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Illegal Money Lending Team’s Christmas Campaign

The Illegal Money Lending Team will launch their Christmas Campaign on 29 November 2021 to highlight the dangers of loan sharks. Research carried out by the Illegal Money Lending Team shows that paying for Christmas is the second highest reason that people borrow money from loan sharks. Their campaign, #AllIWantForChristmas will run across the Stop Loan Sharks media channels until 5 December 2021, it aims to encourage families to avoid loans sharks and report the crime if they have been affected.

Pension and Disability Benefit claimants to get a Christmas bonus

People who receive pension or disability benefits will receive a tax-free Christmas bonus of £10. The payment will be made before 25 December 2021, and paid directly to customers’ bank or building society. Letters will be sent out by the Department to inform people when they will receive their £10 bonus. Find out more about the bonus and eligibility here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information from Public Health England

Updated: 29.11.2021

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