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Money Matters heading to Glasgow

Declan Curry takes a tour of the Glasgow roadshow as it gets under way

By Tracey Hobbs
BBC Money Matters Roadshow

The BBC's Money Matters Roadshow is returning with a host of experts ready to tackle people's cash queries.

This time the event will be held at the Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow from 0800 to 1830 BST on Wednesday.

Hundreds of people attended the first roadshow in Manchester in February, just after the UK officially entered recession.

This time, experts will be ready to answer queries about employment issues as well as other financial concerns.

In Manchester the most popular issue was savings. There was a real feeling of hunkering down and surviving - people wanted safety for their money above anything else.


The event proved a great way to take the economic temperature with the public, and to get a sense of how the global downturn was affecting household budgets.

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Participants: Almost 30 money experts plus some of the BBC's top financial journalists
Theme: Helping you with your money problems from savings, redundancy and mortgages to pensions and student finance
Venue: Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow - Wednesday 14 October 8am-6.30pm
Coverage: BBC One Breakfast, News Channel, Radio 5 live, Working Lunch and Radio 4's You & Yours, Moneybox Live and PM plus BBC Scotland

During the course of the day, around 500 people managed to speak to one of the advisers about their money worries.

Since February, unemployment has risen, interest rates remain low for savers, and despite a few more products coming onto the mortgage market many are still finding it extremely tough to borrow.

The BBC's financial journalists will join a team of experts, advisers and financial planners to help navigate the money maze and allow people to make more informed decisions about their finances.


So if you are taxed by tax, baffled by benefits, confused by credit, daunted by debt, rattled by redundancy or puzzled by pensions, experts will be there to offer practical tips and guidance.

There will also be experts on hand to discuss mortgages, student finances and small businesses.

We are broadcasting live throughout the day on BBC One Breakfast, Reporting Scotland, the BBC News Channel and Radio Five Live.

There will be a special hour long edition of Working Lunch at 1330 BST, Radio 4 You & Yours will be on air at 1200 BST, and Money Box Live will be broadcasting at 1500 BST.

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