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News and Stories 17 Jul 2024

Are you missing out on unclaimed benefits?

Policy in Practice estimates that a staggering £23 billion of income-related benefits and social tariffs will not be claimed across Great Britain in 2024.Making sure that income is maximised through the take-up of benefits is vital to helping individuals on…

Industry News 11 Jul 2024

How to stay safe from loan sharks

What’s a loan shark?A loan shark – or illegal money lender – is someone who lends money illegally without proper authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).That means if you borrow from them, they don’t have to follow the rules…

Industry News 4 Jul 2024

PayPlan partners with mental health support service SHOUT

We’re proud to partner with the Aviva Foundation to enhance awareness of Shout, a critical mental health support service for anyone struggling to cope, including young individuals affected by the cost-of-living crisis, and who are in distress due to their…

Living in Debt 13 Jun 2024

Gambling harm during the Euros

For many individuals, gambling can be harmless fun, especially during high-profile events such as the Euros, but for many, gambling can cause utter devastation. Gambling addiction can lead to job losses, relationship and family issues, breakdowns and even suicide.How to…

Industry News 10 Jun 2024

Working together to support neurodivergent individuals

Many people prefer to self-manage their needs as a neurodivergent adult, but there may be moments when extra support and knowledge is needed.  To raise awareness, we’re working to address how neurodivergent individuals – those with conditions such as ADHD,…

Client Stories 1 May 2024

Mum of three, 48, shares Debt Management Plan (DMP) story

Megan, 48, a mother of three, first contacted PayPlan for support with roughly £22,000 of debt.Having moved to England from Germany, Megan and her now ex-husband paid six months’ rent in advance to move into their flat.“Setting up a life…

Industry News 11 Apr 2024

Stress Awareness Month: Tips to help you manage your money

It’s Stress Awareness Month, and over the next few weeks, we’ll be exploring related topics and how we might be able to support you.This year, the theme for Stress Awareness Month is ‘Little By Little, A Little Becomes A Lot’.The…

Living in Debt 8 Apr 2024

What happens to my debt if I lose my job?

Being made redundant or losing your job is always stressful and upsetting and can massively affect your mental health. If you also have debt to worry about, it’s an even more difficult situation to get through, and you’ll no doubt…

Industry News 28 Mar 2024

World Bipolar Day: The link between debt and bipolar disorder

The aim of World Bipolar Day (Saturday, March 30th) is to encourage understanding about what bipolar is – and isn’t – and to banish the stigma around it.Each year, Bipolar UK holds its annual conference and runs a number of…

Industry News 26 Mar 2024

What is the new April energy price cap?

Between 1 April and 30 June 2024, the energy price cap is set at £1,690 per year for a typical household that uses electricity and gas and pays by Direct Debit.Based on typical household energy use, this is £238 lower…

Industry News 18 Mar 2024

Debt Awareness Week 2024: Addressing barriers to debt advice

It’s the 10th anniversary of Debt Awareness Week (March 18 – March 24) this week!Over the week, we’ll raise awareness of some common reasons people might not seek debt advice despite struggling financially and how they can overcome those barriers.What…

News and Stories 7 Mar 2024

What does the 2024 Budget mean for you and your money?

Here’s an overview of the key points from the 2024 Budget, announced by the Chancellor yesterday afternoon (March 6).We’ve covered the topics that could affect you and your money:TaxNational Insurance, a payroll tax, cut by 2p in the pound for…

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