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TV Licensing Scams

Publication date: 26th June 2020

During this year's Citizens Advice Scams Awareness campaign TV Licensing in Scotland are working with organisations across Scotland to help raise awareness of scams and share some tips on how people can help fight the fraudsters. TV Licensi...

Carers Income Maximisation Project - Meet the Team

Publication date: 9th June 2020

Carers Income Maximisation Project: Meet the Team - Billy Hardie   ...

CARF Evidence Influences Committee Report

Publication date: 25th May 2020

Following our update in February when CARF submitted written evidence to the Protected Trust Deed Consultation at the Economy, Energy & Fair Work Committee at the Scottish Parliament, the Committee have now reported on the evidence received, t...

Coronavirus Bill Introduces More Support for People in Debt

Publication date: 21st May 2020

A new Coronavirus Bill that will bring in new measures to protect people in debt was passed by the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 20th May. The Coronavirus (Scotland) (No 2) Bill will complement the initial legislation introduced last mon...

Money Advice in the Time of Coronavirus

Publication date: 15th May 2020

The Money Advice team at CARF is continuing to support existing and new clients. Although our offices remain closed our staff are working remotely to answer any queries where answers cannot be found online or where you already have a case with us....

CARF Responds to Coronavirus to Continue Delivering Services

Publication date: 18th March 2020

In view of the latest Government Guidance we have taken the decision to stop our face to face services with effect from 5 pm on the 18th March 2020.  We have made this decision to protect the health of our staff and volunteers and also to pro...

Coronavirus Update from CARF

Publication date: 16th March 2020

CARF is aiming to maintain as near normal a service as possible during this period. Our online Advice Guide includes information relating to the Coronavirus that may help answer some of the most common questions. This page will continue to ...

CARF Helps with Survey on the Impact of Bankruptcy and Debt

Publication date: 12th February 2020

CARF is helping Citizens Advice Scotland with a survey reviewing the impact on people who are Bankrupt or in a Debt Payment Plan (DPP) in the DAS (Debt Arrangement Scheme). The survey is completely confidential but allows those who have exp...

CARF Provides Evidence to Scottish Parliament Committee on Protected Trust Deeds

Publication date: 12th February 2020

CARF regularly submits written evidence to Consultations at the Economy, Energy & Fair Work Committee at the Scottish Parliament on Money Advice related topics.  This includes legislative review and opinion of the impact ...

CARF Input to Collaborative Council Tax Collection Guide

Publication date: 12th February 2020

CARF has worked alongside a number of other agencies to input to the Collaborative Council Tax Collection Guide published by the Improvement Service. Our input was based on the positive working relationship we have with Fife Council and exa...