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Debt

Many organisations provide debt advice or act for you in negotiations with your creditors (people you owe money to). For example, they can find the best way for you to deal with your debts and set up an arrangement with your creditors. 

Not all debt advice is free and some organisations may charge a fee. This fee can be for helping you and/or managing any arrangements they set up with your creditors. You should check if there are any fees and how and when you might have to pay them. 

Please note, Burgess Hill Town Council does not endorse or approve any of the organisations listed on this page.

Crisis loans
These can be applied for from the Social Fund by visiting www.gov.uk

Citizens Advice
Visit the Central Sussex CAB for free, practical advice.
http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/index/getadvice/bureau_detail.htm?serialnumber=103866
 

Direct Gov
Advice and support on debts and arrears, court claims and bankruptcy and how to plan your way out of debt.  Click the following link www.gov.uk to go to the "Managing Debt" page.  

DebtDebt Advice Foundation
The Debt Advice Foundation is a registered debt advice and education charity that was established in 2002. Their mission is to help the growing number of people who find themselves with unmanageable debts. 
http://www.debtadvicefoundation.org/


Debt advice services
Payplan offer a full range of debt solutions including free Debt Management Plans (DMPs) and Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVAs). They also offer guidance on money management and budgeting.
http://www.payplan.com/

National Debtline
The National Debtline offers free, confidential and independent help.
www.nationaldebtline.co.uk 


Mid Sussex Debt Advice
http://www.communitymoneyadvice.com/node/73

StepChange Debt Charity
StepChange Debt Charity are the UK’s leading provider of fee-free debt management solutions and can offer help with CCJs along with bankruptcy and insolvency advice.
http://www.stepchange.org/

The Money Advice Service - https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/    


Legal Advice


Legal Aid
www.gov.uk

Business Advice

Business Debtline
The Business debtline provides a free telephone debt counselling service for the self-employed and small businesses facing financial hardship.
http://www.bdl.org.uk/

Sussex Enterprise
Sussex Enterprise is the largest organisation that supports and represents businesses in Sussex. Owned by and accountable to the business community, it exists to help Sussex business prosper and develop by providing expert business help and advice.
http://www.sussexenterprise.co.uk/