The use of a single common financial tool (CFT) to assess household income and expenditure is being introduced across all statutory debt solutions in Scotland from 1 April 2015. Guidance on the use of the tool has been developed by the Common Financial Tool Working Group comprising of representation from AiB, Citizens Advice Scotland, Money Advice Trust, Money Advice Service, IP Recognised Professional Bodies, StepChange, Creditor Organisations and the Association of British Credit Unions.
Common Financial Tool guidance (Revised August 2018 version)
Common Financial Tool guidance (November 2016 version)
Common Financial Tool guidance (April 2015 version)