Further help with debt relief
Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS)is the UK's leading debt advice charity. Get free impartial debt advice online by using CCCS Debt Remedy
This is a phone- and internet-based consumer advice service.
phone: 08454 04 05 06, 8am to 6:30pm weekdays, 9am to 1pm Saturdays.
Your local Citizens Advice Bureau is listed in the phone book
A network of local advice centres. To find your nearest centre,
phone: 020 7407 4070
For advice and help on dealing with personal debts
phone: 0808 808 4000
For advice and help on dealing with business debts
phone 0800 1976026
For advice and tax issues, including tax debt
Phone: 0845 120 3779 between 10am and 12 noon, Mondays to Thursdays
For problems with gas and electricity companies
phone: 0845 9060708
For problems with phone and telecoms companies
phone: 020 7981 3040
Your local trading standards department is listed in the phone book, or at the website. You can also make a complaint through Consumer Direct.
phone: 0845 7224 499
The Community Legal Service
The Community Legal Service has been set up to help you find the right legal information and advice to solve your problems.
You can get help through a national network of organisations including Citizens Advice Bureaux, Law Centres, many independent advice centres and thousands of high street solicitors. All of these services meet quality standards set by the Legal Services Commission, look for the Community Legal Service logo:
Many of the organisations offer some or all of the their services for free. If you cannot afford to pay for advice you may be eligible for financial support through the Community Legal Service Fund (Legal Aid). You can order leaflets about funding from the LSC Leaflet line on 0845 3000 343.
You can use the Directory on the Community Legal Advice website http://www.communitylegaladvice.org.uk/ to find details of quality assured advice providers.
The Legal Services Commission (LSC)
The Community Legal Service and the Community Legal Service Fund are managed by the Legal Services Commission. To find out more about us visit our website at http://www.legalservices.gov.uk/ or find the details for your local Legal Services Commission office in the phone book.
Additional sections in the Community Legal Advice leaflet ‘Dealing with Debt':
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