Directgov – the nation’s official website – has announced that it is to help those in debt improve their financial management through posting up-to-date, relevant and impartial information that is simple to understand on its site.
Amassing data from HM Revenue and Customs, HM Treasury and the Department for Work and Pensions, Directgov offers people ways to prioritise and consolidate their debts, work out budgets and gives advice and support.
It also provides assistance for those who have had county court claims launched against them or who have instigated bankruptcy proceedings.
Furthermore, online videos are accessible as well to provide information relating to mortgage repayment problems and overdue bills.
Those experiencing trouble with loan sharks and debt collectors can also seek assistance here.
The Church of England (CofE) has also harnessed the power of the internet to help people avoid getting into debt over Christmas.
Videocasts and budgeting spreadsheets have been uploaded to the CofE website.
By Sarah Adie