FAMILIES in Newton, Clifton and Treales were being warned to be extra careful when taking out loans or signing credit agreements after Lancashire’s Labour-run County Council blocked plans for tough action on dodgy deals. The calls to crack down on ‘rogue traders’ was made by the local Conservatives, in response to the credit crunch. It is just a shame that the Councillor for Newton, Clifton and Treales did not back the scheme and stuck with Labour in the vote.
Most of us are feeling the pinch at the moment. For those people struggling to make ends meet, the offer an offer of an extra loan may seem like a lifeline. Yet many people in Lancashire are struggling to repay the debts, which have really high interest rates. Many of these dodgy deals would have been stopped with a bit of help from the County Council. I’m really disappointed Labour and the Independents blocked the plan.
If you are in debt or struggling to make ends meet, call the National Debtline first. This is an independent national charity that helps people to cope with money problems. Call them on 0808 808 4000 or visit www.nationaldebtline.co.uk