Eastbourne Citizen’s Advice is urging residents to take control of their debt now

Eastbourne Citizen’s Advice is advising people to take control of their finances if they are struggling to meet bills.

Friday, 7th August 2020, 12:41 pm

While the pandemic continues and more and more people struggle to meet their bills, there has been a significant easing on debt collection with mortgage holidays, rental security and no threatening bailiffs.

However, this won’t last forever, so Citizens Advice are encouraging people to take advantage of our free debt advice services.

Alan Bruzon, chief officer, said: “In the past, debt has always been one of our top enquiry issues but during the lockdown this has reduced.

“People seem reluctant to get to grips with their debts at this time while some things are on hold.

“It’s essential that people don’t let their debts get out of control during this time, such as rent arrears which can escalate and lead to eviction.”

The good news is that debt can be managed and help is available.

The first step is to check the Citizens Advice website, which can guide you on a number of debt related issues and even has interactive options such as the debt remedy tool.

Find help at www.citizensadvice.org.uk, or www.eastbournecab,co,uk or call 03444 111 444.