In the first two months of 2022, Advice NI’s Debt service has already dealt with over £3.5 million of debt. It is concerning that the average household debt of our clients is currently £3,727.24, an increase of 21% since the same period in 2021.
During the last year, Advice NI in partnership with Migrant Centre NI, funded by the Home Office, continued to provide immigration advice and support to vulnerable EU, EEA or Swiss Citizens and their family members, family members of NI relevant persons and family members of frontier workers during the application process and securing the immigration status under the EU Settlement Scheme.
“We had expected an announcement from Power NI following on from rises across the energy sector and unfortunately we may yet see further rises in all energy costs in the New Year,” said Bob Stronge, Chief Executive
Mindwise recently launched their Mental Health and Money Advice Service in Northern Ireland. It is part of the Mental Health UK’s two year charity partnership with Lloyds Banking Group in Northern Ireland.