Island residents who find themselves in financial difficulty are being reminded that a confidential Debt Counselling Service remains available to them.
The service, run by the Isle of Man Government’s Office of Fair Trading (OFT), gives people the opportunity to talk to a specialist debt counsellor about their financial concerns.
Martyn Perkins MHK, Chair of the OFT, said:
‘We will maintain this important service for as long as we are able to do so during the continuing global pandemic but response times will inevitably be slower.
‘From a debt counselling perspective, the continuing extraordinary circumstances caused by COVID-19 may create a perfect storm.’
Further guidance on budgeting is available in a free booklet which is available by contacting the Debt Counselling Service or can be found online.