Money Issues

Listed below are some organisations / support groups that provide information and advice about money issues.
Although the information was originally collected for use within the Linlithgow community we hope the list could be useful to others.

For further information on any of the organisations - just follow the website link/s or where there are no website links available email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Christians Against Poverty (CAP)

A Christian charity that works through a network of local churches across the UK to give free help to anyone in debt. In addition to free debt help, there are job clubs, help to overcome a habit or dependency (release groups) and CAP Money Courses.

Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG)

Help and information for those least able in the community to afford to pay for advice and understanding of the systems of taxation and related benefits. Email available through website.

Money Advice Scotland (MAS) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Provides facility to find a local, free money advice agency, debt advice, advice on consumer issues and mortgage advice.

Scotland's Financial Health Service 

Scottish Government website one stop shop for those who have money problems or are seeking general help with their financial worries.  Signpost for those in need to the most appropriate area of support, ranging from debt solutions, borrowing, managing your money or general welfare concerns. Helpline 0800 707 6696

StepChange Debt Charity

Free confidential advice and support for those with debt problems. Email available through website. Previously known as Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS)

StepChange Debt Charity (Scotland) 

Free debt advice in Scotland - debt management and budgeting help ... free helpline, debt information and online Debt Remedy tool. 

Tax Help for Pensioners

‘Pensioners and tax section' of the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) website. Provides information for pensioners and those approaching retirement or pensioners on a low income.

The Money Charity This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

National money education charity helping people manage their money better.

The Trussell Trust  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Community projects - e.g.Foodbanks - tackling poverty and exclusion in the UK and Bulgaria.

West Lothian Advice Shop  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Advice shop deals with any enquiry but particularly in the following areas: Benefits, Money Advice, Energy Advice, Employment Rights, Housing. For info. about this service access West Lothian Council's website and look under A within the A - Z services.

West Lothian Credit Union This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A credit union is a not for profit organisation offering affordable financial services in the form of savings accounts, low cost loans to its members.

West Lothian Financial Inclusion Network

West Lothian Financial Inclusion Network is a SCIO registered charity which aims to ensure that all West Lothian residents are aware of their financial choices and promotes access to financial advice, financial products and other services, particularly for the most excluded social groups.

West Lothian Food Bank  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Supplies emergency food for local people in crisis. See also The Trussell Trust 

Working Families Tax Credit  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Information on the Working families Tax credits and child tax credits. Tax credits: general enquiries helpline 0345 300 3900 (text phone 0345 300 3909)