News articles - 2020

Stay on top of Christmas

Date: 27 October 2020

This year has been incredibly challenging for everyone, putting a strain on individuals and households in lots of different ways, including financially.

As we head towards the festive period, many people are facing the reality of working less hours than they were previously, possible unemployment or have already found themselves without a job. It's important to ensure the income you do have is prioritised towards your essential outgoings, such as your food, rent and bills, to avoid falling behind, as it can be really hard to catch back up again.


We know that Christmas can be an expensive time, but there are loads of tips, ideas and advice available on making sure it doesn't break the bank. Check out to get you started.


If you need a little extra help working out what's affordable, @MoneyAdviceService has a useful budget planning tool which you can find here:


Please also remember there's a range of financial support services available to those who may be struggling during this time, including our fantastic Money Matters team. Get in touch with them by emailing: They don't judge and will do their best to help you.

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