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Debt and money

Keeping on top of your money is a very important aspect of most people's lives. Sometimes unexpected events can cause real money problems.

On these pages we provide information for you to check how well you are managing your money and then what you can do if you do have some problems. We explain what types of money issues might affect you, like getting a mortgage, and also what options there are for getting out of debt and who can help you.

If you can’t pay your bills because of coronavirus

Check what help you can get if you can’t afford to pay bills like council tax and energy because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Also find out when you can pause repayments for bills like mortgages and tax debt.

Help with debt

To start dealing with your debt problems, look at our Get help with your debts page. This will help you work out how much money you owe and which debts you should pay back first.

Debt and money search

Search for articles in our debt and money section.

Budgeting

Work out your budget, get help with your bills or read our tips for dealing with coronavirus-related money problems.

Getting financial advice

Information on choosing a qualified financial adviser, how much advice will cost, a checklist of things to think about before seeing an adviser and how to make a complaint.

Credit and debt fact sheets

Fact sheets covering debt and credit issues

Money jargon A-Z

Glossary of useful terms in personal finance

Get help with gambling problems

Find charities and services that can help with gambling addiction.