If you have left or are thinking of leaving due to debts or other financial problems there are a number of organisations who will be able to help you free of charge, and provide you with the advice and support you need to find a solution.
Citizens Advice Bureau
Citizens Advice Bureau can provide help with a variety of financial issues. They provide extensive online guidance, face-to-face help at local branches throughout the UK, and telephone support.
Tel: 0344 4111 444 (England) or 03444 772 020 (Wales)
StepChange Debt Charity
StepChange Debt Charity is a charitable organisation which provides debt and money management advice through a free and anonymous service.
Tel: 0800 138 1111
This Government website has practical information on a range of financial topics, including managing money, benefits and debt.
Tel: DirectGov run a series of freephone helplines, open Monday- Friday 8.00am- 8.00pm and Saturdays 8.00am- 4.00pm unless otherwise stated.
Tax credits: 0345 300 3900
Child benefits: 0300 200 3100
Income tax: 0300 200 3300
Bereavement: 0345 606 265
Probate and inheritance tax: 0300 123 1072
Money Made Clear
This organisation seeks to help with financial matters by giving clear, unbiased financial advice to help people make informed choices.
Tel: 0300 500 5000
The England Illegal Money Lending Team
This organisation investigates and prosecutes illegal lending and any related activity. They run a 24/7 hour confidential hotline for people to report illegal lending to trained investigators.
Tel: 0300 555 2222 (24 hours) or Text: ‘Loan shark (+ your message)’ to 60003