Free advice can save you a lot of money if you know where to look. OK, sometimes you may have to pay for more in-depth help further down the line, but there are plenty of times when an organisation offering free support and guidance will guide you out of a hole — so make the most of what’s out there.
For legal issues such as navigating redundancy, your first port of call should be Citizens Advice. You can speak to an adviser on the phone or find a local office (see citizensadvice.org.uk). They can help with a multitude of legal issues such as tenancies, small claims and employment issues as well as the more general ones such as benefits and grants, sick pay, maternity rights, scams, and separating from a partner.
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