Managing Your Money

Get help and advice if you are struggling to manage your money or in debt.

It's important that you pay your priority payments (e.g. your rent) in full each month. It's also important that you make an arrangement to clear any priority arrears as soon as possible.
Debt emergencies are things like court and bailiff action, disconnection of services and eviction.
The consequences of not paying off some debts before others can be serious.
If you don't pay non-priority debts, your creditor could eventually take you to court or instruct bailiffs to collect money from you. They cannot however imprison you, make you homeless or disconnect essential services.
There are many places that can offer you debt advice.