We work closely with the Loan Shark teams across the UK, please find below their latest update. Please feel free to contact Wendy if you require further support.The Stop Loan Sharks helpline service (0300 555 2222) remains open and fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are aware of homeless people who have been placed in hostels and hotels falling victim to loan sharks during these testing times but obviously anyone could find themselves a victim. We have had a rise in calls on our hotline from people who were paying a loan shark but have now lost their jobs so can no longer pay.If you want to use any of the attached information on social media please feel free.
What to do if Covid-19 has impacted your personal and household finances.
The Government has published some useful advice if you are self-employed, claiming benefits or needing to make a claim for benefits and statutory sick pay – www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-support-for-employees-benefit-claimants-and-businesses
- For more information about statutory sick pay please visit– www.gov.uk/statutory-sick-pay
- For more information about making a new claim for universal credit please visit – www.gov.uk/universal-credit
Citizens Advice continues to provide free, independent and confidential advice and support for people during these unprecedented and challenging times. You can find frequently updated advice on a range of issues related to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak at citizensadvice.org.uk/coronavirus.