Unless you in full-time education, under 18 or a student nurse then paying council tax is mandatory and these monthly fees can be a real burden on people’s finances across Scotland and the rest of Britain. On top of paying money for rent, food, as well as expensive utility bills this property tax can leave householders struggling to make ends meet on a regular basis. With the exception of Scotland, council tax increases have been prevalent throughout the UK as central government funding has been dwindling year after year.
The public have little control over the funding policies at Holyrood, but they do have control of their finances, although this can prove to be difficult when they near or reach debt. Residents – especially those with children – can find that their finances are stretched before they are charged with a monthly or annual payment for council tax.
The pressure of combining or prioritising costs can lead to some vital areas being neglected like purchasing healthy food or being able to afford activities for your loved ones.
A recent survey in early 2015 revealed that almost two-thirds of participants would support council tax rises in Scotland – which have been frozen since the SNP won power in 2007 – in order to fund local services.
Pretty much all industries have suffered financially since the global economic crash nearly seven years ago, but levels of debt and bankruptcy have soared. It seems as though the poorest have been made poorer and a lack of support mechanisms has certainly worsened several people’s financial positions.
Falling into debt can be unavoidable from enforced high living costs with wage rates stagnating and hundreds of thousands of UK citizens losing their jobs as companies struggle to make profits.
Levels of debt show few signs of dropping in the near future which makes free and impartial companies like us at Trust Deed Scotland so important. We listen, advise and provide solutions for people who call us or walk into our offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh or Glasgow such as the Scottish Trust Deed.
Our Scottish Debt Help staff are dedicated to resolving your issues and helping you in the short and long term.
When you are battling debt you need clear and coherent advice on how to turn your life around and out members of staff are experienced enough to make this happen through a trust deed or another solution. We have an excellent Trust Pilot rating of 5/5 – highlighting how credible and trustworthy we are in an industry bogged down by unreliable and greedy payday lenders.
We will be with you through your economic recovery should you need to call us because of debts arising from council tax rates increasing or other payment problems.