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Student Advice COVID-19 banking update

There has been a lot of press coverage around government support for people in work, small businesses and Council Tax relief, but what are the banks doing to help relieve the pressure on our pockets and the wider economy? Here

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Student Advice guide to job retention and the furloughed scheme

Like us in the Student Advice team, many of you will have learnt a new word in the last 3 weeks and that word is ‘furlough’. But what does it mean and how might it affect you? Government advice is

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Student Finance news

Student Finance contact centres have reopened offering a partial service to customers. Where possible, we advise you to use your online account to check and update information and refer to web pages for more general information. The telephone lines are

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COVID-19 Financial support for families

These are uncertain times for us all, and it can be tricky to keep on top of the ever-changing guidance and information we are being given on a daily basis. If you are a student with a family and are

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Thinking about taking time out from your undergraduate course? Let us explain the financial implications

We are in very strange times, and some students may be thinking about giving up their course altogether, or possibly taking a break until things feel a bit more normal. We call suspending your studies ‘intermission’. We receive a lot

Posted in General advice and information, Money Advice

COVID-19 Government help for self-employed workers

The Government have announced a new Income Support Scheme, to support self-employed people who have been adversely affected by COVID-19. This may be relevant to you or a self-employed partner. We are not claiming to be employment law specialists or

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Looking for seasonal work? Here are some topical suggestions

Many of you may have lost work due to the coronavirus pandemic. Whilst we are aware this is a difficult time for very many of us, there are some employers who are looking to recruit people, including students, for temporary

Posted in General advice and information, Jobs and opportunities

BEWARE gov.uk ‘Covid-19 Relieve’ is a scam

For anyone checking gov.uk for updates about government advice or support, please check on the https://www.gov.uk/ link direct. Try to avoid clicking on links via text or social media (including this one, for the time being!) Unfortunately, there are a

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Important message for students seeking financial advice

Have you got a question about your student finance or anything else money related? The Student Advisers are still working, albeit offering online and telephone advice only. Please email us in the first instance with your question and we will

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Government announces changes for those in receipt of DWP Benefits

Are you in receipt of DWP Benefits? In light of the news surrounding the Coronavirus, the government has announced this statement for people who might be waiting for work capability or any other in-person assessments relating to Employment and Support

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Student finance in the news

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