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Advice from the Experts

Debt Advice Team - Birmingham City Council

Our highly experienced advisors regularly contribute to publications to provide up-to-date and relevant advice about managing everyday finances.

Since Autumn 2012, Forward is the main publication for Birmingham City Council. You can view the latest edition of the newspaper at the Forward home page. Look out for articles about personal finance in future issues. Letterbox was a quarterly magazine giving news, advice and information for tenants of the city council. Our advisors have written numerous features for Money Corner. To view the articles as listed below, follow this Letterbox link and look for the issue mentioned.

Winter 2011: Get Organised for the New Year (page 26)
To keep tabs on your finances you need to make sure you can find details of all your debts and other money information when you need to.

Autumn 2011: Don’t Wake Up to a Debt Hangover This Christmas (page 10)
During the festive season we all feel under pressure to spend more than we can really afford. But you can avoid getting into debt this Christmas by working out an action plan in advance following these top tips. The earlier you start the better.

Spring 2011: Help with Heating (page 22)
During a very cold winter, the costs of heating can quickly add up – but there is help! If you receive benefit you may be entitled to an automatic top-up payment to help with extra heating costs. This is known as a Cold Weather Payment.

Winter 2010: My Home Finance (page 30)
In September 2010 the government launched a new scheme which aims to provide people on lower incomes with an alternative to doorstep lenders and illegal loan sharks.


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