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News on bbc

Fergus will be back on BBC on Wednesday next week on the John Beattie Show on BBC Radio Scotland just after the 1pm News with some great tips to help organise your money and understand your consumer rights.

Customer service. As it should be done

I travelled back from London last Wednesday on the 2.30pm from Euston. It was due into Glasgow at 7.15pm and I was looking forward to getting home and relaxing after a couple of busy days.

I have to admit to… Continue reading

Can the train take the strain?

Let the train take the strain we’re told. And I do. I’m a fan of the train and use them, as well as buses and the underground to get around Glasgow, and the rest of Scotland. But the companies providing… Continue reading

Rachael’s Tax Dilemma

What follows below is Rachel's account of a recent trip to Belgium with some tax questions that it raised for her. We have then answered these questions for Rachel but in a way that we hope will benefit all musicians who have an uncomfortable relationship with HMRC (otherwise known as The Revenue!). Find out more about Rachel and her music at www.rachelhair.comor Continue reading

Buy or Rent?

I’m not convinced by all of these articles I’ve been reading recently about the difference in cost between buying and renting, and I’m not in any way making a comment on the Tories new right to buy plans – we’ll… Continue reading

Guest Articles

In the first of a new series of guest articles Stuart Carmichael from Scottish Charity Debt Support Trust talks about the difficulties some families have ensuring that they have adequate protection should anything untoward happen. Read the full article here


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Rachel’s money diary

From time to time musician Rachel Hair will be asking us questions about her money, and how she should manage it as a self-employed musician. We'll be asking a range of experts to answer her questions. In her first blog she is wondering how best to deal with the taxman following a trip her trio made to Belgium.

60 Second Tips

In a brand new series listen to and watch Fergus Muirhead here as he explains common money and consumer issues in less than one minute.

This series will build up over the next few months into a valuable library of money and consumer tips, all delivered in a simple and straightforward way.