industry and institutions such as banks, insurance companies, etc

Tel:  020-7066 1000 - website



Consumer Credit Counselling

A national helpline that provides free, confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems

Tel: 0800 138 1111 (8am to 8pm, M-F) - website



National Debtline

A national helpline that provides free, confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems

Tel: 0808 808 4000 (9am to 9pm, M-F, 9:30am-1pm, Saturday) - website


Further guidance can be found at Money Supermarket Debt Advice service - website



The Pension Service

You can talk to The Pension Service about your State Pension, Pension Credit and other entitlements, or you can find out what you can expect when you reach retirement age.

Tel: 0845 60 60 265 (8am to 8pm, M-F) - website

Textphone: 0845 60 60 285



State Pension Forecast

Contact The State Pension Forecasting Team to obtain a State Pension forecast. You can also download a pension forecast application form on their website.

Tel: 0845 3000 168 (8am to 8pm, M-F) - website



Tax Credits Helpline

Information on Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit

Tel: 0845 300 3900 (8am to 8pm, M-Su)

Textphone: 0845 300 3909 - website



Citizens Advice Bureau

Can provide free and independent advice on legal issues, money, benefits and other problems

Tel: 0870 2200608 - website



Employment Law

TIGER (Tailored Interactive Guidance on Employment Rights) - A website that provides an easy-to-use guide on different aspects of UK employment law - website


Advice UK

Tel: 020-7407 4070 - website



For support and advice on consumer related issues, please go to our consumer advice page


Benefits, Council Tax and Housing Benefit Advice

Council Tax Benefit and Housing Benefit - for advice call Phil Adlard, Benefits and Performance Manager 01865-252112


Compare Deposit Rates World Wide

A site that gives free international financial information. It provides international deposit rates comparison highlighting best return yields in Europe and around the world. Click here for site


Debt Advice Foundation Charity

 Independent advice from Debt Advice Foundation - 0800 043 40 50 - website



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