England and Wales Only
The information in this website applies to England and Wales only.
The law may be significantly different if you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland, or indeed elsewhere in the world.
If you are trying to find information that applies to Scotland, Citizens' Advice - for Scotland is probably a good place to start. If you are trying to find information that applies to Northern Ireland, Citizens' Advice - for Northern Ireland is probably a good place to start.
The law is complicated. We have simplified things in our materials to help you understand how the law works in general. Please don’t rely on our information as a complete statement of the law.