Debt advice

We have a specialist team who help and give advice to Council tenants and Reading residents affected by the Benefit Cap or who are claiming Universal Credit.

We offer advice on ways to increase your income, reduce your outgoings and options to help you manage your debts.

If you are facing being made homeless, please contact our Housing Advice team.

You can contact us on 0118 937 2197 or by email - debt.advice@reading.gov.uk.

You can find practical, in-depth advice and sample letters to send to your creditors in our pdf icon Debt Advice handbook. [282kb]

pdf icon Paying back your debts fact sheet [1Mb]

pdf icon Information on no fee bank accounts [436kb]

pdf icon Financial statement template [76kb]

pdf icon Universal Credit factsheet [142kb]

pdf icon Welfare reform changes factsheet [65kb]

pdf icon Debt Relief Order factsheet [116kb]

If you have been affected by the benefit cap, please contact the Welfare Reform Team

 

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