CLYDEBANK residents will be able to benefit from free debt advice following investment from the Scottish Government.

More than £2.4 million will be distributed among a number of advice organisations across the country to expand their services and invest in more effective methods to help individuals with problem debt.

The investment will assist projects offering face-to-face advice using video calls and projects aimed at moving debt solution processes online.

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This investment will also help the debt advice sector to manage the expected increase in demand as a result of the economic impacts of coronavirus pandemic.

AdviceUK will be one of the new recipients of the funding and it has 70 Scottish-based partners including the Independent Resource Centre located in Clydebank.